Alexandria United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Children's Ministry

Calendars & Schedules

2018-2019 Children's Ministry Calendar
2018 Acolyte Schedule (September - December)


Sunday School

9:15AM - 10:15AM every Sunday from September to May
Our 2018-2019 Sunday school year will begin on Sunday, September 9th. Registration forms are available below. Completed forms can be dropped off at church or emailed to Kayla Brunkow, Director of Children's Ministries, at
                                            2018-2019 Registration Form

Wednesday Night Activities for 3rd - 5th Grade Students               
5:30PM - 7:30PM every Wednesday night from September to May
We will begin our Wednesday night activities September 12th with our Learning to Use My Bible class. A meal is provided from 5:30PM to 6:00PM each night followed by activities. The Learning to Use My Bible class encourages children to take an interest in the Bible by using a hands on approach to teach basic Bible skills. It not only introduces them to the Bible, but builds on what they have learned before.
     Wednesday, September 12th: The Bible - a Special Library
Wednesday, September 19th: Five Books of Law
   Wednesday, September 26th: Twelve Old Testament History Books & Five Poetry Books
 Wednesday, October 3rd: Seventeen Prophet Books
Wednesday, October 10th: Four Gospel Books - The Life and Teachings of Jesus

     Wednesday, October 17th: 
One New Testament History Book
     Wednesday, October 24th: Twenty-two Letters to Early Christians
     Wednesday, October 31st: No Class
     Wednesday, November 7th: Review Night

Family Fun Events                     
Held at various times throughout the year.
Several events are held throughout the year for children and their families. These activities are often free or have minimal costs associated with them and emphasize Christian Fellowship. Below are our upcoming events.

October 26th: Crayon Party
We are hosting a Crayon Party for Crayons for Cancer, a non-profit organization started right here in Minnesota! Crayons for Cancer takes used crayons and melts them into new crayons using fun-shaped silicone molds. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these crayons goes to the Cancer Kids Fund in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Start saving your used crayons (including the broken ones!) and bring them to church this Fall. 
November 14th: Family Thanksgiving Potluck and Pie Auction Fundraiser
We'll provide the turkey, you provide the sides and desserts! This all-church event will take place at 5:30PM followed by our annual Pie Auction Fundraiser and other activities for the whole congregation.

Camp Sunday/Soup'r Sundae Lunch 
11:30AM - 12:30PM Sunday, February 10th in Fellowship Hall
Every February have our annual Soup'r Sundae Lunch and all proceeds will go towards camperships for our children and youth. Camperships are available to all children and youth that attend a Christian camp. They are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. A child or youth can receive a campership for half the cost of their registration up to $125.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
10:00AM Saturday, April 13th
Every year we hide more than 2,000 eggs making it one of the largest Easter Egg Hunts in our area. The hunt is free and open to everyone. Each participant receives a treat bag and is eligible for door prizes. Brunch is provided after the egg hunt.

Vacation Bible School  
Summer 2019  
We have wrapped-up VBS for Summer 2018 and are already planning for next year! Join us for Roar VBS in 2019. Dates will be announced in early 2019.

Blessing of the Backpacks

September 2019
We are sending our students back to school with our prayers and blessings. We will hold a Blessing of the Backpacks during both worship services this day. All students (preschool through high school) are invited to bring their backpacks to worship and join us for a special blessing. After the blessing, students will receive a special tag to place on their backpack to remind them that their church family will be praying for them throughout the year.


Bible Presentation                  
September 2019
The Children's Ministry Team presents all 3-year-olds with a Deep Blue Storybook Bible. UMW presents all 3rd grade students with a children's Bible. Presentations happen during both worship services.


If you have any questions on children's ministry events please
contact Kayla Brunkow, Director of Children's Ministries, by calling
the church office (320-763-4624) or by email (

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