Education Ministry

Faith Adventures and Confirmation Registration Form’17-18

Coordinator: Jean Loudon
Council Rep: Paula Klacan and Nancy Peters

Members: Elise Forward, Michelle Hansen, Paula Klacan, Jean Loudon, Jane Olson, Nancy Peters, Karen Rodewald and Darlene Serene

Faith Adventures
At Faith Adventures the focus is on Faith, Friendship and Fun! Kids in grades K-5 (and even pre-Ks with an attending adult) gather after school once a week from Fall through Spring for an exciting hour of learning and laughter.

When the children arrive at Faith Adventures our Teachers-Mentors provide a healthy snack to renew their energy after a long day at school. The kids are then ready to jump into a variety of activities. Each week there is something new and exciting happening at Faith Adventures. One week we may be learning about the ancient symbols and history of the Lutheran church, the next week we may be hand-tying blankets to donate to people in need in our local community or creating special cards to send to our friends in Malawi.

Music is a wonderful way to praise and celebrate our faith and is an important part of Faith Adventures. The Faith Adventures kids are especially excited about our ukulele program. The “Hope-le-le Players” love to sing and learn how to play new songs on the ukuleles and share them with the congregation.

We are always excited to welcome new members into the Faith Adventures family. Every child has special gifts and Faith Adventures is a supportive and creative environment to develop and share them.

As it can be challenging to arrange rides after school due to work schedules etc. Hope Lutheran is happy to assist with transportation for children in the River Falls area for those who may need it.

There is so much fun and learning to be had at Faith Adventures. Won’t you come along for the ride!?

HOPE’s Confirmation Ministry
Youth in grades 6-9 participate in a program designed to deepen their own personal faith journey by building relationships with the pastor, each other, and faith mentors from the congregation.

Wednesdays at HOPE Schedule
Faith Adventures 4:00-5:15 (Grades 1-5)
Supper open to everyone from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Worship service 6:00-6:30
Confirmation Class and Activities 6:30-7:30

Catechism classes focusing on the basics of our faith will be taught in a block of classes in the fall and a block of Wednesdays in February. The remaining weeks will be “Connections with HOPE”–activities that are more recreational but focus on building stronger relationships with each other and members of the congregation. Examples of activities include crafts, cooking, indoor wall climbing, culture night, music, art, and nature.

Expectations for the year include
Regular catechism class attendance
Attendance at most of the “Connections”
15 service hours in the church or community
Regular attendance at worship and completion of 15 sermon notes

Throughout the year, students are invited and encouraged to participate in the life of the congregation beyond the age specific programming.

Students formally affirm their faith in October of their sophomore year of high school.

Contact Jean Loudon at <jloudon@comcast.net> for more information.