Upcoming Youth events

Advent and Christmas Events -


Christmas Program 2020: December 6 at 3:30 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89316704647?pwd=RndhaTNsVGtwU0NGZjY1UEhWWU94UT09

Meeting ID: 893 1670 4647

Passcode: 154873

Special Note: If you are attending this event please mute yourselves upon entering the call unless it is time to read your part. And please set your zoom to “Speaker View” so that you can see only the host and actors that are speaking.

 

Story Time with Saint Nicholas: December 13 at 1 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86595198120?pwd=Vi93SGxVR3FIc1VvTkp2T0ozaklKdz09

Meeting ID: 865 9519 8120

Passcode: 855939


Online Zoom Sunday School -


Preschool at 11 am Sunday afternoons:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81116729866?pwd=aDNxNGlvemJpc3pnaDVJaUo5UUF3UT09

Meeting ID: 811 1672 9866

Passcode: 648418

Kindergarten & 1st Grade at 7 pm Monday nights:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82677269758?pwd=bHkvL3dvczArQVJIOE9YK0xTYmxlQT09

Meeting ID: 826 7726 9758

Passcode: 005680

2nd & 3rd Grade at 7 pm Saturday nights:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83304123897?pwd=d0NSWGVLVVQwWVNyWFQySGNuMHc3Zz09

Meeting ID: 833 0412 3897

Passcode: 279846

4th Grade & 5th Grade at 7 pm Tuesday nights:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82536667984?pwd=TS83eDJDYU9MUUNlSzEyRTdaNHh6UT09

Meeting ID: 825 3666 7984

Passcode: 845972

6th-7th Grade at 7 pm on Wednesday nights
(Meeting in person will return in early Spring)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88907117890?pwd=LzlXb3NLbUtmU1UvODlUMEwrcTRHQT09

Meeting ID: 889 0711 7890

Passcode: 771433


Middle School Zoom Youth Group

2 pm every other Sunday, starting September 20th

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88116389552?pwd=SjNORkFOcFFEd3BmN0JnRU9ndU5yUT09

Meeting ID: 881 1638 9552

Passcode: 367889


November Youth Events -

29 - Youth Group Zoom Online: 2-3 p.m. for grades 6-8

         Topic: Why do bad things happen to good people? (MS only)


December Youth Events - 

6 - Youth Group goes to the Climbing Gym*, Middle School and High School 1-3 p.m.

13 – Youth Group Zoom Online: 2-3 p.m. for grades 6-8

         Topic: Was Mary really a virgin? (MS only)

20 – Youth Group Christmas Party*, Middle School and High School 1-3 p.m.

27 – Youth Group Ice Skating at Acacia Park*, Middle School and High School 1-3 p.m.

*Should the weather or the pandemic restrictions not allow us to meet in person, an online alternative will be offered.


Full Calendar of Events for Middle & High School



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The Youth Group Permission and Health Form can be found and signed digitally here. This is needed for all Middle School and High School Youth Group.

The printable version can be found here.

Confirmation

Confirmation in the Lutheran tradition is a public profession of faith after two-years of intentional instruction on the topics of the Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed, Church History, Spiritual Practices, and Christian Living. Our 8th and 9th graders come together once a week to worship together and dive into the ancient questions of our faith in large and small group discussion. From why do bad things happen to good people? To is the New Testament more important than the Old Testament? To why did Jesus have to die? Or even I have doubts, is that okay?
 
Curious spiritual seekers of all ages are encouraged to join us each week at our 7pm Wednesday Night LIGHT (Living In God’s Holy Truth) Worship Service. After the service our youth will break off into large groups and adults are welcome to enjoy their own faith formation time.
 
During this time of COVID-19, our Wednesday services will only be offered through mid-November and will hopefully resume in the Spring. We will be in Online Zoom meetings this Winter.
 
Program Expectations:

1. Wednesday Night LIGHT Worship or Online Zoom Class time

Attendance at no less than 25 out of the 32 offered
Once a week the class will meet with Michaela and adult leaders. In this time together we will explore scripture, learn about the catechism and Lutheranism and spend time connecting this information to our everyday experiences.
2. Small Groups
Led by trained adult volunteers, students will discuss the sermon, apply lessons to daily life, share highs and lows, and pray together.

3. Service in Worship

Students will serve as acolytes, ushers, greeters and communion assistants, using their gifts to bless the congregation and grow new relationships. 
4. Camp and Retreats

Students who have finished 8th grade will attend Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail June 27-July 3, 2021.  Students will also participate in a variety of retreats throughout their two years in confirmation.


9th grade -

Online Virtual Retreat

December 5-6, 2020

9am - 11am and 1pm - 3pm


8th grade - All Students
Online Virtual Retreat Spring Retreat
October 17-18, 2020
9am - 11am and 1pm -3pm

Rainbow Trail
April 16-17, 2021
Cost: $35

Click here for the 2020 - 2021 schedule.

Get the 2020-2021 Confirmation information packet here.


Sign up for Confirmation by clicking here.

Family Ministry events

Spirituality Forums are a bi-annual event that helps parents to understand new ways of connecting faith into the everyday. This year’s Spirituality Forum theme will be Mental Health. The Pandemic has caused many children and youth to experience mental health problems including anxiety, stress, and depression. This year’s events will be focused on ways for parents and families to discuss and hopefully ease some of the daily stressors, both now in the midst of a worldwide virus and for years to come.


Netflix Watch Party - The Social Dilemma (2020): January 22 at 9 p.m.

If you haven’t seen this documentary already, it is a must-see for anyone with a nine-year-old or older! This documentary addresses the way technology is behind the unprecedented levels of self-harm, suicide, technology addiction, depression, and rising intolerance in society today. With technology taking over more of our lives now that it ever has, it is important to know the ethics (or lack-there-of) behind some of the biggest technology companies in America. This is a critical expose that features former executives from Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, and more exposing the gloomy underside of social media. It’s not all dark though, this eye-opening documentary shows us the ways that social media can be used for good and were ultimately created with good intentions. This documentary helps us to regulate social media when it has been known to not regulate itself. How do we use social media as the tool it is meant to be rather than being played by it? 

 

Join me on a late Friday night (after bedtime) for a Netflix Watch Party. There will be a chat box next to the movie that will allow us to interact and discuss while we watch. **You will need to have a Netflix subscription to join and add the Teleparty extension to your Google Chrome browser. More information can be found here: https://www.netflixparty.com

 

If you are interested in this event, please email michaela@flccs.net. The link to the watch party can only be shared at the start of the event, so to receive the link you will need to RSVP via email before the event date and time.


Children’s Spirituality Forum (for parents and their elementary-age children): April 18th

Adapted from the Book: Mindfulness for Children: 150+ Mindfulness Activities for Happier, Healthier, Stress-Free Kids by Tracy Daniel, PhD


Youth Podcasts

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