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.


Thank you...

-To everyone who volunteered, performed, baked, and support FLY at our 2022 Coffee House in April!  Over $1,000 was raised for our youth attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston this July!

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

Restarts this Fall!  More info coming later this summer...

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

From May 15-June 12, all 7th-12th grade students are invited to enjoy a cereal buffet and dig into the Book of Revelation on May 15 & 29, attend Lyle's last class on May 22, help with the Trashplate Fundraiser on June 5, and enjoy a huge FLY breakfast on June 12.

Guys & Girls Night - Friday, May 13 @ 7-9pm

You’re invited to Guys or Girls Night this Friday @ 7-9pm! All FLY guys are invited to play Switch & grill meat at church! Bring a meat you want to grill or enjoy burgers (they’ll be provided).  All FLY girls are invited enjoy a Disney spa night at Mari-Beth Schembri's home (not Alello's)!  Email Erin Wolfanger by the end of May 10 if you’ll be attending Girls Night.

*There will be no Sunday Night FLY in May because of Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend!

Trashplate FUNdraiser – June 5

Sign-up this month to volunteer at our final Trashplate FUNdraiser of the school year! We need help shopping, setting up, serving, and cleaning up. Thanks for your help! 

FLY Senior Dinner – June 8

High school seniors, be on the lookout for an invitation to a special dinner with the Youth Advisors! We want to celebrate YOU and we thank God for YOU and your accomplishments!

Sunday Night FLY Finale “COLOR WARS!” – June 12 @ 7-9pm

Invite your friends to the craziest SNFLY Finale ever! Wear white (something you don’t mind getting ruined) and get ready to throw colored powder at each other! We’ll also enjoy a bonfire, s’mores, drinks, food, and other outdoor games! Meet in our church’s back field for this last Sunday Night FLY of the school year!

National Youth Gathering Trip (July 7-14, 2022)

Stay tuned for info about sponsoring our Gathering participants later this summer! Gathering team: make sure you’re up to date on your payments. Talk to Pastor Peter if you want to know how much you’ve paid so far. Our last Gathering Info Meeting will be at Mari-Beth's house on Wed, June 29 @ 6:30pm.

All Gathering participants need to fill out this online form by May 31.  This form will be given to your sponsors later in June so they know what candy to give you for the trip!! ;)

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 2022 Mystery Night Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

June 12 - SNFLY Finale: Color Wars!

2022-23 Calendar Coming This Summer


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 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

Irene Alello

Erin Wolfanger

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

FLY Registrar

Deb Kime