Wednesday Night FAITHTIME at FIRST!
Faithtime is an afternoon and evening of “Sharing Christ’s Love” through fellowship, music, education,
and a meal 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!
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
Downloadable 2019-20 Registration Form (PDF)
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MESSAGE, MUSIC & MOTION
The goal of Faithtime Kids Message, Music & Motion is to provide Christian education and foster a love for worship and adesire to use musical and artistic gifts for the glory of God. This month’s series is Unboxed! –
Find the Joy. We “unbox” the best gift of all when we remember how God sent Jesus to be our Savior. With
that kind of joy, we can always find a way to be happy—even when things don’t go our way.
Please Note: No Faithtime on Wednesday, December 25 and January 1, 2020.
Faithtime Christmas Party!
Faithtime will be having a Christmas Party on December 18. Have your children dress in their most festive outfit! We will be playing fun holiday games and shopping the Christmas Market! It is a fun
day they don’t want to miss!
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, service projects, activities and games!
Worship Opportunities - All Faithtime children will be participating in the following services:
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 8:15 or 10:30 a.m.
K & 3rd graders will recieve Bibles
Christmas Program "All About That Baby" - Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020
Easter Musical "Because He Lives" - Sunday, April 19, 2020 at both services
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, to experience God’s love,
and to connect with their siblings in Christ in meaningful ways. They meet with Pastor Laura 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 Haylee Gustafson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry, to complete service
projects and have special events throughout the year.
October 30, 2019 - Boo-4-Food
January 29, 2020 - Wingo
April 29, 2020 - End-of-the-year Celebration
First Book Club — Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “Annie Freeman’s Fabulous traveling Funeral” and faith response to the author Kris Radish on Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. in
Grace Place. A listing of the 2019-20 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
January’s book title is Only Child written by Rhiannon Navin. Squeezed into a coat closet with his classmates and teacher, first grader Zach Taylor can hear gunshots ringing through the halls of his school. A gunman
has entered the building, taking nineteen lives and irrevocably changing the very fabric of this close-knit community. While Zach's mother pursues a quest for justice against the shooter's parents, holding them responsible for their son's actions, Zach retreats into his super-secret hideout and loses himself in a world
of books and art. Armed with his newfound understanding, and with the optimism and stubbornness only
a child could have, Zach sets out on a captivating journey towards healing and forgiveness, determined
to help the adults in his life rediscover the universal truths of love and compassion needed to pull them through their darkest hours. Hurry and pick up a copy of this novel that is narrated by an unforgettable
six-year-old boy who reminds us that sometimes the littlest bodies hold the biggest hearts and the
quietest voices speak the loudest.
2019-20 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
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
Band (6th-9th graders) September 16-October 9, 2019 October 13 at 8:15 a.m. service
Bells (4th-9th graders) October 9-November 20, 2019 November 27 at 6:30 p.m. service
Bells (4th-9th graders) January 15-February 19, 2020 February 26 at 6:30 p.m. service
Band (6th-9th graders) March 11-April 1, 2020 April 5 at 8:15 a.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.
3:15 p.m. Check In & Snack (Grades K-6)
3:40 p.m. Large Group Opening (Grades K-6)
4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)
4:05 p.m. Message, Music & Motion Rotations
(Grades K-6) )
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. 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.