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 will resume Wednesday, September 11, 2019!

  • Registration forms will be sent out in August. We have some exciting changes to Faithtime
    and we’ll be sharing it next month! 


     Downloadable 2019-20 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


• Thank You for all who volunteered in Faithtime this year! You have helped make this Faithtime program year a success! We are so blessed to have had a wonderful team of volunteers and helpers! Can’t wait to see what next year has in store!





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


First Book Club Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book Caroline: Little House,

Revisited and faith response to the author Sarah Miller on Wednesday, April 17 (Please Note change in date)
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.


  • May’s book title is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. In 1974, when thirteen-year-old Leni
    Allbright’s volatile, unpredictable father, Ernt, a former POW, loses another job, he makes an
    impulsive, desperate decision:  he will move the family north, to Alaska, where they will live off
    the land in a spectacular wilderness. At first, the eighteen hour sunlit Alaskan summer days and
    the generosity of the locals make up for the family’s lack of preparation and dwindling resources,
    but winter in Alaska will reveal their every weakness. As the vast Alaskan landscape grows smaller
    and smaller in the darkness, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates, and the dangers outside of
    their remote homestead pale in comparison to the danger within. Hurry and pick up a copy today
    and begin reading this novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirt and the remarkable,
    enduring strength of women.





Caring Conversations — We will not meet formally during Lent but will resume after Easter. Life Way Women ministry is offering an on-line study, Just Open the Door, A Study of Biblical Hospitality beginning March 7.

See for more information.







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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