Youth and Family Announements


We have lots planned this summer for youth and family activities. More activities will be added as they are planned at the youth board meeting. Please watch the bulletin, Facebook and the website for more information.

This Summers Activities:


National Youth Gathering: Tijanna and Abbie will be heading down to Minneapolis to attend the 2019 National Youth Gathering on July 10th! They will learn more about our Real.Present.God. Please pray for the girls leading up to and during the week they are there. Join us for a sendoff gathering on July 10th at 10:00. 

Family Camp: In only 3 weeks Family Camp will be happening out at Camp Bluewater where the kids will learn all about the Psalms and how to use them in their daily life.  The cost is $25 per camper and scholarship funds are available. Registration forms are on the bulletin board. Registration deadline is July 22nd.  To keep the adults focused on the children we are asking for donations of meals. Last year the boards each took a turn and came out to cook the meal, the youth LOVED it! There is a sign-up sheet in the three-ring binder. 

August 1st: Family Camp Picnic: August 1st is the 2nd annual family camp outdoor picnic at Camp Bluewater. You and your family are invited for a BBQ and a fireside devotion by Pastor starting at 5:00. Bring a dish to share. The trustees will provide the hotdogs and hamburgers. RSVP in the three-ring binder.

Parade Float: Tall Timber Days float decorating will take place in the garage at 12:00 on August 2nd. If interested in riding the float let Jessica know.

August 16 & 17: Youth Garage Sale: Keep saving your garage sale items for the sale on August 16thand 17th. Proceeds will benefit the youth and their activities.  


Congratulations Confirmands!


Madelynn Rose Broberg

Hayden William Davis

Abigail Jo Serfling

Alexa Rose Urevig

Alexander Caiden VanHout

Shara Marie Venditto


National Youth Gathering



Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’€s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.

For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit


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Summer Family Camp


July 30-August 2nd at Camp Bluewater

Fun for the whole family or just send your children. We are flexible on ages as long as they will do fine without parents around for a couple of nights. 

Registration forms are found on the bulletin board in church.


Vacation Bible School

June 17th-21st, 2019

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Just as the earth revolves around the sun, our faith revolves around God’s Word. Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission

Who are the Youth of First Lutheran?

Family Events

Family Camp 2018

All Ages

Every other month the families of First Lutheran get together for a fun project. We have made May baskets for our shut-ins, played games, swam at Timberlake, valleyfair trips, and so much more! 

Youth Group


6th - 12th graders

Starting this Fall the Youth Group will meet on Sunday's from 9:15-10:15 to partake in Bible Study, how to use God's Word in everyday situations, and help the Sunday Schoolers. 

Bell Choir

The next session of bells will run in the Fall of 2019.


2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

About the Gathering July 11-15, 2019

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will e exalted in the earth!" The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our fortress." Psalm 46:10-11 ESV

Held every three years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God's people to learn more about  Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. 

In 2019 the Gathering will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. How blessed are we that it is in our own backyard. 

Youth ages 14 at the time of the Gathering or going into 9th grade can attend the Gathering. 

For more information on the Gathering visit

Fundraising will start in August, 2018 with a garage sale for those that are attending. Garage sale will be August 16-17. Donations are accepted at the parsonage until August 15th. 



2019 NYG Commitment form

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First Lutheran Family Ministry Program Updates

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Family Ministry Program Director

Jessica Pellinen