School Age Youth are the Elementary School gang; Kindergarten through 5th grade. Faith offers a variety of opportunities to learn, serve, and play.
Sunday School- (9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings…) During the school year, Preschool and School Age (age 3-5th grade) students VBS style Sunday school curriculum that ends with a large group worship with music, a skit, and games. Children meet their teachers in their age specific classrooms and go together as a class to their opening worship time. After worship the students meet in small groups with their teachers to dive deeper into the lesson!
Additionally, we have Children’s Church
During the summer a multi-age Sunday School is offered after the Children’s Sermon at 9:30 a.m. worship.
Confirmation at Faith Lutheran is a two year program during 7th and 8th grade. Confirmation meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00 during the school year.
First Communion- Fifth graders prepare for their first Communion during Sunday School and prepare to partake fully in worship and the sacrament during Lent. They participate in First Communion classes with their parents, create their own chalices and celebrate the Passover with a Seder meal before they first participate in Holy Communion.
Music Programs- 2nd graders through Junior High/Middle School may join Heavenly Sounds Choir and God’s Chimes. These programs are offered after school or during the early evening.
Heavenly Sounds Choir sings frequently for worship services and joins the Adult Choir for special anthems periodically. This group is the core of the Children’s Christmas Musical. Youth from 2nd grade through Jr. High/Middle School are welcome to join Heavenly Sounds Choir. Contact Michelle Rose for information about Junior Choir.
God’s Chimes is our beginning chimes group, directed by Roz Stevens. Children from 2nd grade through 4th grades may join God”s Chimes. Children learn to read notes, follow rhythms and participate with others to make music together. When they are able, they offer their musical gifts during worship to the delight of the congregation. A “beginners” class is offered in the summer. Contact Michelle Rose for information about God’s Chimes for your children.
Opportunities for 5th graders through 8th graders, in addition to Heavenly Sounds Choir…
Serving- There are many places where small hands can be God’s helpers. Consider where your school aged child/children can serve with their own age group or with you! They can replace pencils for the Pew Crew, fill Quiet Packs or help parents as they usher or host (they enjoy handing out those bulletins!) They can assist with Altar Guild, attend family mission trips, enjoy our Be Like Jesus servant event or participate with Property Work Day. School agers can help set up meals or Coffee Hour with the Fellowship Board, help tie quilts for Lutheran World Relief or water plants for the community garden.
Vacation Bible School- VBS at Faith Lutheran is usually offered in July in an evening format. All ages from 3 and up are welcome to praise, pray and play at Vacation Bible School!
Youth and Family Events are continually growing and evolving as Faith grows. School age kids can participate in fun group events such as “Be Like Jesus,”a multi- church weekend servant event held each spring. The K-2 and 345 Activity Groups have activities throughout the year for Kindergarten through 5th grade youth. We enjoy all kinds of activities such as making Prayer Boxes for the Family, making an Advent Log, arts and crafts, games, bonfires complete with s’mores and hot dogs, lock-in’s, having a birthday party for Jesus, and much more. For upcoming events, check out the church calendar here.