Everything offered at Memorial is in support of the faithful fulfillment of the baptismal promises and those promises made at Confirmation. Activities include preschool groups, Choirs, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, Middle and High School Youth Groups, Camp, Wilderness and Service Opportunities and lots of opportunities for children, youth and families to gather just for fellowship and fun. Activities are open to members and friends alike. Visitors are always welcome.
Faith Formation Calendar
UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS FOR APRIL & MAY
Please check the calendar above for recurring events and service opportunities, as well as more added events.
Palm Sunday Brunch
Join us for our annual youth fundraising Palm Sunday Brunch. This year no tickets, everything is by freewill donation.
Will we again offer a Seder meal, on Palm Sunday this year, April 9 at 6:30. A great time for all ages. This is free, but signup required by April 5. Head HERE for more details and to register.
Faith Formation Sunday
Join us for worship as our Sunday School children lead service May 7. Celebrate the end of our Sunday School year.
A number of our youth request your presence as they affirm their baptism. The statement of faith service will be May 17 at 7 pm. They will affirm their baptism at worship on May 21.
ONGOING/PERIODIC EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Mentors and Prayer Partners
Every Lent our confirmation youth spend time on Wednesday evenings with mentors.
We are beginning prayer partners for our kids through 6th grade in March 2017. Partners will come together once a month to pray with/for the kids. We are seeking two adults per child.
Friday After Class
Youth are invited to participate in activities on the first, or occasionally third, Fridays of the month from 4:30-7 pm (unless a special event is going on). We will have a snack, devotional time and fun activity for all.
People Serving People
Feed My Starving Children provides food around the world, including right here in the US, for children facing severe hunger. We have the opportunity to partner with them throughout the year and serve by packing meals, as well as with financial gifts.
Our next shift is April 29, from 9-11 am.
Lutheran World Relief school kits
These kits are an ongoing ministry opportunity at Memorial. We rely on continued donations of funds and supplies to complete these kits. For 2013-15, this is where our children’s offering has been directed. These kits help with the education of children around the world. For a list of items to donate, click HERE.
The Sandwich Project Minnesota
We help by preparing sandwiches to be distributed. Our next date for this is during Sunday School, January 15.
VBS for 2016 took place June 27-July 1. We had a great week learning about the Jesus way. VBS for 2017 is June 26-30.
We use the Whirl Curriculum and follow the liturgical cycle, allowing kids and families to connect what’s discussed in Sunday School to what parents experience in worship.
Confirmation classes generally last 2 years at Memorial (typically, 7th and 8th grade), though older participants are welcome and encouraged. We utilize the Collaborate Curriculum as a way to engage youth in discussion while exploring faith, all in a Lutheran context.