Our Redeemer's Blog

O-Rock Kids Grow Into Church

by Meagan Minus

Most Sundays in O-ROCK we spend time talking about our week since we saw each other last, connecting over the kids’ experiences, and how these relate to the lesson of the week, typically with a question prompted by the theme of the week. So far this year lessons have covered: Kindness, Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Prayer. The kids also participated in a service project for the church making table decorations for the Swedish Pancake Breakfast and helping to clear plates and clean-up during the meal. Currently we’re talking about the season of Advent and the different themes of this season in Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. 

The kids have benefited by getting to know other caring adults within the church. These are great introductions to, and relationships within, the church community and help the kids to feel more a part of the congregation. We’re excited to continue to build our knowledge, relationships, and welcome more kids into the O-ROCK crew throughout the year. 


Ongoing Youth Faith Formation Classes 

Sprouts: Sundays, Ages 3-5 during 9 AM service and online at 10 AM on Zoom. Children explore an age-appropriate Bible-based curriculum. Contact Pastor Gretchen for Zoom information.

O-ROCK: Our Redeemer’s Outstanding Church Kids is our version of Sunday school. After the 9 AM service, we welcome kids from kindergarten to 5th grade to explore Bible stories, get to know each other and caring adults, and invite questions about God, life, and everything they can imagine.

Middle School Hang Out: A time for 6th and 7th graders to get to know each other, and about how God’s love makes a difference in our lives and around the world. 

Youth Confirmation: For 7, 8, and 9th graders. Fun, faith, and service, preparing to publicly say “yes” to God. Includes retreats, summer camp, and visits to other faith communities.