Youth and Children

Seekers

This group is for K – 6th grade. It meets regularly on Thursday evenings from 6 – 7 pm. Mary Ann Carlson leads this group with help from some of our high school youth. The evening usually consists of games and a lesson. Lesson topics vary but all have to do with teaching about God’s word and how to apply it in everyday life. The Seekers group also works on musicals that the church perform twice a year at Christmas time and in the spring.

Sunday School

We at Emanuel Lutheran Church are blessed with a wonderful Sunday School program taught by loving dedicated teachers. We currently offer classes beginning at age three through high school meeting at 10am on Sunday morning.

The younger grades are currently using curriculum published by Augsburg Fortress entitled SPARK.  Students spend a number of weeks learning about the same Bible story through a variety of different mediums such as art, storytelling and drama, cooking, music, and games.  Students also spend time with the “Buck Denver: What’s in the Bible?” series as the get to dig deeper into how the Holy Scripture can to be.

Our older youth meet in the youth room on Sunday mornings for an in depth Bible study. Youth and their teachers take time delving into God’s word and un packing what our Lord teaches us.

We love to see new faces at any time and relish the opportunity to spread the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Children’s Christmas Play Children’s Spring Play
Trunk or Treat Mother and Daughter at Vacation Bible School

Trunk or Treat

Every October on the Sunday before Halloween Everyone is invited to join in the fun of Trunk or Treat! Join us for dinner, games, crafts and face painting. Then stay to go “trick-or-treating” among all of the decorated cars and trucks! This is a great event for the whole family.

Vacation Bible School

Every Summer for one week Emanuel hold an evening VBS program where kids can come to Learn about God through songs, stories, games and crafts. An Adult class is also taught by the pastors. Youth and adults volunteer to make this truly a community event.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a two year intentional faith formation program for youth in 7th grade and up. Youth meet during the school year on Thursday evenings from 6-7 for class led by the Pastors and attend an annual confirmation retreat. Along with covering the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism, students also have great discussions about what is means to be a person of faith. Each students is also partnered with an adult member of the congregation who walks with them during these two years and supports them in their faith journey. Mentors also participate in a monthly dinner and Bible Study with their confirmation Student.

Community Service

Another area of Christian life we promote in Sunday School and with our young people is serving others.  We collect a weekly offering and put it toward a specific project or donation to assist some outreach ministries.  We believe that it’s never too soon to learn how to serve others. Our Youth also regularly do volunteering and outreach in our community. At Emanuel we take heart to the command Jesus gave to “Love our neighbors as ourselves.”

Youth at a community service event