What's Happening at OP Kids

We do many things outside of our regular Sunday and Wednesday church-wide gatherings. We celebrate holidays with fun traditions, we mark the passage of time together by milestone celebrations, we take children to camp...all because we know that faith development includes building time-honored traditions at the local church. 

For the specifics for each of these events, check out our Google calendar and add our events to your personal calendar! Import the calendar here.

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Each year, on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, we have a big Easter Egg Hunt! Our church members fill over 5,000 Easter Eggs! In addition to the egg hunt, there is face-painting, animal balloons, and more! We can't wait to hunt for eggs, get a balloon from a clown, play games, and do crafts with you in 2018!

  • Baby blessing

    Baby Blessing is a special event that happens each year on Mother's Day. We recognize and pray for babies who have been born in the past year. A blessing, written by the parents, is read to the congregation, and our congregation commits to participating in the spiritual growth of each little one as they receive their first of three OP Bibles.

  • Summer in the son

    Summer in the Son is our children's camp for 3rd-6th graders. It begins on the first Sunday of June each year, and goes through the following Friday morning. It's located at Tallgrass Christian Camp in Harveyville, Kansas.The week is packed with fun activities like swimming, archery, paddle-boating, talent shows, game nights, and much more!

    We also present practical lessons from the Bible in ways that the kids can enjoy and understand. We have Bible class each day, Small Group time based on object lessons, campfire devotionals, and more.

  • Preschool VBS

    Three-day mini VBS just for kids 3 years old through Kindergarten! Bible stories, energetic songs, crafts, games and creative snacks.

  • kidscamp

    1st and 2nd graders get their own unique camp experience at the church building. Centered around a similar theme as Summer In The Son, we focus on Jesus and friendships. Kiddos can choose sports, art or dance workshops and then everyone is involved in water play, singing and small group time.

  • Promotion day

    Each August we move the kids on up to their next class. We celebrate the relationships we've made over the past year and meet new teachers with giant smiles. 

    Also on this Sunday, our former 5th grade friends graduate from OP Kids to OP Youth. As they begin their transition year, where they spend some time with us in Children's Ministry and some time in the Youth Group, we cover them in prayers and blessings, hugs and fist bumps for the next phase of their journey. We present them with a Bible in 2nd service and savor the milestones they accomplished and share with them our hopes and dreams for these pivotal Middle School years.

  • Trunk or treat

    What could be better than dressing up and getting candy? Well, enjoying it with friends in a safe environment. Families decorate tables around our building and kids visit each one and get candy. 

    Open to all! Bring a friend!

    This is always the Wednesday before Halloween.

  • christmas musical

    Our kids love to celebrate the birth of Christ in a very special way.

    Beginning in September, 5th and 6th graders audition for speaking parts and song solos, then rehearse each week through December. On the night of the big performance, our younger kids K-4th grade also share in this production as part of the chorus. After the big show, we celebrate with cookies and milk!