In July of 2019, 22 FLYers and 4 adults joined 25,000 other Lutheran teens from all over the world in Minneapolis, MN for the National Youth Gathering!  NYG is held every three years and is an AWESOME experience!  The week is filled with incredible worship, insightful speakers, amazing service opportunities, and great memories made with other Christians!

Watch a highlight video from the Gathering!

Upcoming NYG Team Events

July 21 @ 8:30 & 10:45am - Youth-led Worship Services

July 27 @ 5:30pm - Sponsorship Picnic @ Robbie's House

.  More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com

Talk to Peter if you have any questions!

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.


Incoming 9th grade students through College students: Please fill out this online Sr. FLY survey by June 16!

Jr. FLY Confirmation Class

The 7th & 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:40am (Sept.-May) in the Community Room.

Sr. FLY Sunday Morning Bible Class

Sr. FLY (9th-12th Gr.) have weekly Sunday morning Bible classes from 9:45-10:40am (Sept-June) in the Youth Room.

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 periodically sings during worship throughout the year (Sept.-June).  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.

Sunday Mornings in July & August

Youth and young adults are invited to enjoy some donuts and coffee at Dunkin Donuts (Four Corners) every Sunday morning this summer! We’ll 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. 

Hang Times

Youth and college students are invited to Hang Times this summer! 

July 28 @ 2:30-4pm – Bring your swimsuits and friends to Mari-Beth’s home. *Hang Time will occur after the VBS setup.

Aug. 11 @ 12:30-2pm - Enjoy a fun Photo Scavenger Hunt that will start after "worship in the park" and will end @ Faith.

Aug. 25 @ 12:30-2pm - Bring your swimsuits and friends to the Alello's Home for this end-of-the-summer party! 

Youth-Led Worship Services – July 21

Youth will be leading both worship services at Faith on July 21. They will also be sharing their experiences of what God did at the National Youth Gathering. If youth are interested in leading, sharing, playing an instrument, or singing – please talk to Peter Johnson ASAP. Thanks! 

Sponsorship Picnic – Saturday, July 27

All sponsors, Gathering participants, and their families are invited to the Sponsorship Picnic at Robbie Schembri’s home on Saturday, July 27 at 5:30pm. Come and enjoy great food and hear stories from the Gathering! Please bring lawn chairs. *Gathering participants, if your last name is: A-K bring a starch (potatoes/pasta); L-N bring a salad of some kind; S-W bring a dessert **Burgers, hot dogs & drinks will be provided! 

Jr. FLY VBS Class

Jr. FLYers (7th & 8th graders) are invited to Vacation Bible School! Expect to have fun, sing songs, play games, and learn Bible stories at this summer’s Vacation Bible School (July 29-Aug. 2)!  The class will also have a party & volunteer at the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf!

2020 FLY Group Work Camps - Sign-up Deadline is Aug. 18!

Everyone interested in serving in Wilmington, Delaware or Puerto Rico next summer are encouraged to download the info packet, fill out an online application, and submit a commitment deposit by Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.  Scroll down for more info.

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: https://www.remind.com/join and join this class: flyouth.

*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.


Download the 2018-19 Activity Release Form Here & Return to Peter

Sign-up HERE to Serve on Sunday Mornings in July

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 nightly topics are always relevant for teens as we grow together in our relationships with God & others.  The FLY Café is open from 6:30-9 where youth can purchase candy, soda, t-shirts, and other FLY merch. (Popcorn is always FREE!) Spin the Birthday Wheel for a fun birthday surprise!  The Nintendo Switch, air hockey, and foosball games can be played before and after Sunday Night FLY.

Friends are always welcome! 

 Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2019 Mystery Night Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

Sept. 8 - SNFLY Kick-Off!

Sept. 22 - SNFLY Remix

Oct. 13 - Stranger Things 1

Oct. 27 - Stranger Things 2

Nov. 10 - Cookies for College Students

Nov. 24 - Guest Speaker

Dec. 8 - Christmas Party


7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation

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


Confirmation students are required to serve in the acolyte, crucifer, and nursery assistant roles on Sunday mornings.  It is up to students to sign-up online and also find a substitute if they can't serve on their chosen Sunday(s).

Please note there are many other opportunities to serve on Sundays (usher, reader, greeter, PowerPoint operator, etc...). Talk to Peter for opportunities to serve!

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


2019-20 Class Info. Packet (Coming this Sept.)

2019-20 Class Assignments (Coming this Sept.)

2019-20 Class Schedule

*Service Hours Report

*Sermon Notes Form

*15 service hours and 15 sermon notes are due to Peter by May 1, 2020. 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 weekly class led by Peter Johnson.

Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed this fall.  Download the 2019 project syllabus here.  The projects will be presented during worship services in October (presentation schedule is set in September).

The Rite of Confirmation will be during the 2nd worship service at 10:45am on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Group pictures (w/ confirmation gowns on) and a brief walk-through of the service will begin at 9:45am in the Sanctuary that morning.

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 and 800+ other teens 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 2018, 24 FLYers served in Richwood, WV.  Richwood was devastated by floods in 2016 and we helped with the rebuilding effort.  

In 2020, FLY will be serving two locations during the same week.  One team of work camp alumni will head to Puerto Rico to help the island still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Our second team will join with other youth groups in Wilmington, DE for a Group Work Camp.  Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.

Please read through the entire Info Packet for your trip before completing the online application.

Wilmington, DE Info Packet

Wilmington, DE Online Application

Puerto Rico Info Packet

Puerto Rico Online Application

Your online application and Commitment Deposit ($100 for DE, $200 for PR) made out to "Faith Lutheran Youth" 

are due BY Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.


Youth Minister

Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email: flypenfield@gmail.com

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Greg Gerbasi

Stephanie Johnson

Matt Kime

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Kim Nadritch

Mari-Beth Schembri

Mark Wood

Elizabeth Young

*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!