Sunday Mornings >>>

9:45-10:45 a.m: Sunday School class offers a deeper look at the scripture for the day and how it connects to their lives.
Worship services: Students are encouraged to assist in worship services as readers, members of the praise band, greeters, ushers, in the tech booth or as Communion Basket Holders.

Wednesday Night Confirmation >>>

Confirmation students gather together Wednesday nights from early September through early May. Their evening includes worship at 6:30 p.m. then games and instruction from 7:00pm to 8:00. They may also have special events from time to time.

Confirmation is a time for youth to grow in their knowledge and in their relationship with God. Through the confirmation instruction in their 7th and 8th grade years, they will gain a better understanding of the promises made for them by their parents and sponsors in their baptism and discover how faith in Christ impacts their lives. After two years of instruction the students are prepared to affirm the Baptismal promises during a confirmation service in the spring of their 8th grade year.

The confirmation program at First Lutheran includes the following elements:

-Wednesday Night Gatherings
-Mentor Meetings
-Service Projects
-Fall Recharge Retreats
-Sunday morning and Wednesday Lenten Worship Services

Just for Fun >>>

Fall Recharge Retreat:

Friday-Sunday, November 2-4
A weekend retreat at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp for 6-9th grade students.
Theme: “One Another” (John 13:34)
For more details, go to www.okoboji.org/recharges

Pre-Game Games:

Friday February 8, 5:00-7:00pm
Food, fun and games at the church before local home basketball games begin.

March Movie Madness:

A movie night at church – Details TBA

Welcome to High School Youth Group:

8th Graders – Wednesday May 1, 7:00-8:30pm
New confirmands are invited to join high school youth group for the first time!

Camp Outreach Nights:

Monthly at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, 5:00-8:00pm:
Outreach Night includes worship, supper, and fun campwide games with youth from surrounding area churches.

Oct. 7 – Capture the Flag
Nov. 4 – Commandos
Dec. 2 – “Silent” Night Game
Jan. 6 – Gargoyles
Jan. 27 – Winter Games
Mar. 3 – Hoonting
Apr. 7 – Dodgeball
Apr. 28 – Secret Agents 

Questions? Contact Jocelyn at youth@3cross.org for youth ministry information.