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 supported and volunteered at our Cinnamon Roll FUNdraiser on May 5th! Over $500 was raised for our teens who will be serving at Group Work Camp in Erie, PA in July! 

-To Liz Wood and Rebecca Lazzaro for leading the Bible Study on mental health over the past few months!  

Jr. & Sr. FLY Sunday Morning Class @ 9:45am

7th-12th grade students are invited to a combined class with adults from May 12-June 2 in the Auditorium. The class is a Bible Study series on “The Chosen” TV series!  We’ll end the school year with a FLY Breakfast on June 9 at 9:45am in the FLY Room!

*There is no Sunday Night FLY in May

(we always take it off for Mother’s Day & Memorial Day Weekend)

Attention Erie, PA Group Workcampers!

The following online forms are due in order to participate in the Erie workcamp:

-Group Mission Trips Participant Form

-“Get to Know Me” Form

-Online Background Check Form (for all participants who will be 18 or older in Erie)

Links to all of these forms are in the email from Pastor Peter!  

FLY Senior Dinner – June 12 @ 6:30pm @ Salena’s Mexican Restaurant

High school seniors, you’re invited to a special dinner with the Youth Advisors! We want to celebrate YOU and we thank God for YOU and your accomplishments!  Please RSVP to Pastor Peter by Sunday, June 2. 

Sunday Night FLY FINALE – June 9 @ 7-9pm

Invite your friends to our huge end-of-the-year party on Sunday, June 9! We’re going to enjoy outdoor games and a campfire w/ s’mores & hot dogs! Meet in our church’s back field for this final Sunday Night FLY of the school year!



Senior Sunday – June 16

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!

NEW Summer Fellowship Opportunity!

Starting June 16, FLY will be meeting at church (instead of Dunkin’) throughout the summer from 9:45-10:40am! We are looking for families to bring some food for the youth group (e.g. breakfast pizza, cereal, donuts, etc…). Sign-up on the FLY bulletin board today. Thanks!

New Couches are coming to the FLY Room!

Many thanks to Elizabeth Young and the rest of our Youth Advisors for researching and ordering new couches for our FLY Room! Our current couches have been around for 14+ years and are broken & falling apart. The new sectional couches are modular, so we can easily rearrange the room based on our needs and events! The new couches should arrive by the start of VBS. *Thank you to all who donated toward our FLY Special Gifts over the years to help make this happen!

Experience Vacation Bible School!

July 29-Aug. 2 from 9am-Noon

Incoming 7th & 8th grade students - Register Here to be part of our AWESOME Jr. FLY VBS Class!

Incoming 9th-12th grade students - Register Here to volunteer & help lead VBS!

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 2023-24 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 Challenge: If 50 youth attend, we’ll enjoy FREE Moe's burritos at SNFLY!

Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2023 Mystery Highlights here

Watch the 2024 Mystery Night promo here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

*No SNFLY in May

June 9 - Finale!


7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation

7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am).  The class meets in Room 204 with Pastor Peter and Meredith Tindall 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.


2023-24 Class Syllabus

*Sermon Notes Form

*Service Hours Form

*15 sermon notes & 15 service hours are due by May 1, 2024. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to download a lesson PowerPoint.

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 2024.  The 2024 project syllabus can be downloaded here. The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.

The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled for Oct. 20, 2024 at the 10:00 combined worship service.

Youth Mission Trips

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 2023, 18 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 Erie, PA in the summer of 2024!

Download the 2024 Summer Mission Trip Info Packet Here!

Contact Pastor Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.


In July of 2022, 19 FLYers and 5 adults joined 20,000 other Lutheran teens from all over the world in Houston, Texas 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!

Many thanks to everyone who supported and prayed for our team as they experienced "In All Things!'

Join us in New Orleans in 2025!

Watch the 2025 Gathering Promo!

Watch a highlight video from the 2022 Gathering!

Watch a highlight video from the 2019 Gathering!

More info about the Gathering can be found online here:

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.



Pastor Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email:

Youth Interns

Madison Deutsch

Hailey Keller

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Stephanie Johnson

John Keller

Jolynn Keller

Matt Kime

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Elizabeth Young

FLY Registrar

Jolynn Keller