Children of all ages Grow in Faith, Go in Grace, and Serve the Lord.
Children Grow in Faith
Worship at 8:15 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings as a family –Children of all ages enjoy the children’s message
Sunday School classes (9:15 Sunday mornings school year)
Faith- Formation monthly classes (all youth)
Vacation Bible School (summer): songs, stories, crafts & games
Through prayer: Each child is paired with an All God’s Children prayer partner.
Musical and plays – acting and singing!
Children Serve the Lord
Children actively engage in inter-generational service projects of the congregation;
Children Go in Grace!
Children go out into their communities and school strengthened and nurtured by the love and grace of God and encouraged by adult and youth leaders and mentors.
Youth are engaged and active, full participants in the whole life of the church at Faith-Lilac Way.
Youth Grow in Faith
At worship, youth regularly read lessons, usher, play instruments, sing and act in plays and musicals, acolyte, serve communion and serve as greeters;
In monthly Sunday Morning Faith-formation classes;
Wednesday night and Sunday morning Confirmation classes (See Confirmation)
WILDFIRE activities (a collaborative ministry of 8 Lutheran churches);
Through prayer – each youth is paired with a Cherish All Children prayer partner who prays for them.
Through Fun! (lock-ins, retreats, fun events and outings)
Youth Serve the Lord
Service projects throughout the year (Feed My Starving Children; 30 hour famine, leaf-raking, Second Harvest, Servant fairs)
Summer Mission Trip
Youth Go in Grace
Youth go out into their communities and school strengthened and nurtured by the love and grace of God and supported by the Faith-Lilac Way caring community.
In the Confirmation program, students work with the pastor, the intern pastor and senior high youth and adult mentors to Grow in Faith, Go in Grace and Serve the Lord.
Grow in Faith
We have a three year program of study of: The Bible (both Old and New Testaments) and the Catechism and the church and the world around us taught by the pastor and/or the intern pastor. Senior High and Adult mentors also share their faith experiences. When they are confirmed, the Confirmands are able to write and share their own faith statement.
Go in Grace
As in the wider Youth program, Confirmands take their learning out into community with them, sharing God’s grace through word and deed.
Serve the Lord
Service is a key element of the Confirmation program. Confirmands learn about service first hand – both by serving and by being served.