Sunday School at First Lutheran Church
Sunday School is offered for children ages 2 – 8th Grade. Regular classes are offered 3 times/month. On the second 2nd of each month all ages will 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 https://goo.gl/forms/QNESq2HwyG9XuhZp2 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.
Sunday, September 11 – Rally Sunday!
Celebrating the Fruits of the Spirit event begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall – All ages welcome! Everyone 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 Fruits of the Spirit. Each household (family, couple, single, etc) will paint a small pottery bowl to use at home, and to which we will be adding a “fruit” each month on our new G.I.F.T Sundays.
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 Sun., September 18.
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.
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.
NEW! – Experience the G.I.F.T. All Ages Growing in Faith Together
2nd Sunday of each month (Dec. & Jan. dates are adjusted) 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 experience a new yet ancient practice of community faith formation. Each month young and old can engage in sharing faith stories, activities, service and scripture, exploring the fruits of the Spirit and connecting them to our lives. Fun, fellowship, food, and faith… for all! Each GIFT Sunday’s focus will also be woven into the worship services that day.
Mark your calendars for the GIFT Sundays this school year! GIFT will replace regular classroom activities that Sunday. Sept. 11 The Fruits of The Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23 (Rally Sunday) Oct. 9 Love Nov. 13 Joy Nov. 27 Peace Jan. 15 Patience Feb. 12 Kindness Mar. 12 Goodness April 9 Faithfulness May 14 Gentleness & Self-Control
Milestone Sundays for Children
Along with their parents, the congregation of FLC 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. As a congregation, we lift up these children and their families in prayer as they learn and grow in their faith.
3rd Graders – On Sun., September 28, at the 11:00 worship service, 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. 21.
2 Year Olds & 4 Year Olds – On Sun., October 2 during both services, the Read & Share Toddler Bible will be given to 2 year olds, and 4 year olds will receive the Spark Storytime Bible.
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.