Children, toddlers & Youth--
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Children & Youth Faith Formation
Sunday School: Children ages 3 – grade 6 meet on Sundays during the school year from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Preschool and kindergarteners learn the classic bible stories, while grades 1-6 follow the scripture readings that are used in worship on Sunday mornings.
Confirmation: From September – May, 7-8th grade youth gather for confirmation on Sundays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. 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 on Reformation Sunday, which is October 29 this year. Confirmation Orientation for 7-10th graders and parents/guardians is Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 p.m.
CLASH and The Deep End: From September – May, 9-12th grade youth gather for CLASH (Christ Loves All Senior High) on Sundays from 9:15-10:15am, and The Deep End on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. CLASH and The Deep End include relationship building, topical conversation, bible study, service projects and fellowship events.
Girls Group: 7-12th grade girls gather on the 1st Wednesday of each month in the Family Room from 6-6:55 p.m. for topical discussions on significant life issues such as family relationships, mental health, the future, and tough decisions.
Children & Youth Music Programs
Whether it's song, or drums, or worship assistant roles, or readers, accolytes, or communion, our youth share with us in celebrating God's Work. Our Hands.
Salt & Light is a group for 7th-12th graders who want to express their faith creatively. They meet from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and participate in various worship services during the year.
Good News Choir is for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade and rehearses Wednesdays from 6 – 6:30 p.m. and sings in worship once a month. Together with the drumming group, they present a year-end concert. Contact choir director, Jodi Gustafson by calling the church office for more information. (612)729-2323.
The children’s drumming group has fun playing a variety of percussion instruments together. Spirit Drums is for Kindergarten through 6th grade and rehearses on Wednesday from 6:30 – 7 p.m. and shares music in worship once a month. For more information, email Director Kat Vann.