Education for All Ages at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
It doesn’t matter if you are 3 or 103, we’ve got a place for you to grow in faith and be in community at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church! Check out these opportunities for people of all ages:
Christ & Culture In Literature & Film - Each month we ask: What is Your Story? How can contemporary films and fiction help us tell our own story? Come once to check out your favorite book, short story, or film; or join us every month. God's story, your story, and our story, in film and in fiction!
Children & Youth Fall through Spring Programs Sunday School: Children ages 3 – grade 6 meet on Sundays from 9:10-10:15 am, following the scripture readings that are used in worship on Sunday mornings. They begin all together with Sunday School Openings, and then head to class with their teachers.
Confirmation: 7-8th grade youth gather for confirmation on Sundays from 9:10-10:15am and Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm. For their third year of instruction, 9th graders join with 10-12th graders for CLASH and The Deep End for the majority of the year (see below). Students typically affirm their baptism (are confirmed) in the fall of 10th grade.
CLASH and The Deep End: 9-12th grade youth gather for CLASH (Christ Loves All Senior High) on Sundays from 9:10-10:15am*, and The Deep End on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm. The focus for CLASH is deeper Bible study, while The Deep End has more topical conversations and relationship building, with regular service projects and fellowship events.
Girls Group:7-12th grade girls are invited to gather on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7:00pm for topical discussions on relevant life issues such as family relationships, mental health, the future, and tough decisions. The group meets in the Family Room.
*All 7-12th grade youth gather first in the Family Room at 9:00 a.m. for Hot Hospitality (breakfast) before heading to confirmation and CLASH.
Adults… Faith & Life Conversations: Adults gather on Sundays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Bethel Room for topical conversations and Bible studies that are relevant for living out our faith in daily life.
Faith & Life Conversations, Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Nokomis Room (lower level)
Sunday, November 5 Exploring Stewardship – Stewardship is a contextual ministry. We bring our whole selves into the act of inviting, giving, and thanking. The language we use when talking about giving—moving from a paradigm of obligation to a paradigm of inspired choice to draw closer to God is deeply relational. What don't we know about stewardship…and why? Let’s explore new ways to think about our stewardship. *** Bible Study Groups and Circles The Faith Club: This group, for both men and women, meets on Wednesdays at 6:00pm in the church library. This is an ideal group for those with children in our choirs and drumming groups! If you are interested or need child care, please contact Patty Kendall at 612-729-2323 or email@example.com. The Faith Club meets on the same scheduled nights as children's programs. (No Faith Club during summer.)
Other Future Possibilities: A parent group, a hospitality group, men’s groups, a monthly book club…what’s your passion? Let us know!
Abilities or Disabilities? Be they physical, emotional, cognitive, or spiritual, each of us lives with “disabilities” to a certain extent. What matters most is what we do with the abilities with which we have been blessed. What is God calling us to do with our differing abilities, how do we include and support all people in our midst, and how do we impact society on our journey?
If you would like to talk more about how to get involved with a current faith formation offering, or explore the possibility of a new opportunity, please contact Director of Faith Formation Erica Larson at 612-729-2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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