CARE     -    GROW     -    SERVE     -    PROCLAIM

Education Hour: 9 am - 9:45 am.  You and your family are invited to grow in your faith and in your knowledge of God’s Word!  Please join us in the First Lutheran Faith Journey!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: (3-year-olds through 6th Grade) 
Classes are offered for 3-year-olds through 6th Grade.  Sunday School begins with music and singing each Sunday morning in the Sanctuary from 9:45 – 10 AM.   ALL Sunday School Students, Preschool through 6th Grade, meet in the Sanctuary for the Opening.  The 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, students move to the Youth Room for a short video and then to Sunday School Classrooms for a Bible Lesson and group activities.  
A Combined 7th - 8th Grade Confirmation Class meets in Room 110.  Confirmation will be celebrated on Reformation Sunday, October 31 for four 9th Grade Students, who are: Isabella Curcio, Jackie Fairbanks, Thomas Holmes and Beorn Skjonsby.  Please contact Roger with any questions regarding the Confirmation Program.
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. High School students are invited to join us in the Sanctuary at 9:45 AM for the Sunday School Opening.  After the opening, our High School students will either stay with the Sunday School students (helping with activities and crafts) or will go to the Youth Room for a separate High School Class. 

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - Annual Youth Auction
The Annual Youth Auction supports the Youth Ministries of First Lutheran Church. This year’s auction will feature a “Beach Theme.” The Silent Auction and Appetizers begin at 12:15 PM. The Taco Bar Lunch begins at 12:45 PM and includes taco meat, chips, salad, toppings and vegetarian refried beans. The Cake and Live Auction begins at 1:30 PM.  Local Northshore Celebrity, Dale Amundsen, will serve as our Auctioneer. Donations for the Youth Auction are being received. Please contact Roger Steinke for auction and donation information.  Please join us!

Looking Ahead!  

Elementary Retreat at Camp Lutherwood in Bellingham

Friday, March 10 – Saturday, March 11, 2023
3:30 PM Friday to 8:00 PM Saturday
  Young people in Grades 1 – 6 are invited to attend the Camp Lutherwood Elementary Retreat on Friday, March 10 to Saturday, March 11.  This “Over Nighter” includes Bible Study, Campfire, Games, Music, Outdoor Experiences and much more!    Youth from other church groups will help fill the camp!  Be prepared for some ultimate camp fun!  Cost is $30 per person (includes Friday dinner & lodging and Saturday meals).   Please meet at the church at 3:30 PM on Friday.  We will leave at 3:45 PM on Friday and return to the church on Saturday night at 8:00 PM.    Rachel Jackman and Roger Steinke are attending as Adult Leaders.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 19.   Please Sign Up on the Youth Board!   Questions?  Ask Roger.

July 6 – 9, 2023 The Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG) at California Lutheran University. Youth entering Grades 9 – 12 in the Fall of 2023 (and 2023 High School Graduates) are all invited to attend. A group of youth and adults from First Lutheran Church Bothell is being assembled. Our group will leave Seattle on Wednesday, July 5th and return on either Tuesday, July 11th or Wednesday, July 12th. Please Sign-Up on the Youth Board. Registration for this event has opened. Please contact Roger with any questions regarding the WSYG.

Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27 Vacation Bible School at First Lutheran Church

Sunday, August 13 – Friday, August 18  Camp Lutherhaven Summer Mission Trip.
This event is open to Middle School and High School students. Please watch for more information.