Learn

Growing together as disciples of Christ

We see learning as a way to connect our hearts and minds to greater spiritual growth and communion with one another.

Children

3 years – 5th Grade

FaithTrek

Sundays 9:30-10:30am

FaithTrek

Sundays 9:30-10:30am

FaithTrek is the Sunday School/Christian Education program for 3 year olds through 5th graders. It focuses on experiential learning, asking questions and having fun. The curriculum brings scripture to life to help us grow as disciples.

 

Vacation Bible School

Annual

Vacation Bible School

Annual

VBS is a summertime, Christian Education program offering children a theme-based, action-packed week of learning with songs, games, creative arts, Bible study, worship, service projects and new friends.

Register for VBS 2018 by June 3

Sign Up to be a VBS Volunteer

Middle School

6th – 8th Grade

Middle School Learning

Sundays 9:30-10:30am

Middle School Learning

Sundays 9:30-10:30am

Our 6-8th graders gather weekly during the school year to grow in their faith as they develop their identity as disciples of Jesus Christ through prayer, Bible study, reflection on issues facing middle schoolers and visiting other faith traditions.

Confirmation: Dinner + Learning

Monthly

Confirmation: Dinner + Learning

Monthly

“Dinner + Learning” is for 7th & 8th graders and their parents/families during the school year to deepen their relationship through conversations around life issues and topics of faith from a Lutheran perspective. We eat and learn together!

Learn More About Our Confirmation Ministry

High School

9th – 12th Grade

Senior High Youth Group

Sundays 6:00-8:00pm

Senior High Youth Group

Sundays 6:00-8:00pm

Our high schoolers gather weekly during the school year for food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday evenings. The evening program varies and leaves plenty of room for laughter, conversation and playing! Join us as we grow as disciples together.

High School Learning

Sundays 9:30-10:30am

High School Learning

Sundays 9:30-10:30am

So often high schoolers wrestle with how to live and use their faith in the public sphere, especially when the world presents challenges. On a weekly basis during the school year our high school youth wade through a variety of topics that draw out faithful reflections.

Youth Accompaniment Experiences (Mission Trips)

Annual

Youth Accompaniment Experiences (Mission Trips)

Annual

We have a new understanding of Accompaniment Experiences, where we walk alongside our host community in ways that are mutually life-giving. It is no longer about “what we do,” but “how we are.”

Adults

Opportunities for adults of all ages.

Seniors Ministry

Quarterly

Seniors Ministry

Quarterly

Seniors and retirees are a vibrant and important part of the community and considered our wise elders. The monthly potluck lunch and program, with periodic special events, provide opportunities for fellowship, learning and serving.

Faith To Go!

Bimonthly

Faith To Go!

Bimonthly

Early risers learn from each other as they share stories of faith in daily living. Each session features a congregational member who shares life experiences and where they have seen God’s hand in their life.

Bible Study

Weekly, Biweekly & Monthly

Bible Study

Weekly, Biweekly & Monthly

Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning studies are designed for those wanting study the Bible chapter by chapter. Conversation centers on the devotional, historical, literary and Lutheran context of the lesson.

Adult Forum

Sundays 9:30-10:30AM

Adult Forum

Sundays 9:30-10:30AM

Adult Forum is a Sunday morning learning opportunity with presentations on timely topics aimed at helping us live as caring, compassionate, open and grounded disciples in the world.

Schedule of Learning Sessions in May

Book Discussion

Monthly

Book Discussion

Monthly

A monthly book club for readers interested in all genres of books. Authors and topics vary monthly.

Women of the ELCA Circles

Monthly

Women of the ELCA Circles

Monthly

Women’s small groups, called “Circles”, encourage growth in faith by participating in Bible study, affirming gifts, supporting women of all ages, promoting wholeness and healing, praying faithfully and engaging in action to support our neighbors.

Monday at The Harbor Coffee House

Weekly 1:30-2:30 PM

Monday at The Harbor Coffee House

Weekly 1:30-2:30 PM

Monday at The Harbor is about faith talk. The Holy Spirit takes us where we need to go on Sunday’s text, Nebraska’s weather, current events or our joys and concerns. No reservations needed.

Saturday with the Guys

Monthly

Saturday with the Guys

Monthly

Enjoy a light breakfast, cup of good coffee and join the discussion centered on a book, article or video clip. The discussions are open and thought provoking.

Women’s Bible Study using the Gather Magazine Bible Study

Monthly

Women’s Bible Study using the Gather Magazine Bible Study

Monthly

The women’s monthly Bible study uses “Gather” magazine as the base for the study and conversation with women gathered in community to grow in faith and live their faith through ministry and action.

Misc

More ways to engage.

SinC – Science in Congregation

Ongoing

SinC – Science in Congregation

Ongoing

SinC (Science in Congregations) provides an opportunity to discover ways in which scientific insights illuminate our faith, just as our faith provides a context for the discoveries of science through special events, speakers and conversation.

Certified Outdoor Classroom

Ongoing

Certified Outdoor Classroom

Ongoing

Certified Nature Explore Classrooms are dynamic, nature-based play and learning spaces. First Lutheran’s classroom, a nature-rich outdoor space utilizing research based design principles, is utilized by FaithTrek, Vacation Bible School and outdoor special events.

Creation Care

Ongoing

Creation Care

Ongoing

God calls us to care for all of creation.Through education, awareness building and action, the Creation Care Team works to empower and equip the church to be good stewards of all God’s creation.