Youth

When each child is baptized we promise to faithfully bring them into God's house, teach them the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, the Ten Commandments and provide in their instruction in the Christian faith.


Children

Sunday School is at 9 a.m. each Sunday morning for children in preschool through fifth grade. Our Sunday school alternates opening in the church, with a children's sermon, or in Good Shepherd Hall. Please see Ms. Saundra Juliano for information regarding your child and check the calendar for dates.


Our children's program provides many opportunities for children to learn about God through our weekly Sunday school program. We have many fun activities during the year for our young school-aged children and thier families such as Rally Day, Advent Wreath Making, Breakfast with St. Nicholas, Vacation Bible School and various mission projects. Sunday School will suspend from June 1 to September 7 for summer. Families are encouraged to have their children sit with them in church for weekly worship.


Confirmation

As our children grow into young adults they assume greater responsibility in the life of our Christian community. Through confirmation our youth have the opportunity to make public profession of their own faith.


Confirmation classes are for sixth through eighth graders and are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm during the school year. The students meet for pizza and fellowship from 6:30 to 7 pm and class meets from 7 to 8:30 pm. Each night's program involves a scripture based lesson from the Old and New Testaments or from Luther's Small Catechism and then a "living out your faith" project where students engage in activities such as sorting and putting together Thanksgiving dinner bags for the local food pantry, making and baking Communion bread, and wrapping gifts for Operation Christmas Child."


There are so many activities and mission projects for the confirmation students that they can't wait to meet each week! If you have questions regarding our confirmation program please contact Deacon Gavin Schwen. 


Teens

Our post-confirmation teens meet monthly for worship and fellowship and enjoy other outside activities and mission work. In 2016, our youth mission service project took place in Lynn, MA. For 2017, our youth mission trip to Philadelphia is scheduled for July 16th–July 22nd. There are 15 available openings. If you would like to attend, please take a flyer with payment information from the Narthex table. Don’t

delay! 


Please check out our calendar for future events or contact Deacon Gavin Schwen.


Young Adults

The young adults get together to hang out - whether it's at a restaurant, bowling or a coffee shop. We have recently started a college outreach program to aid in maintaining connections with our young adults after high school graduation. We continue the bonds that we share in Christ Jesus and have a great time. For more information check out our calendar or contact Deacon Gavin Schwen.

Adult

There are many ways to continue to grow in our individual faith walks at Abiding Presence. We have many opportunities to offer support, fellowship and build relationships within our church walls and in our communities.


Normally we meet for weekly Bible study at 10:30am on Wednesdays in the James room. During special seasons, the time may be adjusted, please check the calendar. 


Please come and join us! You are welcome any time!