The ELCA statement, “Our Calling in Education,” expresses the idea that God calls us to “educate people in the Christian faith for their vocation and to strive with others to ensure that all have access to high-quality education that develops personal gifts and abilities and serves the common good.” This calling is rooted in a Lutheran legacy that values education for all people in both church and society.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14
There are two opportunities from September through April for toddler through 5th graders each week. Spark Sunday School is offered for children 3 years of age through 5th grade from 9:15 – 10:10 a.m.
Spark LIFE Night is a Wednesday evening program for 3-year-olds through 5th grades from 6:45 pm to 7:45 p.m.
Have Questions? Contact Nikki O’Neil, Director of Christian Education for information.
Confirmation at FLC is a three-year program, starting with the 6th grade, that follows the school year beginning in September. The Confirmation program is a part of the Wednesday LIFE Night events. Worship starts at 6:15 pm and is followed by class time at 6:50 pm to 7:50 pm. Confirmation is led by the Pastors and Lay leaders. Small group time with adult guides starts and ends the hour.
For more information, please contact Pastor Pam Ciulla.
FLC Youth opportunities are for all students in grades 6 – 12.
There are many opportunities to participate in the church family including:
“9to12 YG”: High School Youth Group-Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm @ Youth Room: This group has supper, plays games, discusses current events, studies other faiths, and explores our faith.
“9ers”: Ninth Grade Youth Group-Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 pm @ Youth Room: This group is for fellowship, homework, and having fun.
“678 YG”: 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades Youth Group-As scheduled: This group holds special events throughout the year. Confirmation classes are held on Wednesday nights, after worship, 6:50-7:50 pm.
Please feel free to contact Erika Cada, Director of Youth Ministry
FLC offers many opportunities for adults to continue their own education and deepen their faith.
Faith Builders is a twenty-six-week course which focuses on an individual’s spiritual formation through self-discovery, spiritual gifts, prayer and call to ministry.
“Cross Talk”– A discussion group on concerns in our community and world. This group meets Sunday mornings beginning September 9th at 9:30 am in the ARK. Grab a cup of coffee and join us!
Daily Discipleship – Thinking about attending a Bible Study – Come See! The ELCA Daily Discipleship Bible Study is offered at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings in the Library. This lectionary study is based on the Gospel Scripture of the day! Everyone is Welcome!
Men’s Bible Study
Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study – This group meets every Monday Morning at 7 am beginning in September in the First Lutheran Library. Feel free to join in!
Women’s Bible Study
The Friday a.m. Women’s Bible Study – This group is for any and all women. They meet in the Library from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Refreshments and social time are from 9:30 – 10:00 am followed by the study. Come and join them as they spend time in God’s Holy Word and build Christian friendships in the process.
Wednesday Mornings – This Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 am – 8:30 am in the Library at First Lutheran. Feel free to drop in!
For more information please contact Wendy Grasz, Parish Administrator