What is the LaunchPad?
The LaunchPad is an outreach of Our Savior’s Lutheran church. The LaunchPad is not a business and is supported by the generosity of the church and its members. This welcoming and fun space is dedicated to children under 5 and their parents/caregivers. Events at the LaunchPad are run by a parent or church volunteer, unless otherwise noted.
What services does the LaunchPad offer to children and parents?
Open Play: Parents/Caregivers come and play for free with their child(ren) under 5. All are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am.
Sunday Nursery Care: Children attending the 8:00 or 10:30 Sunday morning service, and 9:30 Sunday School are cared for in the LaunchPad by church volunteers that have passed a background check. Parents are given a number that will be displayed on the digital display in the sanctuary in case they need to be contacted during service. There is a private room for nursing mothers to use during service.
Imagination Station is a year long program for two year olds. A small class of children develop social skills, complete art projects and learn to participate in a classroom setting with loving and fun teachers.
How do I reserve a time for my group in the LaunchPad?
If you are interested in starting a regular group play date or a one time event, please email Tom Roemke at email@example.com. Groups must carry their own insurance.
We do not host birthday parties.
How can I become a volunteer?
All of our programs are volunteer run. Open play volunteers are either church members or the parent of a child that attends open play. Open play volunteers do not undergo a background check as they are not directly responsible for the care of children. During open play, parents are responsible for their child(ren). To become an open play volunteer, email Tom Roemke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All volunteers and teachers that are in direct supervision of children must comply with the OSL church Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and Child Abuse policy and complete a background check and sexual misconduct prevention training. Parents acting as LaunchPad volunteers during open play hours and group meet-ups must agree to the policy but are not required to complete the background check and training.
To keep up to date with all LaunchPad events and information, please like us on facebook (search OSL LaunchPad)!