Board of Parish Education
Aware of our calling to equip the saints for mission and ministry, Welcome Lutheran focuses strongly on Christian education for all its members and offers a variety of educational opportunities.
Each Sunday, kids of all ages gather in the Parish Hall at 8:45am for morning refreshments, announcements, singing and a brief opening devotional before they are dismissed to their classrooms.
Adult Class, Sundays 8:45-9:45 am, meet in Education Building.
Teen Class, Sundays 8:45-9:45 am, meet upstairs in Sanctuary.
Confirmation Class of 2016
Confirmation classes for Grades 7th-8th are held on Sundays 8:45-9:45 am, Sanctuary Balcony. Here at Welcome Lutheran we are dedicated to educating our junior high youth in such a way that they are firmly grounded in the Lutheran tradition and committed to life long learning and service of Christ.
Rally Day and Blessing of the Backpacks
To kick off the new Sunday School year, Rally Day is held each year on the Sunday before the school year begins, at the church during the Sunday School hour starting at 8:45am. This is a great time for adults and children of all ages to get involved in Sunday School. You will be able to learn about the various adult bible study classes, and the kids will be introduced to their teachers and classrooms. Children should bring their school backpacks to be blessed during the 7:45 and 10:00am worship services.
Vacation Bible School is conducted each summer in connection with the Industry United Methodist Church. It takes on many different themes and is well attended by all. This partnership allows us to share our lives in Christ and strengthen our bonds with our neighbors up the road. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to share this learning experience with us!
In 2017, VBS will be held here at Industry United Methodist Church on June 12 - 16 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. The theme is Hero Central by Cokesbury.
At VBS Hero Central, your students will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God's mission for their lives.
After a high-energy opening assembly at Hero Central, the Heroes make their way to the Bible Story Headquarters. Interactive Bible lessons reveal Hero Codes to equip your Heroes for an active life with God. Your Heroes will discover a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after VBS.
The students will expand on what they've discovered by participating in a variety of activities: making their own art projects at Craft Headquarters, singing new songs at Music Headquarters, exploring the wonders of creation at Science Headquarters, playing games at Recreation Headquarters, and enjoying tasty treats at Snack Headquarters. Along the way, the Heroes will hear about our mission project. Let's Go!!
First Communion classes are held each spring. The classes are typically presented as two to three 1-1.5 hour sessions. First communion is celebrated on the Sunday of Mother's Day. Contact the church office or let your child's Sunday School teacher know if you have a child interested in participating.
The Children's Christmas Program is presented each December during one of the 10am worship services. Please check back later in the year for more details.
"You are always welcome at Welcome Lutheran"