- 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.
Summer Hang Times
We are so excited to announce that in-person FLY events are back! Youth entering 8th grade through college students are invited to our FLY Hang Times happening on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of July & August from 12:30-1:30 in the church’s backfield.
Our #1 job is to keep you all safe, so here’s how we’re going to do it:
-Face masks will be required (bring your own) whenever we’re not eating.
-Everyone will maintain at least 6 feet away from people not from their households.
-Hand sanitizers will be available in the backfield.
-Church bathrooms will be open for 1 person at a time.
-In case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled (& communicated through email & Remind texts).
-Everyone will bring their own packed lunch & lawn chair or blanket.
Together, we’ll eat our lunches and play socially distant games (like Charades & Mafia)! We hope and pray these FLY Hang Times will allow us to reconnect in-person in a safe way! If you have any questions, please contact Peter Johnson.
If you decide not to attend a FLY Hang Time, don’t worry - no-one will judge you! We’ll offer a Zoom devotion on the 2nd & 4th Sundays at 9:45am for anyone who wants to connect virtually. We love you and more importantly, God loves you!
9th Grade Confirmation Projects
Our 19 9th graders are excited to share their Faith Statement & Faith Art projects with our congregation! They were to create a piece of art based off of a favorite Bible verse and then write a 3-paragraph essay based on their chosen verse and how it applies to their walk with Jesus! Their video presentations will be played during various worship services this month - please see the schedule in our August Faith Notes. A booklet of their Faith Statements & photos of their Faith Art will be published on the front page of our website. Please continue to pray for our confirmands as they serve their Lord and Savior every day!
Connect with FLY on Zoom!
*Links to the Zoom meetings have been emailed to every FLYer and college student. Email or text Peter if you need the link.
SUMMER FLY Zoom Schedule:
Jr. & Sr. FLY Zooms every 2nd & 4th Sunday mornings @ 9:45am
College Students/Young Adults every 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings @ 8pm
*Our weekly Summer Dunkin’ Sundays are postponed until next year. :(
What will FLY look like starting in September?
*Answer: Different but we’ll still connect, grow, and serve!
Read on for specific info…
FLY Info Meeting on Zoom – Sept. 8
All youth and parents are invited to a mandatory info meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, Sept. 8. (Peter will email the Zoom link to everyone.) Jr. FLY parents and confirmands (7th & 8th graders) will meet from 6:30-7:15. Then Sr. FLY and parents are welcome to join at 7:15. Peter will share important info about: changes in our FLY curriculum to meet safety guidelines, Sunday Night FLY, retreats, confirmation, work camps, FUNdraisers, the 2022 Youth Gathering, and more! Please be sure to attend!
Sunday Night FLY - Starting Sept. 13
We’ll be kicking off Sunday Night FLY (SNFLY) in a socially distant way OUTSIDE under our big white tent at church! SNFLY occurs on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month during the school year from 7:15-8:45pm. Bring a lawn chair, drink, and mask as we sing worship songs, dig into God’s Word, and play a socially distant game together! We’ll also have time for large group & small group discussions and the famous Birthday Wheel! If you’ve had a birthday anytime between March 16 and Sept. 15 - come spin our Birthday Wheel for a prize on Sept. 13! Themes we’ll be digging into this year in SNFLY: racism, tough questions, miracles, crazy Bible stories, and more! Friends are always welcome to SNFLY and it really is the best night of the week!
*We’ll be meeting for SNFLY under the big tent throughout the fall until weather gets snowy. Wear a jacket if the weather is cooler.
*We’ll be live-streaming our in-person SNFLY events online here: livestream.com/flcpenfield/fly
*If the weather is bad OR if coronavirus numbers increase again in our county - we will move SNFLY to Zoom. Peter will notify FLY through email, social media, and our Remind app.
Incoming 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Class
This year our class will be reading “The Story for Teens” together as we journey through God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation. Please pick up your Confirmation binder & Story book in the East Entrance at church beginning Aug. 30 (the exterior door is always open). Our class will start with the Info meeting on Sept. 8. After that, our classes will mainly be on Zoom every Sunday at 9:45am. Our class will take turns with other classes in using the Auditorium on various Sunday mornings throughout the year - to give us socially distant, in-person face time with each other. However, the class will be Livestreamed for confirmands who’d rather stay home that morning (livestream.com/flcpenfield/fly). Peter will let our class know which Sundays will be on Zoom or in-person/Livestreamed. The confirmation syllabus and schedule will be in your Confirmation binder and also online later in August. All confirmation forms can be found in the Confirmation section below on this webpage.
Sr. FLY Bible Class
Starting Sept. 20, all 9th-12th grade students are invited to our Sr. FLY Small Group on Zoom on Sunday evenings at 8pm. We’ll dig into God’s Word together and have in-depth discussion on life issues, current events, and anything else you want to discuss! The small group will meet together in-person during Sunday Night FLY and will meet on Zoom the other Sundays. The group will be led by Peter and various Youth Advisors.
More in-person events are being planned and will be communicated to our entire youth group!
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 Peter Johnson (our Youth Minister) or check out the FLY page in our church newsletter here.
Our 2020 Craft Sale has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Please join us at our next Craft Sale on Oct. 16, 2021. Vendor applications will be mailed and emailed in March 2021.
Youth in grades 7-12 meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month from 7-8:45pm at Faith! 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. Spin the Birthday Wheel for a fun birthday surprise! Friends are always welcome!
*UPDATES for the 2020-21 Year:
-Bring a lawn chair & mask.
-We'll stay socially distant outside under the white tent at Faith.
-We'll meet under the tent until the weather gets too cold/snowy/or rainy.
-We'll Livestream the event here for youth who wish to stay home.
-The FLY Cafe & FLY Room will remain closed.
-If the weather is bad OR if coronavirus numbers increase again - we will move SNFLY to Zoom. Peter will notify everyone through email, social media, and our Remind app.
MANY THANKS to the 55 youth who attended our 2020 Mystery Night event! Since you broke our attendance record, Moe's will be catering FREE burritos at a future SNFLY event!
Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:
Sept. 13 - SNFLY Kick-off!
(More dates & details coming soon)
7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation
7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am). This class will predominately meet online using Zoom. Peter Johnson will email the Zoom link and password to all confirmands before our first Zoom class. He will also inform you when our class will meet on Zoom. Our confirmation class will also have the opportunity to meet in-person for a series of Sundays in the Auditorium. We are taking turns using the space with other Bible classes throughout the year. It is the only large space at church where our class can meet in-person in a socially distant way. Peter will inform you which classes will meet in-person. However, when the class can meet in-person, it will always be Livestreamed for students who choose to learn from home. The Livestream classes will found here: https://livestream.com/flcpenfield/fly
SUNDAY SERVER SCHEDULE:
Due to the pandemic, confirmation students are not required to serve at church on Sunday mornings. Though students are encouraged to serve their families, neighbors, and community throughout the year!
**Acolyte & Crucifer Training Videos can be found online here.
*15 sermon notes are due to Peter by May 1, 2021. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.
9th Gr. Confirmation
At the end of their 8th grade year, confirmands will complete their confirmation journey by attending a class led by Peter Johnson. Peter will begin the class with a confirmand & parent meeting (date TBD).
Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed (due date TBD). Download the UPDATED 2020 project syllabus here. The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.
The Rite of Confirmation will be scheduled when it's safe for large groups to meet together for worship. The new date will be communicated with families many weeks in advance of Confirmation Sunday.
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 2018, 24 FLYers served in Richwood, WV. Richwood was devastated by floods in 2016 and we helped with the rebuilding effort.
Lord-willing, in 2021 FLY will be joining with other youth groups in Wilmington, DE for a Group Work Camp. Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.
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!"
. More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com
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.
Join our weekly Young Adult Zoom chat every Wed. @ 8pm!
Office #: (585)381-3970 x16 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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