At First Lutheran we strive to make Sunday school a place
where children experience the unconditional love of God and the joy that comes
with it. Through teaching, music and service projects they learn what it means
to be a follower of Christ.
Sunday school meets via Zoom
We have a dedicated staff of teachers who make a year-long commitment, offering consistency for the students. Our teachers are carefully screened and background checked.
Our theme this year is Love Your Neighbor. We couldn’t imagine a better theme for this time in the pandemic and a better calling for our Children’s Ministry.
Preschool Zoom 11 a.m. on Sundays
Kinder-1st Grade Zoom 7 p.m. on Mondays
2nd-3rd Grade Zoom 7 p.m. on Saturdays
4th-5th Grade Zoom 7 p.m. on Tuesdays
6th-7th Grade Zoom 7 p.m. on Wednesdays
If you have not received previous emails from Shelly, our Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry, or are interested in these gatherings and would like the zoom links, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool is meeting online through Zoom. Their teacher will share a story, a finger play or a possible snack that they can prepare at home to go with the lesson for the day. There will also be conversations with the preschoolers so they can share what is going on in their lives, and so they know that their teacher and the people at First Lutheran care about them very much.
Little Lambs (PreK): Postponed till the Fall
Each year we welcome our
newest pre-schoolers to join the little lambs class in January! The
little lambs and their parents are welcomed in church by the
congregation, the pastor and their teachers given a blessing and a
little lamb and then head off to their first Sunday School class!
Kindergarten thru 5th grade
Our kids are meeting online during this time. Each lesson will be led
by our talented teachers and will include storytelling and
conversation. Find links at the top of this page.
Minecraft Game Nights (3rd-5th grade): 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
We are hosting a zoom call alongside a private Minecraft server so that the kids can talk and interact while building and playing in the Minecraft World. For any questions or to sign your kid up, email Kristi, the Youth Intern.
Game Nights (3rd – 5th grade): 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
Kristi will host monthly game nights over zoom. These will be a great way for kids to connect and have fun playing new games each month and of course the classics like Mafia.
First Communion (5th Grade): April 1st, Maundy Thursday
instruction happens in the Spring of 5th grade for our youth. Part of
the 5th grade curriculum includes instruction on Passover and the Last
Supper which provides the background for further instruction with our
faith formation leadership and parents. Some youth might feel moved to
begin receiving communion prior to 5th grade and that should include a
conversation with the pastor and parents.
This year due to Covid-19, we will be doing two self-study class videos with interactive worksheets and an in-person practice by appointment on either Sunday, March 28th or Wednesday, March 31st. Please email email@example.com for more information.
6th and 7th grade
Youth join our weekly Wednesday Night LIGHT worship at 7pm, then meet for the remainder of the hour in their own small group time. This is considered our pre-confirmation class. Therefore, participation with the confirmation students on Wednesday night allows them to get a foretaste of the confirmation community and content, but in a way that is appropriate for their own spiritual development.
Should weather and the pandemic not allow for Wednesday night LIGHT to continue, the 6th-7th graders will still meet on Wednesdays via Zoom.
First Bibles - (6th grade): September 20th
At the beginning of
each year, we recognize our 6th graders as they transition from
elementary Sunday School into Middle School Youth Group. To help prepare
them for the affirmation of faith we equip them with new study bibles
which they receive on the first Sunday of the new school year during 9:15 worship.
We are intending to offer Summer Kids Kamps this summer! Come to learn and play through stories, games, crafts and snacks. Mark your calendars for June 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2021.
Vacation Bible School - VBS
July 11th-16th, 2021 - 5-8 p.m.
We are moving our VBS this Summer to the evenings. We will eat dinner together first, then break-off into age-appropriate groups. Parents are welcome to stay for their own spiritual formation offerings or to volunteer with the kids programming! We will be continuing the theme of the Book of Daniel from Kids Kamp, but you don’t have to attend Kids Kamp to have fun and enjoy the stories, music, games, and fun! Open to all students currently in Preschool through 5th grade.
Additional Opportunities for Children
There are numerous additional opportunities for younger
children to be involved in the First Lutheran community. Please visit our music
page to learn about bell choir opportunities and our Gallery of Living Art