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.


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.

FLY Choir

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 (restarting early next year).  Please contact Elizabeth Balentine if you’d like to join.

Sunday Night FLY "Christmas Party" - Dec. 9

Come to our huge Sunday Night FLY Christmas Party on Dec. 9! Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater (for a prize), bring some friends, and a wrapped “White Elephant” gift (under $10)! At our party, we’ll have an ugly sweater contest, exchange gifts, and eat some Christmas cookies! We’ll also be creating Christmas cards for the elderly residents the Sr. FLY will be caroling to during the Progressive Dinner (Dec. 16). It’ll be a fun way to celebrate the birth of Jesus!

FLY & Young Adult Progressive Dinner - Dec. 16

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 for the entire event.  Jr. FLYers are invited to the dessert portion of the evening at Faith!  Everyone can bring a dessert.  If you can drive between places, please let Peter know ASAP. Many thanks to our hosts!  3pm: Appetizers @ Johnson's, 5pm: Entree @ Kuiper's, 7pm: Desserts @ Faith.

Bethlehemian Rhapsody Puppet Show - Dec. 23

On Dec. 23 at 9:45am, Jr. & Sr. FLYers will be performing a 5-minute Christmas musical called, “Bethlehemian Rhapsody” in the FLY Room for all of our Sunday school classes.  Many youth are needed for this hilarious show! There will be a 7pm rehearsal the night before on Sat, Dec. 22.  Please sign-up on the FLY bulletin board if you’re IN!

Coffee House - Jan. 25

Everyone is invited to an evening of fun-filled entertainment in the Faith Lutheran Church Auditorium on Jan. 25!  Faith’s annual Coffee House will highlight various talented people from our church and community while raising money for our 2019 FLY trips!  The doors will open at 6:30pm and the acts will begin at 7.  Come enjoy desserts, coffee, smoothies, talented performers, surprises, and more!

*The volunteer sign-up will be posted in January for set-up, kitchen, serving, and clean-up crews. Thanks!


Flower City Work Camp ONLINE REGISTRATION - Due by 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 until 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: 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.


Download the 2018-19 Activity Release Form Here & Return to Peter

Sign-up HERE to Serve on Sunday Mornings in December

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! 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! 

 Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2018 Mystery Night Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

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!

Mar. 10 - Half Truths

Mar. 24 - Cookies for College Students


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.  


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

2018-19 Class Assignments

2018-19 Class Schedule 

*Service Hours Report

*Sermon Notes Form

*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.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to view a missed lesson presentation.

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.

Youth Mission Trips

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:

Talk to Peter if you have any questions!


Youth Minister

Peter Johnson

Office #: (585)381-3970 x16   Email:

Youth Advisors

Lindsay Agor

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Greg Gerbasi

Stephanie Johnson

Matt Kime

Randy Longhenry

Bill McKee

Mari-Beth Schembri

Mark Wood

Elizabeth Young

*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!