Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church is dedicated to providing a secure and loving environment for children to grow strong in Christ. We believe that before children can learn about the faith, they first must feel secure and loved. 
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church has been trained through the FaithTrust Institute’s Safe and Healthy Congregations program and is in the process of  implementing its guidelines throughout the Sunday school. Background checks, boundary and abuse awareness are all a part of becoming a safe place for youth. To learn more, go to www.faithtrustinstitute.org.
Our hope, healing and wholeness initiative is active in our youth education through current education practices: 
  • Quiet space in education area for children who may be anxious
  • Fidgets cart that carries an assortment of items that can help a child feel calm (squeeze balls, stretchy toys, etc.)
  • Sunday school that focuses more on relational goals than learning targets
  • Kids Korner space in the worship area that includes quiet activities for the children and a rocking chair for parents or guardians with young children
  • Nursery In addition to safe and fun toys, our nursery includes interesting books and puzzles that introduce the children to Biblical stories and to God’s love. The nursery staff is happy to read children stories and encourage joyful play. The staff has been trained in infant and child CPR and emergency procedures.
  • Confirmation (6th grade and up) is exploring the topic of “Real Relationships,” using Holy Scripture and the Apostles’ Creed to notice both healthy and unhealthy qualities. We also are practicing good relationship skills, focusing on the Christian’s call to share God’s love. 

Kids Time Newsletters from March, April, and May 2020

As we settled into a new way of living with the global pandemic of COVID-19, Joanna and Richard met with the kids every Monday for Kid’s Time! Joanna spent a lot of time putting together newsletters for the kids that included fun activities. We are placing them here for resources for anyone of any age!

Kids Newsletter #7 Week of May 18th

Kids Newsletter #6 Week of May 4th

Kids Newsletter #5 Week of April 27th

Kids Newsletter #4 Week of April 13th

Kid’s Newsletter #3 Week of April 6th

Kids Newsletter #2 Week of March 30th

Kids Newsletter #1 Week of March 23rd

From the youth Christmas Program December 2018