- 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.
-To the 39 youth who had a blast at COLOR WARS on June 12! And many thanks to all who invited and brought friends to all of our Sunday Night FLY’s this past school year!
-To everyone who volunteered, cooked food, and supported our youth group at our last Trashplate FUNdraiser! Over $850 was raised for our team heading to the Gathering in Houston this month!
-To our amazing Youth Advisors for providing a delicious FLY Breakfast and leading an incredible Color Wars last month! You rock!
Sunday Mornings this Summer
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.
Jr. FLY Confirmation Class – Sundays @ 9:45-10:40am
Restarts this Fall! More info coming later this summer...
Sunday Morning Sr. FLY Bible Class – Sundays @ 9:45-10:40am
Restarts this Fall! More info coming later this summer...
National Youth Gathering Sponsorships
In July, 19 youth and 5 adults from Faith will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas! You can help sponsor a Gathering participant by signing up in the Concourse on June 19, 26, or July 3. A suggested donation of $50 may be given at the sign-up table on those dates. Sponsors can also drop off their manila envelope care package in the church office by Tuesday, July 5. Thank you for sponsoring and supporting our Gathering participants this summer!
*All Sponsors will be invited to a delicious Sponsorship Picnic Lunch on Sunday, July 17 @ 12:30 under our tent at church. After lunch, the Gathering team will be sharing pictures and stories from their trip to Houston.
Final National Youth Gathering Info Meeting – June 29 @ 6:30pm @ Mari-Beth Schembri’s
Attention Gathering Team: Be sure you and a parent attend our FINAL Gathering Meeting on Wed, June 29 at 6:30pm at Mari-Beth’s home. We’ll go over the final itinerary, packing list, hotel room assignments, and other trip details. Please bring a dish to pass by last name: A-F bring a salad; H-S bring a starch; T-Y bring a dessert. Thanks!
National Youth Gathering Trip (July 7-14, 2022)
19 youth & 5 adults from Faith will be joining 22,000 other Lutheran teens from around the world in Houston, Texas for the National Youth Gathering! We can't wait to experience what God does in and through our students! The team will share their experiences at their youth-led worship services at Faith on July 17. Check out lcmsgathering.com for more info about the trip!
Youth-Led Worship Services – July 17
Our Gathering participants will be leading both worship services on Sunday, July 17. The theme of the services will be the same theme as the Gathering in Houston: “In All Things” based on Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. The youth will also be sharing their testimonies of how they experienced God throughout their trip to Houston. We hope you can worship with us at 8:30 or 10:45am!
Hang Time Kick-off - July 24
Come connect with your friends at our first FLY Hang Time this summer! Our first Hang Time will be at the Alello’s home. Bring a swimsuit, towel, and friend! Every Hang Time will take place at a different place from 12:30-2pm (Dates: July 24, Aug. 14 & Aug. 28). Open to all youth entering 7th grade through college students. *Please eat lunch beforehand.
Vacation Bible School
Incoming 7th & 8th grade students are invited to attend Faith’s Vacation Bible School on Aug. 1-5 from 9-Noon. Our Jr. FLY class will dig into God’s Word, tie-dye t-shirts, play games, serve at a food shelf, and get to know each other better all week! Sign-up online at faithpenfield.org! High school & college students are invited to volunteer throughout the week at VBS! Talk to Steph Johnson if you can help out!
FLY Internship Opportunity!
Have you ever wanted to serve and grow as a Christian leader in FLY? Are you interested in leading Bible studies or planning FLY events? If so, pray about applying to be a FLY Intern for 6 months starting this September or next March. Pastor Peter and the Youth Advisors want to provide high school youth leadership opportunities to grow in their God-given gifts and abilities. Additional details can be found in the internship application starting July 1st. The application deadline is July 31st. Talk to Pastor Peter if you have any questions. Or talk to our current interns for their insights: Erin Wolfanger & Irene Alello.
*Save the Dates:
Our annual FLY Info Meeting for all youth and parents will be Tuesday, Sept. 6!
6:30pm - Jr. FLY (Incoming 7th & 8th gr. students)
7:15pm - Jr. & Sr. FLY (7th-12th gr. Students)
Sunday Night FLY Kick-off will be Sunday, Sept. 11 @ 7-9pm!
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 Pastor Peter Johnson 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 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 Challenges: If 60 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag!
Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:
Sept. 11 - Sunday Night FLY KICK-OFF!
2022-23 Calendar Coming This Summer
In July of 2022, 19 FLYers and 5 adults will join 22,000 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! Sponsor our participants by signing up on June 19, 26 or July 3! Thanks for your support!
Hear what God did on the trip at our youth-led worship on July 17 and Sponsorship Picnic that day!
Our last Gathering Info Meeting will be at Mari-Beth's house on Wed, June 29 @ 6:30pm.
More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com
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.
SUNDAY SERVER SCHEDULE:
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.
*15 sermon notes & 15 service hours are due by May 1, 2022. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors or can be completed online here.
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 2021 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.
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 the summer of 2023!
Contact Pastor Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.
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.
Pastor Peter Johnson
Office #: (585)381-3970 x16 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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