Growing in Faith Together First


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Growing in Faith Together


Our new weekend faith formation program for children, youth, and adults will began January 5 & 6!

The name of the program will be GIFT (Growing in Faith Together). To register for GIFT click here!


Adult small groups will meet on Saturdays at 4:15 p.m. in Grace Place and on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
in the Fellowship Room. We will begin on the weekend of January 5 & 6 with our new curriculum, Augsburg Adult Bible Studies. This is a year-round Bible study that is released quarterly and is based on a six-year cycle as found in the International Uniform Lesson Series (National Council of Churches). Written by an array of accomplished theologians, this series provides terrific insights into scrpture through questions, prayer, suggested memorization, and daily readings.


Each session:

• Explores the meaning of the text for the original writer and audience, and for today

• Includes a list of related texts for daily Bible reading

• Provides extensive background on each text and recommendations for leading the sessions


First Lutheran will provide Participant Books and Leader Guides.

   Our schedule for January is:

              January 5 & 6Hold Fast to God’s Love (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 and 2 John 4-11)

              January 12 & 13 Submit to God in Love (James 4:1-10)

              January 19 (Saturday only) — Submit to God in Christ (Philippians 1:12-21)

              January 26 (Saturday only) — Devote All to Christ (Philippians 2:1-11)


Please Note:  GIFT adult groups will not meet on Sundays, January 20 & 27, so that all can attend the Congregation Forum and the Annual Meeting.


Children and youth (ages 3-high school) will meet on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. We will gather in the Fellowship Room on January 6 for our first lesson. We will use the curriculum Whole People of God, which is lectionary-based.

   Our schedule for January is:

              January 6Rejoice! Your Light Has Come (Matthew 2:1-12)

              January 13“You Are My Beloved Child” (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22)

              January 20Revealing God’s Glory (John 2:1-11)

              January 27The Spirit of God Is Upon Me (Luke 4:14-21)