Bread for the Journey is our Wednesday church night, featuring activities for all ages including education, meal, worship and choir rehearsals.
Bread for the Journey is a mid-week respite for rejoicing, reflecting, and renewing with the family of faith. Read below for the evening’s schedule of activities:
Under the direction of Diane Figaro and accompanied by Valerie Shields, students in seventh grade through high school gather each week for a time of musical expression and spiritual growth while preparing wonderful music for worship.
6th Grade Confirmation
Led by Pastor Anne Van Kley and Tina Georgeson, this is the first step in ministry that helps young people to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission through Word and Sacrament. Members of this class explore the Holy Scriptures while learning what it means to be in community with other believers.
Children in Kindergarten through second grade meet with director Evelyn Hartwell to discover the joy of singing together in an inclusive and encouraging environment.
3rd-5th Grade Class
Let Us Pray: Praise God, Respect All of God’s Creation, Act in Love, Young and Old Together. This program helps our older elementary children to develop their personal prayer lives while learning more about the Psalms and the Lord’s Prayer and sharing time together working on service projects.
6 pm: Dinner
Dinner for the entire family of faith is served “family style” in Fellowship Hall. This is a time for families to reconnect with one another and with other members of their church family. The meal is free but donations are joyfully accepted.
This choir is made up of children in the 3rd through 6th grades. Under the direction of Evelyn Hartwell, this choir continues the experience of the Cherub Choir while introducing children to more complex musical expressions of faith.
K-2nd Grade Class
Let Us Pray: Praise God, Respect All of God’s Creation, Act in Love, Young and Old Together. Using age appropriate stories and activities, this class helps our younger children to develop their personal prayer lives while learning more about the Psalms and the Lord’s Prayer and sharing time together working on service projects.
7th Grade Confirmation
The next step on the Confirmation journey takes students through an exploration of Luther’s Small Catechism and continuing discussions about their own questions and concerns as they grow in their own spiritual lives.
8th Grade Confirmation
Eighth grade students meet with Pastor Bryon Hansen until Reformation Sunday when they make a public affirmation of their baptisms. They will spend these weeks talking more about what it means to affirm their Baptismal promises.
This program is for youngsters who have been confirmed – 8th grade through high school – and those who do not feel called to sing with the Choristers. CIA stands for “Christ In Action”, and that is what this program calls participants to do – to actively participate in outreach and care for those in need.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study: Following the lectionary and other study plans, this class led by Pastor Hansen offers adults a midweek oasis with the Bible.
The Parents’ Study Group: Join Pastor Van Kley to talk about the challenges and joys of raising our children in faith.
Focusing on black gospel music and spirituals, this choir is a high-energy chorus under the direction of Diane Figaro. It participates in worship at least once a month. Anyone with an interest is invited to join the choir. Instrumentalists are also welcome.
This short and reflective worship time features prayers, music, and scripture for all members of the community.
Choir Director Beth Ann Bonnecroy, accompanied by pianist Valerie Shields, leads this adult choir.
Troubling the Waters – January 11-June 7, 2017: The Troubling the Waters group wades into the questions of race, identity, and faith that confront the ELCA as a whole and our community here at Phinney Ridge. (While periodic absences are understandable, we ask participants to commit to the program so that we can create a reliable space to dialogue about these difficult topics.)
* Nursery Care is provided from 5:30 -7:15 PM.