The children’s ministry at Palm Valley Lutheran Church is equipped with many faithful volunteers that teach the children (from birth through 5th grade) the basics of the Christian faith, help them grow in their relationship with Jesus and to enjoy fellowship with other children and their families. For more information for Youth (6th-8th) please visit our Middle School webpage and (9th-12th) visit our High School web page.
Nursery: A nursery is provided for infants through 3 year olds and is available on Sunday mornings during all worship services and Sunday School (8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) It is located in the Parish Hall and all who serve in the Nursery have completed a thorough background check to ensure the safety and protection of your children.
Sunday School: Children’s Sunday school is for ages 2 through the 5th grade. Sunday School takes place each Sunday during the school year from 10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. During the summer look for specially planned family activites or contact us for more details. We begin with a short opening for all ages in the Parish Hall where the Bible Lesson is introduced, songs are sung, announcements are made, offering is taken and birthdays are celebrated. (Some of the older elementary classes go straight to class at the preference of their teacher.) From there, all are dismissed to their classes. We use a Bible-centered curriculum, called SPARK, that encourages kids to open the Scriptures and explore God's Word !
Youth Praise Team: If you are in 2nd-8th grade and enjoy singing and praising God through music, please contact our Praise Team Director for more information.
Summer Camp: Camp is open to those students who have completed the 1st-5th grades. The 1st-3rd graders go to camp for half a week and the 4th-5th graders go for a full week. They both attend the Lutheran Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville, TX which is located on 77 acres in the Hill Country overlooking Turtle Creek. Proceeds from the annual Churchman’s banquet go to help offset the cost of camps for members children interested in attending. Watch our Youth Website for Signup & Deadlines
VBS: Vacation Bible School will be held July 22-26, 2013. The theme is ATHENS: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth. Children age 4 (as of 9/1/13) through completed 4th grade are invited to participate. Older children and adults of all ages are encouraged to volunteer - lots of opportunities exist. Childcare is available to registered volunteers for their children who are under the age of 4. Participants are able to learn more about Jesus while experiences and activities reinforce the lessons and theme of the week.
Rally Day: Rally Day is the kick off of our new Sunday school year and takes place on a Sunday in late August. Children are promoted to the next Sunday school grade level, meet the new teachers, teachers are introduced and installed, and 4th graders receive their very own Bible from the church. We celebrate with church family and friends with a meal and games in the Oak Grove. Our church’s Ministry Fair is also held in conjunction with Rally Day. It is a time for coming together as a church family, rallying behind all ministries of the church members, volunteers and staff.
First Communion: When a child enters 5th Grade they are eligible to receive their First Communion. Before doing so, the child and parents will go through a class with the Pastor where the basics of Communion are explained. Classes generally meet on two Sundays in late October or early November and they will have their first communion on All Saints’ Sunday.
Children’s Christmas Program: Each December the children deliver a Christmas Program telling the story of Jesus’ birth. It is performed during the Rejoice Service at 9 a.m. in the CLC. This event is lead by faithful volunteers who organize the students, songs, rehearsals and program.