Upcoming Youth events

Full Calendar of Events for Middle & High School - Spring 2021


2021 Lenten Family Devotional


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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.


All Students - Spring Retreat
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. 


Children’s Spirituality Forum: Mindfulness Practices for Children

Sunday, April 18 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the First Lutheran lawn

This event is for preschool and elementary-school children and their parents. We will be doing mindfulness practices (think yoga poses and breathing techniques) from Tracy Daniel’s book Mindfulness for Children: 150+ Mindfulness Activities for Happier, Healthier, Stress-Free Kids. We will also be doing mindfulness games that will help us get in balance with our bodies and snacks will be provided!

Mindfulness is a way to connect to your body and your mind in a way that is relaxing and fun. It is good for when you feel moody, stressed, or just need to relax. These practices are great ways for your children to settle their bodies after long hours in front of screens. We hope this will be a helpful resource for you during this stressful pandemic time, but also activities that you can use whenever you need them.


Youth Podcasts

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