YOUTH AND FAMILY

Youth at All Saints are able to take part in planning Lenten and Advent services, as well as to participate in congregational events and activities that happen throughout the year. Youth are encouraged and welcomed to become worship volunteers. All Saints youth also participate in ELCA Youth Gatherings. Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. All Saints also seeks chaperones - adults of any age that love kids and can serve as good Christian role models. Opportunities for chaperones include evening, day, weekend, or week-long events.

 

Sunday School Events- we Grow in Faith

 
 
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Rally Sunday Sept 8th

Sunday School Rally Sunday is Sept 8th, 2019. Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:10 am ( in between services)

All Children 3 to 4 yrs old thru 5th grade are welcome to register to attend Sunday School. You do not have to be a member of All Saints to attend Sunday School here!

We welcome all visitors and invite you to join us all year long! Come as you are! All His children are welcomed here!

First Communion classes are is offered to the second graders on Maundy Thursday.

Third graders in September are given study bibles to help them grow further in faith.

The last day of Sunday School is Bible Bingo day along with celebrating and praying for our graduating seniors and they embark on a new journey! It’s fun and prizes to celebrate another successful Sunday School season!

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Youth start confirmation classes in 6th Grade

Here at All Saints we recognize that as youth get older their faith needs to grow too! Confirmation classes start in 6th grade and continue until the spring of their 8th grade year. Youth and mentors meet Wednesdays during the school year at 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm. This year it starts on September 11th with Pie with the Pastor at 6:30 pm. The youth grow through volunteer hours and deepening their faith over the year. Confirmation students turn in volunteer service hours sheets and sermon notes sheets as we encourage them to sprout in self, as well as into their the community. The youth also attend a Youth Jr High Blast in the Fall at Crossways Camp to enrich their experience. In 2021 they will be attending the national youth gathering in Minneapolis!

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Confirmation Sunday

Students in the confirmation classes are confirmed in the Spring of 8th Grade. They explore their faith deeply and display a faith statement on Confirmation Sunday in May.

 

Youth Events

 
 
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ELCA Youth Gathering

Minneapolis MN 2021

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

Learn more about Minneapolis, review our existing resources and contact us with questions. We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering!

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Vacation Bible School was held at First English Lutheran Church, Oshkosh, this year, July 15-19, from 5 pm to 8 pm. The program is for age 3 yrs old to 5th grade. This years program is "Roar - Life is wild - God is good".

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Youth Camps & Leadership Programs


Campers of all ages, from our youngest Pioneers (1st-3rd grade) to our most seasoned Settlers (9th-12th grade) grow in faith, friendship, and self-esteem at camp! Our youth camps are specially designed to meet the needs of our campers throughout childhood and adolescence. Youth camps at Crossways are relational, participatory, and faith-centered! 

Part of the transformational power of camp comes from the independence and autonomy campers develop as a result of being in a place that is different from home. Camp provides just the right amount of opportunities to challenge oneself, learn new skills, and make new skills in a safe environment. 

All programs include daily camp-style worship, Bible study, and evening devotions. Faith comes alive at camp, where campers come together in Christ, lives are changed, and communities are enhanced!

 

Bibles in use…

 
 
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Study Bible for Kids--Given to the 3rd Graders

One of the promises that parents and churches make at baptism is that we will put the Word of God in the hands of our children.  We’ve been sharing in that task through ministries such as Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Children’s Sermons and just plain telling them that Jesus loves them.

When our kids reach the third grade we take the next step of giving them their own study bibles so they can read for themselves the wonders of God’s work and love.  Sunday September 22nd is “Bible Sunday” at All Saints.  Please come to the 10:15 a.m. worship service as we literally place the Word of God in your child’s hand.

This is the version the youth will receive in 2019. It is the best selling NIrV Study Bible for Kids and starts early readers ages 6 to 10 on the rewarding path of reading and studying God's Word. This Bible uses the complete text of the New International Reader’s Version® (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level and is perfect for those learning to read. With colorful artwork, easy-to-read Bible text, and fun features, kids will engage with the Bible in a way that makes it stick.

Features

  • 32 full-color pages—includes illustrations to bring Bible characters and events to life plus helpful study information about the Ten Commandments, how to become a Christian, prayer, and more.

  • Check It Out—sketches and descriptions of what life was like in Bible times.

  • Brain Game—questions to help kids remember important Bible themes.

  • Soak It up—key verses highlighted for kids to memorize.

  • Book Introductions—brief overviews of each book with an outline of key events.

  • Dictionary and map section—key Bible words for quick reference.

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the Beginner’s Bible- Given to those at Baptism

This Bible is given to each of the children who are baptised at All Saints. It is inscribed on the inside cover that it is special for them as they start their journey to know Christ.

The best-selling Bible storybook of our time, with over 25 million products sold! Introduce children to the stories of the Bible through vibrant art and compelling text with The Beginner’s Bible— full of life and fun, and featuring brand new vibrant, three-dimensional art.

The Beginner’s Bible has been a favorite with young children and their parents since its release in 1989 with over 25 million products sold. Now it’s redesigned with fresh new art that will interest children for many more years to come.

Full of faith and fun, The Beginner’s Bible is a wonderful gift for any child. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it a perfect way to introduce young children to the stories and characters of the Bible. With new vibrant three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner's Bible just like millions of children before.

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Here we stand- Lutheran study bible- Used in our confirmation classes

This is the bible that the kids use in confirmation classes from 6th to 8th grade. The bible is given to the students when the start the confirmation process and well loved by confirmation Sunday.

Features the NRSV translation as well as introductions, notes, and articles written by over sixty Lutheran pastors and teaching theologians. This resource is designed to invite confirmation students to experience the Bible and its message through solid background material, unique Lutheran insights, and opportunities for faith reflection.

  • Reader-friendly: With an attractive page layout and easy-to-read study notes, Lutheran Study Bible presents the biblical text in a fresh, approachable format. Plain-language notes assume little to no prior understanding of theological terminology, making it accessible to the youth and adults alike.

  • Inviting: The rich study notes of the new Lutheran Study Bible invite discovery, providing helpful background information while actively encouraging the reader to directly engage the biblical text.

  • Engaging: The combination of biblical text and study notes enable the reader to learn about the Bible's content and to hear God's Word as it was encountered by people in the Bible as well as how in now encounters us.

Study notes are grouped into four categories:

  • The World of the Bible explores the historical, cultural, and geographic background of a particular passage.

  • Biblical Concepts explain key words or themes in the context of other parts of Scripture.

  • Lutheran Perspectives highlight Lutheran theological insights and catechetical connections drawn from particular passages.

  • Faith Reflections provide commentary and questions that encourage life application.