Children and Youth

“Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Youth & Family Ministries of First Lutheran Church care for God’s children in the many ages and stages of life beginning with birth and baptism. This ministry teaches families God's promise given in baptism and shares the gospel so that faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation of their homes.


2019-20 Scripture First and Confirmation Registration

Online registration is now open for Scripture First and Confirmation for the 2019-20 school year.


Children and Youth, School Year Activities

CHILDREN: PRESCHOOL-5TH GRADE

A group of excited campers head off to Joy Ranch

A group of excited campers head off to Joy Ranch

Preschool-aged children through 5th graders have many opportunities to grow and learn at FLC.

Scripture First

2019-20 Scripture First registration opens at the Block Party (Wednesday, August 21, 5-7 p.m.) for all families with children Pre-K (age three) through 5th grade. Choose Sunday morning or Wednesday evening classes. Online registration will open after the Block Party. Please check back later in August!

  • First Step Milestone for three- and four-year-old students beginning Scripture First: Saturday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Gathering Room

  • Wednesday large group orientation: Wednesday, September 4

  • Sunday large group orientation: Sunday, September 8

  • Wednesday classes begin Wednesday, September 11

  • Sunday classes begin Sunday, September 15

Keep in the know about Scripture First by joining the Scripture First Parents Facebook group.

Music

  • Carol Choir: grades 1-4; rehearses Saturday mornings, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn more.


Middle School: 6th-8th Grade

Campers enjoy the outdoors at Outlaw Ranch

Campers enjoy the outdoors at Outlaw Ranch

Middle school confirmation meets Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Orientation dates are below. Classes will officially start September 18. Meet in the Sanctuary for opening worship.

Sixth Grade Confirmation

  • Family interviews: August 19-20. Watch your snail mail for further details!

  • Large group orientation for ALL sixth graders and parents: Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m., Gathering Room

Seventh and Eighth Grade Confirmation

  • Large group orientation for students and parents: Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall

Fellowship

Join us for monthly fellowship activities, and bring your friends! Contact Elias for more information.

Music

  • Jubilant Singers: grades 5-8; rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Learn more.

  • Good Vibrations Bell Choir: grades 5-8; rehearses Wednesdays, 4:15-5 p.m. Learn more.

Sunday Morning Donuts and Prayer

Middle and high school youth are invited to stop by the Parish Meeting Room between services on Sunday mornings (9-9:30 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m.) for nourishment and prayer.


HIGH SCHOOL: 9TH-12TH GRADE

High school students volunteer with Summer Vacation Bible School

High school students volunteer with Summer Vacation Bible School

Ninth Grade Confirmation

  • Large group orientation for students and parents: Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 p.m., Manos de Cristo

SQUAD

High school students meet in groups of 8-10 on various Sundays at host homes for a meal and a Bible Study from 6-8 p.m. Through the fall semester, the groups will rotate through six different homes and end the year by cooking supper for the gracious hosts at the church. Please contact Elias to sign up!

  • The first SQUAD meeting is Sunday, September 22.

Youth Group

High school youth group meets Wednesdays, September through May, 7:30-9 p.m. Join us in Manos de Cristo for an hour and a half packed with faith formation, fellowship, games, worship, snacks, and anything else we can squeeze into our time together.

Bible Study

Meet at Caribou Coffee/Einstein Bagels on Minnesota Avenue with a group of your peers and Elias to work through a book of the Bible. Times vary; contact Elias for more information.

Music

  • FLYGHT: grades 9-12; rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-7:40 p.m. Learn more.

  • Belle Campane Bell Choir: grades 9-12; rehearses Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Learn more.


milestone ministry

Fifth grade students receive their First Communion

Fifth grade students receive their First Communion

God knew we’d need reminders to stop and tell the stories—the stories of God and his people, the story of God’s Son, and our own faith stories. First Lutheran Church gives pebbles as reminders to tell the stories…on special occasions…and every day. Read more.


liability and medical release

Parents of all youth (members and non-members) must complete a liability/medical release form to participate in any off-site activities. Please print, complete, and sign the below form, and return it to Marnie or Elias.