Sunday School

Each Sunday morning from September through May we offer Sunday School during both our 9:30 and 11:00 services for children age 4 through 4th grade. Families worship together for the first 10-15 minutes of the service before kids head to the classrooms to explore Bible stories through art, games, videos, science experiments, drama, and more! Typically we spend 3 weeks on each Bible story & explore it differently each time so all students can learn and grow in ways that make sense to them. These lessons are taught by teams of dedicated volunteers from our congregation who care about your children and want to help them grow in faith. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering with Sunday School, please contact Ben Whalen at either bwhalen@hoplc.org or 612-500-9523.

Sunday School Class
 
Sunday School children sing in worship

Children's Music

Each week in Sunday School, kids experience music that gets them moving, reinforces the lessons, and gives them a chance to explore their talents. Throughout the year they'll have the opportunity to share those talents as they lead us in worship with their songs. Music also plays a big role in the Christmas Program each December. Mindy Mennicke is our Sunday School Music Director and can be reached at mennickes@comcast.net.

Vacation Bible School

Each summer we host Vacation Bible School for one week in the evening for preschool and elementary aged children. We start with dinner together and then have time for songs, crafts, Bible stories, drama, and games, all to learn more about our Christian faith and have fun together. This past summer our theme was "Shipwrecked" and children imagined being stranded on an island as we learned how Jesus rescues us in all of life's storms! Previous themes have included "Backstage with the Bible" and "Barnyard Roundup."

This Summer, July 29-August 1., 2019, get ready for The Incredible Race! Each night kids will race from continent to continent uncovering clues and attempting challenges. From the minute we board the first flight in our race, kids will experience God's love for every tribe, language, and nation! EVERYONE!

Family Trip Closing Worship

Summer Activities

We have several opportunities for children & families each summer! For the past three years we've had a Family Mission Trip over a long weekend, to Madison one year and Superior the next two. Pictured here is the closing worship from our most recent trip where all 14 families led part of the service! These trips are specifically designed to be open to ALL ages and are a great way to serve together and meet other families in church.

House of Prayer also has a strong connection to Luther Park Bible Camp in Danbury, WI. Luther Park offers week-long summer camps, half-week options for young children, family camps, grandparent & kid camps, and much more! Check out their website at www.lutherpark.com to learn more. To help make camp possible, we will gladly cover half of the cost for any children to attend camp and further scholarship money is available if needed.

 

Questions? Contact Ben Whalen, Director of Youth Ministry & Community Engagement, at 612-500-9523 or bwhalen@hoplc.org