- 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 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.
Sunday Mornings @ Dunkin’
This summer, youth and young adults are invited to enjoy some donuts and coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts (Four Corners) every Sunday morning! We meet in between services from 9:45-10:30am. Please bring money for food. Youth advisors are able to transport youth to and from Dunkin.
Jr. FLY VBS Class
Jr. FLYers (7th & 8th graders) are invited to Faith's Vacation Bible School! Expect to have fun, sing songs, play games, and learn Bible stories at this summer’s Vacation Bible School (July 31-Aug. 4)!
Penfield Food Shelf - The Jr. FLY class will be volunteering at the Penfield Food Shelf during VBS on Thursday, Aug. 3. They’ll have an opportunity to sort food and clean the food shelf.
Jr. FLY Party – Jr. FLYers are also invited to the Jr. FLY Party at Renate Tindall’s home (1468 Penfield Center Rd) on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 7-10pm. Please bring: a swim suit, flashlight, and snacks! Expect to swim, play night games, and eat food! It’s going to be a FUN night!
Sponsorship Picnic – Aug. 12 @ 5pm
All work camp sponsors and families are invited to a picnic at Faith’s Outdoor Chapel! The work campers will share pictures and stories from their week in Michigan. Please bring a camp/lawn chair.
Youth-led Sunday Worship Services – Aug. 13
FLY work campers will be leading both services and sharing what God did during work camp. If you’d like to help with the services, please talk to Peter Johnson.
30 Hour Famine – Aug. 18-19
7th-12th graders, get ready to starve and sleep outside in cardboard shelters! We’ll be raising awareness of the poor and hungry people around the world, by experiencing it ourselves! FLY will be raising money for starving children around the world, too. Youth are invited to grab a donation packet in the Youth Room.
On Friday, Aug. 18, youth will begin to fast at 12am. Then the overnight event will begin at 7pm at Faith. Expect to play games, build cardboard shelters, learn about world hunger, and sleep in the shelters! We’ll finish our fast with a “break-THE-fast” at 6am on Saturday, Aug. 19. (Yes, you can drink liquids during the fast!)
Upcoming FLY Hang Times – 12:30-3pm
July 23 - "Pool Party" Come hang out with your friends at Robbie Schembri's house! Bring your swimsuit and a snack!
Aug. 13 – “Chalk the City!” We’ll begin this Hang Time at ?? and divide into teams to drive around town chalking the city with God’s Word and messages of love! We’ll then meet back at church at 2:30 for snacks. Parents: let Peter Johnson know if you can be a driver!
Aug. 27 – “Missionary Testimony” Come meet Lindsay Agor’s friend, Amanda, who is a Christian missionary! She’ll be sharing interesting stories and will answer any questions you may have. We’ll meet in the Youth Room and end our time together playing outdoor games.
*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.
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 snow cones (NEW this year) 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!
Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:
(no SNFLY during the Summer)
Sept. 10 - SNFLY Kick-off
- more dates & themes will be revealed this Aug. -
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.
SUNDAY SERVER SCHEDULE:
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.
*15 service hours and 15 sermon notes are due to Peter by the beginning of May 2017. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.
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 Music Room (Room 200) in September and October.
Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed by the end of September. Download project syllabus here. The projects will be presented during worship services in October. Confirmands will have a chance in early September to signup to present in October. Confirmation Sunday will be the last Sunday in October.
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.
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 2015, FLY served in Roanoke, Virginia. FLY's next trip will be to Midland, Michigan from July 21-29, 2017. Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.
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: www.lcmsgathering.com
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*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!
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