Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
November 2018 e-Newsletter
Congratulations to our 2018 class of Confirmands! We are so proud of you for affirming your baptism and look forward to all the amazing ways you will show God's love through your life!
A huge thank you to all of you who participated in our hay ride at Bunker Stables! What a great time we had! Click here to see more pictures.
Thurs. Nov. 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m., for ALL AGES, birth-105
You are invited! This ALL age event is a fundraiser for Children’s Ministry. There will be BINGO, treats, prizes, and plenty of fun to go around. Bring $2 per person/ $10 family max, and a Turkey Basket donation item for NACE  click for list . Grand prize: a frozen turkey. Gobble, Gobble, Gobble! Be sure to sign up on the Children/Youth board.
9th Grade and Up Lock-in
Sat., Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. through Sun., Nov. 18, 11:00 a.m., for grades 9-12. Come for lock-in fun: games, snacks, pizza, worship, youth room brainstorming, and more! Bring: sleeping stuff (air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, etc), hygiene products, clothes for worship Sunday morning, snack, and a 2-liter of soda/juice to share. The cost is $10 to contribute to pizza and supplies. Participants must have a permission form on file. Deadline to sign up on the Children/Youth board is Wed., Nov. 14. Adults needed! Contact Leisha for more information.
Communion Instruction
Sat., Nov. 10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. As your child gets older, has been communing or is choosing to wait to commune, and is able to enter into conversation more deeply, take advantage of the Communion Instruction Class. This interactive class is open to any age, including adults. Parents/guardians please plan to attend the class with your child. Register online at . Contact Kate for more information.
Turkey Baskets
Our youth have a goal of providing 20 families a wonderful Thanksgiving meal through N.A.C.E. Food Shelf. Can you help by contributing an item or more? We'll be collecting by the Children & Youth Board through Nov 7.
Confirmation Service Project: Sunday, November 11, 11:15-12:15 assembly of the Turkey Baskets.
$20 Cub Gift Cards (for turkey)
Turkey Gravy
Bread (buns)
Can fruit
Mashed or Scalloped Potato
Pie Crust (for pumpkin)
Pumpkin Pie Filling
Evaporated Milk
Sweet Potatoes
Small Marshmallows
Foil Roasting Pan
Fall Colored Tablecloth
Fall Napkins & Plates
Tote Boxes from Cub
Drinks (juice, hot cocoa, apple cider)
Monetary donations to purchase needed items.
Contact Leisha with any questions.
Frolic: Child/Caregiver Play Group Little Steps. Big Faith. Fri., Nov 2 and Nov 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This group is for families with children, newborn through age five, who come to grow and play in faith together! Come anytime during the morning and for as much time as your schedule allows. Frolic meets the 1st and 3rd Fri., Oct.-May. Questions? Contact Kate with questions.
Confirmation Service Project
6-8th grade confirmation students are scheduled to help assemble Turkey Baskets on Sunday, November 11, 11:15am-12:15pm at Our Saviour's in the Gathering Space. Please note that this is a change from your printed schedule!
Service Project - Confirmation & Congregation
Confirmation Youth, we are signed up for a service project at FMSC in Coon Rapids for January 17, 6-7:30pm. Please sign up between Nov 25-Dec 8. If you cannot attend, these hours must be made up on your own.
Starting Dec 9, the remaining spots will be opened up to the congregation to fill.
Questions? Contact Leisha .
Thank you to everyone who helped to make Trunk n Treat a huge success! Check out some pictures here.
Performances are Sun., Dec. 9, during 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. worship, and Wed., Dec. 12, during 6:30 p.m. worship.   Click for Rehearsal Schedule...
There will be no regular programming on Wed, Nov 21 . Instead:
6-7:45pm Silent Auction
6:30-7:30pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship/First Communion
advent family night
Thursday, November 29 5:45-7:00 p.m.
For families with children, ages birth through 5th. Older siblings are welcome! 

We will start with Advent activities followed by an Advent family blessing. You will make an Advent craft project to use as an Advent family tradition in your own home! The evening will end with Christmas cookies and milk! Little ones are welcome to wear their pajamas to this event!

This family experience is a great way for you and your family to prepare for Christmas!

Contact Kate Roettger with

A sign up is posted on the Children/Youth/Family Board. Registration isn’t required but is greatly appreciated!
2019 Mission Trip
For November:
Serving Hospitality
Sun, Nov 11, 8:30am-11:30am
Please bring 2 dozen goodies (bars, cookies, breads, etc) to contribute.
Proceeds go to general cost of trip.
Let Leisha know if you cannot participate for Hospitality.
Still interested in attending the mission trip?
Currently our trip is full but we can take names for a wait list. If a spot opens up, we will offer it to the first person on the list. In order to be put on the wait list, a parent/guardian can contact Leisha .
Confirmation Guide Huddle is Sunday, November 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Youth Room (following Turkey Basket Assembly). Please let Leisha know if you are unable to attend.
9th Graders
For pictures - group, individual, day of, visit:
Feel free to download and print how you'd like.
A huge thank you to Keith Hammerbeck with He-Designs for sharing his gift of photography to capture this special event!
Confirmation Parents
Confirmation has been such a gift so far this year! Your young people are amazing!
Just a quick reminder that regular attendance in worship is an expectation of our confirmation students. When they're worshiping, they are asked to please fill out a "Whispers & Wonderings" to turn in after worship. Those can be found next to the Children & Youth Board.
Contact Leisha with any questions.
To all... if you'd like to contribute an item/service/basket to the youth silent auction on Wed, Nov 21, please bring to Our Saviour's by Wed, Nov 14. Please attach a list of items/value.
Confirmation Families... Please don't forget that each confirmation small group is making a basket to contribute to the silent auction. Your young person should have brought home a paper on Wed, Oct 24 with more information.
Silent Auction... The silent auction benefiting our youth will take place on Wed, Nov 21, 6pm-7:45pm in the Gathering Space.
Contact... for more information, contact Leisha .
Quake Event at the Hilton, Mpls
February 15-17, 2019 for Grades 6th grade and up and adult guides (21+ in age)
Prices go up after December 9! Check out the details here .
This is a weekend gathering exploring faith, Christian living, a life of ministry and leadership… through speakers, music, breakout sessions and so much more amazingness!
Questions? Contact Leisha
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Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries,
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,