Wednesday School and Second Sunday
Regular Faith Formation sessions are starting up soon! Join us for our fall kickoff on Wednesday, September 15th. We’ll gather for information sharing in the sanctuary at 5:45, then move to the parking lot for food, fun and fellowship! We look forward to regrouping and launching this ministry again in the fall!
To register for Wednesday School please follow this link: https://forms.gle/pvUDVjiHgQjMVGUD7
Instead of traditional Sunday school this year we will be launching “Second Sunday” events. Each month, on the second Sunday, we will have a special, intergenerational event. These events typically will take place at church, directly after the morning church service from 10:45-11:30.
September 12th will be the hymn sing, and church picnic at Roosevelt Park.
October 10th will be a Reformation themed event.
November 14th will be Thanksgiving themed
December 12th will be a Christmas themed party after the kid’s Christmas program.
For more information please contact: Melissa Ramshead, Director of Faith Formation (email@example.com)
Or call the church office (701)852-4853.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is offered for children and families each summer. In June of 2021, the theme was Compassion Camp: Lovingkindness. Watch this space next spring for information and registration for VBS 2022.
All 7th – 9th grade students are invited to participate in Confirmation! Register here: https://forms.gle/PJdc3RAi7fq6REtz6
Information and Orientation will be Wednesday, September 8th in the Parish Hall. Come at 6:00, eat some pizza with us, and learn all about the plans for Confirmation in the 2021-2022 year! More information is on the Confirmation page at www.flcminot.com/confirmation
Every summer there are many wonderful camp experiences available at Camp Metigoshe. Anyone who attended camp will be mailed a brochure for the following summer’s camp opportunities. If you do not receive the Metigoshe Ministries Summer Camp brochure, you can pick one up at the church office or visit their website (www.metigosheministries.com).
First Lutheran will pay 1/3 of the cost of one camp session, per year, for members. Please register directly with Camp Metigoshe first, and then call the church to inform us of your scheduled camp.
If your camp is in June, you must let the church know by May 15th. If your camp is in July or August, you must let the church know by June 15th. Please remember that the camp does not coordinate this information back to the individual churches, so it is your responsibility to notify the church office by the above dates. If you do not meet the deadlines, you will be responsible for the entire fee when going to camp.
WND Synod LYO Gathering
LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) Synod Youth Gathering will be happening October 21st-23rd in Bismarck. Join youth in grades 9-12 from across Western North Dakota to learn how God is at work, serve the local community, and overall just have fun! There will be a dance party, awesome speakers, and great food. The main speaker for LYO is Reverend Will Starkweather. He was one of the speakers of the 2018 National Youth Gathering. He shared his story of God’s grace changing his life. One of the phrases that really stuck with our youth in 2018 was “There’s grace for that.” No matter what you are going through, or have done in your life, there’s grace for that. We all need that holy reminder in our lives. This is a fantastic opportunity to worship, and serve alongside other youth. The cost to attend this event is $175, if you have money in your youth account you can use that! Grab a friend and register by October 1st. There will be more information available during our September 23rd coffee hang at The Station from 5-7 pm. LYO also has an Instagram page to follow: LYO_WestNoDak Talk to Melissa if you have any questions, or want to register!
Youth Group — 48* North
Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in 48* North, the youth group at FLC. Youth group is a great opportunity to hang out with friends old and new, dig into Bible studies, grow in your faith. Each month the youth group will meet at a local coffee house for fellowship, and coffee. Mark your calendars for: September 23rd, October 14th, November 18th, and December 9th we will meet from 5-7 pm. Come and go as you are able.
The youth group typically travels each summer, alternating service/learning trips with the national youth gathering, which is held every 3 years. The summer 2021 trip will be to the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Gathering is July 24th-28th. We will be adding on a couple of days before and after the Gathering as well. Contact Melissa Ramshead (FirstLutheranEdu@gmail.com) with any questions, or for more information.