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.


A Note from Peter...

FLY, you are loved and missed!  Please know that the Youth Advisors and I are all available to chat, video chat, text, and email!  We are offering ways to virtually connect through Zoom and we’d love to see you in our online hangouts!  Let’s keep reaching out to each other and friends from school.  We are in this together.  Keep trusting in God and leaning on Him through this time.  He carries you.  He loves you.

9th Grade Confirmation Projects

Due to the pandemic, quarantine, and large size of our 9th grade confirmation class - the Faith Art & Faith Statement projects will be due by June 28. Videos of each confirmand’s presentation will be played during various worship services throughout July and August. A schedule of all of the videos will be published in next month’s Faith Notes. When government and health officials deem it’s safe for large gatherings to begin worshiping together in-person, Faith staff will schedule Confirmation Sunday and will notify all 9th graders and their families of the date (many weeks in advance).

Confirmation Project Zoom Meetings

To help you with your projects, all incoming 9th graders will be invited to Zoom with Peter on May 31 @ noon, June 28 @ 9:45am, and July 5 @ 9:45am. He will email you the Zoom link. 

Connect with FLY on Zoom!

It is so important for all of us to stay connected during this surreal time! Please join us on Zoom for encouragement, God’s Word, conversation, and laughter! We’re meeting online until it’s safe for us to meet together in-person. Hope to see your face online soon! *Links to the Zoom meetings have been emailed to every FLYer and college student. Email or text Peter if you need the link. 

Jr. FLY (7th & 8th grades) every Sunday morning @ 9:45am

Sr. FLY (9-12th grades) every Sunday evening @ 8pm

College Students/Young Adults every Wednesday evening @ 8pm

Sunday Night FLY Finale - June 14 @ 7pm

Join other FLYers on Zoom for our last SNFLY of the school year! We’ve been through a lot this year and it’s time to look back and see how God has been at work in each of our lives! Join us online for Bible study, games, and laughter with friends! *The Zoom link will be emailed. 

Senior Sunday – June 21

We’ll be recognizing our FLY seniors during both worship services (8:30 & 10:45am). We’ll learn a little more about each of them and pray for them as they begin this new chapter in their lives! They’ll receive their new self-study Bibles on their doorstep this month. :) 

 *Our annual FLY breakfast and weekly Dunkin’ Sundays are postponed until next year. :(

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.

*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 2019-20 Activity Release Form Here & Return to Peter

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!) *Bring $4 to purchase dinner at 6:30 on the 2nd Sundays of each month.  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

Watch the 2020 Mystery Night Highlights here

MANY THANKS to the 55 youth who attended our 2020 Mystery Night event!  Since you broke our attendance record, Moe's will be catering FREE burritos at a future SNFLY when we can meet together in-person again!

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

June 14


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 Syllabus

2019-20 Class Assignments

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 download a missed lesson presentation.

9th Gr. Confirmation

*NEW Schedule for Current 8th Grade Students

At the end of their 8th grade year, confirmands will complete their confirmation journey by attending a class led by Peter Johnson.  Peter will begin the class with a confirmand & parent meeting on May 31.

Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed by July 26.  Download the UPDATED 2020 project syllabus here.  The projects will be presented via videos during worship services in August & potentially September.

The Rite of Confirmation will be scheduled when it's safe for large groups to meet together for worship.  The new date will be communicated with families many weeks in advance of Confirmation Sunday.

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.  

Lord-willing, FLY will be serving two locations during the same week in 2021 (we had to postpone these trips in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic).  One team 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 New England for a Group Work Camp.  Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.


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! Join us in Houston for the 2022 National Youth Gathering!

Watch a highlight video from the 2019 Gathering!

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

You're finished with high school... now what?! 

While you'll always be a FLYer, we recognize that your needs are different than a high schooler. This group... this ministry is for you.  Expect to be encouraged in your faith journey through discussions & Bible studies, hang out with other young adults, and help plan future events for young adults. 

Be part of this ministry by joining our FLY Young Adults Facebook group or our FLY Young Adults Instagram.

Join our weekly Young Adult Zoom chat every Wed. @ 8pm!

Please direct all questions to McKayla Nolan or Peter Johnson.


Youth Minister

Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email:

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Greg Gerbasi

Stephanie Johnson

Matt Kime

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Mark Wood

Elizabeth Young