- 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.
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!
Dunkin’ Sundays are through the end of August. FLY meets at the Dunkin' on Four Corners from 9:45-10:25am.
Hang Time Schedule
Come reconnect with your friends at our crazy FLY Hang Times this summer! Every Hang Time will take place at Faith from 12:30-2pm. Open to all youth entering 7th grade through college students. *Please eat lunch beforehand.
Aug. 8 - “Messy Olympic Games!” Bring a swimsuit, towel, and get ready to get messy competing in “olympic games!”
Aug. 22 - “Slip’n Slide Foam Party!” Bring a swimsuit, towel, and have fun in our foam pit and super long slip’n slide!
Vacation Bible School
Incoming 7th & 8th grade students are invited to attend Faith’s Vacation Bible School on Aug. 2-5 from 9-11am. Our Jr. FLY class will dig into God’s Word, tie-dye t-shirts, play games, and get to know each other better all week! Sign-up online. Please note that our class capacity will be limited. High school & college students are invited to volunteer throughout the week at VBS! Talk to Steve & Carrie Ford if you can help out!
NEW FLY Internship Opportunity!
Have you ever wanted to serve and grow as a Christian leader in FLY? Are you interested in leading Bible studies or planning FLY events? If so, pray about applying to be a FLY Intern for 6 months starting this September or next March. Pastor Peter and the Youth Advisors want to provide high school youth leadership opportunities to grow in their God-given gifts and abilities. Additional details can be found in the internship application HERE. Application deadline is July 31st. Talk to Pastor Peter if you have any questions.
FLY Info Meeting – Tuesday, Sept. 7
All youth and parents are invited to a mandatory info meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7 in the Faith Auditorium. Jr. FLY parents and confirmands will meet from 6:30-7:15. Then Sr. FLY and parents are welcome to join at 7:15. Peter and our Youth Advisors will share important info about: Sunday Night FLY, retreats, confirmation, work camps, FUNdraisers, the 2022 National Youth Gathering and more! Please be sure to attend!
Sunday Night FLY KICK-OFF – Sept. 12 @ 7pm
Invite your friends to this CRAZY FUN SNFLY KICK-OFF!! There will be games, worship, free t-shirts, treats, AND Moe’s will be catering FREE burritos for everyone! PLUS: WE’LL BE BACK IN THE FLY ROOM! Come kick-off an AWESOME year of growing, connecting, and serving with each other in FLY! YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EPIC EVENT! FLY is BACK!!
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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!
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:
Sept. 12 - SNFLY Kickoff w/ Free Moe's Burritos!
2021-22 Calendar of Events Coming Soon!
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!"
A Gathering Info Meeting is scheduled for Tues, Sept. 14 @ 7pm @ Faith.
All Gathering Applications & Commitment Deposits are due to Pastor Peter by Sun, Sept. 26, 2021.
More info about the Gathering can be found online here: www.lcmsgathering.com
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.
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 & 15 service hours are due by May 1, 2022. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.
9th Gr. Confirmation
At the fall of their 9th grade year, confirmands will complete their confirmation journey. Pastor Peter will have a 9th grade confirmation meeting for 9th grade students and their parents on Sun, Sept. 12 @ 9:45am.
Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed in September 2021. 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. 31, 2021 at the 10:45 service.
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. 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.
Pastor Peter Johnson
Office #: (585)381-3970 x16 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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