- 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.
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 or show up at our next rehearsal! We’d love to have you join us!
9th Grade Confirmation Class Info
The 9th grade confirmands will be presenting their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects to the entire congregation on Oct. 14 & Oct. 21. They will be confirmed in their faith in Christ at the 10:45 service on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Craft Sale - Oct. 20
Faith Lutheran Church’s annual Craft Sale on Saturday, October 20 is an event where 60+ area vendors will be selling pottery, hand-painted goods, glassware, jewelry, quilts, baskets, dolls, carvings, seasonal decorations, and more at Faith! The sale begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. Come for the sale and stay for breakfast, lunch, or a snack! There will also be baked goods for sale. Proceeds will help Faith Lutheran Youth (FLY) attend Flower City Work Camp in Rochester and the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN next year! Please call the church office for more info: (585)381-3970.
*Help setup FLY’s biggest fundraiser of the year on Fri, Oct. 19 from 3:30-9pm. Help is also needed on Sat, Oct. 20 from 8am-8pm to serve food, help customers, and clean-up. There are many different work crews you can join. Please sign-up on the FLY bulletin board! This counts as service hours and volunteer hours for FLY!
100th Sunday Night FLY Party! - Oct. 28
Since Sept. 9, 2012, youth have grown, connected, and served alongside friends in our growing Sunday Night FLY ministry! Come celebrate our 100th Sunday Night FLY on Oct. 28 at 7pm! WEAR WHITE or a FLY shirt and bring all of your friends to our HUGE Glow Dance Party! There will be music, glow paint, games, black lights, prizes, glow sticks, and lots of surprises! You do not want to miss this!! Bring all of your friends! Let’s thank God for all He has done through SNFLY!
Jr. FLY Activity Night: Switch Night - Nov. 2
Compete against your friends by playing Mario Kart and Super Mario Party on the big screen on Friday, Nov. 2 @ 7-9pm! We will have tournaments and there will be prizes for the winners (& losers)! Bring a snack and your friends to this fun Activity Night in the FLY Room!
Sunday Night FLY - "Cookies for College Students" - Nov. 11
Please bring 2 dozen homemade cookies to Sunday Night FLY because we’ll be sending care packages to our FLY college students! After packing cookies, we’ll play some crazy games with our friends!
Sunday Night FLY "REMIX" - Nov. 25
YOU will vote for the lesson and game at Sunday Night FLY REMIX on Nov. 25! What will you choose?! No matter what you choose, you will grow in your faith and have fun with your friends!
Flower City Work Camp ONLINE REGISTRATION - NOV. 1-JAN. 18
Youth and adults have the opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus by serving people in Rochester from Apr. 14-18, 2019 (Spring Break)! Please pray about this exciting opportunity and talk to Peter Johnson or a youth advisor for more information! Youth and adult registrations are available ONLINE HERE from Nov. 1 – Jan. 18, 2019.
FLY can bring 7 youth to Flower City for every 2 adults that sign-up to volunteer in these roles: Site Leader, Sidewalk Club Leader, Basketball Camp Coach, Soccer Camp Coach and Roving Expert. These applications, along with the Lunch Coordinator and Overnight Leader applications, are due ONLINE by Jan. 18. *Additional adult roles will be posted later this winter.
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: https://www.remind.com/join 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.
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 FLY Café is open from 6:30-9 where youth can purchase snow cones, 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:
Oct. 28 - 100th SNFLY Glow Dance Party!
Nov. 11 - Cookies for College Students
Nov. 25 - SNFLY Remix
Dec. 9 - Christmas Party
Jan. 13 - Improv Comedy Night
Jan. 27 - Low Battery
Feb. 10 - The Epic Adventure Begins!
Feb. 24 - The Epic Adventure - Plot-twist!
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 on line here and also find a substitute if they can't serve on their chosen Sunday(s).
**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 Sept.). Confirmation Sunday will be Oct. 28, 2018.
The Rite of Confirmation will be during the 2nd worship service at 10:45am on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. 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.
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
*Meet with your Family Group sometime this fall!
. 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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