Youth and Family

July 26, 2018

Faith Formation: Sunday School News…

Can you believe only one more month  until school starts!

Yikes the summer went fast.


            With that being said we are preparing for the upcoming Sunday school year!  Ages 3- 6th grade are welcome to participate in Sunday school!  

Mark you Calendar for Rally Sunday which is  Sept 9th. The Sunday School will be collecting items for School Kits and Personal Care Kits. Each kits will need listed items (we ask if you are buying items to buy and bring in complete kits, if possible).

ALSO Kids —- on Rally Sunday please bring you backpacks for a backpack blessing!


School kits:( each kit will need)

o 4-70 page notebooks

o 1-12 inch ruler

o 1-pencil Sharpener  

o 1- blunt scissor

o 5-#2 pencils

o 5- Black or blue pens

o 1 box of 16-24 crayons

o 1-2 1/2" eraser


Personal Care Kits (each kit will need)

o 1-Light or medium weight bath towel

o 2-Bars soap

o 1-toothbrush

o 1-heavy duty comb

o 1-nail clipper


Thank you!  J


God Squad (4th-7th)

God Squad was done a couple weeks ago, for our last lesson we talked about social media and electronic use.  The lesson encouraged students to "look up" from their devices, in order to pay attention to real life relationships & what God is doing in their lives. I encourage everyone to watch the short YouTube video "Look Up."  It is a great reminder for everyone!

God Squad kids watch for updates on a summer bonfire.

 Senior High Mission Trip

There will be 8 youth and 2 chaperones going on the Youth Mission Trip to Nashville, TN June 10-15.  The Youth will be serving the elderly, sorting donations, working in community gardens, serving alongside food programs or hanging out with children at local summer programs.  In the evenings, they will be exploring downtown Nashville, spending time at Centennial Park, taking pictures at the Parthenon, playing ultimate Frisbee or relaxing on the lawn.  Please pray for these youth and chaperones that they have a safe trip, meet a lot of new people and are able to spread God's love in their work.  Tiff and Alicia

Vacation Bible School

“God’s Good Creation”

June 3—7 at Grace Lutheran

6:00pm—8:00 pm  The van leaves Faith at 5:45pm & returns about 8:15pm

 Sign up online @ 


   call Tiff  at 320-219-8160 or Alicia at 320-815-1284. 

  The van will be leaving from Faith at 5:45pm and returning about 8:15pm

   Below is a list of all the fun themes for the week! 

 Sunday night Theme: God creates the world. Genesis 1:31 focus animal: Goats 

Monday night theme: God can use you.  Matthew 13:31-32 focus Animal: Chicks 

Tuesday Night Theme: God made everyone different. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 focus Animal: Bees 

Wednesday night theme: working together. Ephesians 4:11-12 Focus Animal: Pigs 

Thursday night we will be having kids come at 6:00, A program at 6:30 and a pot luck supper at 7:00. All are welcome to join in seeing what the kids learned all week!! 

We will be taking offering each night, which will be going towards our God’s Global barnyard goal of buying a Family Farm which is $715. The farm would include a cow, 2 goats, 12 chickens, 2 pigs, farming tools, seeds, and agricultural training and support.

Thursday night everyone is invited to a 6:30p.m. Potluck to see the VBS program.  Freewill offering for Global Barnyard.  We will also we selling Bees Wax Candles for $4 on Thursday night to help reach our goal!

The Traveling Tree House

Will be running from June 11 - Aug. 16

It will be at the Evansville Park on Thursdays 9:00-10:15am   For kids ages 4-11

The Traveling Tree House is a mobile learning center that provides FREE summer learning opportunities for local kids.  Each 75 min. visit is full of reading, crafts, an activities.  A snack & gently used book of their choice, is sent home with them to keep!

For more information see the poster on the Faith Hallway bulletin board or contact: or call 320-834-7800















Last God Squads for 4th thru 7th Gr this Spring

Come & bring your friends!

6:30p.m. Wednesdays, April 18 & 25, 2018 

Grace Lutheran (pizza inc.)  

Wednesday Evening Opportunities

January 2018

January 17, 2017 at FAITH

Meal beginning at 5:45 PM ALL WELCOME

Wednesday Worship 6:30-7:00 PM ALL WELCOME

Confirmation Follow-Up

Faith Night for the Alexandria Blizzard Hockey Team

Wednesday, January 24th … Bus leaves from Grace at 6:15p.m.

Watch for more information & Sign up Sheets & Permission Slips!!

January 31, 2017 at GRACE

Meal beginning at 5:45 PM ALL WELCOME

Wednesday Worship 6:30-7:00 PM ALL WELCOME

Confirmation Follow-Up

God Squad 7:00-7:30 for 4th-7th grade students

God Squad will start with Wednesday Worship and then we will go downstairs for the last half hour. Families are welcome to come together or kids can come by themselves!

December 20th, 2017-- Faith and Grace Parish Caroling in Brandon and Evansville!

Meet at Grace at 6:00 PM (or Faith at 6:15 PM), disburse to Brandon Assisted Living and Evansville Care Center.

All meet at Faith Lutheran Church at 6:45 PM for Christmas Pizza Party hosted by Faith and Grace staff!

Note: Wednesday Worship has been a trial for the fall of 2017! The idea is to provide an opportunity for families to worship together in a more conversational and intergenerational style! We will be evaluating what do to going forward so please share your feedback if you’ve tried Wednesday Worship!

Mark your calendars!                                                                     Faith Night for the Alexandria Blizzard Hockey team                                will be on January 24th! Watch for more details!


The Sunday School Christmas program will be…

      December 10th at 10:30 AM with a potluck following! 

( Sunday School will be held at 9:00a.m. on Dec. 3rd & 10th )


         Vacation Bible School will be                             August 6th-August 10th 

Faith, Grace and Chippewa Churches will work together this year with a team from Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary. Location of Bible School will be Grace with transportation available from Faith.

We are in need of the following help:

·         host families for part of team (does not have to be for entire stay)

·         help with preparing suppers for team (4 or 5 young adults)

·         craft helpers for Bible School

·         snack suppliers

Please let us know if you would be willing to help in any of the above ways!! Let one of us know!!


God Squad & Sunday School…have been talking about our parents. Here are some of the reasons we are thankful for our parents!

·         They make us food (Makena-7)

·         They buy us clothes (Faith-6)

·         They teach us things (Colten 9)

·         Give us a good home (Rachel 9)

·         Give us shelter (Ava 10)

·         Give us shelter (Grayson 3)

·         Being there when I need them (Gabe 10)

·         Doing scrap with my Dad (Lane 3)

·         Taking out the garbage and recycling (Tyler 6)

·         House (Lilibelle 5)

·         Making sure we are healthy (Mia 9)

·         Food (Jorja 5)

·         Going on trips and wrestling tournaments (Jon 9)

·         Cooking, going for rides, driving (Taylor 10)

·         Helping us with homework (Rachel 9)

·         Giving us a good education (Mia 9)

  July 16th-21st — The High School YouthWorks!            Mission trip will be going to Osage Nation          Osage Nation is a Native American Indian Reservation in Northeastern Oklahoma. Those attending are:  Logan, Kerryn, Elizabeth, Brandon, Andrew, Nick, Alex, Michaela, and Kaleb. Please pray for safe travels and that they will be a blessing to the people they will be serving.