Stepping Stones Family Ministry

Atonement helps families nurture the faith of their children through special workshops and celebrations.

We come alongside the family at special moments in the child’s life to help parents and grandparents train and encourage friendship with God. Throughout the year we offer the following workshops and resources.

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Age Range: any
Baptisms are scheduled with Pastor

 

 

 

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Age Range: ages 2-5 years old
Classes are typically offered in February

Families with children ages 2-5 are invited to attend this class with other parents.  The curriculum is new and different from other sessions.  Anne Farebrother, Coordinator for Children and Family Minsitry, leads circle time with a Bible story, songs, and prayer for preschoolers and siblings. Child Care is provided. Class and child care are free. Each child will then receive a Prayer Bear as a special gift.

 

 

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Age Range: 2nd grade or older
Classes are typically offered in February

Parents, godparents, and other important mentors are invited. Activities include a Bible story, Bible relay, guidance for parents on helping children to understand the Bible, orientation to Bible presentation, a craft activity, and an ice cream buffet.  Workshop is free. Bibles are given to children in worship.

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Age Range: 5th grade or older
Classes are typically offered in March

An opportunity for children in 5th grade or older  to prepare for First Communion Sunday. Communion prep classes are held in the evening. Dates/times will be published closer to the date of the class. This class includes a parent/guardian and child experience, making of a personalized chalice, and a scavenger hunt. The fee for this experience is $10. Please bring along a Bible and a sturdy long stemmed clear wine glass with smooth surface.

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Age Range: 8th & 9th graders

Students attend Sunday night classes Sept-May for two years

Atonement’s Confirmation ministry helps 8th and 9th grade students and their families develop deep relationships with God and with each other. Focusing on learning, serving and playing, our students, families and adult guides journey together for two years with Pastor Greg Van Dunk and Dave Dringenburg in this exciting and meaningful ministry. Click here for more information about our Confirmation ministry.

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Age Range: High School graduates

Blessing is given during worship in June