Our congregation is extremely welcoming to children and we love hearing the noise and activity. New families are welcome to join us at any time. Bringing little children to worship is something like having them eat at the dinner table. Even though their table manners are not like those of grownups, it is done because they are part of the family.
“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)
A child in worship is always a blessing, although they might not participate in the same ways adults do. Children do not always sit still or quietly during worship, but they are still capable of listening, singing, praying and giving along with the rest of us. We, as adults, value the presence of children during worship, trusting that they are also learning that:
- It’s important to come here with their family on Sundays.
- God loves them and they belong to this special group of people.
- The sights and sounds of worship are good.
- Something is expected of them in this place and they are capable of participating through listening, singing, praying and even offering!
Butterflies – families of 0-4-year-olds gather for an active Bible story, music, and prayer. Families meet once a month for fellowship and learning. Meets the second Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School– Let’s all get Hooked on Jesus! This year in Sunday School we will become fishers of people just as Jesus told his first disciples, who were fishermen, to be. The children are excused after the lessons in worship to the Chapel for Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. The SPARK Lectionary curriculum for Kindergarten through sixth grade will teach the weekly gospel stories and their focus to your child but through age-appropriate activities and language. Our 7th and 8th graders will be exploring the Bible by looking at how its teachings apply to their lives and the world around them.
Vacation Bible School
During the Summer, children are invited to First Lutheran Church for a week of day camp with Luther Crest. Luther Crest counselors and First Lutheran Church provide a week of games, faith building, camp songs, Bible study, crafts and lots of fun memories.
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”