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!

 


DINNER

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. Faithtime’s theme for the month of November, Hall Of Fame:  Everyone’s A VIP. We will be learning from fellow Hall of Famers in the Bible, David

and Daniel. Faithtime kids will see that all people have value because they were created in God’s image. God

values each of us so much that He sent Jesus to make it possible for us to have a forever relationship with Him. We follow God’s example when we show others that they have value, too.

 

Faithtime Christmas Market Donation

Faithtime will be having our very own Christmas Market on December 18. 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 Bloom, new small tools

and gadgets, etc. No toys, please. A donation box will be placed in the north end of the Fellowship Room. Questions? Contact Haylee Gustafson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry (youth@firstgeneseo.org).

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

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

 

 

 

 

Adult Education

 

First Book Club Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book It All Comes Back to You and faith response to the author Beth Duke on Wednesday, November 13 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.

 

  • December’s book title is Annie Freeman’s Fabulous traveling Funeral written by Kris Radish. For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends, the adventure begins with a UPS package. Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives. Katherine’s oldest and dearest friend, the irrepressible Annie Freeman, left one final request—a traveling funeral—and she wants the most important women in her life as “pallbearers.” From Sonoma to Manhattan, Katherine, Laura, Rebecca, Jill, and Marie will carry Annie’s ashes to the special places in her life. At every stop there’s
    a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting, and as they whoop it up across the country, attracting interest wherever they go, they share their deepest secrets—tales of broken hearts and second chances, missed opportunities and new beginnings. And as they grieve over what they’ve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them. . . Hurry and pick up a copy today and begin reading this heart-tugging journey to eternity that will put Kris Radish on the map—in a Red Cadillac!”

     


 2019-20 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB

 

 

Caring Conversations: Raised Together  The study and group discussion on our identity inChrist through his resurrection and what that means in our daily lives will conclude this month. Be sure to join us on Wednesday, November 6 & 20 from 6-7 p.m. in Classroom 5 on the second floor. Janet Larson will facilitate the study and discussion. 

 

 

 

 

Music  


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               

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.

 

                                 Wednesday Faithtime Schedule

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.

 

 

 

 

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