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

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me!) Fourth - Sixth Graders: Navigate the Corn Maze, Sunday, October 21

Fourth through sixth graders, don’t miss this aMAZing trip to navigate the corn maze at Rutledge Farms on October 21!   

Time:  Leave Gloria Dei at 2:00 p.m., and return at 5:00 p.m. in time for the All Church BBQ.  

Cost:  $10 for the entrance and bus fee, plus $5 if you would like to purchase a snack.  (Sponsorships are available.)

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Please wear your green J.A.M. shirt and dress for the weather.  Let Beth know if you need a shirt.  
  • All participants need to have a completed medical and covenant form - found on the Children's Ministry Board or our website:  
  • Friends are welcome!  Chaperones and drivers are needed.  Contact Beth Tobin or the church office to help. 

Join your family at the BBQ or eat with J.A.M.  -- BBQ tickets are needed for eating at the BBQ and may be purchased in the Gathering Space. 

The Conversion of Saul

Acts 9:1-17
First - Fifth Grades:  This month we are exploring the Conversion of Saul.  

The focus for this rotation will be the dramatic change and turnaround in Saul’s life on the road to Damascus. We all have things in our lives which we would like to change. God wants all of us to recognize our need for Jesus Christ’s love and forgiveness in our lives. Sometimes this conversion can be a sudden, dramatic event as it was for Saul. Sometimes it can be a slow, growing awareness of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The type of conversion is not the important thing. Recognizing Gods presence and deciding to live according to God’s will is what is important. Following God’s will requires that we remain willing to change with God’s help. 

The story of Saul’s amazing conversion gives us hope for our own transformation. If God can change the heart of someone like Saul, God can change anyone! For “with God nothing is impossible.” Saul’s conversion is remarkable for its dramatic impact and profound results. 

Paul is known today as the greatest missionary and the first Christian theologian. His letters provided instruction to the budding churches of the time and still give guidance and leadership today. All this from one of the greatest persecutors of Christians! Truly God can and will use anyone to accomplish God's purposes! Truly we are “new creations” in Christ Jesus.

Please see posted schedules for where each grade level is to meet.  Parents may meet Grades 1-5 in the Choir Room following Closing time at 10:55 a.m.  Schedules, a video Bible study, excellent background reading material, and resources for families are available online at or for take home on the Children’s Ministry bulletin board in the main hallway.



Background Information
Overview and Objectives

Lesson Plans

Faith Journals

Bible Study VIdeo


Choirs for Children & Youth at Gloria Dei

All children and youth are welcome to sing in Gloria Dei choirs! New singers are welcome throughout the year and do not need to be members to sing. There is no registration fee and no required audition. Research is showing the positive affects singing has on education and learning and on social and emotional development. Choirs are free to all and all are welcome. We hope you will join us!

Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays throughout the school year at Gloria Dei.

Rehearsals for Fall 2018 begin on Wednesday, September 12:

  • Two Year-olds - Kindergarten: 5:45 - 6:10 p.m. - Room 207 •
  • Grades 1-3: 5:10 - 5:45 p.m. - Choir Room
  • Grades 4-9: 5:50 - 6:45 p.m. - Choir Room

New singers are always welcome! More information about children and youth choirs at Gloria Dei may be found HERE

We're excited to sing with you all this fall!!

Kate Fynn & Beth Tobin

Children & Youth Choir Directors

Welcome Wednesdays!

Wednesday evening meal and activities throughout the school year

Come for a mid-week renewal! Enjoy a home cooked meal, fellowship, and a multitude of evening activities. All are welcome! Bring the family. Bring friends. Breathe. Come as you are. Childcare is provided.

  • Evening Meal: Served from 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
  • KidZone Childcare: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adult Education: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Children and Youth Choirs:

  • Two Year-olds - Kindergarten: 5:45 - 6:10 p.m.
  • First - Third Graders: 5:10 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Fourth - Ninth Graders: 5:50 - 6:45 p.m.

Bell Choir: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Senior Choir: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

9th Grade Group: 6:00 p.m.

Confirmation (7th & 8th Grades): 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

High School Youth Group: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


The J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Youth Group is open to all youth in grades 4-6. We're excited for a year of fun, service, and fellowship! Parent volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Link:

For more information or to chaperone, please contact Beth Tobin. And please RSVP to Beth so we are sure to have enough rides.

Watch the growth of our Wheat!

Sunday School Classes for
Sun, October 21, 2018
Little Lambs: God Made Families
Rainbows: Jesus Loves Me
Sunbeams: Noah's Ark
Godly Play: Moses
Grades 1-5: Conversion of Saul
Sixth Grade: Beginnings: Suffering

2nd presents
the Communion Elements this Sunday!
(9:00 and 11:00 service)