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 is in full swing!

 

     Downloadable 2018-19 Registration Form (PDF)

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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

 

 

                              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

 

Faithtime Christmas Party!

Faithtime will be having a Christmas Party on December 19. Have your children dress in their
most festive outfit! We will be playing fun holiday games, watching a Christmas movie and
shopping the Christmas Market! It is a fun day they don’t want to miss!

 

 

 

 

 

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 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

Mission Stories — Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a Mission trip overseas? Come and learn about it! At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in December in the Sanctuary, presenters will share about their experiences this past year:

 

December 5        Romania – Janet Larson, with Another Child Foundation

December 12      India – Pastor Reed Pedersen, with the Northern Illinois Synod

December 19      Haiti – Michelle Plasschaert and Hannah Stebly, with Grace United Methodist Church

 

 

First Book Club Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “Wonder” and faith response
to the
author R. J. Palacio on Wednesday, December 12 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.

 

  • January’s book title is Before We Were Yours written by Lisa Wingate. Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old
    Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but
    they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Hurry and pick up a copy today! 

 

 2018-19 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB

 

 

Caring Conversations will begin again on Wednesday, January 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Classroom 5. This six

week session willbe a video series with Beth Moore. “Over the 6 sessions this study helps foster a sojourner and adventurer mentality reminding women that they are wired to ask questions and yearn for a deeper relationship with God.” Lifeway Publishers. A study journal is available for $15 and can be ordered through Janet Larson or

the church office. Informational poster is located in the Fellowship Room.  

 

 

 

 

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               

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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