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!
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Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6:15 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 - Faithtime children K-6 will be participating in the following worship services:
Reformation Celebration - Sunday, October 29 at 9:15 a.m.
Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m.
"Journey to Bethlehem" Christmas Program - Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
Holy Week - Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Grades K, 1 & 2)
Maundy Thursday - March 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Musical "A Technicolor Promise " - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:30 & 10 a.m.
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 Ministry to complete service projects and have fellowship events throughout the year.
First Book Club
Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book "A Winter Dream" and faith response to the author Richard Paul Evans on Wednesday, February 21 (please note the change in date) at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. Linda Storm is the facilitator of this group. A listing of the 2017-18 book titles and authors can be viewed at
the below link.
March’s book title is Ghost by Jason Reynolds. This book is also the GMS 2018 “On the Same Page” community book selection. Running. That’s all Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known.
But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons—it all started with running away from his father,
who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then
down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing
problems—and running away from them—until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who sees
something in Ghost: crazy natural talent. If Ghost can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he
could be the best sprinter in the city. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed, or will his past
finally catch up to him? Hurry and pick up a copy today at the GMS or at the Resource Center.
2017-18 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Adult Education on Wednesdays
Join us for a study of the Gospel of Mark, continuing on Wednesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. in Grace Place.
We will take a break from Wednesday evening Bible Study during Lent and look to resume after Easter.
Open to all! Music groups for 6th-12th 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 January 10-January 31, 2018 February 4 at 8:30 a.m.
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.
(Rehearsals begin Wednesay, August 31.)
3:15 p.m. Check In, Snack, Opening Activities
3:45 p.m. Message, Music, Motion & Games Rotation
(Grades K-6) )
4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)
5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner Served
5:15-5:45 p.m. Youth Music (Grades 6-12)
5:20-5:30 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)
5:45 p.m. Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)
6:00 p.m. Adult Education (Select Wednesdays each month)
6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Grades 7-8)
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.