One of the most important areas of education at First Lutheran is Sunday School. Our Sunday School program is open to everyone. We offer classes for children age 2 through high school, and also adults. All classes are offered at 9:15am.
Our 2-year-olds through 5th graders attend Joyful Junction – Rotation Sunday School, a fun, non-traditional, Bible-based program. Students attend various stations, such as Journal Junction. Here students hear and write the “story” they learned. Holyword Theatre is a state of the art theatre with surround sound and a screen that measures 12 x 8 feet. Movies center on the lesson. Tummy Town is a station where the children not only hear, but taste. Creation Station is an art-type station. Game Car is a fun station with games that correspond with the lesson. Music is held every Sunday ~ traditional AND non-traditional songs are learned and enjoyed.
Our Sunday School children’s offerings are divided in half. Half stays here at First and assists in the ministry of the parish and Sunday School. The other half is divided among various special concerns, ministry outreach and mission. There are a number of Sunday School activities that are fun and educational. The children’s Christmas program, Sunday School music, special Festival Sunday theses and Rally Sunday are a few.
We want to provide a safe environment for our children. We have a Parish Protection program for all adults who want to work with our children and youth that they must take before working with them. Participants must attend the class, complete the paperwork and have a background check completed.
*If you are interested in our Sunday School program or are interested in teaching, please contact the Church Office.
Our Middle School and High School youth have many activities to choose from here at First Lutheran. Our Youth Missions Group arranges summer trips to other areas and activities in the state and beyond. Every three years the ELCA synod holds the National Youth Gathering in the summer for High School age youth. The next gathering will be June 27 - July 1, 2018. In the past our teens have participated in BDLives, which is a part of the youth ministry of the Beaver Dam Ministerium. If you are interested in more information on BDLives, you may visit www.bdlives.org. September through May some of our High Schoolers take part in Beaver Dam Campus Life meetings. This program is a part of the Youth for Christ organization and is designed to reach teens through Bible studies, special events, trips and weekly meetings. For more information you may visit www.badgerlandyfc.org. For more information on teen activities at First Lutheran, you may call the Church Office or check out our Youth Ministry page here on our website.
Vacation Bible School
First Lutheran offers Vacation Bible School through an ecumenical program within the Beaver Dam community. The theme varies from year-to-year and information is available in the Church Office. On occasion, First Lutheran also holds its own Vacation Bible School programming. You may call the Church Office if you have questions.
On Rally Sunday we welcome the children back to Sunday School. This year the event is September 10th! Activities are offered along with our church picnic. There is always lots of fun to be had by all! If you have any questions, please contact our Church Office at 920-885-4497.