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!
Downloadable Registration Form (PDF)
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Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6:15 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.
FAITHTIME DINNER MENU
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 - Faithtime children K-6 will be participating in the following worship services:
Reformation Celebration - Sunday, October 29 at 9:15 a.m.
Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m.
"Journey to Bethlehem" Christmas Program - Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
Holy Week - Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Grades K, 1 & 2)
Maundy Thursday - March 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Musical "A Technicolor Promise " - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:30 & 10 a.m.
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 Ministry to complete service projects and have fellowship events throughout the year.
First Book Club
Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book "Ghost" and faith response to the author Jason Reynolds on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. Linda Storm is the facilitator of this group.
A listing of the 2017-18 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
April’s book title is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The Victorian language of flowers
was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses
for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection
to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
2017-18 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Open to all! Music groups for 6th-12th 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 January 10-January 31, 2018 February 4 at 8:30 a.m.
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.
(Rehearsals begin Wednesay, August 31.)
3:15 p.m. Check In, Snack, Opening Activities
3:45 p.m. Message, Music, Motion & Games Rotation
(Grades K-6) )
4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)
5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner Served
5:15-5:45 p.m. Youth Music (Grades 6-12)
5:20-5:30 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)
5:45 p.m. Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)
6:00 p.m. Adult Education (Select Wednesdays each month)
6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Grades 7-8)
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.