- 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.
Weekly Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Jr. FLY (7th & 8th Gr.) & Sr. FLY (9th-12th Gr.) have weekly Sunday morning Bible classes from 9:45-10:40am (Sept-June).
Jr. FLY Confirmation Class
The 7th & 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:40am (Sept.-May).
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!
Dunkin' Sundays thru August!
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.
NYG Hot Dog Sunday - Aug. 19
Youth attending the 2019 National Youth Gathering will be selling hot dogs, chips, and drinks from 10am-12:30pm at church. All funds support our Gathering participants! Thank you for your support!
FLY Hang Time - "Outdoor Games!" - Aug. 26 @ 12:30pm
Come to the Johnson’s new home and play some fun outdoor games in their backyard! We’ll have some snacks and have a great time! Bring your friends to this end-of-the-summer party!
Sunday Night FLY Kick-off! Sept. 9 @ 7pm
Invite all of your friends to this CRAZY MESSY kick-off of another AWESOME year of Sunday Night FLY! Wear clothes to get messy in and bring a clean outfit and towel. Get ready to get MESSY! Additional details about SNFLY are in the section below.
FLY Info Meeting - Sept. 11
All youth and parents are invited to a mandatory info meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11 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, Sunday school, work camps, FUNdraisers, the 2019 National Youth Gathering, and more! Please be sure to attend!
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:
Sept. 9 - SNFLY Kick-off!
Sept. 23 - Identity
Oct. 14 - Stressed Out?
Oct. 28 - 100th SNFLY Party!
Nov. 11 - Cookies for College Students
Nov. 25 - SNFLY Remix
Dec. 9 - Christmas Party
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.
2018-19 Class Info. Packet (coming in September)
2018-19 Class Assignments (coming in September)
2018-19 Class Schedule (coming in September)
*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, FLY 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 your Family Groups on Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 7pm @ Faith
. 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: email@example.com
*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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