News From Graceland k-5th grade (April 12-30)

April 12, 2019     Children’s Ministries (K-5th grade)

  • Palm Sunday Parade: See details below!!!
  • Highlights from Last Week!
  • Sundays in April
  • Tithing in Sunday School
  • Teachers Needed in May: Click the Link to Sign Up
  • Grow Wednesday Program (6:30-8:00pm) April Theme
  • Easter Sunday Details
  • Join in on the Easter Egg Hunt!!
  • VBS 2019: Roar!! Registration is Open!!
  • Summer Camp Update-We Still Have Openings!
  • Connect with Us on Facebook!
  • Contact Me Anytime!

Calling all kids ages k-5th grade!

We need your help at the 9am service as we parade into the sanctuary to celebrate Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem! Arrive at church by 8:55 latest! Check in on the IPADS at the west or east entrance and put a name tag on your child. Then walk with your kids up to Founder’s Hall (right outside the sanctuary)to meet teachers and guides who will hand them a fresh palm branch and gather them in a line.  You can head into the sanctuary to watch our parade! All  grades will parade through the sanctuary with their teachers at the beginning of the service then we’ll head back to our classrooms for our learning. Check out in the Graceland rooms as usual.


Highlights from Holy Week Lessons on 4/7

4th and 5th graders in an opening prayer circle in the gym. 2nd graders baking resurrection rolls in the kitchen!!

4th and 5th graders acting out parts of holy week!!


kdg. and 1st graders creating yarn art holy week scenes and exploring feelings from holy week in drama!


Sunday’s in April: Holy Week

Throughout April children will hear the stories of Holy Week, discover that Jesus’ death was not the end of the story, and learn that Jesus’ resurrection is a reason to celebrate!

Bible Story: Matthew 21:1-11; 26:17-58, 69-75; 28:1-10

Bible Verse: He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said. Come, see the place where they laid him. Matthew 28:6

Anchor Point: We celebrate Jesus!

Children will experience the Bible story in many different ways. As a result, each Bible story and its meaning will stay with them for life!Through art, cooking, games, missions, science, spiritual practices, and storytelling, children will learn the stories of Holy Week.

Teachers Needed:

May is right around the corner. We still need teachers/guides for all  grades in April. Please consider volunteering to lead a group in their activities this month. Click here or email me to sign up to help this month:

Tithing in Church:

 All children received a reusable tithing bag in Sunday School this year. Our hope is that kids get used to bringing in a gift for the church each time they come to Sunday  school (around $1). During our celebration time we talk about the importance of giving back to the church and that in a church we don’t have dues or a cost to attend, we give from our hearts. Please help your kids get in the habit of bringing their tithing gift to church each week.

Wednesdays at WCC!!

This past Wednesday we went into “snow day mode” with  crafts, movie and gym time for all k-8th graders! We still had over 50 kiddos of all ages enjoying time together in their church home as the wind and snow were raging outside! These three cuties got creative in the art room with paper and glue!
6:30-8:00pm Grow Wednesdays: April Theme….HOPE
We can’t always understand why some things happen. But we can believe in a God who keeps His promises. We can have hope, even in the toughest times, because we know God can make something good out of something bad.Each Wednesday in April we’ll discover what the word hope means by diving into meaningful bible stories.
Open gym-Each Wednesday the gym is open for free play from 5:30-6:30 before class starts. Responsible high school students are in the room to monitor kids as they play. All kids are called into their classes by leaders at 6:30 sharp.

Each week Miss Autumn joins us during class to teach songs that tie in with our monthly theme! All kids also have small group leaders who meet with them each week to build relationships and to teach the lessons through games and activities. Research shows that all kids need caring adults other than their parents in their lives to walk with them on the journey. Our committed leaders understand this mission and have signed on for the year to walk in faith with your kids! Take the time to thank your child’s leaders each week.

Small group leaders 2018-19:

Kdg- Shana Shurson, Katie Page

1st-Jodie Nyberg, (I’d love your help!!)

2nd-Mary Luse and Kara O’brien

3rd-Dawn Smiley and Jonathan Robinson

4th-Beth Schneider and Jenny Masters Wolfe

5th-Dave Carlson and Tracy Bullock

Sunrise Service at Wayzata Beach    6:30 a.m.
A Wayzata classic! Music, communion, scripture, message and bonfires. Dogs are welcome! Wayzata Beach is just west of the Depot, on Lake Street in Wayzata.

Traditional Worship  8:30 a.m. in the Chapel*
Easter in an intimate setting with traditional music, soloist, communion, and sermon.

Contemporary Worship  8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary*
A joyful contemporary celebration of Easter with sermon, and music from Tapestry and the Children’s Choir. All k-5th graders will start the hour in their own space with  a special Easter message and experience in the Gym. Check in on computers and drop kids off before you head up the sanctuary
Contemporary Worship  10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary*
A joyful contemporary celebration of Easter with sermon, and music from Tapestry and the Celebration Singers. k-5th graders are invited  to a special Easter experience in the Gym. Check in on computers and drop kids off before you head up the sanctuary. 
Traditional Worship  11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary*
Traditional, lively Easter celebrations with a children’s message, sermon, and music by the WCC Chancel Choir, organ and members of the Dallas Brass. In this traditional service kids of all ages will stay with their family in the service. “Kid bags” will be given out in Founder’s Hall beforehand to make the hour more manageable. 


Saturday, April 13
10:00-11:30 a.m.,
Great Hall (Gym)
Fee: $5.00 per detective
Click here to register. 

CALLING ALL DETECTIVES! We have lost all of our eggs and need your help to find them before Easter! If you’re up for the task, hippity hop on over to Wayzata Community Church on Saturday, April 13 to help us with our search and have some fun with your friends and family. Everyone is welcome to come play, with egg hunts for children up to age 8. Bring your own basket or decorate one here. The adventure begins in the Gym, off the West Entrance, at 10:00 a.m. with hunts being called throughout the morning based on when you arrive. We hope to see you there!

VBS 2019!! Aug. 12-16  (9-12 daily) 

Registration has now opened for VBS 2019. All kids ages 3-5th grade are invited to attend. Kids entering middle school next year and older can sign up to be on the junior counselor team. Older than 14 can apply to be a senior counselor (Look for details in April). Once again this year we have an option for extended day on Monday through Thursday.

Click on the links below to register:

Over 110 kids (3rd-5th grade) have already registered for summer camp this summer. Both of the children’s sessions are in July this year. Session 1 still has openings! Jump on board before this session fills up! I promise, your kiddos will have the time of their life!! Register on the WCC website today!

Call anytime with questions: 952-473-8877 #222

Contact / Location

Contact info

Address: 125 Wayzata Boulevard East
Wayzata, MN 55391
Church Office: 952-473-8877
Church Fax: 952-473-2695
WCC Nursery School: 952-473-2114
Nursery School Fax: 952-476-6598

Worship / Calendar

Sunday Worship

8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. Parables and 10:45 a.m.
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