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 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

Atonement Preschool

Children ages 3 to 5 years learn socialization and kindergarten readiness skills from a certified teacher and teacher assistants in classes with up to 16 students. Children also participate in devotions with preschool staff and our pastors. Board members meet periodically. Food Club Labels for Learning and Campbell Soup product labels are collected for the preschool. Donations can be made at the church. For more information, visit the Atonement Preschool page, or contact Kathy Young by email or phone, 320-224-6366.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Children’s Event Calendar