Youth First






Birdies for Charity




  First Lutheran has a generous history of supporting and encouraging our youth in attending
  LOMC for both the fall weekend retreat and the weeklong summer camp with the Andover
  cluster. We also take mission trips with our high school youth as well as going to the ELCA
  National Youth Gatherings. We have so many opportunities for our youth and need to be
  proactive in our fundraising efforts.

      Here’s how it works… we will be asking for pledges until July 8th for Birdies for Charity. Simply fill out
a pledge card that is available at the display located at the north end of the Fellowship Room with your contact information and pledge amount. Pledges need to be at least one penny per birdie OR can be a one-time flat donation. Once you fill the form out, please put the part of the form with your information on it in the offering plate or church office.

     After the tournament… you will be invoiced based on the number of birdies recorded. For example, if you pledge $0.01 per birdie and 2,000 birdies are recorded, you will be billed for $20. If you donated a flat fee you
will be invoiced for exactly that amount. First Lutheran Church will receive 100% of your donation. Best of all,
the tournament then takes its annual profits and adds a second “bonus” check of 5-10% to each organization.

So, for every $1.00 pledged and collected, the charity receives between $1.05 - $1.10. Tough to find a better
deal than that!

     You will also be able to guess the birdies and win a two-year lease on a 2018 Lexus NX

or other contest prizes!










                   ELCA National Youth Gathering
                          June 27-July 1, 2018

The theme for the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering is “This Changes Everything.” 

The theme verse is “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your

own doing, it is the gift of God.”   Ephesians 2:8


All the planning and fundraising is over! We are heading to Houston for the ELCA National Youth Gathering! Thank you to all who has donated and helped us get to this point in our journey. We are excited to be serving and sharing the love of Jesus Christ to the people of Houston! We are thrilled to have a great group of High School youth and adult leaders going to Houston:

Erik Bergren                   Hayes Murphy                 Pastor Matt

Hayden Curcuru              Anslee Plasschaert          Haylee Gustafson

Taylor DeSplinter            Andrew Schmidt              Margi Ficken

Logan Fitzpatrick            Emma Slaymaker  

Maddie Fitzpatrick           Hannah Stebly


Join us on Sunday, June 24 at the 10 a.m. service as we will be having a sendoff service for the Youth Gathering group. Keep them in your prayers for safe travels!


For more information about any of Firsts' High School Youth Ministries, please contact Haylee Gustafson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry at 944-3196 ( To sign up for events, please

see the Welcome Center sign up book.

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