Upcoming Youth events

January

    14 - Minecraft Game Night, 6-7 p.m. for grades 3-5 & 7-8 p.m. for grades 6-8

    17 - Digital Escape Room, Middle School and High School 2-3 p.m.

    21 - Game Night with Kristi, 6-7 p.m. for grades 3-5 & 7-8 p.m. for grades 6-8

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

             Topic: Life in a Relational World (MS only)

    28 - Minecraft Game Night, 6-7 p.m. for grades 3-5 & 7-8 p.m. for grades 6-8

    31 - Creative Minds Contest, , Middle School and High School 2-3 p.m.



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.


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.


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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