- 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.
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.
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!
Youth-led Sunday Night FLY - Apr. 22
Come help lead our first ever youth-led Sunday Night FLY! Many thanks to all who helped plan it during SNFLY on Mar. 25! You are all Christ-like servant leaders!
Sr. FLY Cookies for College Students & SkyZone - Apr. 27 @ 6:30pm
As college students prepare for finals week, we’re going to give them some extra brain power… in the form of cookies! High schoolers are invited to this fun event filled with cookies, games, and SkyZone!
Check out the event schedule in our April issue of Faith Notes.
*Youth need to sign-up on the FLY bulletin board, complete the online waiver here: https://rochesterstore.skyzone.com/waiver/ and online form here: www.faithpenfield.org/resources/forms and bring the following: $20 (event fee), snacks, & 2 dozen homemade cookies.
Group Work Camp Meeting/Team-building - May 6
Youth and adult work campers are invited to the next Group Work Camp meeting on Sunday, May 6 @ noon in the FLY Room. We will discuss trip lodging, online participant forms, Pittsburgh activities, the upcoming Sponsorship fundraiser, and more. We’ll also do a team-building activity and enjoy a pizza lunch! If you can’t make it, please let Peter know ahead of time. Thanks!
FLY Movie Night - May 11
Watch the latest adventure in a galaxy far, far away on Friday, May 11 at 7pm! Invite your friends and enjoy free popcorn and snacks in the Youth Room!
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.
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.
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!
Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:
Apr. 22 - Youth-led SNFLY: Branches of Christianity
(No SNFLY in May)
June 10 - Mystery Night/SNFLY Finale!
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.
*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.
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.
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.
In July 2016, 23 youth and 6 adults from Faith joined thousands of other Lutherans in New Orleans for the National Youth Gathering! NYG is held every three years and it's always an AWESOME experience! The week was filled with incredible worship, insightful speakers, amazing service opportunities, and great memories made with other Christians! In July of 2019, FLY will be attending the Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Tons of details about the trip will be posted in the summer of 2018. More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com
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*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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