Category: Youth

Holy Communion Classes Begin 2/12/2018

Weekly on Monday (6:00 to 7:00 pm), beginning Monday, February 12 until March 20, 2018

Cross of Glory’s  Holy Communion classes are for those in 2nd grade and up. We cover 
the Sacraments, (Baptism and Communion) which form the root of our faith. They provide us with a tangible means of understanding God’s gift to us.

Baptism celebrates us as children of God. Receiving the sacrament of Communion helps us to nourish and strengthen that relationship. Through Communion we come together as a community to experience how God comes to us through the meal.

We, as a community, want the communion table to always be open. While Cross of Glory practices “Open Communion” (We welcome everyone to the meal! It doesn’t matter if you’re old or oung, Lutheran or not, or even if you attend Holy Communion classes – what matters is that you desire to meet God through this meal.), we also recognize the importance that religious education has on the spiritual advancement of our youth.

The classes will run on Monday nights 6-7:30 pm starting on February 12th and run through March 19th (but no class on February 19th). The first class (2/12/18) will be the Parent/Student Night.

If you are interested please contact the church office. This is a free program!

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T.E.L.L. Fall Session Starts Sept 25th

Teen Education for Lifelong Leadership (T.E.L.L.) T.E.L.L. is our educational program for youth from 6th through 12th grade.  It takes place Monday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  The youth spend time interacting with each other to experience God through games, food, and conversation. There are two sessions which start in September and January/February. The next session starts on September 25th. There is no fee for the program, but we will accept a Free Will Donation towards our Children’s Ministry. Registration forms are available in the Welcome Room.  You can contact the church office for details and questions.

Dates: Sept. 25 * Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 * Nov. 6, 13   (6:30 to 8:00 pm)

 

Isaiah: 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

 

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Holy Communion Class – Starts Feb 1st with Parent/Student Night

Holy Communion Class is a six-week class offered in late winter for children in grades 2nd and up. In Holy Communion our children learn about Communion and the Lord’s Supper – why we do it, what it means, and how we do it. The children learn this all in a fun interactive setting.  These classes take place on Monday nights. Next class starts on February 1st. Please contact the church office for more details.

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S.E.E. & T.E.L.L. Start Back Up

The Winter session of SEE begins this week, Wednesday! We start at 6:30 and end at 7:30. Have the kids bring their friends!

S.E.E. is the Spiritual Educational Experience for children ages 4 years of age through 5th grade.

The program starts Jan 6th through Feb 3rd

T.E.L.L. STARTS BACK UP!

Monday’s 6:30-8pm

January 18 through March 14 (none on Feb 15)

T.E.L.L.— Do you know what it means? In case you don’t, T.E.L.L. stands for Teenage  Education for Life-Long Leadership. Want to join? It’s easy! All you need to do is be in 6th grade through high school, and you are eligible!

What do we do in T.E.L.L. ? We learn what it means to be  good Christians and hang out together! Last year, we rocked our way through the Bible. This year, we are exploring the Bible and God’s Word for us through movies!

Ready to join? All you need to do is show up on Monday nights— starting January 18 at 6:30pm, and wrap it up at 8:00pm.  This gives us plenty of time to hang out,  share some snacks, and learn from one another.

One more thing? ALWAYS feel free to invite a friend.  See you Monday at 6:30.

 These are free will programs. Registration forms are available in the Welcome Room. Please contact the church if you have any questions or wish to volunteer

 

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The Light of the World: Advent Nights and S.E.E.

Come, let us return to worship on Wednesdays in December. Let’s come together as a community of faith and fill ourselves up so that can we can share the Light of the World.

We will celebrate three Advent Wednesdays in December, the 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

 

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S.E.E. is the Spiritual Educational Experience for children ages 4 years of age through 5th grade. Our S.E.E. leaders are excited to share this new program titled, “The Light that Shines in the Darkness”, with fun and music.

Advent Nights begin at 6:00 pm with Dinner. Everyone is welcome, so bring your family and friends. This is about connecting with everyone, socializing and fun.

6:30: children will go to S.E.E. and the adults stay to learn more about faith and the Light in the World.

7:00: Children and adults come back together for closing prayer.

7:15-7:30: Children practice songs for the Christmas program.

No Registration form needs to be filled out for S.E.E. during the Season of Advent. However, we would appreciate a head count so that we have enough materials for everyone. Please sign up in the Welcome Room for both S.E.E. and for the Advent Night Dinners.

Dec 2nd: “Finding the Light” – SEE Activity is Advent Wreath

Dec 9th: Shining the Light” – SEE Activity is Flashlight Tag

Dec 16th: “Embracing the Light” – SEE Activity is Luminaries 

We are ready to accept Registration forms for the January session of S.E.E. In January, 2016, S.E.E. begins January 6th and will go through Lent.

 

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T.E.L.L. STARTS BACK UP JAN 18

T.E.L.L. STARTS BACK UP!

Monday’s 6:30-8pm

January 18 through March 14 (none on Feb 15)

T.E.L.L.— Do you know what it means? In case you don’t, T.E.L.L. stands for Teenage  Education for Life-Long Leadership. Want to join? It’s easy! All you need to do is be in 6th grade through high school, and you are eligible!

 

What do we do in T.E.L.L. ? We learn what it means to be  good Christians and hang out together! Last year, we rocked our way through the Bible. This year, we are exploring the Bible and God’s Word for us through movies!

 

Ready to join? All you need to do is show up on Monday nights— starting January 18 at 6:30pm, and wrap it up at 8:00pm.  This gives us plenty of time to hang out,  share some snacks, and learn from one another.

 

One more thing? ALWAYS feel free to invite a friend.  See you Monday at 6:30.

God’s Peace, Mr. Dan

 

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LYO Lutheran Youth Organization Summer Fun

IMG_1990During the summer months our youth can be involved in our Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) program. Youth gather regularly to participate in games, food, outings, and learning.! LYO is open to youth, 6th to 12th grade, and is free (fees may apply for some outings).

Tye Dyeing…Ice Cream Socials…Games…Snacks…

Story Time: Current Events, Teen Issues, The Bible

Service Projects: Car Washes, Volunteering

Dates for 2015: (Gathering on alternate Mondays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm)

Starts Monday, June 15th (Bring a plain white t-shirt for Tye Dyeing)

  • JUNE 15 & 29
  • JULY 13 & 27
  • AUGUST 10 & 24

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Teens enjoy the Zip Line at LOMC on May 9th

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It was a wonderful day in Oregon, IL as 17 of Cross of Glory teens went to LOMC!  The kids played games, hiked, ate, prayed and rode the Zip Line.  What a great group of teens.  Each one of them is such a blessing to our church!

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Holy Communion Sunday 2015

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S.E.E. During Lent

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WATCH FOR S.E.E. TO RETURN AGAIN!

 

S.E.E. (Spiritual Educational Experience)

 

S.E.E.  is open to children that are 4 years of age up through 5th grade.

The leaders are so excited to share all the fun interactive stories from the bible

 

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