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.
We are offering a monthly take home lesson. This would be a take home bag or box containing a Bible lesson with activities to go with that lesson that are age appropriate for your children (ages 1 through 6th grade). Pick up or delivery is available the first Sunday of the month. Please register online: https://forms.gle/LTCzmkKL5TeQdQW27
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, Hope, and Zion Lutheran Churches we present VBS To-Go. VBS To-Go is centered around a story, for our little children it is Noah’s Ark, for our big children it is Go Make Disciples. The bags are full of fun activities and even some activities that will get you moving. In our older children’s bag, there is a registration form for Luther Crest Day Camp which will be held viritually in August.