Sunday School

Sunday School at First Lutheran Church

 Sunday School is offered for children ages 2 – 8th Grade. Information letters and forms have been mailed out to all families currently on FLC’s mailing list. Regular classes are offered 3 times/month. On the 1st of each month all ages come together in the Parish Hall for our G.I.F.T experience – Growing in Faith Together.

ONLINE REGISTRATION – the easiest and preferred option is available at:  http://bit.ly/2wuhYTr 

We don’t want to miss anyone, and look forward to having all children involved in our program! Forms can be emailed, sent to the church office, or dropped off at the Welcome Desk.

More details found under the Education Menu at the top of the page.

Sunday, September 10th – Rally Sunday!

This Changes Everything event begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall – for All Ages!

Every one of all generations is invited to participate in the kick-off to a new year of faith formation! Come for a fun introduction to our year-long focus on the This Changes Everything, and take part in the beginning of a new visual creation that will emerge through the year.

 Following the activity, there will be an “open-house” time for children and families to visit their classroom areas. The 2 & 3 years olds will meet in the Promise Preschool room, and 4 & 5 year olds in the Space to Grow room right next door.  Grades 1 & 2 meet in Room 301, and grades 3-5 in the basement classrooms. Grades 6 -8 will meet in the basement Youth Room. Regular classes will begin on Sunday September 17.

Experience the G.I.F.T.  – All Ages Growing in Faith Together 

1st Sunday of each month |  9:45 -10:45 in the Parish Hall

Children and parents, couples, singles, elders, people of all ages are invited to come together once a month to be part of community faith formation.  Our focus this year is on transformation, as we join the theme of the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering: This Changes Everything.  In this way, we not only send our youth off to the gathering next summer, but we participate with them in a communal faith journey of discovery and growth.

Each month young and old can engage in sharing faith stories, activities, song, service and scripture, as we explore together the ways God’s Word and Spirit work in our lives.  Each G.I.F.T. Sunday’s focus will also be woven into the worship services that day.

Mark your calendars for the G.I.F.T. Sundays this year!  GIFT will replace regular classroom activities that day.

  • Sept. 10        This Changes Everything
  • Oct. 1            God’s Promise
  • Nov. 5           God’s Call
  • Jan. 7            God’s Welcome
  • Feb. 4            God’s Grace
  • Mar. 4           God’s Hope
  • April 8           God’s Love
  • May 13         Jesus is Everything
Bible Sunday for Children is Sept. 17

Along with their parents, First Lutheran congregation makes promises to each child at their baptism: that the Holy Scriptures be placed in their hands so they might hear and know the stories of God’s great love for them.  Each fall FLC lovingly gives Bibles to children reaching a milestone age, to be used at home and in Sunday School. 

  • Two year olds receive the Read & Share Toddler Bible, a good way for children to be introduced to the stories of God’s love and promises.
  • 4 year olds receive the Spark Story Bible, which is wonderful way for children to become familiar with the bible through 150 engaging stories.  This is a great read for parent & child together.
  • 3rd Grade students will receive a special Spark NRSV Bible which they will use in Sunday School and through confirmation. Their “Journey” begins with Bible Basic class on Wed, Sept. 20!

FaithQuest: Stories and Hands-on Workshops

Sunday school for first through fifth grades uses an innovative workshop rotation approach with students learning a Bible story or faith lesson in depth and using different learning styles for 3-6 weeks.  Each week students learn about the story in a different hands-on way as they participate in a variety of workshops using a different type of activity such as art, science, music, drama/ storytelling, cooking games, video and more.

This approach emphasizes the importance of all the adults in the congregation in passing on the faith to children by participating in large group leadership, specialty workshop teaching and functioning as class “shepherds,” assisting and guiding students during the program.

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Quilt for Bethany Crisis Shelter

Youth Group: 6th-8th graders meet to discuss topics relevant to their lives, and learning about living as God’s people in the world. Discussions, activities, and service projects combine to help kids understand that they are loved, supported, and capable.

 

backpacks

Backpacks and school supplies  were donated by members and friends for the Churches United in Ministry school supply drive. The supplies were delivered to children in the neighborhood who wouldn’t be able to afford supplies for the new school year.

 

Faith ~ Love ~ Community