Nurturing Faith

 

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2016 Christmas Pageant

Mission

Jesus in his great commission said,

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Jesus’ words and actions clearly teach that learning and faithfulness are bound together. We at First Lutheran Church take our responsibility to teach and to learn seriously and believe that our formation as disciples of Jesus Christ is a life-long journey.

Educational Offerings

Sunday School for Children Sundays at 9:15 AM (September – June)

Sunday School begins with all of the children’s classes gathering together for prayer and song. Then, based on age and ability, children from ages 3 to 12 go one of threeclasses: pre-elementary, lower elementary, and upper elementary.  We use a  curriculum that lifts up central stories of scripture and seeks to connect them to life now. 

Adult Forum – Sundays at 9:15 AM (September – June)

In this class we explore and discuss a variety of topics. Through Bible study, book studies, special presentations, and discussions of current issues, we attempt to be better equipped to sense God and serve God in our daily life. We welcome a variety of viewpoints.

Mid-Week Adult Bible Study

We have two midweek Bible Studies at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays.  We are reading together, We Make the Road by Walking, by Brian McLaren.   To join in an online Facebook conversation, search “First Lutheran Waltham – Book Study”.   For a reflection by the pastor go to: Book Study

Confirmation

We offer a two-year confirmation program for youth who are generally between the 7th and 10th grades.

Vacation Bible School

Each July we offer a one-week Vacation Bible Experience for children ages 3 and older. This program is geared both toward children of our congregation and of the wider community. With over 80 children and 40 adult and youth leaders it is our biggest communal undertaking of the year.   Our next VBS will be July 10-14. 2017; please contact the church office for information on registration.