- 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.
FLY Safety Policy
Social distancing & face masks are mandatory (both inside & outside) at FLY events. Hand sanitizer, extra masks, and gloves will always be available. We are following rules and guidelines set up by our church leadership and health & government authorities. If you are feeling sick, are running a fever, have a cough, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 - please stay home for your safety and the safety of others.
Some Practical Safety Policy Applications
-Youth will have their temperature checked upon arrival at Sunday Night FLY (anyone with 100°+ temp will be sent home).
-Parents are asked to take their child’s temperature before coming to any FLY activity/class.
-No shared snacks. Only individual snacks are allowed.
-Youth will label their own drinks.
-Many FLY events will take place outside (when the weather is nice).
Our 2020-21 FLY Theme Verse is: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit,” Romans 15:13. This verse is so fitting for us as we live through this pandemic - filled with quarantines, face masks, social distancing, cancelled activities, loneliness, anxiety, and so much more. The reality is that our loving God has given us hope through Jesus! No matter what we experience in life, we trust in our Savior who walks with us and gives us joy and peace. May our youth group overflow with HOPE this year!
Sunday Night FLY FINALE - June 13 @ 7pm
Get ready for an EPIC end to the school year and START to the summer! We’ll have food trucks, live music, enjoy outdoor games, worship, hand out awesome FLY Gift Bags to our Operation: Reconnect winners, and MORE! You won’t want to miss this outdoor event! *No need to sign-up ahead of time - just bring some friends!
About "Operation: Reconnect"
Every Sunday between Apr. 25-June 6, a new Reconnect Challenge will be posted on FLY’s Instagram: instagram.com/flypenfield. Be sure to follow FLY! Each challenge will help you reconnect with other FLYers while also earning you POINTS that Pastor Peter will tally every week. Then at the Sunday Night FLY Finale on June 13, FLY Gift Bags will be given to the top four people with the highest points earned since Apr. 25!
Each FLY Gift Bag is valued at over $80 and includes: $25 Amazon Gift Card, new FLY shirt, FLY magnet, 3 lbs of candy, family-sized Oreos, AND 2 chickens in Africa!
New Sunday Morning FLY Class May 2-June 13
Starting May 2 @ 9:45am, 7th-12th grade students are invited to an outdoor Bible class at Faith! Depending on weather, we may meet under our big tent or move up to our outdoor chapel in the back field. We’ll meet on Sunday mornings for class through June 13 (no class on May 23 for Confirmation Sunday). Bring a breakfast treat with you!
Confirmation Sunday for Current 9th Graders – May 23 @ 10:45am
All current 9th graders and their families AND the congregation are invited to celebrate the Rite of Confirmation at the outdoor 10:45 service on Sunday, May 23. Bring a lawn chair as we worship together under our big tent (extra chairs will be available). Individually wrapped cake slices & cookies will be available following the worship service. We thank God for our 9th graders and their faith in Jesus! Please continue to lift up our confirmands in prayer as they continue to journey with their Lord!
FLY Senior Dinner - June 9 @ 6:30pm
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!
Wilmington, DE Mission Trip (July 11-17, 2021)
Stay tuned for info about sponsoring a work camper this summer! Workcampers: 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.
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*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.
Youth in grades 7-12 meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month from 7-8:45pm at Faith! 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. Spin the Birthday Wheel for a fun birthday surprise! Friends are always welcome!
*UPDATES for the 2020-21 Year:
-We stay socially distant and wear our masks the entire time.
-Your temp. will be taken upon arriving at SNFLY.
-The FLY Cafe & FLY Room will remain closed.
MANY THANKS to the 55 youth who attended our 2020 Mystery Night event! Since you broke our attendance record, Moe's will be catering FREE burritos at our SNFLY kickoff on Sept. 12!
Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:
*No SNFLY in May due to Mother's Day & Memorial Day Weekend
June 13 - SNFLY Finale w/ Food Truck, Live Music & Outdoor Games!
Sept. 12 - SNFLY Kickoff w/ Free Moe's Burritos!
7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation
7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am). This class will predominately meet online using Zoom. Pastor Peter will email the Zoom link and password to all confirmands before our first Zoom class. He will also inform you when our class will meet on Zoom. Our confirmation class will also have the opportunity to meet in-person for a series of Sundays in the Auditorium. We are taking turns using the space with other Bible classes throughout the year. It is the only large space at church where our class can meet in-person in a socially distant way. Pastor Peter will inform you which classes will meet in-person. Please sign-up ahead of time here if you and a parent will be attending an in-person class. When the class can meet in-person, it will always be Livestreamed for students who choose to learn from home. The Livestream classes will found here: https://livestream.com/flcpenfield/fly
SUNDAY SERVER SCHEDULE:
Due to the pandemic, confirmation students are not required to serve at church on Sunday mornings. Though students are encouraged to serve their families, neighbors, and community throughout the year!
**Acolyte & Crucifer Training Videos can be found online here.
*15 sermon notes are due to Pastor Peter by May 1, 2021. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.
9th Gr. Confirmation
At the end of their 8th grade year, confirmands will complete their confirmation journey by attending a class led by Pastor Peter. He will begin the class with a confirmand & parent meeting (date TBD).
Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed (due date TBD). Download the UPDATED 2020 project syllabus here. The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.
The Rite of Confirmation will be scheduled when it's safe for large groups to meet together for worship. The new date will be communicated with families many weeks in advance of Confirmation Sunday.
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 2018, 24 FLYers served in Richwood, WV. Richwood was devastated by floods in 2016 and we helped with the rebuilding effort.
Lord-willing, in 2021 FLY will be joining with other youth groups in Wilmington, DE for a Group Work Camp. Contact Pastor Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.
-Download the info packet here.
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!"
. More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com
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.
Join our weekly Young Adult Zoom chat every Wed. @ 8pm!
Pastor Peter Johnson
Office #: (585)381-3970 x16 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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