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!
Sunday School– “Be the Light,” in these dark days, you are the light for someone. Through your kindness to others, your love for your family, your love for our community and earth, and your love for God you help to let your light shine and lift those up around you to shine also.
FLY K-6- First Lutheran Youth Kindergarten- 6th grade is an after school program on Wednesdays at Roosevelt Park until 4:30 p.m. Children explore how Jesus relates to their lives today through stories, games, art, and play.
Vacation Bible School- This year in collaboration with Augustana we will be having Day Camp on June 29th from 9:00-3:00 p.m. at Augustana Church’s green space for grades Kindergarten-6th grade. We will also be collaborating on Butterflies Vacation Bible School on June 29th from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at First Lutheran’s Church green space for ages 0-5 years old. Click on the image to register. Please register by June 7th.