Gloria Dei Kids
    Website for all the Kids related activities at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Olympia, WA)

Family Friendly VBS 2020 for Home: All Ages, Stages, and Sages!
A Congregational Time of Growing Together in Community while Apart



VBS is home-based this year with online support over three weeks in July.  There will be one short VBS Video Lesson each week accompanied by a menu of non-screen activities to choose from to follow up with at home.  VBS can be done on your own time, to fit your own schedule — however VBS works best for you!   Check it out!


Dear Friends,

My prayers continue for you all during this time of COVID 19.  Specifically, I’m praying for you for strength, endurance, patience, good health, and safety.  If another prayer request or need should arise, please let me or the church office know and we will hold that in prayer as well.  Remember that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we have no words and that God sees you in your context and hears your prayers whether spoken or unspoken. 

We are following the guidelines from the State of Washington and the CDC with regard to meeting and gathering in person.  For now, there are several opportunities to meet via Zoom.  Connection is important and the first part of each Zoom is intentionally designed foster checking in and staying connected.  We also know that screen fatigue is real.  People are exhausted.  Kids are exhausted.  We feel the stress and we hold tight to God’s promise to walk this journey with us. 

Zooms for Kids:  All are welcome to join these Zooms as you are able.

  • Sundays 9:00 a.m.  - Sunday School for Young Children through Fifth Grade
  • Sundays 11:00 a.m. - Sunday School for Sixth Graders
  • Wednesday’s 6:15 p.m. - Children’s Choir


Children’s Ministry Related Emails:

A Children’s Ministry Email with information about worship, Sunday school, and Zoom links is sent out each Friday.  

Email for Sixth Graders is sent on Sunday mornings.

Choir emails are sent on Wednesdays.


Social Media:

Facebook:  Gloria Dei Kids


Vacation Bible School:  “20/20 Vision” is the theme for this year’s VBS!  

VBS will be held virtually this summer and expanded throughout the month of July.

We are excited to offer this program in a flexible and meaningful way for families of all ages, stages, and sages to learn and grow together!  More information coming soon!


Resources to support Worship and Faith Formation at Home:

 Ideas for worshipping with children and ways to talk about weekly Bible texts at home:

Godly Play:

 Ideas for interacting with Bible stories in an experiential way:


Please contact us for the Zoom links, to be added to an email list, or for prayer requests or more information.

Peace, and Blessings for Good Health,

Beth Tobin
Deacon, Children’s Ministry

A Monthly Bible Study Reading Plan

Happy New Year! Consider this monthly Bible study as a great New Year’s Resolution to help you dig into the Bible and grow in faith throughout the year.

You can study each month on your own, with a friend, group, or with your family.

It’s intentionally designed to be intergenerational — accessible to all ages, and fit into a busy schedule. Read one story each week or however you like, reflect, and pray.

May you and your family be blessed as you study God’s Word.

Adapted from our friends at Spark House Family 2017:

Entire Plan

Watch the growth of our Wheat!