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CYF Faith Formation Update

Written by Christina Black, Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Director

The First Sunday School Wednesday Night Event

We had more than 50 children, youth and family join us on the first Wednesday of October for dinner. The Sunday school families shared dinner with the confirmation students and their families. After, the Sunday school families took part in a project—creating a family crest centered around favorite Bible stories and blessings. We are trying these evenings as an opportunity for families to get to know each other and build a greater community. The next one is November 1st. Sign up now!

Spark Bible Milestone

Congratulations to Charles Burns, Lincoln Henning, Charlotte Heyne, Lily Heyne, Sam Larson, Viktor Thompson, Colton Warren and Ruth Williams for receiving their Spark Bible at the beginning of October! We’re excited for you to start exploring the Bible and learning all about God’s love for each of us.

Stole Making

As part of the requirements for being confirmed, our 9th graders create a faith statement and a stole. Many of them gathered together to get creative!


On Sunday, October 29th, seven of our 9th grade youth participated in the Affirmation of Baptism where they declared for themselves that they will live out the promises that were made for them by their parents and sponsors at their baptisms.

Congratulations to Ezra Black, Alexander Foss, Elliot Johnson, Madison Kantola-Bosch, Lucy Laabs, Joseph Longo, and Summer Vickerman.

Youth Halloween Event

There was food, games, and fun at our annual youth Halloween night!

Calling All Actors for the Christmas Pageant

I know it’s early, but we are already beginning to plan this year’s Christmas pageant. I am once again looking for some older youth and/or adults to fill a few roles. Please reach out to me soon if you are interested!

Youth Activities Showcase

It’s that time of year where activities are aplenty. We want to showcase in our weekly bulletin what Oak Knoll kids are up to. If you have a concert, show, sporting event, competition, or other spectator event, please share the details with me so we can get the word out to those members of the congregation that would like to attend.

Upcoming CYF Events

Sunday School/Confirmation Dinner and Family Night—November 1st at 6pm

All confirmation and Sunday school children and families are invited to join in a meal (free-will offering) in Fellowship Hall. Following dinner, confirmation students will resume their regular confirmation schedule, and Sunday school youth and families will be invited to join in a special activity. Sign up now!

Fruits of the Spirit Milestone—November 12th

During worship on Sunday, November 12th, we will welcome our first-grade friends to participate in the Fruits of the Spirit Milestone. Reach out to Christina for more information.

Youth Event – Feed My Starving Children—November 16th at 7pm

November is a great month to help feed those in need. All confirmation and high school youth are invited to join us at Feed My Starving Children to pack meals. We could use some parent volunteers too. Sign up online!

Children, Youth & Family Pie Night—November 19th at 6:30pm Children, youth and families of all ages are invited for a showing of a Thanksgiving show special as we enjoy pie. Please bring a pie to share! Sign up now!


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