2019 Mission Trip
A trip to Louisville, KY, took place July 14-19, 2019. Nineteen adults and youth participated in the trip organized by YouthWorks, with whom we have taken trips in the past. The trip was one of spiritual growth while serving others in various locations established by such agencies as the Salvation Army (Child Care in the inner city); Catholic Charities (literacy and other assitance to help refugee children and adults transition into our culture); Dare to Care Food Bank; Thrift and Thrive (re-sale of household goods and clothing); Franciscan Soup Kitchen; Inner City Senior Center. These volunteer organizations all help local folks struggling in poverty, as well as refugees from violent countries. A week in this community certainly drives home the need to love and understand folks from cultures different from our own.
Confirmation is a place to explore who you are as a child of God. "Here-we-Stand," is a two-year curriculum that helps effectively prepare our students for Lutheran Confirmation. The curriculum is from Augsburg Fortress, an ELCA Lutheran publisher.
Each week, students experience a connection between the class content and their Affirmation of Baptism. Students also better understand how their faith connects to real life, while the expanded small group material encourages relationship building between the learners and mentors. Solid biblical and theological content also helps connect students with the Lutheran heritage. Video clips, music, and other multimedia resources make the material more approachable for today's young learners.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Lord of Life brings children, youth and adults together for a week of Bible stories, Music, Games, Crafts, Science and Snacks, with a family picnic on the last day. We gather an offering each day to help disadvantaged people. In 2022, over $500 was raised in VBS, which was matched by the ELCA Synod. As a reward of meeting their goal, students can bring squirt guns (Howitzers) to the picnic to drench teachers (and each other!)