Youth/Education
 
 
Look what's happening:
 
Where an RSVP is needed, respond to the church office unless requested otherwise.

Youth (grades 5-12) NEWS   (scroll down for "Sunday School News" pre-K--4th)

© Youth in grades 5-9 will meet Feb. 6 & 13 at 6:30 p.m. for Faith Formation class.  
 

© Consider being an Assistant to the Minister on Sunday mornings.  What a great way to serve the congregation and gain public speaking experience! 
 

© Grades 9-12:  Sr. High synod youth gathering "Cardia Deo," March 1-3 at Big Sandy Camp, McGregor, MN. All details found at http://www.nemnsynod.org/cardia-deo.html.   Health forms can be completed online (see the right column, "Forms Needed") or turn in a paper copy to Sue in the church office. Turn in paperwork and deposit to our office by Jan. 29 and your cost is only $45 (non-refundable) for the whole weekend!  After 1/29, cost increases to $65 (non-refundable).  Adult leaders (must be 21 yrs and up) there's NO COST for you.  Contact the church office to volunteer.

 

© Souper Bowl of Caring:  Feb. 3 the Youth will serve soup, bread, crackers & beverages to the congregation in exchange for a donation that will be forwarded to a hunger-related agency.  Please email the office to:  1) let us know you'll be there (9:30 AM to setup tables; church service at 10:00 AM;  serve soup and assemble sandwiches at 11AM; and then clean-up); and 2) could you provide a dessert (cookies or bars)?

 

© High Schoolers-  interested in developing leadership skills and working with our youth?  Come with us to "Recharge" on Feb 9th at Grace Lutheran in Hermantown.  Contact Sue in the office to register.  NO COST to you!

 

© Youth currently in grades 9-11:  applications for the LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) Board are due Feb. 15.  See the synod website ( http://www.nemnsynod.org/lyo.html ) or the church office for details.

 

© Grades 5-12:  There’s still time to get an Early Bird Discount for summer camp with Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry.  Visit www.vlmcamps.org for details or call 218-666-5465 or 800-331-5148.  FRLC has "Camperships" available!

Upcoming Events:

Jr. High Rejuve February 22-23 at Camp Vermilion (gr. 7-9)

Elementary Rejuve March 8-9 at Camp Hiawatha (gr. 3-6)

Elementary Rejuve March 15-16 at Camp Vermilion (gr. 3-6)

“Rejuves” are shorter stays—a great introduction to camp and provides a glimpse of what summer camp is about. FRLC will cover 1/3 of the cost of a Rejuve!
   VLM also has summer employment opportunities for college-age young adults--spread the word!

 

© COMING UP: 

- a 5th-12th fun/activity event; watch email for details   

- “Camp Sunday” an intergenerational Sunday event

Fat Sunday/Family Game Night:  Sunday, March 3, 6:00 PM....all ages, fun games, music trivia, food...check Sunday bulletin & newsletter for more details

- During Lent on Wednesday evenings: Soup Supper.  Seeking a parent to coordinate one supper hosted by Faith Enrichment (Youth/Christian Education)

 

© NOT JUST FOR YOUTH:  want to occasionally volunteer

in the nursery?  Contact Beth Hendrickson at 218.349.5426 or the church office for information.
 
© Seeking a parent volunteer to coordinate with our Property committee to plan and paint the new Youth room.  
 
© Adult Bible Study:  meets Mondays, 7:00 PM.  All welcome; come when you can; no commitment!  Check Sunday bulletin or contact church office for location.
 

Questions about any of this? Contact Pr. Mark or the church office.

 
 If school is cancelled/closed, then so are church activities.  

 FRLC YOUTH & FAMILIES ROCK! :)
 
-Sue in the church office
525-5659
 
LET'S GET A GROUP FROM FRLC TO HELP CLEAN UP CAMP!  READ ON...

Camp Work Days 

Mark your calendars and rally the members of your congregation for Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion Work Days!  They are a time to prepare the sites for our summer camping season and we can't do that without your help!

2019 dates

Camp Hiawatha - April 27

Camp Vermilion - May 18

 

8:00 - 9:30 - Registration with rolls and coffee available

8:30 - 12:30 - The work happens!

12:30 - Lunch

1:30 - The work continues for as long as people are able to stay.

A list of specific projects and goals for 2019 at Hiawatha or Vermilion is available by contacting the camp office.  Additional details on each day will be mailed to VLM member congregations in April. If you have suggestions or ideas about doing a specific project, please contact the VLM Office at (800) 331-5148 or email VLM.

Family Overnight – Join us Friday night for dinner at 6:30 with games, campfire, and fellowship in the evening. After breakfast on Saturday, explore the camps on your own or join in on Work Day as we get our camps ready for the summer.

Open to youth groups also! This is a great opportunity to introduce new friends to camp – especially if the camper (or camper parent) is nervous about being away from home this summer. This event is free if you help with work day. $50 per family if you are unable to stay.

Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27 at Camp Hiawatha (RSVP by April 23)

Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18 at Camp Vermilion (RSVP by May 15)

Register by calling the VLM Office at (800) 331-5148 or sending an email today!

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SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS (pre-K -- 4th grade)

© Sunday School during February (10AM service):  Feb. 3, 10, 24

 

© Do you have questions about First Communion or instruction for this?  Pr. Mark would love to hear from you.

 

©  Does your child have a bible?  FRLC has presented bibles to 2nd/3rd graders in the past.  We'd like to hear your thoughts about this; what works for your family?  Contact Pr. Mark.

 

© Souper Bowl of Caring:  Feb. 3 the Youth will serve soup, bread, crackers & beverages to the congregation in exchange for a donation that will be forwarded to a hunger-related agency. WE ARE SEEKING A PARENT(S) TO COORDINATE THIS EVENT (i.e. assign tasks to youth such as setting up tables, assign soup servers and sandwich makers, find bread/crackers/beverage//dessert/ leftover storage container donors).  We have soup providers assigned!  Share this task with others. (Timeline:  9:30 AM to setup tables; church service at 10:00 AM;  serve soup and assemble sandwiches at 11AM; and then clean-up).  Sue Baker is willing to "train you in" on the job.  Contact me in the church office. :)

 

© There’s still time to get an Early Bird Discount for summer camp with Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry.  Visit www.vlmcamps.org for details or call 218-666-5465 or 800-331-5148.  FRLC has "Camperships" available!

Upcoming Events:

Elementary Rejuve March 8-9 at Camp Hiawatha (gr. 3-6)

Elementary Rejuve March 15-16 at Camp Vermilion (gr. 3-6)

“Rejuves” are shorter stays—a great introduction to camp and provides a glimpse of what summer camp is about. Family contribution is only $17/camper with FRLC covering the remainder.
 

© COMING UP: 

- “Camp Sunday” an intergenerational Sunday event

Fat Sunday/Family Game Night:  Sunday, March 3, 6:00 PM....all ages, fun games, music trivia, food...check Sunday bulletin & newsletter for more details

- During Lent on Wednesday evenings: Soup Supper.  Seeking a parent to coordinate one supper hosted by Faith Enrichment (Youth/Christian Education). You're also welcome to help with set-up or clean-up, provide soup, bread, crackers, or milk for any Soup Supper.  Watch the narthex bulletin board for a sign-up sheet.

 

© If you'd like to occasionally volunteer in the nursery, 

contact Beth Hendrickson at 218.349.5426 or the church office for information.
 
© Like to paint?  Seeking a parent volunteer to coordinate with our Property committee to plan and paint the new Youth room.  
 
© Adult Bible Study:  meets Mondays, 7:00 PM.  All welcome; come when you can; no commitment!  Check Sunday bulletin or contact church office for location.
 
© FRLC has Service Teams that are utilized to help with Sunday coffee fellowship after worship.  If you have not been encouraged by a captain  to be involved, please contact the church office to get on a team -- it's an easy, fun way to serve the congregation and meet one another!  
 
© Additional ways to serve with very little time commitment:  Altar Guild and health care providers to offer blood pressure screenings.  Ask the office for details.
 

FRLC Families rock!  :)
 

 If school is cancelled/closed, then so are church activities.  
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CONGRATULATIONS to Noah P. for being selected to the 2018-19 Lutheran Youth Organization Board!


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French River Lutheran Faith Formation

 2018-2019
 
Welcome…We are excited to see you!
Keep scrolling to view a tentative schedule to help you mark your calendars.  Thanks in advance for your attendance and support of programming.
 
Communication is key to any successful relationship.  We want to hear from you --what’s working, what’s not, what would you like to do or see happen?   Please read emails, newsletters, Sunday bulletins, check the church website, and get on our TeamSnap list to keep current.  Of course, a personal visit or phone call is always welcome, too!
 
Our programming will be built around “four H’s”:
 
               HEAD – an intellectual understanding of faith; theologically based
               HEART – being surrounded by influential faith relationships
               HANDS – responding to the Gospel by “Going and Doing Likewise”; living out faith in daily life
               HOLINESS – an on-going awareness of God through experience and faith practices
 
Anyone – students & parents – may attend Faith Enrichment Committee meetings.  The next one is Sunday, September 16 after church (worship begins at 10:00 AM).  Please join us!
 
ASSISTANT TO THE MINISTER…yes, you may all do this!  Please speak with Pr. Mark or contact Sue in the office to pick a date.   
 
ACOYLTE…training to provide this service is available.  Contact Pr. Mark or Sue with your interest.
 
FUNDRAISING this year…yes, we’ll be doing some!  Why?
*  We want to provide activities for the entire Youth Group so contributing to our checking account will lower costs to families.
*  We want to send Youth to the Middle School Gathering and Cardia Deo.
*  We want to help get kids to camp.
*  We’re all in this together, supporting one another, and having fun together!
 
If you are not already on TeamSnap, contact the office with your email and we’ll send you an invitation to join.  It’s a handy way to get reminders.
 
We are glad to grow together in Christ with you!
 
Pr. Mark Peters † 651.247.9155 † frlcprmark@gmail.com
French River Lutheran Church † 5310 Ryan Rd., Duluth, MN  55804 † 218.525.5659 † frlc5310@gmail.com
www.frenchriverlutheran.org


2018-19 French River Lutheran Faith Formation Grades 5-12 tentative schedule:
 
September 22:  Fall Work Day at Camp Vermilion   (register with Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry by September 19.  This is a
               great family, youth group, or congregational service opportunity.   www.VLMcamps.org • vlm@VLMcamps.org • 800-331-5148) 
September 30 @ 10:00 AM:  Family Church with “God’s work. Our hands.” Projects for all ages.
October 3 @ 6:00 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)  STUDENTS AND PARENTS
October 10 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
October 26-27 @ TBD:  Overnight at FRLC (grades 7-12)   POSTPONED
October 31 @4:30-6:30 PM:  Trunk-or-Treat
November 7 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
November 11 @ 5:30 PM:  Turkey Bingo
November 17-18:  NE MN Middle School Gathering (grades 7-9), Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, MN
November 28 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
December 5 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
December 8 @ 9:00 AM:  Scandinavian Festival
December 12 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
December 16 @ 10:00 AM:  Christmas Program
 
2019
January 9 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
February 6 @ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
February 13@ 6:30 PM:  Faith Formation (grades 5/6,7/8 and 9)
February 15:  Lutheran Youth Organization applications due
February 27 @ TBD:  Lenten Mentor Training
March 1-3:  Cardia Deo (grades 9-12), Big Sandy Camp, McGregor, MN
March 6 @ 7:00 PM:  Ash Wednesday worship
March 13 @ 6:00 PM: Soup Supper & worship (for everyone!)
March 20 @ 6:00 PM: Soup Supper & worship (for everyone!)
March 27 @ 6:00 PM: Soup Supper & worship (for everyone!)
April 3 @ 6:00 PM: Soup Supper & worship (for everyone!)
April 10 @ 6:00 PM: Soup Supper & worship (for everyone!)
April 16 @ 7:00 PM:  Maundy Thursday worship
April 17 @ 7:00 PM:  Good Friday worship
April 20 @ 10:00 AM:  Egg Hunt
April 21:  Easter Sunday worship (7AM & 10AM) & breakfast fundraiser
May 1 & 8 (9th grade only)
May 12 @ 10:00 AM:  Last day of Sunday School and Affirmation of Baptism (9th graders confirmed)
June ????:  Vacation Bible School
June 15:  Grandma’s Marathon

Possible opportunities (partnering with Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry) in 2019
 · Early, Early Bird registration discounts for summer camp (Nov. 1, 2018-Feb. 15, 2019); regular Early Bird registration discounts for summer camp (Feb.16, 2019-April 10, 2019).
· spring clean-up dates (to be determined, generally late April and mid-May on a Saturday; for families, all ages welcome).
· “Rejuve” (shorter overnight stays); grades 7-9th, at Camp Vermilion, Feb. 22-23, 2019; grades 3-6th, at Camp Hiawatha, March 8-9, 2019; grades 3-6th, at Camp Vermilion, March 15-16, 2019.
· a week for summer camp (to be determined; FRLC go as a group).
 
Visit http://www.vlmcamps.org/ for Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry opportunities.

 
2018-19 French River Lutheran Faith Formation Grades Pre-K – 4th grade tentative schedule:
Sundays at 10:00 AM; see the above schedule for church-wide & community activities
Sept - 9,16,23
Oct - 7, 14, 28
Nov - 4,11,18
Dec - 2, 9, 16 (Christmas program on 16th; however, if there is not a program, then Sunday School will not meet)
Jan - 13,20,27
Feb - 3,10, 24
March - 10, 17 24,31
April - 14, 28
May - 5, 12 (last day is Mother's Day)
 
 
Reminder:  If school is cancelled or closes early due to weather, church activities are also cancelled.
 
 
P.S.  Watch our church newsletter, The Parables, for more Faith Formation news.  One upcoming event is Family Sunday, Sept. 30 – a time for all ages to do “Gods work. Our hands” as a congregation!  Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. that day.

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Return on Rally Day, Sept. 9 at 9:00 AM!  If you cannot attend, mail to: French River Lutheran Church,
 Attn: Rally Day, 5310 Ryan Rd., Duluth, MN  55804 or e-mail to:  frlc5310@gmail.com.
 
 
French River Lutheran Church Faith Formation registration (pre-K – 12th grade)
 
Child(ren)
     Name         Birth Date       School Attending/Grade (fall of 2018)        Other  (Allergies, Medical Concerns, Special Needs, etc.)
1._____________________________________________________________________________________
    Phone ____________________ Email _________________________T-shirt size:  child S/M/L or Adult S/M/L/XL
2._____________________________________________________________________________________
    Phone ____________________ Email _________________________T-shirt size:  child S/M/L or Adult S/M/L/XL
3._____________________________________________________________________________________
    Phone ____________________ Email _________________________T-shirt size:  child S/M/L or Adult S/M/L/XL
4._____________________________________________________________________________________
    Phone ____________________ Email _________________________T-shirt size:  child S/M/L or Adult S/M/L/XL
 
 
Parent/Guardian (1) Name: __________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________
City, State and Zip Code:______________________________________________________________
Home Phone:______________________________ Cell Phone: _______________________________
Email Address:______________________________________________________________________
 
Parent/Guardian (2) Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address:___________________________________________________________________________
City, State and Zip Code:______________________________________________________________
Home Phone:______________________________ Cell Phone: _______________________________
Email Address:______________________________________________________________________
 
Emergency Contact Name:__________________________________________
Emergency Phone:_________________________________________________
 
 
Check appropriate choices:
Hospital Preference:         Essentia/St. Mary’s (Duluth);         St. Luke’s (Duluth);         Lake View (Two Harbors)
 
Media Wavier:         Yes, I give permission for my child’s/children’s photo to appear in French River Lutheran Church publications (i.e. newsletter, bulletin, promotional materials, Facebook page, website) with the understanding names will not be used unless permission is granted.          No photos are allowed.
____________________________________                    ____________________________________   
(parent/guardian signature & date)                                                                         (parent/guardian signature & date)      
  
 
We will be creating a group message system.  What method of communication is preferred/works best for parents and children? (i.e. E-mail, text, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.)
___________________________________________________
 
Pr. Mark Peters is seeking time to visit with families.  What day/time works best for you?
___________________________________________________
 
 
 
 
 
Please use the other side for any additional information you feel is important to share about your child(ren)/family.  Thank you.