Faith Formation for Children and Youth

Faith Formation for grades PreK–12 will meet under the tent in Augustana’s Courtyard, 9:15–10 a.m. on Sundays through May 16, 2021, except for grades 5 and 6 which will continue to meet via Zoom.

Faith Formation at Home

Augustana’s Children, Youth, and Family Ministry posts weekly Faith Formation videos for family discussion at home.

Sunday, April 18, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join Miss Val Sunday at 8 a.m. for GIFT: Growing in Faith together. We’ll sing songs, watch a video, and learn an important Bible lesson.

Faith Formation Video Archives

Sunday, April 11, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join us to learn the story of Doubting Thomas, and join in with some fun songs.

Saturday, April 3, 2021: Easter Pageant: “Good News”

Sunday, March 28, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Visit Augustana’s Facebook page to view this week’s Faith Formation video.

Sunday, March 21, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join Mr. Ryan and learn more about the Parable of the Sower.

Visit Augustana’s Facebook page to view this week’s Faith Formation video.

Sunday, March 14, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week in GIFT we learn about the gift of grace from God and the story of the prodigal son.

Sunday, March 7, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week join Ms. Morgan and learn about the Good Samaritan.

Sunday, February 28, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week in GIFT we will learn about the Transfiguration.

Sunday, February 21, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week in GIFT we will learn more about Lent and the widow’s offering.

Sunday, February 14, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week in GIFT hear from Ms. Kari as she teaches about Jesus calming the storm.

Sunday, February 7, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week join Ms. Val as we learn about being a good friend and helping our friends experience Jesus.

Sunday, January 31, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week we hear how Jesus blesses and welcomes the children. Join us in song, story, and prayer as you are reminded that Jesus loves you.

Sunday, January 24, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Today in GIFT you will learn about prayer. Do you think there is a secret way to pray? Watch to find out how God hears you no matter how you pray.

Sunday, January 17, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week in GIFT we will learn how Jesus called his disciples and calls you to be a disciple. Join the fun of song, prayer, and story as we are reminded that Jesus meets us where we are and invites us to be fishers of people.

Sunday, January 10, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This Sunday Ms. Morgan will be talking about Jesus’ baptism. You will even get to sing along to the baptism song that is sung at Augustana.

Sunday, January 3, 2021: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join Shanna as she tells us about the story of Epiphany.

Sunday, December 27: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Have you ever had to wait for a long time? How about years or a lifetime? Simeon and Anna waited that long to meet Jesus. Today we will celebrate a little more Christmas through prayer, song and story.

Sunday, December 13: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week for GIFT Ms. Kari will be sharing about Mary and Elizabeth. We will sing Christmas songs and celebrate this Advent season.

Sunday, December 6: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Today we hear the story of Angel Gabriel telling Mary about Jesus. Can you imagine saying yes to possibilities you were not expecting? We will sing, pray, and learn about what gifts you share.

Sunday, November 29: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join Morgan and learn about the book of Isaiah. Along with singing, prayer, and a story you will get to do an art project. If you are able, you will want to have paper, pencil, and something to color with.

Sunday, November 22: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Today in GIFT you will learn about a reluctant prophet, Jonah. It involves a big fish and even bigger second chances from God. We will sing, pray, and learn together about God’s relationship with us!

Sunday, November 15: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join us for GIFT, Growing in Faith Together. Morgan leads us on this edition with a Bible story, lesson, and some really fun music.

Sunday, November 8: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join us for songs, kids videos, lessons, and all kinds of fun as we grow in faith together.

Sunday, November 1: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

This week during GIFT join us in remembering and learning about All Saints Sunday. This week we will celebrate the lives of those we love that have shared their faith with us. We will sing songs, pray, and hear the story “The Memory Box” by Joanna Rowland.

Sunday, October 25: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join us this Sunday for our GIFT video for PreK–4th grade kids and their families. We will learn about Deborah, a wise judge, from the Old Testament. We will learn together through song, story, and prayer. You may read the full story of Deborah in Judges chapters 4 and 5.

Sunday, October 18: GIFT: Growing in Faith Together

Join us after the Virtual Sunday Service for some great fun with Shanna and Marsha. Stories, songs, and a lot of fun, every Sunday morning at 8 a.m.

Augustana’s faith formation for PreK-4 grade kids and their families. Join us this week as we hear about Jacob using Genesis chapters 25 and 32. We will sing, move, watch, and pray as we learn about blessings from God!

Please contact Director of Youth and Family Ministry Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email for updates on Faith Formation, youth ministry, and family ministry for the 2020–2021 season.

Faith Frolic Class

Sundays  |  9–10 a.m.  |  Nursery

Faith Frolic Class is offered to children age birth to 2 years old. Augustana’s nursery attendants will play and read with them, and parents are welcome to join in as they wish.

Contact Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email for information.

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)

Grades Pre-K–4

Sundays, September 15, 2019 through May, 3 2020  |  9  a.m. |  Classrooms

A different way to learn and explore Bible stories each Sunday! Students will rotate between teachers for science, music, theater, and arts & crafts. PreK–K meet in Rooms 12–13; grades 1–4 meet in Rooms 2–3. Everyone will share opening time, 9–9:10 a.m., in Rooms 2–3.

Contact Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email for information.

Confirmation/Middle School Youth

Sundays, September 15, 2019 through May, 3 2020  |  9  a.m.
Rooms 5 and 14

Youth in grades 5–8 are on their confirmation journey. During this exciting time we explore the Old Testament, New Testament, and “What It Means To Be Lutheran” on a three-year rotation using Faith Incubators curriculum. In addition, we take two confirmation retreats a year for faith- and fun-filled weekends at Rainbow Trail or Sky Ranch.

Contact Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107  or by email for information.

Breakfast Club

Sundays, September 15, 2019 through May, 3 2020  |  9  a.m.  |  Youth Room

High school youth will enjoy breakfast together while focusing on fellowship, faith conversations and scripture!

Contact Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email for information.

Last Sundays  |  9 a.m.  |  Fellowship Hall

On the last Sunday of the month, September through April, Augustana’s Children, Youth and Family Ministry hosts a Cross Generational Faith Formation event for all of us of any age. We read scripture, pray, sing, talk, bless each other, and do some crafts or activities. Come join the fun of being together and having conversation across generations about life and the Bible!

Contact Shanna VanderWel at 303-388-4678 ext. 107 or by email for information.

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