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.


upcoming youth events


Children and Youth, Summer Activities

middle school summer wednesdays

Middle school students are invited to join the Youth & Family staff on Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., for open gym/loft time; and 1-3 p.m. for Youth Group. Come for the whole day or when you can.

If staying the whole day, bring money for lunch, and we will walk someplace nearby. Friends are welcome. Contact Elias for more information.


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.

Scripture First

Scripture First is church school for all ages that teaches Bible stories with the goal of knowing and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Classes are available on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, September through May. Keep in the know about Scripture First by joining the Scripture First Parents Facebook group.

Music

Carol Choir invites all children in 1st through 4th grades to come sing. Carol Choir rehearses Saturday mornings, 10:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn more.


Middle School: 6th-8th Grade

Confirmation

Middle school confirmation meets Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., September through May. Meet in the Sanctuary for opening worship.

Fellowship

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

Music

Jubilant Singers invites all youth in 5th though 8th grades to come sing. Jubilant Singers rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30-6:20 p.m. Learn more.

Good Vibrations Bell Choir invites all youth in 5th through 8th grades to play. Good Vibrations 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

SQUAD

High school students meet in groups of 8-10 every other Sunday at host homes for a meal and a Bible Study from 6-8 p.m. Through the course of the school year, the groups will rotate through seven different homes and end the year by cooking supper for the gracious hosts at the church. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Elias Youngquist 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, so contact Elias for more information.

Music

FLYGHT invites all youth in 9th-12th grades to come sing. FLYGHT rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-7:40 p.m. Learn more.

Belle Campane Bell Choir invites all youth in 9th-12th grades to come play. Belle Campane rehearses Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Learn more.


milestone ministry

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.