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
Preschool-aged children through 5th graders have many opportunities to grow and learn at FLC.
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.
Carol Choir: grades 1-4; rehearses Saturday mornings, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn more.
Middle School: 6th-8th Grade
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
Join us for monthly fellowship activities, and bring your friends! Contact Elias for more information.
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
Ninth Grade Confirmation
Large group orientation for students and parents: Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 p.m., Manos de Cristo
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.
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.
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.
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.