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: 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?
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.
Sunday, September 23: Created for Community – We are created to be together, and to walk alongside and encourage one another. Gathering together in Christ is essential for us to grow in and share the love that Jesus has for all people. We’ll begin the fall by sharing our stories and building community together!
Next Week: Protect Our Flock – Accidents happen, situations happen, are we prepared? In the case of an emergency, would you know what to do? Where to go? Who to call? We will discuss church watch program, fire emergency, severe weather shelter area, slips & falls, calling 911, how to use an AED defibrillator, and more. Come to learn and share your ideas on how we can keep our church family safe! October 7: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – For Mental Illness Awareness Sunday, we’ll learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. Kay King from NAMI MN will present this one-hour class for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention.
*** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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 email@example.com
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