A new year of Sunday School and Education Classes will begin on Sunday, September 10. 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 - 9)
A Combined 7th - 9th Grade Confirmation Class meets in Room 110 (new classroom). Confirmation Registration Forms are available online or in the church narthex. Please contact Roger any with questions regarding the Confirmation Program.
THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: (Grades 10 – 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.”
July and August 2017 CHILDREN’S & YOUTH EVENTS
Junior High Mission Trip Information Meeting, Tuesday, July 11, starting at 7 PM
Important information about our Mission Trip will be shared, discussed and presented at this meeting.
Junior High Summer Mission Trip to Camp Lutherhaven in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho July 16 – 21
We will work together and serve Jesus at this premier Christian Camp! Experiences will include: Work Projects at Camp Lutherhaven, Campfires, Craft Projects, Hiking, a visit to Silverwood Theme Park, Team Building Initiatives, a day at Shoshone Mountain Retreat, Climbing Tower Time and Zip Line Rides. Situated on scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene, Lutherhaven offers many waterfront activities, which include swimming, canoeing, water slides and plenty of “Water Fun in the Sun!” Please meet at First Lutheran on Sunday, July 16 at 9 AM. We return to First Lutheran on Friday, July 21 by 6 PM.
“Masterpiece!” 2017 Vacation Bible School & Summer Day Camp: Monday, 7/31 - Thursday, 8/3
The Preschool and Kindergarten students meet from 9 AM – Noon, Monday – Thursday. Students in Grades 1 – 5 meet from 9 AM – 3 PM, Monday – Thursday (Lunch is included). Lutherhaven Ministries (Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho) will help lead this Day Camp experience for students entering Grades 1 - 5 (in the Fall of 2017). The Lutherhaven Day Camp Team will lead the program (Bible studies, crafts, games, songs and worship). A special celebration with inflatables and a Closing Worship with dinner is planned for Thursday! Registration Forms are available at the church and on the church website.
Youth Day Hike at Mt. Rainier, Wednesday, August 16th, 7:15 AM – 9 PM
All youth in Grades 7 – 12 are invited to attend this Day Hike at Mt. Rainier. We will leave from First Lutheran at 7:15 AM and meet our friends at Peace Lutheran in Puyallup. Our combined groups will then be led on a 6 to 8 mile Day Hike by a retired Naturalist from the National Park Service (Sue is a member of Peace Lutheran). This will be a different hike than the August 2016 hike to Paradise Glacier. Join us on this FUN Adventure! Please sign up on the Youth Board!
Rally Day: The Start of Sunday School and the return of Pastor Tor Berg Sunday, September 10th
Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth and Adult Education Classes all resume on Sunday, September 10th. We also return to our Regular Worship Service Schedule with services at both 8:30 and 11 AM. The congregation is invited to a special “Welcome Back” Reception for Pastor Berg that afternoon. This takes the place of the Rally Day Church Picnic. Please join us!