APLC Children’s Church During Worship

APLC is happy to announce that this fall children’s Sunday school will look a little different. APLC is offering Sunday morning Children’s Church during the worship service for kids from Pre-K to 2nd grade.  Pre-K to 2nd-grade kids will leave the sanctuary after the children’s message for an age-appropriate lesson and return for Holy Communion and the end of the service.

We are creating this new faith formation model to allow the APLC kiddos to experience God at their own pace and to help parents who are seeking a nursery for their young children (but not infants) during worship. We are excited because Children’s Church will allow kids to enjoy creative ways of engaging with the Gospel message, taught during our regular church service time.

Leaving for Children’s Church

Children’s Sunday School

At 10:45 am, all children from Pre-K-5th grade will gather for the fun musical opener with Ms. Amanda. Then at 11 am, children 3rd through 5th grade will have their Children’s Sunday School with an age-appropriate lesson, which will end at 11:30 am.  

First Communion

Once or twice a year a first communion class is offered for those individuals who would like to learn more about the sacrament of holy communion.  Parents work with their child as they prepare.

The Journey Youth Ministry

Middle School & High School youth are on a journey together as a community, growing in faith. Contact Emily Graff, APLC youth minister. with any questions: youthminister@doveandcross.org

photo of children painting baffles for use in Habitat for Humanity built homes.
Painting Baffles for use in Habitat for Humanity homes

Affirmation of Baptism (AoB)Confirmation

AoB (Affirmation of Baptism) is our confirmation ministry at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. The purpose of the AoB Ministry at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is to equip our youth and families so they may “continue in the covenant God made with them in Holy Baptism: To live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

When children are baptized, their families make vows on their behalf to raise them in the church and teach them about God. As children grow, they begin to make their own decisions. Affirmation of Baptism is a time of discernment for our youth, a time to explore their own faith more deeply and decide if they want to become adult members of the church with new vows.  In our church, this is typically done in the fall of one’s freshman year in high school.

The AoB program seeks to empower these young men and women to grow in faith by deepening their relationships with God, the church family, and their peers through worship, education, outreach, and fellowship.
To get more information about the AoB program please contact the church office for more details.

APLC Youth
Affirmation of Baptism Winter Lights