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 Mari-Beth, Cris, Jolynn, McKayla, Pastor Peter and everyone who camped and hiked with us at our Sr. FLY Wilderness Retreat over Memorial Day weekend!  It was so much fun!

Jr. & Sr. FLY Sunday Morning Class @ 9:45am – June 4th

7th-12th grade students are invited to a combined class on June 4th in the Auditorium as we participate in Pastor Ben's final Bible class.

Attention Summer Workcampers!

Please fill out this online "Get to Know Me" form by Wednesday, May 31!  This will be shared with your sponsors next month, thank you!

Sunday Night FLY FINALE – June 11 @ 7-9pm

Invite your friends to our huge end-of-the-year party on Sunday, June 11! We’re going to enjoy outdoor games, a campfire w/ s’mores & hot dogs, and outdoor worship! We’ll also bless the NEW benches for our outdoor chapel (created by Nick Bennett & volunteers for his Eagle Scout project)! Meet in our church’s back field for this final Sunday Night FLY of the school year!


FLY Senior Dinner – June 14 @ 6:30pm @ Salena’s Mexican Restaurant

High school seniors, you’re invited to a special dinner with the Youth Advisors!  We want to celebrate YOU and we thank God for YOU and your accomplishments!  Please RSVP to Pastor Peter by Sunday, May 28 if you can attend the FREE dinner at Salena’s Mexican Restaurant (302 N. Goodman St) on Wednesday, June 14 @ 6:30pm.  We hope you can come!

Small Group for FLY Parents! (Resumes this Fall)

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 small group on the first Sunday of the month from 7-8:30pm in the FLY Room. If you’re interested in joining, feel free to talk to Cris Alello or Pastor Peter. 

Jr. FLY Confirmation Class – Begins again this fall! More info coming soon...

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 55 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag at church!

Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2023 Mystery Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

June 11 - FINALE!


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.


2023 Confirmation Test Study Guide

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.

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 2023.  The 2023 project syllabus will be available here next summer.  The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.

The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled for current 8th grade students on Oct. 29, 2023 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

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

Irene Alello

Dave Young

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