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.

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upcoming youth and family events

WREATH AND GARLAND SALES 2019

Proceeds from annual wreath and garland sales support youth and adults attending summer camps and mission trips. Pick up an order form at the information desk, or submit your order below. Orders are due Sunday, October 27, and payment is due at pickup/delivery.


HyVee Card Fundraiser

The HyVee card fundraiser is the simplest and best fundraiser we can imagine. Simply bring cash or check to purchase a HyVee gift card ($25, $50, $100, or $200). You pay for the amount you need, and HyVee gives us 5% back. This is a great fundraiser for general fundraising, where all benefit, but it can also be used for your individual fundraising account.

Planning to go to the 2021 Youth Gathering in Minneapolis or on a mission trip to Colombia or Peru in the future? Start buying now, and you'll be amazed at how quickly it adds up.

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

Choose Sunday morning or Wednesday evening classes. Please note the following important dates:

  • Sunday Scripture First is canceled on October 27 (Reformation Sunday) and November 3 (day after bazaar). Please worship together as a family!

  • Wednesday Scripture First is canceled on October 30.

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

  • Meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

  • Start in the Sanctuary and end in the Gathering Room

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE CONFIRMATION

  • Usher and acolyte training (7th graders): Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.; meet in the Welcome Center

  • Meets Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., beginning September 18

  • 7th graders meet in the Den

  • 8th graders meet in 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, 5-5:30 p.m. Learn more.

  • Good Vibrations Bell Choir: grades 5-8; rehearses Wednesdays, 4:15-4:45 p.m. Learn more.


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

  • Happens each week at Youth Group—Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. in 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!

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, 6:45-7:20 p.m. Learn more.

  • Belle Campane Bell Choir: grades 9-12; rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m. Learn more.

MILESTONE MINISTRY

Second grade students lead the congregation in a song led by Larry Olson as part of their Confession and Forgiveness milestone

Second grade students lead the congregation in a song led by Larry Olson as part of their Confession and Forgiveness milestone

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.


worship reflection form