Family Ministries

Activities for children, youth, and families are faith-focused, meaningful, and fun.

Family Ministries

Learning About God

Family Ministries staff create and send weekly emails that include Bible lesson videos, devotions, and activities. The lesson videos are created and produced by Church of the Dunes staff with a specific age group in mind. 

Staying Connected

In-person programming is resuming for children and youth, including summer movie nights, and Sunday morning faith-focused activities.

When it is time to return to a full schedule, we look forward musical activities, game nights, Christmas caroling, pretzel making, pie baking, 9-squre playing, Lego building, fun adventures and outings, and so much more. 

During the pandemic, we missed getting to see Church of the Dunes families and friends. So, periodically (especially around holidays), Family Ministries staff put together special surprises and make contactless deliveries to the families of those registered in children and youth programs at the church. There was a Halloween costume car parade in 2020 with contact-less activities that could be done from inside a car, and specially-prepared goodie bags for those who attended.  In  2021, Valentine cookie-making kits were delivered to families for some wintertime fun. The Family Ministries staff continues to work to find fun and faith-focused ways to stay connected with the children, youth, and families at Church of the Dunes. 

Activities and Events for Families

These (below) are just some of the family-friendly activities and events that have been held in the past. 

Easter Egg Hunt

A time for crafts, activities, and of course, hunting for Easter eggs.

Family Movies

The BIG screen is set up, the popcorn is ready, and it’s time to gather with family and friends for a family-friendly movie. 

Campout at Church

A hot dog supper, s’mores, games and an outdoor movie are parts of this fun, family event. 

Vacation Bible School

Songs, games, activities, and crafts bring Bible stories to life and makes happy summer memories. 

Trunk or Treat

Members and friends of the church decorate the trunks of their cars, and stash them full of treats so children from the church and community can trunk or treat in the church parking lot. 

"Big Game" Football Party

In late January, we gather for lots of snacks and watch the Super Bowl (and the commercials) on a big-screen TV. 

Christmas Caroling

Teams of carolers (singing in the key of “joyful”) visit home-bound church members and others with carols and a message of Christmas love and joy. 

Out for Fun

There have been pizza parties, river rafting trips, mini golfing adventures, bonfires, visits to the trampoline center, Halloween activities, and more. 

Graduate Recognition

Each year, Church of the Dunes has a special recognition Sunday for  high school graduates. 

Special Presentations

Children and Youth music groups at Church of the Dunes team up to create and present seasonal musical programs.