Upcoming Youth events

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, September 9th - October 14th)
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


High School Zoom Youth Group

5 pm every other Sunday, starting September 20th

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86280509042?pwd=WnFJTmplSENkRktuKy8yMlJLaTl2dz09

Meeting ID: 862 8050 9042

Passcode: 170834


September Youth Events -
24th - Minecraft Game Night, 6-7 pm for 3rd to 5th grade & 7-8 pm for 6th to 8th grade
27th - Youth Group Hike at Red Rocks Open Space, Middle School and High School 2-4 pm


The full calendar of events can be found here


Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and join our Remind App for up-to-date notifications!


Instagram handle: first_lutheran_church_youth


Elementary School Remind, click here to sign up.

Middle School Remind, click here to sign up.

High School Remind, click here to sign up.


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-October 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

November 14-15, 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.


Teen Spirituality Forum (for parents of teenagers): October 4th

Adapted from the Book: Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders by Roy Petitfils


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