Children’s Ministries: Birth through Grade 5

Let the children come! Children are precious, and the faith of children is a gift from God. Shaping that faith is the privilege of parents, family, and the faith community. Atonement seeks to support families and offer faith-shaping experiences for children at every stage of their development. Explore our many program offerings for your child and family below. 


Sheila Molde leads our children’s ministry programs and would be happy to answer any of your questions by email or phone, 320-252-6203.




FaithLife Milestones Celebrations

Faith Life Milestones Celebrations of events that nurture faith. Children's milestone events celebrated at Atonement include:

• Baptism

• Baptism Anniversary

• Faith and Money

• First Communion

• Grade 3 Bibles

• Prayer Pillows

• Worship Buddy Bags

Sunday School

KidSpirit Periodic fellowship and service opportunities for children kindergarten through grade 5. Volunteers plan and chaperone these events.


Sunday School: Hive Time/GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) A time between Sunday services for all ages to go deeper. Beginning with two-year-olds and their parents, and continuing through adulthood. Age specific or multigenerational activities are scheduled for each Sunday.


Wednesday School Children grades 1 through 5 meet for faith formation on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, using the same materials as our GIFT classes on Sunday mornings. Students and their families are also welcome to join our Spirit Trek students (grades 6 through 9) and families for pizza ($1/slice) Wednesdays at 5 pm.

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Day Camp

For children who have finished kindergarten through grade 4. During this four-day camp, children learn about the treasures we find in the Bible.


Vacation Bible School

A summer partnership ministry with the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul for ages 3 through grade 6. Volunteers help with storytelling, music, crafts, recreation, snacks, nursery, and guiding small groups.



Vacation Bible School

June 11-14

Morning sessions for ages 3 – grade 6 At Shipwrecked VBS kids will learn that Jesus rescues them. They will leave knowing there is Someone bigger than their struggles, Someone stronger than their weakness, Someone who loves them unconditionally….Jesus! The week will also be full of God Sightings. Registration will begin later in April. This is a cooperative ministry with the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul.

VBS Registration Form:   VBS Registration


Children’s Event Calendar