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.


Thank you...

-To everyone who donated, volunteered, and purchased baked goods at our Bake Sale! Over $1800 was raised and will bless both FLY workcampers and Lutheran World Relief! Thank you! 

-To our awesome youth for baking cookies and sending care packages to our FLY college students! 

Jr. FLY Confirmation Class – Sundays@ 9:45-10:40am

7th & 8th grade students are going through the Small Catechism on Sundays with Pastor Peter and Meredith Tindall. All classes are in Room 204. More info in the Confirmation section below.

Sunday Morning Sr. FLY Class - Sundays @ 9:45-10:40am

This month, all high school students are invited to the combined Sr. FLY & Adult Bible Class in the Auditorium at 9:45am. The class will discuss and taste different foods from the Bible using the “Taste & See” curriculum led by Jill Bernhardt. Join us!

FLY Ornament Sale – Dec. 3

Purchase your very own Faith ornament and hang it on your Christmas tree or gift it to someone you love! Each ornament was 3D printed by Faith members, Matt Bernhardt & Mike Balentine, and they come in a variety of colors: white, gold, silver, copper, and bronze. All proceeds from the sale benefit our youth attending FLY trips this year! Thanks for your support!  

Sunday Night FLY “Christmas Party!” – Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 7-9pm

All 7th-12th grade students are invited to our huge Sunday Night FLY Christmas Party on Dec. 10!  Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater (for a prize), bring a wrapped “White Elephant” gift (under $10), and a canned good for our Food Drive! At our party, we’ll have an ugly sweater contest, exchange White Elephant gifts, and eat some Christmas cookies! It’ll be a fun way to celebrate the birth of Jesus! Bring all of your friends!

*This year’s SNFLY Challenge: -If 55 youth attend at SNFLY, we’ll play laser tag at church!  


Sr. FLY & Young Adult Progressive Dinner – Dec. 17

Come and enjoy a 3-course meal at three different locations while caroling in between at nursing homes!  High school youth and young adults are invited to this fun event!  Everyone can wear fun Christmas sweaters & hats and bring a dessert!  If you can drive between places, please let Pastor Peter or Mari-Beth know ASAP. Many thanks to our hosts! Progressive Dinner Schedule

3pm – Appetizers @ Mari-Beth Schembri’s Home

4pm – Caroling

5pm – Entrée @ Kuiper’s Home

6pm – Caroling

7pm – Desserts @ Young’s Home – ending around 8:30pm  

Coffee House Performers Needed!

Starting Nov. 26, sign-up to perform on stage during our 31st Annual Coffee House on Jan. 26! We are looking for singers, musicians, dancers, bands, ensembles, and comedians to share their God-given talents at this fun variety show! Performers can perform 2 songs or up to 10 min. *The sign-up will be posted on the FLY bulletin board through Dec. 10. The sign-up fills up FAST (last year it was full within 48 hours)!  Please talk to Pastor Peter if you have any questions about this FUN and entertaining event. Thank you!

Watch the 2024 Coffee House Promo Here

Small Group for FLY Parents! (Resumes in January)

Parenting teenagers is an adventure! Sometimes it can feel like no-one else understands the highs and lows of this adventure. BUT, you are not alone! Other FLY parents want to support and walk alongside you!  If you’re interested in joining, feel free to talk to Cris Alello or Pastor Peter.

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 Pastor Peter Johnson or check out the FLY page in our church newsletter here.

Fill out the online 2023-24 FLY Contact Form/Activity Participation Form HERE

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 from Sept-June!  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!)  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!

 *This year’s SNFLY Challenge: If 55 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag at church!

Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2023 Mystery Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

Dec. 10 - Christmas Party!


7th & 8th Gr. Confirmation

7th and 8th grade confirmation class meets on Sundays (9:45-10:40am).  The class meets in Room 204 with Pastor Peter and Meredith Tindall throughout the school year.


Youth can serve in many different roles on Sunday mornings at Faith (ushers, readers, greeters, acolytes, crucifers, Livestream producers, Nursery assistants, and Kids' Time assistants).  You can sign-up online here if you'd like to serve in one of these ways.  If you don't see a role on the online sign-up, please contact Elizabeth Balentine as some of these roles are assigned on a rotation basis.  Thank you for serving God's church!

**Acolyte & Crucifer Training Videos can be found online here.


2023-24 Class Syllabus

*Sermon Notes Form

*Service Hours Form

*15 sermon notes & 15 service hours are due by May 1, 2024. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to download a lesson PowerPoint.

9th Gr. Confirmation

During the fall of their 9th grade year, confirmands will complete their confirmation journey.

Confirmands will work on their Faith Art & Faith Statement projects which will be completed in September 2023.  The 2023 project syllabus can be downloaded here.  The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.

The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled for current 9th grade students on Oct. 22, 2023 at the 10:00 service.

Youth Mission Trips

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 2023, 18 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 Erie, PA in the summer of 2024!

Download the 2024 Summer Mission Trip Info Packet Here!

Contact Pastor Peter if you're interested in going on a summer mission trip.


In July of 2022, 19 FLYers and 5 adults joined 20,000 other Lutheran teens from all over the world in Houston, Texas 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!

Many thanks to everyone who supported and prayed for our team as they experienced "In All Things!'

Join us in New Orleans in 2025!

Watch the 2025 Gathering Promo!

Watch a highlight video from the 2022 Gathering!

Watch a highlight video from the 2019 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. 

Be part of this ministry by joining our FLY Young Adults Facebook group or our FLY Young Adults Instagram.

Please direct all questions to McKayla Nolan or Pastor Peter Johnson.


Youth Pastor

Pastor Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email:

Youth Intern

Ava Bernhardt

Hailey Keller

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Stephanie Johnson

Jolynn Keller

Matt Kime

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Elizabeth Young

FLY Registrar

Jolynn Keller