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.





     Downloadable 2019-20 Registration Form (PDF)

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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.


     The month of February is all about Love! Our theme is “Playlist: God is Love.” All throughout the Bible,
the writers of Scripture remind us that God is love. From the creation of the world to God’s relentless pursuit
of us, God has shown time and again that love is most important. Even though we’ve all sinned, God loved
us enough to make a way for us to have a forever relationship with Him. The Gospels are full of moments
where Jesus prioritized love above all else, especially when He summed up the greatest commandment with:
Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus made this real when He showed us how much God loves
us by sacrificing His life for our sins.


Reminder:  Faithtime Kids will not meet on Wednesday, February 26 but all are invited
                   to attend worship for Ash Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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




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 The Sweetness of Forgetting
faith response to the author Kristin Harmel on Wednesday, February 12 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.

  • March’s book title is Mayday by Karen Harrington. This book is also the GMS 2020 “On the Same Page” community-wide read. Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas.
    After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice. Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate (“Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?”). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It’s not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn’t say. Hurry and pick up a copy today (GMS or the Resource Center) and begin reading this powerful coming-of-age story about the importance of finding your voice!






Adult Small Group - “A Glimpse at the Spirit of Islam”

Before September 11, 2001 most Americans knew little about Islam. In the aftermath, many people were compelled to ask questions about this religion and its followers. On three Wednesday evenings in February
(the 5th, 12th and 19th) we will view a video, learn about and discuss Islamic practices, history and core beliefs and note the differences and similarities with Christianity. We will learn the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. And we will, hopefully, move beyond stereotypes and toward loving our Muslin neighbors in a Christ-like way. Join the discussion in Grace Place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, February 5, 12 and 19. All are welcome!






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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