At Lord of Life, Youth Ministries are vital. LOL is fortunate that we have strong programs with great volunteers.
Many opportunities arise during the year for our youth to spend time with friends. Be sure to watch the announcement bulletins and Lifeline newsletters for information on upcoming events.
Ages 18 months - 5 years
Contact: Lori Krach, [email protected]
Kindergarten - 5th grade
Contact: Lisa Bacu, [email protected],
6th - 8th grade
Contact: Eric Gruber, [email protected]
Many opportunities arise during the year for our youth to spend time with friends. Be sure to watch the announcement bulletins and Lifeline newsletters for information on these special events.
Family Events for Sprouts (18 months-5 years) and Seekers (K-5th grade)
Sunday, October 22, 2:30 pm
Join us at the NEW Schappacher Farm (3068 State Route 73, Wilmington). Meet us at 2:30 pm at the new farm for some informal family fun. Free hay ride, free corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkin, and fall décor. Word has it that Timmy the Train is ready to go too for an additional cost. Stay as long as your family is having fun.
Sunday, November 19, 2 pm
Join us at the Mad Potter in Mason (6680 Tri-Way Dr, Mason). Meet us for some painting fun. This is a great chance to get started on Christmas gifts for grandparents or other family members. Studio fees are $8/adult and $6/child (under 12). You will also need to pay for the specific pottery pieces you choose to paint (ranging from $5-$40).
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24
Registration 9 am
Easter Egg Hunt right here at Lord of Life! Registration will start at 9 am, and the hunt is on at 9:30 am. Watch for more details.
The goal of our Senior High youth program is to help our youth grow in faith by teaching them how to apply Faith in Action as disciples of Christ, while they become more independent and experience new challenges in life. During High School the Christian learning portion of the program occurs Sunday mornings during the Sunday School Education hour.
The group also meets once a month for fun and fellowship. It is our goal to help create a community where teens are valued and free from the fear of peer pressure and rejection. We also provide opportunities to recognize and respond to the gifts God has blessed them with through service opportunities in many different ministry areas of our congregation ,the larger Church and world communities.
|September 17||Grill Out and Games|
|October 15||Pumpkin Carving|
|November 19||A Giving Thanks Service Activity|
|December 17||Caroling and Christmas Party|
|January 21||Event TBD|
Lori Krach, Janette Metzger, & Tera Michelson
Sunday School Classes are held during the 9:30 service and meet every Sunday from September 17, 2017 to May 13, 2018.
Special Dates — Take Note!
|September 17||Rally Day! First day of class|
|October 29||Reformation Sunday: No Sunday School|
|November 26||Thanksgiving Weekend: No Sunday School|
|December 24,31||Christmas Break: No Sunday School|
|March 25||Spring Break: No Sunday School|
|April 1||Easter Sunday: No Sunday School|
|May 13||Last Day of Sunday School|
Sunday School offers learning for all ages, as we explore God’s Word. Our lessons will follow along with the Narrative Lectionary being used in Sunday morning worship. We will spend the fall learning stories of the Old Testament, then focus on the prophecies and stories of Christmas. In the winter months, we will hear the stories of the Gospels and finish out the spring reading about the new Christian church and learning how Peter, Paul and the other disciples and believers incorporated Jesus’ teachings in their lives. Each student may bring home a sheet that you can be used to reinforce the story. What a great way to start family devotion time! Classes are divided by age levels and include 3 years old to 5th grade students. Three year-olds must be 3 by August 1, 2017, to register.
No Programs During Lent
Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm beginning September 16
Think for a moment about the people who have influenced your spiritual walk. Who in your childhood helped to develop your faith? Was it a Sunday School teacher, a Vacation Bible School volunteer, a friend’s parent or grandparent? All of us can recall someone who helped us grow in our relationship with God and whose faith we can admire. These individuals are part of your own faith web.
Our Wednesday nights together will be an opportunity to continue building our faith web as we connect with God and one another. Everyone - all ages, big, small, short, tall, gray-haired, newborn, boy or girl - all are invited to be part of Web It Up Wednesdays. This will be a place to form new relationships and strengthen old ones. We will start with dinner at 6:00 p.m. (free will offerings accepted), then a short campfire-like worship moment with Pastor Lowell, followed by activities that may include outdoor family fun, homework assistance or tutoring, games, Christian study or discussion groups, and ministry or service opportunities. We will have opportunities to share interests and learn new skills. We will have time to learn together, older generations learning from younger generations and the younger learning from the older. We will serve the Lord together, each growing in their faith, each learning from another.
Becoming a disciple of Christ is a life-long adventure. Come and share the adventure with your church family and fellow webbuilders! Childcare will be available.
Sep 16, 2105 1st Fall Web It Up Wednesday
Nov 18, 2015 Last Fall Web It Up Wednesday
Jan 6, 2016 Web It Up Wednesday Resume
Feb 3, 2016 Last Winter Web It Up Wednesday
Spring dates TBA
December 2—December 9– December 16
Wednesday nights during Advent are special events for the whole family. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. followed by Advent worship. Afterwards families are invited to move to the Fellowship Hall for activities, crafts and pictures with the jolly man himself! We will wrap up around 7:30 pm.
Join us to prepare the way for Christmas. Please contact the church office each week for reservations so we prepare enough food and have enough craft supplies on hand.
For the whole family
What do you get when you put together Lord of Life's families, a familiar script with a star named baby Jesus, and a little bit of creativity? It’s an instant Christmas play! Create sets and costumes, rehearse, and present a full Christmas production – all in one night! Designed with your busy family in mind, this nostress event includes dinner, fun rehearsal time, costume making, and ends with a Christmas show. Who should come? This event is our celebration of Advent and Christmas for everyone…Kids of all ages, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Neighbors, Aunts, Uncles, and Friends. Even camels are welcome!
Vacation Bible School is a weeklong, fun-filled program full of singing, games, Bible lessons, skits, science and snacks. While the program itself is for ages 3 years (by August 1, 2016) through grade 5, we need helpers of all ages to ensure the fun and safety of all.
Directors are needed to coordinate our VBS next June. Assistance is available and decorations are already arranged!! If you are interested in filling this critical role.
This Wednesday evening ministry focuses on Bible Basics, First Communion, and relationship building. Material will be provided at an age appropriate level with ample time for questions and exploration. Small group learning with an adult mentor is structured to help the youth form connections between the Bible stories that they heard in the younger grades and their worship experiences. We start at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary for the following sessions:
Session 1 – Sept. 14 to Nov. 16
Session 2 – Jan. 4 thru May 16
Ages 18 months - 5 years
Enjoy fellowship with other parents who have young children. Our time consists of crafts, game, Bible lessons and dinner; all are based on a theme for the evening. All siblings are welcome! Watch the announcements and the Lifeline for details!
This Wednesday evening ministry is designed for children in 1st thru 3rd grades to SPARK new friendships as they grow in their relationship with Christ. During weekly meetings, they will develop friendships in small groups led by adult mentors. Through songs, crafts, Bible lessons, and games, children will build a foundation of faith and friendship. Children may begin attending at any point in the year; come as often as you are able.