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Walk into Lake Park on a Sunday morning and it’s pretty clear, we like kids here!
Church is a place of connection for kids as well as adults. It is a gift to see children building relationships with God, their peers and families and church friends too! We celebrate this on Sundays and with activities throughout the year.
Join us for engaging children’s sermons during worship, an active Sunday School with teams of teachers at each grade level, fun activities for the whole family!
If you would like more information about any of the programs listed on the right, please contact us and a Children’s Ministry volunteer will contact you with more details.
We love having kids in worship and at activities at Lake Park, but sometimes it’s nice for the kids to have kid time and parents to have some adult time in worship, fellowship or a meeting. We offer Nursery care every Sunday morning from 8AM until the 10AM service ends, midweek worship, and at select services and meetings throughout the year.
Sunday School (Register for 2017-2018 here)
Lake Park’s Sunday School strives to be a place where all children can come in contact with God’s Word, have a spiritual experience, and be able to participate and grow in a community based on love, friendship and ultimately faith.
Our curriculum is a Montessori-based method called “Godly Play,” which helps enrich our children’s faith vocabulary. This curriculum, which has over 40 years of research behind it, allows children to come to God’s word in a safe, nurturing and child centered environment. We have two classrooms: Bethlehem (k-3 through 1st grade) and Jerusalem (2nd grade through 5th grade). Sunday School is staffed by volunteer teachers.
There are also opportunities throughout the year for adults to experience Godly Play, as this curriculum was designed for ALL of God’s children, regardless of age.
Vacation Bible Camp
Our Vacation Bible Camp, “Cross Training,” had its inaugural summer in 2016 and has been going strong since! Twenty-five kids (ages 4-14) from LPLC and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church met for four fun-filled, activity-packed half days. The goal each year is to have an interfaith, intergenerational and ecological-minded FUN experience! From visiting the Jewish and Muslim campus ministries, to spending a day in Alice’s Garden and at Luther Manor, we focus on accomplishing these goals as the kids enjoy their time together!
Open each Sunday during the Sunday School year, the Children’s Library is a great place for kids of all ages (and their parents) to check out books about faith. Books can be looked at in the library or checked out for short periods of time.
Every summer we encourage Lake Park kids and youth to attend Lutherdale Camp near Elkhorn, WI, for a week of play, prayer, and games as they get to meet counselors, have campfires, and enjoy a big worship on the final day.
Confirmation at Lake Park is a two year program meeting every few weeks and regularly on Sunday mornings at 9AM. We learn about the bible, Lutheran traditions, sacraments, other faiths, write our own faith statements, and join in partnership with other churches. We go on winter retreats, perform service projects, and attend summer camps.
High School Group
The high school group at Lake Park meets every few weeks and Sunday mornings at 9AM for friendship, mutual ministry, and service. We go on winter and summer retreats and are part of service projects. We meet for mutual support and lead ministries in the church. You’ll see us in music leadership, traveling to El Salvador, or caring for kids in the nursery.