Family Ministries



We are a church made of families,
 which is why we find it so important to provide families like yours opportunities to explore their faith, learn about God, grow, and have fun. We have a range of upcoming events and programs that we invite you and your family to attend.

There is a change to the Sunday School schedule, effective February 12, 2017. Sunday school now runs from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 am. The first service begins at 8:45 a.m. and the second service begins at 10:45 a.m.


Children Ministries


Wonderful Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday from September through May for fun, fellowship, and a good meal.

Wonderful Wednesday Schedule:
SonShine Singers: 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.*
Dinner (free and open to all!): 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.*
Explorers: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Youth Group: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

*during Lent (Wed. February 15th-Wed. March 29th), SonShine singers will meet from 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. to accommodate Holden Evening Prayer.

(see below for more information about each of these programs)

Explorers

Part of Wonderful Wednesdays
1st-5th Grades
Each week we share a Bible story and relate its message to our daily lives through journaling, performing skits, doing crafts, and playing games. We grow in our faith in Christ and form friendships in a caring, fun, and supportive environment.
Questions? Email Us

SonShine Singers

Part of Wonderful Wednesdays
1st -6th Grades
Special Lenten schedule–due to Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesdays, SonShine Singers will meet from 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. during Lent (Wed. February 14-March 29).
Rehearsals on Wednesday afternoons from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM beginning in September. The rehearsals include games and activities in learning to sing and reading music. SonShine Singers is the Children’s Choir Ministry at Faith.
Questions? Email Us

Children’s Sermon

Children’s Sermons are shared at the 8:45 a.m. service preceding the readings. To lead a children’s sermon, follow this link to Sign-Up Genius. The link includes the liturgical readings for future Sundays. You can find something that ties to the readings, or just go your own way. You don’t have to be a great orator to lead a children’s sermon, just share a story that means something to you.

For guidance or ideas/inspiration, reach out to John Graaf or Pastor Barbara Foltin


Youth Ministries


Confirmation

6th – 8th Grades
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
10:00 a.m.
This is a 3-year program for 6th -8th graders to learn an overview of the Bible, Lutheran theology and the Christian faith, ending with a formal Confirmation of faith performed at a Sunday morning service.
Questions? Email Us

Youth Group

Part of Wonderful Wednesdays
6th – 12th Grade
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The youth gather each week for fun, fellowship, and conversation. This year we are focusing on faith formation—how are we formed as God’s children in a global, digital age? Questions are encouraged in a welcoming, fun, and laid-back environment.
Questions? Email Us

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Youth Choir

7th- 12th Grade
New this year! The Youth Choir is a choral ensemble for teens 7th through 12th grade. The Youth Choir performs about once a month in church.
Questions? Email Us

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Sunday School


Children’s Sunday School

Children and youth older than 3 years through 12th grade are invited to attend! Sunday school is offered at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings between worship services.  Students will join their classmates for a fun Bible lesson designed specifically for their age group.  Lessons may include music, crafts, story telling and creative and reflective writing or drawing!
Questions? Email Us


Annual Programs


The First Communion Class

The First Communion Class meets one time per year on the Thursday evening before Palm Sunday. It is open to all children who’s parents want them to begin communing. The purpose of the class is to provide a brief instruction for children and parents who would like to participate in Holy Communion. First Communion will be on Maundy Thursday at the 7:30 p.m. worship service. 
Questions?
Email Pastor Barbara Foltin

Vacation Bible Day Camp

Vacation Bible Day Camp is usually held mid-July. We offer a limited program for preschoolers who are 3yrs old+ (& potty trained) and older from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Our Elementary School program from 9:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Come back in early Spring 2018 to learn about, and sign up for, our 2018 camp!


Questions? Email Us

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