We have Educational Opportunities for all ages!
- Adult Forum
- Confirmation (7th & 8th grade)
- Sunday School (Preschool – 12th grade)
- Vacation Bible School (age 5 – 6th grade)
- Women’s Bible Studies
- On Your Own!
Between worship services there is an opportunity for us to learn together as a congregation. Topics range in scope from what is happening in our world, church culture, and all the way to reflections on scripture and what God is calling us to experience today. Grab a cup of coffee and a goodie, then join us in the sanctuary for discussion at around 9:15 sometimes 9:30 and ending before the second service.
Confirmation – Confirmation is a two year cycle of learning and discovery about ourselves and about God. In general we begin confirmation in the 7th grade and finish up at the end of the 8th grade year where youth have the opportunity to affirm their baptism. While all our conversations are rooted in scripture, we spend one year focused on faith topics and the catechism and another year in Bible people and their stories. Our learning happens as we explore questions with each other trying to understand how God might be speaking into our own life.
Confirmation Class 2019!
Sunday School is on summer break. Sunday School will resume September 8, 2019 when you can sign your child up for one of these classes at Rally Sunday.
Sunday School Music – All Children and Youth Sunday School Classes begin at 9:15 by singing songs together until 9:30 when we break off into age appropriate classes. Parents are invited to join us for the singing.
Godly Play – 3 yrs & up – Located in the last classroom on the right in the Sunday School Wing, led by Candace Crews and volunteers, this program helps children learn about scripture and Christian life. The Godly Play concept combines storytelling, play and learning with participation in crafts & activities as a response to the story.
Connect – 4-6th Grade (flexible but must be able to read aloud) – Located in the last classroom on the left (open to the hall) in the Sunday School Wing, led by Laura Lease, Stefanie Kramer and volunteers, this class is a Bible-centered class that will spend this year, Year 1, studying the Old Testament. Connect will expand on what children have learned in Godly Play, adding the written Word and giving them a solid understanding of the history of God’s people. It will add context to who Jesus is and why Jesus is so important. Each child will receive their own Bible that will be used each week in class.
Godly Search – 7th Grade & up – Located in the first classroom on the right in the Sunday School Wing, led by Jeff Merkel and volunteers, the group will focus on ways to live out our faith in our families, schools and community. We’ll start with the book “E is for Ethics: How Kids talk about Morals, Values, and What Matters Most.” We’ll include forays into the life and stories of Jesus and the early church, and the challenges his first disciples faced following Jesus. Depending on who comes, and what experiences and resources they bring, we will shape upcoming topics and directions.
We offer two Women’s Bible studies that meet monthly. All women are welcome to attend.
2nd Saturday of the Month (September through May) at 11:00am to 12:30pm. Check the Calendar for dates and changes.
3rd Monday of the Month (all year) at 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Check the Calendar for dates and changes.
On Your Own
Here are several ways you can bring God’s Word into your daily life.
Pick up a copy of Word In Season from the entry at church. It is a quarterly booklet that offers daily devotional readings with suggested Bible readings. A large print version is available.
Do you want to learn more or delve deeper? Check out Working Preacher where Pastor Dustin does some of his sermon research.
Inspirational stories can be found at Living Lutheran. This online publication of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) provides a place for members and friends alike to find lively engagement in faith and life.