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 attended, volunteered, donated, and performed at our 30th Annual Coffee House on Jan. 27! It was a memorable night and we can’t wait until our next show! Videos of many of the performances will be posted on our FLY YouTube page later in February here.

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

7th & 8th grade students are going through “The Story” on Sundays with Pastor Peter and Pastor Ben. All classes are in-person in Room 204. If you miss a class, you can download the PowerPoint presentation online here.  *No class on Feb. 12.

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

In February, Pastor Peter will be teaching a Sunday Bible class for adults & Sr. FLY titled, “Pop Culture, Social Media, Generations & Other Things on Pastor Peter’s Mind.” We’ll be answering questions like, “How can Christians engage pop culture & social media today? How do different generations engage their faith in today’s world?” Join us in the Auditorium for this topical and relevant class from 9:45-10:40am on Feb. 5, 19 & 26.  *No class on Feb. 12.

2023 Sr. FLY Winter Retreat – “Hope” at Camp Casowasco – Feb. 10-12

Join us on our upcoming Sr. FLY Winter Retreat: “Hope!” When the world tries to break us, we stand strong in our hope in Jesus! Connect with others as we discover how God provides hope, courage, strength, and faith to help us face any challenge! We’ll also enjoy movies, winter games, and stress-relieving activities all to bring us closer to God and each other!  Please register online here and submit your $160 payment to the FLY Registrar’s mailbox at church by Sunday, Jan. 29. All checks made out to “Faith Lutheran Youth” please. Financial help is available on a first-come first-serve basis. It’s going to be an AWESOME Winter Retreat (created by our FLY Intern) – hope you can come!

*No Sunday Night FLY on Feb. 12 because of the Big Game!

Spaghetti Dinner – Feb. 22

Come grab a spaghetti dinner on Wed. Feb. 22 at Faith! FLY will be serving dinner at 5:30pm (before the 6:30 Ash Wed. service). Youth and adults are needed to help setup, serve, and cleanup! Sign-up on the FLY bulletin board at church. Thank you!

Sunday Night FLY – “Lenten Journey” – Feb. 26

Come experience the season of Lent in a unique way at Sunday Night FLY. Lent is a season of reflection as we reflect on our own lives and reflect on the death of Jesus Christ. Join us as we journey through Lent through four different experiences. Invite a friend to this special SNFLY!


FLY Tubing Night @ Greystone – Mar. 3

Come and enjoy some tubing with FLY on Friday, Mar. 3! More details about the cost and sign-up will be shared with FLY later in February. This will be a FUN trip with your friends and other FLYers!  


NEW Small Group for FLY Parents!

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!  Come attend our small group on the first Sunday of the month from 7-8:30pm in the FLY Room. 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 2022-23 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 60 youth attend, we’ll play laser tag at church!

Watch the Sunday Night FLY promo here

Watch the Color Wars Highlights here

Watch the 2022 Mystery Night Highlights here

Upcoming Sunday Night FLY's:

*No SNFLY on Feb. 12 due to the Winter Retreat & Big Game

Feb. 26 - Lenten Journey

Mar. 12 - Mystery Night!


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.


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.


2022-23 Class Syllabus

2022-23 Class Schedule & Assignments

*Sermon Notes Form

*Service Hours Form

*15 sermon notes & 15 service hours are due by May 1, 2023. Sermon notes are located on the shelf near the sanctuary doors.

Listen to sermons online here.


Click here to download a lesson PowerPoint or watch a recorded lesson.

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 will be available here next summer.  The projects will be presented during worship on a pre-determined date.

The Rite of Confirmation is scheduled for current 8th grade students on Oct. 29, 2023 at the 10:45 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 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 Woonsocket, Rhode Island in the summer of 2023!

Download the 2023 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 2022 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

Elizabeth Ford

Youth Advisors

Cris Alello

Vince Alello

Stephanie Johnson

Jolynn Keller

Matt Kime

Bill McKee

Kim Nadritch

McKayla Nolan

Mari-Beth Schembri

Elizabeth Young

FLY Registrar

Deb Kime