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.


Thank you...

 -To the 50 students who attended our Sunday Night FLY Kick-off on Sept. 11!  Many thanks to Smoothies Plus for providing FREE ice cream for everyone!

-To everyone who volunteered and supported FLY through our Trashplate FUNdraiser on Sept. 11!  All funds benefit students attending retreats and work camps this year!

Jr. FLY Confirmation Class – Sundays @ 9:45-10:40am

7th & 8th grade students are going through “The Story” on Sundays with Pastor Peter and Pastor Ben. All classes are in-person in Room 204. If you miss a class, you can download the PowerPoint presentation online here.

Sunday Morning Sr. FLY Class - Sundays @ 9:45-10:40am

High school students are invited to check out the Sunday Morning Sr. FLY Class this year, as we’ll be connecting Biblical truths to topics that are relevant to you. Plus, enjoy a cereal buffet every Sunday!  If 14 or more students attend, we'll serve a hot breakfast on a Sunday morning!  You don’t want to miss these awesome opportunities to grow in your faith in Jesus with other Sr. FLYers! 

Jr. FLY Fall Retreat – Sept. 30-Oct. 2

7th-9th graders are invited to enjoy outdoor activities, dig into Scripture, and have a blast at our annual Jr. FLY Fall Retreat on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Camp Stella Maris! It’s going to be an awesome weekend and a great way to start our year together! We have the entire Wegman House reserved for our group! $160 deposit and registration are both due by Friday, Sept. 23. Financial help is available upon request. Register here. Download the poster/packing list here.  Friends are invited to attend this, too!

October is Confirmation Month at Faith!

At worship services on Oct. 9th, 16th, and 23rd, different 9th grade confirmands will be presenting their Faith Art & Faith Statement Projects. Confirmands will be sharing their faith in Christ through an original piece of art and an essay. Their projects will be displayed in the Concourse leading up to Confirmation Sunday on Oct. 30. They will publicly confirm their baptismal faith that day at the 10:45 service. Please pray for these confirmands as they publicly confess their faith in Christ!  

Sunday Night FLY - "Jesus in Pop Culture" + "SNFLY Late Night" - Oct. 9

When we view the world with our Christian “lens,” we see that the Story of God is everywhere!  Join us on Oct. 9 as we discover Christian themes in popular movies, books, and songs!  You’ll also get a FREE chocolate milk in honor of the FLY Room’s chocolate milk’s birthday! :D

PLUS, high school students are invited to Sunday Night FLY “Late Night” from 8:45-10pm! We’ll be staying up late together while enjoying snacks, games, and video games! *There’s no school the next day, so stay up late with your friends at Late Night!


Walking Taco FUNdraiser – Oct. 16

Help out at FLY’s first Walking Taco FUNdraiser! What’s a walking taco you ask? Grab a small Nacho Cheese Doritos bag, add some seasoned meat, sprinkle on some lettuce, cheese, and salsa – and voilà - a walking taco! Join us under the tent after each worship service and enjoy this delicious food! All money raised will support youth attending work camps and retreats this school year! Sign-up on the FLY bulletin board to volunteer!  

Sunday Night FLY - "Masks" - Oct. 23

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we’ve all had to wear masks throughout Covid. But there are other masks we wear sometimes, too. We can mask our true feelings. We can mask our true identity. Join us on Oct. 23 for an engaging discussion, small group time, and activity!

2023 Group Work Camp in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

High school & college students are invited to serve at an awesome Group Work Camp next summer in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (July 16-22)! FLY will be serving residents there by painting, building decks, roofing, and other projects while sharing the love of Jesus! This mission trip is open to all youth attending high school & college this year. The cost is $750 and you can register online here. The $100 Commitment Deposit and Online Registration are due by Sun, Oct. 23. More info can be found in the Workcamp Info Packet in the FLY Room or FLY bulletin board!  There will also be a Workcamp Info Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12:30 in the FLY Room.  Pray how you can be involved in this mission trip!

NEW Small Group for FLY Parents!

Parenting teenagers is an adventure! Sometimes it can feel like no-one else understands the highs and lows of this adventure. BUT, you are not alone! Other FLY parents want to support and walk alongside you!  Come attend our first get-together at the Alello's Home on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 7-8:30pm. If you’re interested in joining a new small group for FLY parents, feel free to talk to Cris Alello & Pastor Peter.

FLY Choir – 2nd & 4th Sunday @ 6-7pm

FLY Choir is BACK! Rehearsals began on Sept. 25 at 6pm in the Music Room. The choir will rehearse before Sunday Night FLY on 10/9 and 10/23 in preparation for singing on Reformation/Confirmation Sunday, 10/30, at the 10:45 worship service. Please contact Elizabeth Balentine if you’ll be part of the FLY Choir this 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 Pastor Peter Johnson or check out the FLY page in our church newsletter here.

Fill out the online 2022-23 FLY Contact Form/Activity Participation Form 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 from Sept-June!  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!

 *This year’s SNFLY Challenge: If 60 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag at church!

Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2022 Mystery Night Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

Oct. 9 - Jesus in Pop Culture (+ Late Night for Sr. FLY)

Oct. 23 - Masks

Nov. 13 - Cookies for College Students

Nov. 27 - Tough Questions

Dec. 11 - Christmas Party!


7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation

7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am).  The class will meet in the Community Room with Pastor Peter and Pastor Ben throughout the school year.


Youth can serve in many different roles on Sunday mornings at Faith (ushers, readers, greeters, acolytes, crucifers, Livestream producers, Nursery assistants, and Kids' Time assistants).  You can sign-up online here if you'd like to serve in one of these ways.  If you don't see a role on the online sign-up, please contact Elizabeth Balentine as some of these roles are assigned on a rotation basis.  Thank you for serving God's church!

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


2022-23 Class Syllabus

2022-23 Class Schedule & Assignments

*Sermon Notes Form

*Service Hours Form

*15 sermon notes & 15 service hours are due by May 1, 2023. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to download a lesson PowerPoint or watch a recorded lesson.

9th Gr. Confirmation

During the fall of their 9th grade year, confirmands will complete their confirmation journey.

Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed in September 2022.  Download the 2022 project syllabus here.  The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.

The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled for 9th grade students on Oct. 30, 2022 at the 10:45 service.

Youth Mission Trips

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 2021, 12 FLYers served with other youth groups in Wilmington, DE for a Group Work Camp.  We can't wait to serve with Group Mission Trips in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in the summer of 2023!

Download the 2023 Summer Mission Trip Info Packet Here

Register for the 2023 Summer Mission Trip Here

*There will be a Group Mission Trip Info Meeting on Oct. 16, 2022 at 12:30 for anyone who is interested!

Contact Pastor Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.


In July of 2022, 19 FLYers and 5 adults joined 20,000 other Lutheran teens from all over the world in Houston, Texas for the Youth Gathering!  The Gathering 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!

Many thanks to everyone who supported and prayed for our team as they experienced "In All Things!'

Join us in New Orleans in 2025!

Watch the 2022 Gathering Promo!

Watch a highlight video from the 2022 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.

Please direct all questions to McKayla Nolan or Pastor Peter Johnson.


Youth Pastor

Pastor Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email:

Youth Intern

Elizabeth Ford

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Stephanie Johnson

Jolynn Keller

Matt Kime

Bill McKee

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Elizabeth Young

FLY Registrar

Deb Kime