Bread for the Journey is our Wednesday church night, featuring activities for all ages including education, meal, worship and choir rehearsals. BfJ returns on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
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:
This choir for 4-year-olds, taught by Molly Chrisman, is an introduction to singing and music in the church through games, art, and rhythm exploration. This choir also helps build important skills for singing in the Cherub choir following year.
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.
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 spend this final year of confirmation class focusing on worship, vocation, and the five baptismal promises which they will affirm at Pentecost.
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.
6:15 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.
6:45 pm- 7:30 pm
Children in Kindergarten through second grade meet with director Evelyn Hartwell to discover the joy of singing together in an inclusive and encouraging environment.
Under the direction of Diane Figaro, 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.
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.
6th Grade Confirmation
Led by Tina Georgeson, members of this class explore the Holy Scriptures while learning what it means to be in community with other believers.
Pastors Hansen and Van Kley will take turns leading a variety of six-week sessions exploring faith and life. This mid-week oasis is an opportunity to grow in Christian community and discipleship. We begin on September 20, with a discussion of “Re-remembering the Body of Christ”.
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.
Choir Director Beth Ann Bonnecroy, accompanied by pianist Valerie Shields, leads this adult choir that sings every Sunday at the 11:00 am service and at both services on festival days.