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 will resume Wednesday,
September 11, 2019!
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.
FAITHTIME DINNER MENU
MESSAGE, MUSIC & MOTION
The goal of Faithtime Kids Message, Music & Motion 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. September’s theme is Trek: An adventure in Trust. Faithtime Kids will be exploring the story of Joseph and how he learned what it meant
to trust God through difficulty.
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 “1984” and faith response to
the author George Orwell on Wednesday, September 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.
- October’s book title is The Dollmaker of Krakow written by R. M. Romeo. In the land of dolls, there is
magic. In the land of humans, there is war. Everywhere there is pain. But together there is hope. Karolina
is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Kraków, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked past. The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina’s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin-playing father and his daughter—that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him. But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Karolina and the Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help save them, no matter what the risks. Hurry and pick up a copy today and begin reading this timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history.
2019-20 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Caring Conversations will begin on Wednesday, September 18 with a study of Colossians, Raised Together.
The group discussion will focus on our identity in Christ through his resurrection and what that means in our daily lives. The group is open to all ages and genders! We will meet in Classroom 5 on the second floor from 6-7 p.m. Janet Larson will facilitate the study and discussion.
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.