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WHO: PreK (potty trained/3 and up) through 3rd grade
WHEN: Sundays, beginning September 10, at 10:10 a.m. Fall Dates: Sept. 10, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12
WHAT: Music, Bible stories, activities and more
DURATION: 45 minutes
*No classes on Oct. 22 (MEA).
*Children will practice for their Christmas program on November 5 and November 12.
*The Christmas program will be presented on Sunday, December 10, immediately following the 9:00 a.m. worship service.
Wednesday Education & WOW Worship
WHO: 4th through 8th grades
WHEN: Wednesdays, beginning September 13, at 5:30 p.m. Fall Dates: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Oct. 29, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15
WHAT: Speakers, service projects, activities and more
SCHEDULE: Pizza ($1 slice) at 5:30 p.m., WOW Worship at 6:00 p.m., classes from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.
LWLC will host Family Night once a month on Wednesdays this fall. Parents/guardians will be invited to join 4th through 9th graders for pizza, worship and class time until 7:15 p.m.
*On Sept. 27, youth will package meals during the Kids Fighting Hunger service event.
*On Oct. 4, we will have a guest speaker.
*No classes on Oct. 18 (MEA).
*Nov. 15 is Mentor Night for grades 7-9; additional parent volunteers will be needed.
Fall Calendar 2023
9th GRADE CONFIRMATION STUDENTS will meet on Wednesday nights from 6-7:15 p.m.
Dates: September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15
Regular Nightly Schedule:
5:30 to 6:00 Pizza served in the Life and Learning Center, $1/slice, all welcome
6 to 6:30 : “W.O.W” Worship—anyone welcome to this new Wednesday worship with communion
6:30 to 7:15: Classroom time, PreK-9th
Family Night Confirmation class will be once a month this year—families invited, too!
Education Requirements for 9th graders:
- 12 worship notes—notes are by hanging folders. *These must be done from a live worship service, unless permission is given by Pastor Jake to take them from an online service.
- Earn 20 servant hours/points—helping during church services, community service projects, for instance…
Light candles at church, 2
Help bag food for food shelf, 1
Usher 2 points
Greet at door, 2
Communion Assistant 3
Read during service, 5
Fellowship (help provide bars/cookies, coffee Sunday) 2
Leadership: Help with Sunday School, 4-6th grade classes or WOW Worship,
Lead Music, Skits, etc. 5
Help set up collection for school/homeless shelter/food shelf,
God’s Work Our Hands, Fall Festival 3-5 points
Have other ideas? See Pastor Jake to discuss!
- Meet with your mentor fall and spring.
- Attend classes and/or complete make up lessons.
10th GRADE CONFIRMATION SUDENTS will meet on Wednesday nights in September and October only from 7:15-8:00. We will review, write faith statements and prepare for Confirmation Sunday.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. – students and parents
Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., guest speaker
Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Mentors: 9th graders will need a mentor this year who will meet with them 5-6 times throughout the year. Mentors cannot be a parent and are preferably someone who is a member of LWLC. You will need your mentor’s name, address, email and phone number.
CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL will be Wednesday, October 25th, 7:15 p.m.
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY this year will be October 29th at the 10:30 a.m. service.
OTHER SPECIAL DATES:
September 27 – Kids Fighting Hunger, 7th-9th
7th – 9th graders will package meals at 11 Industrial Blvd., Sauk
Rapids. Youth will meet at the building there at 6:30 p.m. to package food.
October 4 – Guest Speaker
Pastor Albert from Higher Ground Church will speak to 4th – 10th
graders on the subject of diversity at 6. Pizza served beforehand from 5:30 to 6.
The congregation is invited to attend the presentation.
October 25 – Trick-or-Treating for Food Shelf
4th through 9th graders will trick-or-treat for items for
the LWLC Food Shelf. Pizza served from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Trick-or-treating will run from 6-7 p.m.
November 8 – Mentor Night
This event for 7th – 9th graders will feature W.O.W. Worship and then time for mentors and mentees to visit.
Pizza served from 5:30 to 6 p.m.