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!
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Sunday School–Welcome to the 2022-2023 Sunday School Year! This year we are looking for the “Joy” around us and the “Joy” of gathering together to praise God for the past 150 years! Our theme verse is “You make the Lord glad with the JOY of your presence.”- Psalm 21:6
Sunday School classes will be in the lower floor of the Education wing from 10:30-11:30 with donut holes provided during the class and games and activities and stories from the Bible. Classes will end in the Chapel with some music at 11:30.
Join us as we dig in and explore: the fruits of the Spirits, parts of prayer, how God wants us to live, and how God cares for us. We will be using “Dig In’s Epic Teachings of the Bible” Sunday School Curriculum to explore these themes as we build a relationship with God. W will be using the Remind App to send at-home lessons and the Dig-In at Home.
FLY K-6- Wednesdays after school starting Sept. 14, meet up with Ms. Kristy for FLY K-6 for students grades Kindergarten-6th grade. During our time together we have a blast playing games, serving our community, learning about God, and exploring how God’s teachings apply to our daily lives. Kristy will meet the children at Kennedy school and then they will walk over to Roosevelt Park or ride in the church van to church if weather doesn’t permit us to be outside. Snack is provided. Pick up is at 5:00. Children may stay until 5:30 and can ride in the church van to FLC if attending Wednesday Dinner Church with their family. Friends are welcomed to join!
Vacation Bible School- This year in collaboration with Augustana, Bethlehem, Hope, and Zion Lutheran Churches we will be having Day Camp with Luther Crest on July 24-27 from 8:45-3:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church for students Kindergarten-6th grade. We will also be collaborating on Butterflies Vacation Bible School on July 24-27, 2023 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church for ages 0-5 years old.