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.

UPCOMING EVENTS



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

9th-12th grade students are going through the “40 Days in the Word” Bible Study on Sundays with our awesome Youth Advisors and Interns. All classes are in-person in the FLY Room. Join us for great conversations and Bible studies to grow in your faith!


Sunday Night FLY "Aliens, Ghosts & Zombies" - Oct. 24

Do aliens, ghosts & zombies exist? What do you think? If any of these exist, how does it impact our society… how does it impact our faith? Invite your friends to be part of this fascinating discussion and we’ll also be playing an old favorite game: Aliens!


What does it mean to live a fulfilled life? Come to the Sr. FLY Bible Class to find out! 

Join us Oct. 24 and 31 for a two-part Bible study on life and death led by our youth interns, Ellie Vogl and David Young! Oct. 24th will be focused on death and the following Sunday will focus on life. Hope to see our high school students in the FLY Room on Sundays at 9:45am!


October is Confirmation Month at Faith!

At worship services on Oct. 17th and Oct. 24th, 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. 31. 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!


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.


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!


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:

Oct. 24 - Aliens, Ghosts & Zombies

Nov. 14 - Cookies for College Students

Nov. 28 - In All Things

Dec. 12 - Christmas Party!

2022 YOUTH GATHERING

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


All NYG participants will meet later this Fall to meet their new Community Groups!


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

Confirmation

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.


FORMS:

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.


WEEKLY LESSONS:

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 2021.  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. 31, 2021 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.

CONTACT FLY

Youth Pastor

Pastor Peter Johnson

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


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


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