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 three classes: 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. Note: there is no Sunday school on the last Sunday of each month when there is one worship service followed by a communal activity.
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 a mid-week Bible study on Wednesday mornings at 10 am. We also gather on Wednesday evenings in the seasons of Advent and Lent. Additionally, there is a “dinner-out” group that meets regularly to discuss the intersection of our faith life and current events in our society and world.
We offer a two-year confirmation program for youth who are generally between the 7th and 10th grades. Our current program (with 10 students) runs from September, 2017 through May of 2019. New students are welcome to enter at any time.
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 90 children and youth, and 40 adult leaders it is our biggest communal undertaking of the year. Our next VBS will be July 8-12. 2019; please contact the church office for information on registration.
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.