CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES
We seek to connect all generations to Jesus Christ and one another through faith experiences to grow in God’s grace and love.
Connect CYF ministries with Worship experience
Strengthen the bond of home and church
Build relationships across generations
WHEN: Monday mornings starting Oct 2nd, 9:30am to 11:30am
WHO: Preschool Age kids
WHAT: Come and enjoy biblical stories, fun crafts and games, songs, puppet shows and so much more!
Wednesday Evening GIG - Classroom instruction by grade level from 6:30 - 7:30 for Grades 2 - 6.
Sunday Morning GIG - All ages group Sunday School for anyone in grades 2 through Age 99 from 9:15 - 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Sprouting in Faith - Classroom instruction for children ages 3 through 1st grade on
Sunday Morning from 9:15 - 10:00. Parents do not need to stay with child but if that is needed with the young children that is okay as well.
1st Sunday of Each Month is Craft Sunday at GIG. Sign up is encouraged to plan for supplies.
3rd Sunday of Each Month from 9:05 - 9:15 - "Children's Choir" - more information will be sent out to families in January. For anyone age 3 through 6th grade.
4th Sunday of Each Month - Kids will sing during the 10 AM Worship Service. This is also the Sunday that the Jr. High and Sr. High Band plays during worship.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FAITH
WHEN: Wednesday evenings after our Meal/Worship starting September 20th, 6:30 - 7:30
WHO:· 3rd through 6th Graders
WHAT: Join other children and youth close to their own age and take a fun and interesting dive into many of the bibles better know stories!
Youth Coffee House
WHEN: Wednesday after school from 3:30 to 5:30
WHO: 7th through 9th graders
WHAT: Come after school for a snack and a place to hang out, relax, do homework, and play some games in a God centered environment
WHEN: Wednesday night after our Meal/Worship 6:30 - 8:00
WHO: 7th through 10th Graders
WHAT: Through our 3-year confirmation program our youth will be learning about and experiencing their faith in new and challenging ways. Through a diverse curriculum that melds service, study, fun, fellowship, mentors and retreats, we aim to walk with all of our amazing youth as they grow in their faith.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY - "GOD'S WORD - OUR LIFE"
WHEN: Wednesday evenings after our Meal/Worship, 6:30 - 7:30
WHO: · High School and Adults of all ages
WHAT: We are pleased to invite people of all ages to our study that will be happening on Wednesday nights. We will be going through a variety of different topics with our aim being discussion and fellowship. We hope you can make it!
About the Ministry: Milestones are a once a year class designed for parents and their children as we fulfill promises made at baptism and walk in our faith journey together.
Milestone events include:
Teaching time for parents with their child on an important faith topic
A remembrance or take home item to bring faith to life at home
Connective experience in worship to mark what was learned
2nd Wednesday of each month
Our Confirmation Ministry has been a partner with the Temple Baptist Church’s Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen in Brainerd for more than 10 years. On the second Wednesday of each month the meal is cooked at First Lutheran. It is then loaded into the van with a confirmation small group and their adult companions. They setup the meal, serve it, and cleanup. In the past ten years our group alone has served more than 6,000 meals. Home-made dessert is something that is much appreciated by the hungry patrons.
Would you be willing to make a pan of bars, cake, or cookies to send with our local missionaries? Please check the dates in the box and sign up in the hallway at church. We need to send about 6-8 dozen per time.