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Children's Ministry Registration 2016-2017

September 11th - May 21st, 2017

$20

At Atonement Lutheran Church our Children’s Ministry programs and events are intended to come alongside parents and teach children ages three-years-old through 5th Grade about God and Jesus, as well as help them grow strong in their faith and relationship with God.

Sunday School is 9:30 – 10:30 am most Sundays of the school year. During this hour, children ages three-years-old (by August 1st) through 5th Grade will learn about the people and smaller stories that are all a part of God’s Story. Children will worship and learn through skits, videos, storytelling, and activities. Three year olds must be bathroom trained before enrolling in Little Lights.

Kindergartners through 5th Graders will meet most Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. During this time children will learn the foundational truths of the Christian faith through thematic lessons. Time will be spent in worship, learning, and fellowship.

DONATIONS: Donations will go towards the cost of curriculum, snacks, and crafts; then towards making our time together more exciting and fun with staging, props, etc. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Suggested donation: $20 per family. However, if you do not wish to donate at this time, please use the discount code NOFEE when you register. Thank you!

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Confirmation Registration 2016-2017

September 14th - May 17th, 2017

$20

"Life Transformation for the Glory of God" is our mission in Student Ministries at Atonement! Our programming for grades 6-12 is always aimed at helping students know Jesus Christ while developing strong relationships with their peers. Our programming is always Christ-centered while helping students develop friendships, learn in small groups, and serve in our community and world.

Our confirmation program begins in 6th grade where students learn about our faith that has been passed along through the ages while also engaging in conversations about how we continue the passing on of faith. This goes through 7th grade. In 8th grade, students learn how the Bible is one continuous story. In 9th grade, students consider how to put faith in action in their day-to-day life.

We confirm students in the fall of sophomore year. Students are then encouraged to be a part of our senior high programming, Elevate! All these offerings happen on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8 p.m. and 8 - 10 p.m.

DONATIONS: Donations will go towards the cost of snacks, curriculum, and youth events. Any donation is greatly appreciated! Suggested donation: $20 per family. However, if you do not wish to donate at this time, please use the discount code NOFEE when you register. Thank you!

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The War Room - Dinner and a Movie

April 28th, 2017

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Princess Ball

April 29th, 2017

Princess Ball Saturday, April 29th 7:00—9:00 pm

Crowning Ceremony at 7:00 pm

Bring your favorite prince and join us for an evening of treats, dancing, and learning about being a true princess.

This event is for girls five-years-old and older.

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Junior High Mission Trip - Green Bay, WI

June 18th - June 23rd, 2017

$100

Our Junior High Mission Trip is heading to Wisconsin this summer! Get registered by November 1 to get in on this tremendous week of service, care, and faith development!

Cost is $500.

Here's a little more about Green Bay: Green Bay may not be Wisconsin’s biggest town, but it holds a big piece of Wisconsin’s heart: namely, the Green Bay Packers. The town takes great pride in their football team because the team is owned by the residents who have invested their own money to keep the Packers in Green Bay. This ownership has created great pride and unity within the community. That same pride and sense of community is alive among those working hard to come alongside residents in order to support those in need. 16% of the population lives below the poverty line in this hard working, blue-collar town that was impacted by the recent economic downturn. The city has been consistently recognized as a great place to live so the struggles can be hard to see, but they are present.

Here's a little more about Youth Works: Each summer YouthWorks provides life-changing Christ-centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders in over 70 communities across North America. Because we want everyone to experience a mission trip, we provide lots of affordable options while maintaining high quality experiences.

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Senior High Mission Trip - Jackson Co., OH

July 15th - July 21st, 2017

$100

Our Senior High youth are headed Ohio this upcoming summer! Get registered by November 1 to get in on this great opportunity!

Cost is $700.

Here's a little bit about Jackson Co.: Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio is Jackson County. Due to the economic shifting of the industrial infrastructure, a once thriving community now faces a 7.9% unemployment rate. Degrading public utilities have been a constant reminder of the difficult times. Through all of the difficulties Jackson County faces there is an exuberant sense of community pride, and despite the hardships, many parties are seeing the issues and are striving for a better future.

EM partners with the local church, World Outreach Ministries. The church affirms the local government’s initiative to transform the community – contributing to community improvement in any and every way it can. Through our partnership, Experience Mission also works alongside a drug recovery ministry, Warriors for Christ Recovery where our teams work with the youth of drug strained neighborhoods.

Southeastern Ohio Teams share in the forward motion of community improvement. There are ample opportunities to work with the local government and church to contribute to much-needed home repair and affirmation. Additionally, teams have the liberty to work in drug-impoverished neighborhoods—building relationships and investing in the youth of the area.

Here's a little more about Experience Mission: Experience Mission exists to spread Christ's love by connecting people together from diverse cultures and backgrounds, developing leaders, and assisting those that live in under-developed communities with resources and support to enable them to reach their own communities and actively participate in extending out to the world.

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Maker Fun Factory 2017

July 23rd - July 27th, 2017

$10

Spark Imagination With Faith-Building Fun!

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God. Spark creativity with interactive decoration and experiences. Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School transforms your church into a place buzzing with excitement!

Each day at Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures. At Maker Fun Factory, one memorable Bible Point is reinforced throughout each station, each day—making it easy to apply long after VBS is over.

Dates: Sunday, July 23rd - Thursday, July 27th

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Cost is $10 per child (not to exceed $20 per family)

Ages: 5-years-old and older

(Those interested in VBS with children younger than 5-years-old, please email Lisa Larson at llarson@atonementfargo.org)