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.

FLY Safety Policy

Face masks are required at our indoor FLY events.  Hand sanitizer and extra face masks will always be available.  We are following rules and guidelines set up by our church leadership and local health & government authorities.  If you are feeling sick, are running a fever, have a cough, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 - please stay home for your safety and the safety of others.  Read more here.


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

This school year, 7th & 8th grade students are going through the Small Catechism 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.

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

Join other high school students for in-depth conversations and studies on many different topics.  There may even be food there! ;) Join us in the FLY Room on Sundays at 9:45am!

Sunday Night FLY – “REMIX!” – Jan. 23

You will choose the lesson and game this evening! Choose between Bible studies based on pop music. Then vote for your favorite FLY game we’ll play together! It’ll be a FUN night with friends!

Mark your calendars for our annual Coffee House variety show on Jan. 28 @ 7pm!

Everyone is invited to an evening of fun-filled entertainment in the Faith Lutheran Church Auditorium on Jan. 28! Faith’s annual Coffee House variety show will highlight various talented people from our church and community while raising money for youth attending Flower City Work Camp in Rochester and the National Youth Gathering in Houston in 2022! 

Many thanks to all who signed up to share their talents on-stage! A talent can be baking, too, because FLY will be serving desserts made by Faith members! Bakers can sign-up in the Concourse this month and deliver their baked goods to the church kitchen before the show. Please talk to Marguerite McKee or Pastor Peter if you have questions. 

The doors will open at 6:30pm and the acts will begin at 7. Come enjoy desserts, coffee, smoothies, talented performers, and more! *Help volunteer at the Coffee House! Check out the sign-up sheet on the FLY bulletin board to join a volunteer team! Many thanks!


2022 Sr. FLY Winter Retreat – “Thorns in our Side” at Camp Casowasco – Feb. 11-13

Join us on our upcoming Sr. FLY Winter Retreat: “Thorns in our Side!” Many of us are facing struggles in life - from homework stress to anxiety to relationship issues and others.  It can be hard facing these struggles or thorns in our side. During our retreat, connect with others facing the same thorns you’re experiencing, learn great ways to manage them, and connect them to the Bible.  There will be movies, winter games, and stress-relieving activities all to bring us closer to God and each other!  Please register online here and submit your $160 payment to the FLY Registrar’s mailbox at church by Sunday, Jan. 30.  All checks made out to “Faith Lutheran Youth” please.  Financial help is available on a first-come first-serve basis.  It’s going to be an AWESOME Winter Retreat – hope you can come!

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 new FLY Intern for 6 months starting March 1, 2022. Dave Young and Ellie Vogl currently serve as our FLY Interns and their term ends on Feb. 28. Erin Wolfanger will be serving as one of our FLY Interns starting this March, but there’s one more spot available for someone to serve! The internship application can be found in the FLY Room. The application deadline is January 30. Talk to Pastor Peter if you have any questions.  

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 2021-22 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 Challenges: -If 60 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag! -If 80 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag & shave Pastor Peter’s head!

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

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

Jan. 23 - SNFLY Remix

*No SNFLY on Feb. 13 due to the Sr. FLY Winter Retreat & Big Game

Feb. 27 - Vibes


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 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! Join us in Houston for the 2022 Youth Gathering called "In All Things!"

Watch the 2022 Gathering Promo!

Watch a highlight video from the 2019 Gathering!

Download the Sept. 14 Info Meeting Packet HERE

More info about the Gathering can be found online here:


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.


2021-22 Class Syllabus

2021-22 Class Schedule & Assignments

*Sermon Notes Form

*Service Hours Form

*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.

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 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.

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 Pastor 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 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. 

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 Interns

Dave Young

Ellie Vogl

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Stephanie Johnson

Matt Kime

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Heather Withall

Elizabeth Young