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.
FAITHTIME DINNER MENU
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.
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 Party!
Faithtime will be having a Christmas Party on December 19. Have your children dress in their
most festive outfit! We will be playing fun holiday games, watching a Christmas movie and
shopping the Christmas Market! It is a fun day they don’t want to miss!
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
Mission Stories — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a Mission trip overseas? Come and learn about it! At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in December in the Sanctuary, presenters will share about their experiences this past year:
December 5 Romania – Janet Larson, with Another Child Foundation
December 12 India – Pastor Reed Pedersen, with the Northern Illinois Synod
December 19 Haiti – Michelle Plasschaert and Hannah Stebly, with Grace United Methodist Church
First Book Club — Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “Wonder” and faith response
to the author R. J. Palacio on Wednesday, December 12 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.
January’s book title is Before We Were Yours written by Lisa Wingate. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old
Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but
they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Hurry and pick up a copy today!
2018-19 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Caring Conversations will begin again on Wednesday, January 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Classroom 5. This six
week session willbe a video series with Beth Moore. “Over the 6 sessions this study helps foster a sojourner and adventurer mentality reminding women that they are wired to ask questions and yearn for a deeper relationship with God.” Lifeway Publishers. A study journal is available for $15 and can be ordered through Janet Larson or
the church office. Informational poster is located in the Fellowship Room.
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.
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.