Children & Youth
Sunday School for children aged 3 through 5th grade is at 9:15am in The Children's Place.
On the 2nd Sunday of each month the children do an hour of music with David Haas, sharing the song they have learned with the congregation at the 10:30am service.
Children are active participants in our worship services, gathering for a special Children's Message, spending time at the Creation Station coloring artwork that to enhance the worship slides, helping our adult worship assistants, offering special music, accompanying the musicians and dancing during the sending song.
We have a family nursery on the lower level with space for nursing mothers, changing babies, and for little ones to play while listening to the worship service.
Our Confirmation Ministry is designed to help for middle school students (grades 6-8/ages 12-14) prepare for their Affirmation of Faith, and to transition from being "tweens" to being high school "youth." The program has two components:
(1) Confirmation Classes on Wednedays at 7:15pm. We have just started using the new colaborate Lutheran Confirmation curriculum. This fall we are studying Lutheran History and Catechism.
(2) Practicing Discipleship by engaging with the congregation in its practices of wholehearted hospitality, life-changing sacred practices, grateful service, and joyful witness.
Affirmation of Faith for 8th graders occurs on Pentecost Sunday.
Our Youth had two big accomplishments in 2015:
(1) They helped design and paint their new youth room.
(2) Nine youth and 3 adult leaders attended the ELCA Youth Gathering - Rise Up Together - in Detroit!
They are all praying that God will send us the right part-time youth director so that they continue to grow this ministry.