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.


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.

FLY Choir

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 (Sept.-June).  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.

FLY Dinner & Silent Auction - Nov. 15

Buy Tickets for Our FLY Dinner & Silent Auction Event! On Friday, Nov. 15, FLY will be hosting a wonderful Dinner & Silent Auction event at Faith! Starting at 5:30pm, enjoy appetizers as you bid on Silent Auction items while listening to acoustic guitar music in our Auditorium. Then at 6:30, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal (salad wedges, braised chicken or squash ravioli, and fruit cobbler) while listening to how FLY’s mission trips make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Then after the meal, pickup and purchase your Silent Auction items. All funds will benefit our 2020 FLY mission trip teams to: Rochester, NY; Wilmington, DE; & Puerto Rico! 

MORE Event Info: 

-Silent Auction will be open from 8am on Sun, Nov. 10 through 6:30pm on Fri, Nov. 15. 

-Meal tickets are $35 per person (check made out to “Faith Lutheran Youth”) 

 -Make your entrée selection at time of ticket purchase

-Babysitting available (including a grilled cheese meal for kids) for $10 per child ($5 per additional child). 

-Purchase meal tickets and make babysitting reservations in the Faith Concourse between Oct. 13-27 only. *No sales after Oct. 27. 

-Please contact Peter Johnson for more info.

Sunday Night FLY – “Guest Speaker & Coffee House Filming” – Nov. 24

Come and hear Bill McKee’s incredible life story presented in a comedic way! It’s going to be an awesome night as we hear how God has shaped Bill’s story. Then be part of the 2020 Coffee House intro video! The more people, the better!

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 Peter Johnson (our Youth Minister) or check out the FLY page in our church newsletter here.


Download the 2018-19 Activity Release Form Here & Return to Peter


Sign-up HERE to Serve on Sunday Mornings in November

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! 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!) *Bring $4 to purchase dinner at 6:30 on the 2nd Sundays of each month.  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! 

 Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2019 Mystery Night Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

Nov. 24 - Guest Speaker & Coffee House Filming

Dec. 8 - Christmas Party

Jan. 12 - Karaoke Night

Jan. 26 - SNFLY Remix

Feb. 9 - CommUNITY

Feb. 23 - Lenten Journey

Mar. 8 - Mystery Night

Mar. 22 - Cookies for College Students


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.  


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.


2019-20 Class Syllabus

2019-20 Class Assignments

2019-20 Class Schedule

*Service Hours Report

*Sermon Notes Form

*15 service hours and 15 sermon notes are due to Peter by May 1, 2020. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to view a missed lesson presentation.

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 2020 project syllabus here (coming next summer).  The projects will be presented during worship services in October (presentation schedule is set in September).

The Rite of Confirmation will be during the 2nd worship service at 10:45am on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Group pictures (w/ confirmation gowns on) and a brief walk-through of the service will begin at 9:45am in the Sanctuary that morning.

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 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 Wilmington, DE for a Group Work Camp.  Contact Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.

Please read through the entire Info Packet for your trip before completing the online application.

Wilmington, DE Info Packet

Wilmington, DE Online Application

Puerto Rico Info Packet

Puerto Rico Online Application

Your online application and Commitment Deposit ($100 for DE, $200 for PR) made out to "Faith Lutheran Youth" 

are due BY Sunday, Sept. 28, 2019 (Deadline extended)!


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 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! Join us in Houston for the 2022 National Youth Gathering!

Watch a highlight video from the 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. 

We're just getting off the ground.  Be part of this journey by joining our FLY Young Adults Facebook group or our FLY Young Adults Instagram.

Please direct all questions to McKayla Nolan or Peter Johnson.


Youth Minister

Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email:

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Greg Gerbasi

Stephanie Johnson

Matt Kime

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Mark Wood

Elizabeth Young

*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!