Junior High students are invited to participate in Confirmation preparation. Students are welcome to participate in the Sunday morning lessons without committing to the entire Confirmation program. For more information, visit the Confirmation page.
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
Birth – 3 years
Ages 6 months to 3 years
Our Nursery is a safe and welcoming environment for infants, children and parents in our nursery. Located in the main hallway, the nursery serves children ages 6 months - 3 years old, contains a diaper changing station & “right-size” bathroom facilities. There is a one way window (in the entrance foyer) so parents can “check in” unobserved. We are currently between child care providers on Sunday mornings, but you are welcome to use the space with your little one. A speaker allows you to listen to the worship service. Please see an usher for any assistance.
Watch the announcements and weekly email for news of our new Nursery Coordinator.
At Lord of Life, the age of First Communion is a personal decision made in consultation with the Pastor. Many individuals choose 4th grade as an appropriate time for a child, while others may choose to learn at an older or younger age. All ages are encouraged to discover this meal of forgiveness and grace, because Christ welcomes all people to the table. For information on preparation for First Communion, see First Communion Preparation.
To help families fulfill their baptismal promise, Lord of Life provides a three-year Confirmation journey. This time of learning and seeking prepares the student to participate in the Affirmation of Baptism Rite offered each May. Focusing on the spiritual formation of the whole person, we utilize a variety of teaching modes to stimulate and engage the learner, while allowing parents and mentors into those years.
Major components of Confirmation include fellowship, retreats, small group mentoring sessions, active learning sessions, reflection on the Scriptures and Luther’s Small Catechism, service projects and worship. Everyone is welcome to participate in any aspect of the program, even if they are not committed to the entire program.
During our activities, we focus on building healthy and meaningful relationships while having fun. Our goal is to grow in our relationship with God and with each other. Friends are always welcome and encouraged to participate. For a detailed schedule of this year's activities, see the Confirmation Highlights page.
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.
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.