Rally Day is September 9, and a new year of Sunday school will begin. The Education Hour begins at 9:45 AM and ends at 10:45 AM. You and your family are invited to grow in your faith and in your knowledge of God’s Word!!! Please join in the First Lutheran Church Faith Journey!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: (3 year-olds through 6th Grade)
Classes are offered for 3 year-olds through 6th Grade. A completed Sunday School Registration Form is needed for each student enrolling. Registration Forms are available in the Church narthex or online. A Sunday School Registration Station will be available on Rally Day, Sunday, 9/11, in the church narthex, with extra forms and a list of classroom locations.
A Sunday School “Opening” with music and singing happens each Sunday in the Sanctuary from 9:45 – 10 AM. ALL Sunday School Students, Preschool (starting with 3 year-olds) through 6th Grade, meet in the Sanctuary for an “Opening” starting at 9:45 AM. The Sunday School “Opening” includes special music (songs from Day Camp, VBS and the Hymnal), an introduction to the Theme of the Day, special guests and unexpected surprises! At 10 AM, after the Opening, students move to their Sunday School Classrooms for a Bible Lesson and group activities. Please join us!
CONFIRMATION CLASS: (Grades 7 - 8)
A Combined 7th - 8th Grade Confirmation Class meets in Room 110. Confirmation Registration Forms are available online or in the church narthex. Please contact Roger any with questions regarding the Confirmation Program. Confirmation retreat is Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27, at Camp Gilead in Carnation. Save the date!
THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: (Grades 9 – 12)
Through Bible Study and sharing, youth grow in their faith, learn to connect with each other in meaningful ways and explore ways to serve God and others. This class meets in “The Landing.” Registration forms are available online and in the narthex.
Fall Youth Events:
The Camp Gilead Fall Confirmation Retreat is on Friday, October 26th – Saturday, October 27th. All Confirmation students in Grades 7–8 are invited to attend the Camp Gilead Retreat in Carnation, WA! Students in Grades 9 – 12 are also invited to attend and help serve as Small Group Leaders (contact Roger if interested). Please meet at First Lutheran at 4 PM on Friday. We leave from the church at 4:15 PM and return to the church at 4 PM on Saturday. Activities include Bible Study, Games, Hayride, Put-Put, Pond Games and much more! Our friends from Peace Lutheran in Puyallup are joining us! Cost is only $30 per person (scholarship help is available). Please Sign-Up on the Youth Board.
College Care Package Donations!
This is one way our college students, many who live far away from home, are reminded that their church remembers them in thoughts and prayers. Donations of treats, snack foods and cookies are being received. Please look for the Care Package Donation Container in the Church Narthex. Your help with donations is greatly appreciated! Packages are being assembled on Sunday, October 28th.
College Student Current Address Updates!
Please forward your college student (‘s) current address to Roger by Sunday, October 21st, so that your student (‘s) can be included in the College Care Package shipments. Please join the effort and help spread some JOY! “Not everyone has a student in college, but anyone can help a college student!”
College Care Package Assembly, Sunday, October 28th, 12:15 – 2 PM
Elementary, Middle School and High School Youth are all invited to help assemble College Care Packages on Sunday, October 28th, starting at 12:15 and ending at 2 PM. A light lunch will be served. Help sort and bag cookies, divvy up collected treats, assemble packages, write and decorate personal notes. Donations for College Care Packages are being received through this Sunday.
“OPEN DOOR Ministries Auction” is on Saturday, November 3rd.
If you are interested in helping with or attending, please see Alexia Payne or Roger for information.
“Thanksgiving Dinner and Senior Recognition” is on Sunday, November 18th, from 2 - 4 PM
Youth in Grades 7 - 12 will help prepare and serve a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner to distinguished members of our congregation and community. Retired members of the church and community are invited to attend. Set up and cooking begins after the Sunday Morning Education Hour. Help is needed with setting up, cooking, serving and clean up! Please Sign Up on the Youth Board!