Sundays 9:30-10:25 a.m.
Engaging Christians of all ages in meaningful connections with God, community and the world through learning and fellowship. Refreshments are available in the Gathering Place prior to the beginning of Faith Connections.
For our siblings in Christ who are potty trained but not yet in Kindergarten, we will gather downstairs to the Nursery room. We will spend time together learning and exploring Bible stories as told in the Frolic Preschool Bible. Kids can expect play, crafts, stories, prayer and songs.
For our siblings in Christ who are in Kindergarten-5th grades, we will gather together in the Gathering Place and then travel downstairs to their Faith Connections room. We will spend time together learning and exploring Bible stories as told in the Spark Story Bible. Kids can expect to make friends, learn stories and memorize verses, try some crafts and activities, and leave with a Family Page to continue making connections at home.
Middle School Connections
For our siblings in Christ who are in 6th-8th grade, we will gather together with leaders upstairs in one side of the Youth Suite. We will spend time together preparing to affirm our faith in the milestone of Confirmation. Kids can expect to build relationships with their peers and leaders and explore what it means to be Lutheran and Christian.
High School Connections
For our siblings in Christ who are in 9th-12th grades, we will gather with leaders upstairs in the Youth Suite to spend time together. We will engage in discussions connecting world events with the Bible, faith and everyday life.
For our siblings in Christ who are parenting children of all ages, you are invited to join a Parenting Cohort in the foyer outside the sanctuary after getting together in the Gathering Place. Parents (and parent figures) can expect to share joys and challenges with one another and hold caring conversations about faith practices for personal life, family life, and child development.
Connections in Conversation
The Gathering Place will remain open for continued conversation over coffee and other refreshments for those who are seeking informal connection.
Choirs will meet as scheduled before the service when singing. We will meet downstairs in the Rehearsal Room. Contact Scott for more information if you are interested in sharing your musical gifts.
Our adult siblings in Christ will gather upstairs in the Upper Room on the 2nd floor (use steps or elevator by the glass doors.) A variety of short term series will be offered by different pastors from St. Matthew and the community.
Our adult siblings in Christ will gather in the Lounge. This class uses a digital resource called Wired Word. The leader uses this for discussion on current everyday events and how they connect with scripture and our daily walk in Christian Life.
In-Depth Bible Class
Will begin meeting in Room 301 at a later date.