- 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.
Incoming 9th grade students through College students: Please fill out this online Sr. FLY survey by June 16!
Jr. FLY Confirmation Class
The 7th & 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:40am (Sept.-May) in the Community Room.
Sr. FLY Sunday Morning Bible Class
Sr. FLY (9th-12th Gr.) have weekly Sunday morning Bible classes from 9:45-10:40am (Sept-June) in the Youth Room.
Do you love to sing? We’d love to have you join our FLY Choir for youth in grades 7-12! This choir periodically sings 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.
Jr. FLY Confirmation Class in May
The class will take their final test on May 19 and will conclude the year with a class party on May 21. Youth are encouraged to bring snacks to the party to go along with our root beer floats! We’ll be playing some outdoor games, too!
2020 Puerto Rico & New England Group Work Camps Info Meeting – June 2 @ 12:30pm
Everyone interested in serving in either Puerto Rico or New England next summer are invited to an informational meeting on Sunday, June 2 @ Noon. Peter will share preliminary information about both trips occurring simultaneously in July 2020. The New England Group Work Camp is open to everyone attending high school this fall, college students, and young adults. The Puerto Rico Group Work Camp is open to all Group Work Camp alumni – no matter the age. Please talk to Peter Johnson if you have any questions about these exciting opportunities to “love our neighbors as ourselves!”
Sunday Night FLY Finale/Mystery Night - June 9 @ 7-9pm
Past Mystery Nights:
2013: Human Foosball
2014: Sumo Wrestling & Jousting
2015: Bubble Soccer
2016: Laser Tag
2017: Boxing & Bungee Basketball
2018: Boot Camp Challenge
2019: Bring your friends, wear your swimsuits, and discover the EPIC mystery!
Sunday Morning FLY @ 9:45am
May 26: Jr. & Sr. FLYers will dig into the book of Revelation.
June 2: Jr. & Sr. FLYers are invited to help with our “Live the Story” service projects!
June 9: Jr. & Sr. FLYers will meet in the FLY Room to learn about Peter’s seminary class and what the Pastoral Office is all about!
High School Senior Dinner – June 12 @ 6:30pm @ Perlo’s Restaurant
All FLY seniors who RSVPed to Peter by Sunday, June 2 will be celebrating their accomplishments at Perlo’s Restaurant. The Youth Advisors congratulate all seniors who are graduating this month! FLY will continue to pray for you and your family and we can’t wait to see how God leads you!
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!
FLY Sunday School Breakfast – June 16
Jr. & Sr. FLY will celebrate the end of the school year with a yummy breakfast in the FLY Room at 9:45am on Sunday, June 16. FLY will welcome current 6th graders into FLY that morning, too. The Youth Advisors will be making the delicious breakfast!
Sunday Mornings Beginning June 23
Youth and young adults are invited to enjoy some donuts and coffee at Dunkin Donuts (Four Corners) every Sunday morning this summer! We’ll meet in between services from 9:45-10:30am. Please bring money for food. Youth Advisors are able to transport youth to and from Dunkin.
National Youth Gathering Sponsorships
Next month, 22 youth and 5 adults from Faith will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN! You can help sponsor a Gathering participant by signing up on either June 16, 23, & 30. A suggested donation of $50 may be given at the sign-up table on those dates. Sponsors can also drop off their manila envelope care package in the church office by Sunday, July 7. Thank you for sponsoring and supporting our NYGers this summer!
FINAL National Youth Gathering Meeting/Lunch
National Youth Gathering participants and their parents are invited to the last info meeting/picnic on Sunday, June 30 at noon at Mari-Beth’s home. Remember, if your last name is: A-K Bring a starch (potatoes/pastas); L-N Bring a salad of some kind; S-W Bring a dessert *Burgers, hot dogs, & drinks will be provided. Plus your new NYG t-shirt will be given to you!
FLY Summer Hang Time – Beginning July 14
Come hang out with your friends this summer on the 2nd & 4th Sunday afternoons in July & August from 12:30-2pm! Invite your friends! Stay tuned for more info about our upcoming Hang Times!
JOIN FLY’s Text-based Communication Service!
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*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 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!
Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:
*No SNFLY in May
June 9 - SNFLY Finale/Mystery Night!
7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation
7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am) in the Community Room at Faith (see class schedule below). Parents are encouraged to lead small groups and attend throughout the year, too. If interested in leading a small group, please contact Peter Johnson.
SUNDAY SERVER SCHEDULE:
Confirmation students are required to serve in the acolyte, crucifer, and nursery assistant roles on Sunday mornings. It is up to students to sign-up online and also find a substitute if they can't serve on their chosen Sunday(s).
Please note there are many other opportunities to serve on Sundays (usher, reader, greeter, PowerPoint operator, etc...). Talk to Peter for opportunities to serve!
**Acolyte & Crucifer Training Videos can be found online here.
*15 service hours and 15 sermon notes are due to Peter by May 1, 2019. 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 2018 project syllabus here. The projects will be presented during worship services in October (schedule is set in September).
The Rite of Confirmation will be during the 2nd worship service at 10:45am on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Group pictures (w/ confirmation gowns on) and a brief walk-through of the service will begin at 9:45am in the Sanctuary that morning.
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. In 2020, FLY will be serving two locations during the same week. One team of work camp alumni will head to Puerto Rico to help the island still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Our second team will join with other youth groups in New England for a Group Work Camp. Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.
Join us for our first 2020 Work Camps Info Meeting on Sunday, June 2 @ Noon!
In July of 2019, 22 FLYers and 5 adults will be joining 25,000 other Lutheran teens from all over the world in Minneapolis, MN for the National Youth Gathering! NYG 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!
Upcoming NYG Team Events
May 26 - Medical/Release Form DUE & Get To Know Me Form DUE
June 30 @ 12:30pm @ Mari-Beth's House - Final Meeting/Picnic
. More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com
Talk to Peter if you have any questions!
Office #: (585)381-3970 x16 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*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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