We have a variety of classes and activities available for all of our members, please click below to learn more.
Sundays: 9:15 am - Grades 5-8 meet in the Blue Room, downstairs for Bible study. Topics reflect the interests of this age group and provide for spiritual growth Grades 9-12 meet in "The Cave" for Bible study. Topics include current issues, guest speakers, and films and provide for the spiritual growth for this age group.
Sunday School: 9:15 am - All children, ages 3 through grade 4, are invited to attend Sunday school. Along with regular lessons, the children attend a devotional time which includes music, offering and an object lesson.
Vacation Bible School: Our Board of Education is working on plans for this summer’s Vacation Bible School. This year's VBS is TBA Please talk with Mike Kipp (DCE) for more information and to volunteer. Thank you!
December 2017-2018 Youth Activities & Events
DATES TO NOTE:
September 6 - What do You Say to the Person who Says, “There is No God!”
September 13 - How do you defend our Belief that Jesus is True God and True Man?
September 17 - Cook-out, Bake Sale, & Ice Cream Social from 12:00-2:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
September 20 - How do you defend that God Created the World in 6 days and He destroyed the World with a Flood?
September 27 - How do you defend the fact that Jesus really existed, really died, and really rose from the dead?
September 29-October 1 - Camp Okoboji Fall Clean-up. All 5-12th Grade Students are encouraged to come help.
October 8 - Hay Ride at Randy Ohl Farm.
October 21-22 - Junior High Youth Gathering - Nailed It - All 6th-8th Grade Students
November - Date TBA - Gary Ties has invited our group to travel to Mapleton to see the completed Creation Museum being built at Mission Central. Youth and adults alike will see unique animals from around the world that God created and show the truths of how God created the World.
November 22: Thanksgiving service—7 PM—Youth Food Drive Project
December 3, 10: Christmas Service Practice 11:30-1 PM (Church)
December 17: Youth Christmas Service—4 PM
December 20: Youth Christmas Caroling at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living—5:30 PM
December 27: NO CLASS
January 4: Classes Resume
February 14: Ash Wednesday—Supper Served with 5th - 6th grades
February 21: Lenten Service —Supper Served by 7th & 8th grades
March 28: Holy Week: No class: services at 7 pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
April 1: Easter
April 25: Last day of WNAC classes; 8th Grade Examinations—To Be Completed By this Date
May 2: Confirmation Pictures
Schedule of Youth Classes: October - April 2018 (Wednesdays)
5:00-5:30 PM - Open Gym/Pizza
5:30 PM - Opening - Reading through the Gospel of Mark, Song, & Prayer
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Pre-K - 2nd Grade - Christy C.
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - 3-4th Grade - Sheryl S.
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - 5-6th Grade - Bible 101 - Journey through the Old Testament
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - 7-8th Grade - Catechism Class - Commandments, Creed, Baptism (Year A)
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - High School Youth Group & Fellowship Time with Connie P.
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM - Bible Study on the Book of Hebrews - Adult study Lee Umland
7:00 PM - Church - Divine Service - God Serving Us, We Serve God!
Talk to DCE Mike Kipp for more information about any of these events: 402-394-1557
Youth Bell Choir: Two bell choirs rehearse for a short time most Sundays as part of Sunday School. Kim Cale conducts this group!
Confirmation: Classes begin in September and conclude in April. Wednesdays at 5:30 pm Confirmation classes are for all students in grades 5 through 8. Classes teaching about the Catechism for 7 & 8 grades are taught by Pastor Travis. The Catechism is the Lutheran doctrine as written in Martin Luther's Small Catechism. DCE Kipp teaches the Old & New Testament to the 5 & 6 grades. This year we are going through the New Testament. The Confirmation service is held on the first Sunday in May for those students who have completed the course.
Middle School Youth Gatherings: Every Year Calvary sends middle school youth to DesMoines with other youth around the state. This years gathering is October 24-25.
High School Youth Group: The Cave! The youth meet in a room off limits to all other youth on Wednesday nights from 5:45 - 6:45 PM. They also have youth group in the Cave on Sundays from 9:15 -10:15 AM. During the summer the Wednesday night schedule shifts and includes trips and other group activities off sight. Please call the church office for more information - 712-239-1575.
High School Youth Gatherings: Every year Iowa hosts a youth gathering. Every three years LCMS Youth come from around the country to gather together. Check out: http://www.lcmsgathering.com/
The Confirmation youth also participate by acolyting (lighting the candles for worship services), servant events, local and district events and lock-ins.