Jesus asked His followers to make disciples, who are people who believe in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection and who want to follow as closely to His way as they can. Being a disciple includes being a part of the Church, which is the Body of Christ. This means being committed to a life and lifestyle centered on the Good News (the Gospel) of what God has done and is doing in Jesus. It does not mean that we have all of the answers; instead we are exploring where God is calling us together.
Our “Welcoming Disciples” time together offers adults a brief opportunity to explore some of the basics of adult Christian living as well as an opportunity to explore their own spiritual gifts and think about what God is doing in their lives.
The gift of Christ’s presence in Holy Communion includes forgiveness of sin, life, and salvation. First Communion classes are available to both baptized children whose parents believe they are ready to come to the Lord’s Table, and adults who wish to receive their First Communion.
Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism:
During their 7th and 8th Grade years our young people meet on Wednesday evenings during the school year to explore the basics of the Christian faith, including the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacraments, and our Lutheran heritage. We explore what Christ’s life, death, and resurrection mean for our living today. At the end of the 3 year course of study, the young people are confirmed, which is a sealing of their Christianity received at Baptism, and become full members of the church.
Christian education is at the very heart of the church. In the educational process the Spirit of God encounters people of all ages so that they are nurtured in faith, grow in knowledge and experience, and are inspired and empowered to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This call to discipleship compels us to share our faith and serve others in the home, the community, and in God’s world.
At the current time we offer classes for all ages, toddlers to adults in our Sunday School program. Whether you are a member of the congregation or not; whether you attend our church or not, you and/or your children are welcome at any of our Christian education activities.
Vacation Bible School:
We believe that it is important to share the Good News of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection with all people, including children. Each summer, we offer a week of Vacation Bible School. This is a time when all children ages 3 and up are invited to hear God’s word, to do crafts and play games, and to laugh and sing together.
Women’s Bible Studies:
We believe that studying God’s word is one of the ways that we grow in closer relationship with God. Our topics vary, but have included Sabbath, Sharing Our Faith, Books of the Bible, and Prayer. Faith United has a Women’s Bible Study that meets during the school year on Monday afternoons at 12:30. Other studies begin at various times during the year.
World Religion Study Group
Have you ever wondered exactly what people of faiths other than Christianity believe and practice? We have a group that meets every other Wednesday, beginning again in February, that takes on exactly that. During previous studies we have looked at such faiths as Islam, Buddhism, Mennonites, some ancient religions (that still have followers today), Shintoism and Jehovah’s Witnesses, just to name a few. This year we are going take on Zoroastrianism, Bahá’í Faith, Universal Unitarian, Sufism and others. There is no cost, handouts are available and everyone interested in finding out about the world around them is welcome. Note – This group does not advocate any other faith than Christianity. This is just a general knowledge, informational study.
At various times throughout the year we host seminars and study groups that concern community interests. Please watch here for future events.