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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Weekly Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Jr. FLY (7th & 8th Gr.) & Sr. FLY (9th-12th Gr.) have weekly Sunday morning Bible classes from 9:45-10:40am (Sept-June).


Jr. FLY Confirmation Class

The 7th & 8th grade confirmation class switches between Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings through Sept.-May.


FLY Choir

Do you love to sing?  We’d love to have you join our FLY Choir for youth in grades 7-12!  This choir will periodically sing during worship throughout the year.  Rehearsals are before Sunday Night FLY from 6-7pm in the Music Room at church.  Please contact Elizabeth Balentine if you’d like to join or show up at our next rehearsal!  We’d love to have you join us!


Sr. FLY & Young Adult Wilderness Retreat - May 25-28 

Join other high schoolers, young adults, and advisors for an incredible outdoor adventure in the Adirondacks!  Come to Lake Placid with your friends and enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, and more!  The permission form and $130 fee is due to Peter Johnson by Sunday, May 13 ($110 for friends who aren't Faith members).  The packing list can be found here.


2019 National Youth Gathering Info Meeting - June 3 @ Noon 

In July of 2019, FLY will be joining 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! QUICK FACTS 

-NYG is open to youth currently in 7th through 20 year olds. 

-The total cost of the trip will be around $1300 per youth, but a lot of the money can be raised if you participate in our FUNdraisers! 

-Youth & Adult Applications will be made available beginning in June and will be due to Peter Johnson by Sunday, August 12. (*This is a new application process for both youth & adults!) 

-Our first NYG info meeting is Sunday, June 3 @ Noon in the Auditorium. 

Please pray about this great opportunity! Talk to Peter if you have any questions! 




Sunday Night FLY Finale/Mystery Night – June 10 from 7-9pm

Bring your friends and get ready for an EPIC end-of-the-year MYSTERY NIGHT! Come discover the huge mystery! Previous year’s Mystery Nights: 2013 – Human foosball 2014 – Jousting & sumo wrestling 2015 – Bubble soccer 2016 – Laser tag 2017 – Boxing & bungee basketball 2018 - ?????



High School Senior Dinner - June 13

All FLY seniors who RSVPed to Peter by June 3 will be celebrating their accomplishments at Bazil Restaurant on June 13 at 6:30pm (1384 Empire Blvd. – It’s changing to Mario’s soon). The Youth Advisors congratulate all seniors who are graduating this month! FLY will continue to pray for you and your family and we can’t wait to see how God leads you! 


Senior Sunday - June 17

All high school seniors are invited to attend either worship service (8:30 or 10:45) to be recognized and congratulated! The Youth Advisors will present each senior with a new self-study Bible during the services. The congregation will also pray for the seniors as they embark on a new journey! 


FLY Sunday School Breakfast - June 17

Jr. & Sr. FLY will celebrate the end of the school year with a yummy breakfast in the FLY Room at 9:45am on Sunday, June 17. FLY will welcome current 6th graders into FLY that morning, too. The Youth Advisors will be making the delicious breakfast!


Dunkin' Sundays Begin June 24

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.


FLY Summer Hang Time - Beginning July 8

Come hang out with your friends this summer on the 2nd & 4th Sunday afternoons in July & August from 12:30-2:30pm! We’ll kick-off Hang Time with a pool party at Mari-Beth Schembri’s house (99 Panorama Trail) on July 8 – during the Work Camp meeting. Invite your friends! Stay tuned for more info about other upcoming Hang Times!


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.

 

Download the 2017-18 Activity Release Form Here & Return to Peter


*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.


*Watch performances from our 2018 Coffee House 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! We worship together, read God’s Word, talk in small groups, play large group games, eat lots of food, and more! The FLY Café is open from 6:30-9 where youth can buy hot dogs (NEW this year), snow cones, candy, soda, t-shirts, and other FLY merch. (Popcorn is always FREE!) Spin the Birthday Wheel for a fun birthday surprise!  The Xbox, 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 2017 FLY Mystery Night Highlights here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here


Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

(No SNFLY in May)

June 10 - Mystery Night/SNFLY Finale!

Confirmation

7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation

7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am) and Tuesdays (6:30-7:30pm) in the Community Room at Faith (see class schedule below). Parents are encouraged to lead small groups on Tuesdays and attend on Sundays. If interested in leading a small group, please contact Peter Johnson.  


SUNDAY SERVER SCHEDULE:

Confirmation students are placed into acolyte, crucifer, and nursery assistant rotations.  It is up to students to find a substitute.  Monthly schedules are posted in our church newsletters here.


FORMS:

2017-18 Class Info. Packet

2017-18 Class Assignments

2017-18 Class Schedule

*Service Hours Report

*Sermon Notes Form


*15 service hours and 15 sermon notes are due to Peter by May 1, 2018. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


LESSON PRESENTATIONS:

Click here to view a missed lesson presentation.


9th Gr. Confirmation

In the fall of their 9th grade year, confirmands complete their confirmation journey by attending a weekly class led by Peter Johnson.


Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed this fall.  Download the 2017 project syllabus here.  The projects will be presented during worship services in October (schedule is set in Sept.).  Confirmation Sunday will be Oct. 28.


The Rite of Confirmation will be during the 2nd worship service at 10:45am on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Group pictures (w/ confirmation gowns on) and a brief walk-through of the service will begin at 9:45am in the Sanctuary that morning.


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

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 2017, FLY served in Midland, Michigan.  In 2018, FLY will be serving in Richwood, WV.  Richwood was devastated by floods in 2016 and we will be helping with the rebuilding effort.  Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.


Next Summer Work Camp Meeting - July 8 @ Noon w/ Lunch @ Mari-Beth's Home


Work campers, please complete the following forms by May 20, 2018:

ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK

BACKGROUND CHECK FORM (only if you'll be 18 or older at work camp)

"GET TO KNOW ME" FORM


2019 NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING

In July of 2019, FLY will be joining 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!


QUICK FACTS

-NYG is open to youth currently in 7th through 20 year olds.

-The total cost of the trip will be around $1300 per youth, but a lot of the money can be raised if you participate in our FUNdraisers!

-Youth & Adult Applications will be made available beginning in June and will be due to Peter Johnson by Sunday, August 12.  (*This is a new application process for both youth & adults!)

-Our first NYG info meeting is Sunday, June 3 @ Noon in the Auditorium.  


Please pray about this great opportunity!  Talk to Peter if you have any questions!

Why attend the Gathering?  Watch this video.

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

CONTACT FLY

Youth Minister

Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email: flypenfield@gmail.com


Youth Advisors

Lindsay Agor

Cris Alello

Greg Gerbasi

Stephanie Johnson

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Mari-Beth Schembri

Mark Wood


*Want to be a FLY Youth Advisor?!

Our youth group is in need of more adults to walk alongside our teens. It doesn’t mean you have to have all of the answers or act like you do… Teens just need adults who are genuine and real with them. Advisors help with various youth events (but not all events), some teach, while others prefer behind-the-scenes details. Please pray about being part of this dynamic and growing ministry! If interested, please talk to Peter Johnson. Many thanks to all of our past and current Youth Advisors! God is doing big things in FLY!


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