Elementary Learning Groups (Grades 1st – 5th)
Faith Lutheran uses the “Spark” Learning Group curriculum for 1st – 5th graders. Classes focus on people, places, and experiences of the Bible while following the lectionary readings on Sundays. “Spark” is used 9 months of the year and during the Summer we use the theme “Splash in God’s Word!” Children are grouped by grade level into classes (1st – 2nd graders / 3rd – 5th graders). The classes meet upstairs in the Main Church Building at 10:15 AM.
When a child is ready to come forward to the Lord’s table, hold out his/her hand, say “Amen” and receive Holy Communion in a reverent way (no silliness or goofiness that is disrespectful of others at the table), then they and their parents are ready to come to a First Communion Workshop. We will offer these on Sunday afternoons, two to three times per year. Pastor Kerry will teach parents, age appropriate instruction will be provided for the children, and they will begin receiving Holy Communion the next time they are in worship.
Milestone Ministries is a way for us to celebrate the promises made in baptism, provide learning opportunities for families and recommit ourselves as a congregation to nurture one another as the body of Christ as we mark “milestones” in a person’s journey of faith. The first milestone is baptism. Throughout a child’s growing years, we recognize and celebrate new milestones through parent/child classes, small gifts and observances during worship services. Elementary age milestones include learning The Lord’s Prayer, The Ten Commandments, The Apostle’s Creed, First Communion, and “What’s Fair” and “Real Life Faith.”