Wednesday Night FAITHTIME at FIRST!

Faithtime is an evening of “Sharing Christ’s Love” through fellowship, food, music & arts, games, and education
for children, youth, and adults. All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to participate (September-April) in any of Faithtime’s activities! Faithtime is in full swing!


     Downloadable 2018-19 Registration Form (PDF)

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Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday evening. The cost of the meal is
$2 for children ages 3 through 11, $4 for ages 12 through adult,
or $15 per family. Every week a dinner team will prepare a meal
for your enjoyment. A complete listing of the meals at will be
served can be viewed at the below link.





                              MESSAGE, MUSIC, MOTION & GAMES

The goal of the Faithtime Message, Music, Motion & Games is to provide Christian education and foster a love
for worship and a desire to use musical and artistic gifts for the glory of God.

Message: Children will learn the foundational stories of faith from the Bible.


Music: Children will proclaim their faith through singing, instruments and hand chimes.

Motion: Children will share their faith through crafts, theatre, puppets, service projects and much more!

Games: Children will engage in activities and games that relate to the weekly Message.  

        Worship Opportunities - All Faithtime children will be participating in the following services:

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. - Children will sing for worship

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 8:30 or 10 a.m.
       2nd-6th graders will assist with worship                                                                             K-3rd graders will receive Bibles

Attention Kindergarten & 3rd grade parents:  At weekend worship services on November 10 & 11, Kindergarteners will receive a Story Bible and 3rd graders will receive an NRSV Bible. The Opening the Bible

class for 3rd graders will be Sunday, November 4 at 11 a.m.

Christmas Program "Room for Christmas" - Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10 a.m.

  • Parents—please note there is one super important extra rehearsal: 
                   Saturday, December 15 from 9-10 a.m.

Musical "Elijah!" - Sunday, February 24, 2019 at both services


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. - 2nd-6th graders will sing for worship


Palm Sunday - April 14, 2019


Faithtime Christmas Market Donations

Faithtime will be having our very own Christmas Market on December 19. The children will be purchasing Christmas gifts with points that they have earned from Faithtime for their loved ones.
We are asking for donations of small knick knacks such as candles, Isabel Blooms, etc. A donation
box will be placed at the north end of the Fellowship Room. Questions, contact Haylee Gustafson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry (






Confirmation is designed to nurture and grow faith for our 7th & 8th grade students. It is an exciting opportunity for youth to continue to understand the Bible and their Lutheran faith and to experience God’s love. They meet with Pastor Laura or Pastor Matt and a dedicated team of adult mentors every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. for a lesson about the Bible or the Small Catechism. They also work with the Director of Youth & Family Ministries to complete service projects and have fellowship events throughout the year. 

October 24, 2018 - Boo-4-Food                                                                   

January 30, 2019 - Wingo                                                                              

April 10, 2019 - Spring Service Project & End -of-the-year Celebration




Adult Education

Caring Conversations: Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious meets in Room 5 on second floor from 6-7:30 p.m. Be sure to join us! Here’s Novembers schedule:


November 7      Choosing to Bounce Back:  Naaman’s servant girl

November 14    The Last Chapter Has Not Been Written Yet!  Elizabeth


This will be our last meeting until the new year. Watch the December Chimes for new series beginning in January!




First Book Club

Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “The First Phone Call from Heaven” and faith response to the author Mitch Albom on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. A listing of the 2018-19 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.

  • December’s book title is Wonder written by R. J. Palacio. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever
    you’re thinking, it’s probably worse
    . August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now,
    has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that 
    you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Hurry and pick up a copy today! 









Youth Music
Open to all! Music groups for 4th-9th graders...short term commitment. Give it a try! Practices will be held from

5:15–5:45 p.m. in the Choir Room on the following Wednesdays.

Activity                                Practice Dates                      Lead Worship               

Bells  (4th-9th graders)          October 3-24, 2018                October 28 at 8:30 a.m. service     

Band (6th-8th graders)          January 16-30, 2019               February 3   

Bells  (4th-9th graders)          February 6-27, 2019               March 6 at 6:30 p.m. service  



Sanctuary Choir: A vocal choir for adults, high school age and older. The Sanctuary Choir provides worship leadership and music at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service. The choir rehearses from 7–8 p.m. in the Choir Room.


                                 Wednesday Faithtime Schedule

3:15 p.m. Check In, Snack, Opening Activities
                        (Grades K-6)

3:45 p.m. Message, Music, Motion & Games Rotation

                    (Grades K-6) )

4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)

5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner Served

                        (During Lent 5:00-6:15 p.m.) 

5:15-5:45 p.m. Youth Music (Grades 4-9)

5:25-5:30 p.m. Closing in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)            

5:30 p.m. Check Out in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)

5:30 p.m. First Book Club

                 (Second Wednesday of each month) 

6:00 p.m. Adult Small Groups

6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Grades 7-8)

6:00 p.m. Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir


All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to join Faithtime activities at anytime. Please contact any member of the staff or the church office at 944-3196 to register for these activities.





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