Faith Formation Ministries support families as they nurture their kids' faith. If you have any questions please contact our Faith Formation team.
Age 0-4 yearsSunday Once a Month 10:00 amResource: Frolic First Bible
This family time provides opportunity for families of littles and their siblings to connect and share experiences as well as children to meet other families in a similar stage of life. Parents and children experience age appropriate faith activities and learning together. A small interactive bible time anchors playtime and parent discussion. Light snacks and coffee are available.
ECHO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Age 3-5th gradeSundays during 9:00 am WorshipResource: Spark Story Bible
ECHO Sunday School supports both parents and children during worship. Following the Ministry Moment, children leave the worship space with leaders to sing, echo the Bible story, and play together. Children return to their parents at the sharing of the peace.
CAFE SUNDAY SCHOOL
Grades 6-12Sundays: 10:45 amResource: ELCA Faith Lens
Cafe Sunday School incorporates the emerging independence of tweens and teens by walking to one of our local coffee shops to sip and discuss the current ELCA Faith Lens Blog. The blog guides our discussion of world events, the gospel lesson, connecting it to everyday life, and how we begin to refine our personal view.
Grades 6-8Sunday Once a Month
“Affirmation of Baptism,” known as confirmation, is an opportunity for tweens / teens to learn about what shapes our faith in order to assume the responsibility of their faith from the promises made by their parents, sponsors and congregation at baptism. It is also an opportunity to grow in knowledge and appreciation of our faith and faith traditions.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Graces 8-12Sunday Once a Month
Our youth group for high school students meets to share a meal, engage in lively discussion, enjoy fellowship, and participate in occasional service projects. Students also have the opportunity to participate in yearly summer Service Learning trips including the triennial ELCA Youth Gathering.
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Post High SchoolOnce a Month
Alongside the Lutheran Student Community activities, this bible study and fellowship time extends the familiarity of Grace Youth as they transition out of high school and remain connected to our faith community
Age 0 - Young Adult
Our Milestones Ministry accompanies members of our Grace family through the vital landmarks of their lives, celebrating milestones with events, activities, and physical representations of God’s presence. The milestones we celebrate and recognize with gifts during worship are birth, baptism, Holy Communion, and Affirmation of Baptism, receiving a new Bible, Confirmation, and graduation. Crosses, photos, Bibles, baby blankets and other items remind us that God is always with us.
HOLY COMMUNION INSTRUCTION
Any ageLate October
This is designed to provide instructions and learn about the background of communion.
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