Faith Lutheran Youth's purpose:

    • Every FLY activity will help you GROW in your faith and relationships with others.
    • There are countless ways to CONNECT with God and other youth in FLY.
    • God has called us to SERVE others, reflecting Christ to people in need.


Weekly Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Jr. FLY (7th & 8th Gr.) & Sr. FLY (9th-12th Gr.) have weekly Sunday morning Bible classes from 9:45-10:40am (Sept-June).

Jr. FLY Confirmation Class

The 7th & 8th grade confirmation class switches between Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings through Sept.-May.

Sr. FLY Small Group
9-12th grade youth are invited to Peter & Steph’s house on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Our group will be covering popular movie series and connecting them to Scripture!  Join us for this fun small group this year!


FLY Choir

Do you love to sing?  We’d love to have you join our FLY Choir for youth in grades 7-12!  This choir will periodically sing during worship throughout the year.  Rehearsals are before Sunday Night FLY from 6-7pm in the Music Room at church.  Please contact Elizabeth Balentine if you’d like to join or show up at our next rehearsal!  We’d love to have you join us!

We Need Flower City Work Camp Security & Other Volunteers! 

Faith Lutheran is once again hosting 100+ youth during Flower City Work Camp (Apr. 2-6). We are in need of security volunteers to make sure everyone in our facility is safe. If interested, please sign-up in the church concourse and apply online at: by Feb. 25. Once you apply for a shift(s) online, scroll to the bottom of the page and under “Notes,” mention that you’ll be security at Faith Lutheran. Please talk to Peter Johnson if you have any questions.

Sunday Night FLY – “We’re Gettin’ Weird – Part 2” – Feb. 25

Church history is full of interesting and weird stories. What do you know about gnosticism or the Council of Nicaea or the end times?! Come learn stories from church history as we finish our “We’re Gettin’ Weird” series in SNFLY! 

2018 Sr. FLY Winter Retreat – “Unshakeable” at Camp Casowasco – Mar. 2-4

King David was passionate about knowing God AND making Him known. Youth will be stretched and challenged not just to love God more deeply, but to talk about this unshakeable love with others who don’t know God. Our group will be staying at the beautiful Camp Casowasco and enjoying an EPIC tubing hill, outdoor games, in-depth Bible studies, and delicious food! It’s going to be an AWESOME Winter Retreat! *Download the poster/packing list here!

First Communion Class (Feb. 25-Mar. 25)

6th graders and their parents are invited to attend this 5-week class focusing on Holy Communion. The class meets in the Community Room and Pastor Ben and Peter Johnson are leading the class during Education Hour on Sundays (9:45-10:40am). This class will prepare 6th graders to receive Holy Communion for the first time on Maundy Thursday (Mar. 29). Please talk to Peter if you have any questions.

Sunday Night FLY – “Guest Speaker" - Mar. 11

Come discover who our guest speaker will be!  It'll be a night filled with stories of hope and joy!  Bring a friend to this great event!

Flower City Work Camp Meeting - Mar. 18

All youth attending Flower City Work Camp are invited to a pizza lunch and informational meeting on Sunday, Mar. 18 in the Youth Room after the late service.  We'll go over the work camp schedule, packing list, expectations, and answer any questions you may have.

Sunday Night FLY – “Leadership 101" - Mar. 25

Everyone has the potential to be a great leader!  Learn some principles, set some goals, and discover how you can be a Christian leader today and throughout your life!  Get ready for large and small group discussions and some crazy games throughout the night!  Youth will begin to plan the Apr. 22 youth-led Sunday Night FLY!

JOIN FLY’s Text-based Communication Service!

Sign-up to receive reminders, announcements, and other info about upcoming FLY events right to your phone here: and join this class: flyouth.


Download the 2017-18 Activity Release Form Here & Return to Peter

*For more info about these and other FLY events, please contact Peter Johnson (our Youth Minister) or check out the FLY page in our church newsletter here.

*Watch performances from our 2018 Coffee House HERE!

Sunday night fly

Youth in grades 7-12 meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month from 7-8:45pm in the FLY Room! We worship together, read God’s Word, talk in small groups, play large group games, eat lots of food, and more! The FLY Café is open from 6:30-9 where youth can buy hot dogs (NEW this year), snow cones, candy, soda, t-shirts, and other FLY merch. (Popcorn is always FREE!) Spin the Birthday Wheel for a fun birthday surprise!  The Xbox, air hockey, and foosball games can be played before and after Sunday Night FLY. 

Friends are always welcome! 

 Watch the promo here

Watch the 2017 FLY Mystery Night Highlights here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

Feb. 25 - We're Gettin' Weird - Part 2

Mar. 11 - Guest Speaker

Mar. 25 - Leadership 101

Apr. 8 - SNFLY Remix

Apr. 22 - Youth-led SNFLY

(No SNFLY in May)

June 10 - Mystery Night/SNFLY Finale!


7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation

7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am) and Tuesdays (6:30-7:30pm) in the Community Room at Faith (see class schedule below). Parents are encouraged to lead small groups on Tuesdays and attend on Sundays. If interested in leading a small group, please contact Peter Johnson.  


Confirmation students are placed into acolyte, crucifer, and nursery assistant rotations.  It is up to students to find a substitute.  Monthly schedules are posted in our church newsletters here.


2017-18 Class Info. Packet

2017-18 Class Assignments

2017-18 Class Schedule

*Service Hours Report

*Sermon Notes Form

*15 service hours and 15 sermon notes are due to Peter by the beginning of May 2018. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to view a missed lesson presentation.

9th Gr. Confirmation

In the fall of their 9th grade year, confirmands complete their confirmation journey by attending a Sunday morning class led by Peter Johnson. The class meets in the Community Room Sept. 10-Oct. 8.

Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed by Oct. 8.  Download project syllabus here.  The projects will be presented during worship services on Oct. 15 & 22. Confirmation Sunday will be Oct. 29.

The Rite of Confirmation will be during the 2nd worship service at 10:45am on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Group pictures (w/ confirmation gowns on) and a brief walk-through of the service will begin at 9:45am in the Sanctuary that morning.

**Acolyte & Crucifer Training Videos can be found online here.

Youth Mission Trips

Spring Work Camp

Junior & senior high students serve at Flower City Work Camp during Spring Break every year.  FLY joins forces with 50+ other area churches to repair homes in downtown Rochester while sharing the love of Jesus with residents.  Many youth and adults are needed to make Flower City happen.  Talk to Peter if you're feeling led to join us.

Summer Work Camp

Youth in high school and college serve on week-long mission trips throughout the country every summer FLY doesn't attend a National Youth Gathering. FLY partners with Group Mission Trips to repair homes and share the love of Jesus with home-owners.  In 2017, FLY served in Midland, Michigan.  In 2018, FLY will be serving in Richwood, WV.  Richwood was devastated by floods in 2016 and we will be helping with the rebuilding effort.  Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.

2018 Work Camp Payment Schedule

FLY Volunteer Work Hours Policy

2018 Work Camp Commitment Form


In July 2016, 23 youth and 6 adults from Faith joined thousands of other Lutherans in New Orleans for the National Youth Gathering! NYG is held every three years and it's always an AWESOME experience! The week was filled with incredible worship, insightful speakers, amazing service opportunities, and great memories made with other Christians! In July of 2019, FLY will be attending the Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota!  Tons of details about the trip will be posted in the summer of 2018.  More info about the Gathering can be found online here:


Youth Minister

Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970   Email:

Youth Advisors

Lindsay Agor

Cris Alello

Greg Gerbasi

Stephanie Johnson

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Mari-Beth Schembri

Mark Wood

*Want to be a FLY Youth Advisor?!

Our youth group is in need of more adults to walk alongside our teens. It doesn’t mean you have to have all of the answers or act like you do… Teens just need adults who are genuine and real with them. Advisors help with various youth events (but not all events), some teach, while others prefer behind-the-scenes details. Please pray about being part of this dynamic and growing ministry! If interested, please talk to Peter Johnson. Many thanks to all of our past and current Youth Advisors! God is doing big things in FLY!