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CYF Faith Formation Update

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

Learning About Ashes


This month’s Dinner and Family Night was spent learning about Ash Wednesday, playing a game, and painting crosses. Special thanks to Janelle Weiser for leading the evening. The next Dinner and Family Night will be April 10th, due to Lent dinners and services in March.

Congratulations to Our Second Graders!


We celebrated with our second grade friends during worship on February 11th, as they received their Connect Bibles. Congratulations to Kieran Bradley, Hayden Henning, Dale Johnson, McKenna Korsman, and John Williams. 

Spreading the Love


The February youth night was an evening of emojis and giving back. We wrote letters, tied a blanket, and made burritos for Heavenly Burritos. We also had a few fun games at the end.

Don't Miss Parents' Night Out: March 8th!


The youth heading to the National Youth Gathering this July are holding a Parents’ Night Out fundraiser for kids ages 3-11. Drop your children off while you enjoy a night out. We will enjoy pizza, crafts, bingo, and more. Sign up now



VBS Registration is Open!


Vacation Bible School will be held June 24-27th, 9:30-noon. All children ages Pre-K – 6th grade are invited (must be potty trained). We will be diving deep into friendship with God. Register today!

Questions? Reach out to Christina Black. 

Upcoming CYF Events

Leadership Opportunity for 9th-11th Graders

Gustavus has an event called Step Up Day open to 9th-11th graders. It is a leadership development workshop held on campus to introduce youth to college-level concepts of leadership and offer practical tips for developing a stronger personal plan for continuing to grow as a leader. Our current seniors participated in the class a few years ago. There's a small scholarship opportunity that goes with it. If you would like more information, you can check out their website: The registration deadline is March 7th. Reach out to Christina Black if you’re interested.


Youth Event—March 17th at 6:30pm

All confirmation and high school youth are invited to the March youth night for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans. Sign up now.


Third Graders First Communion Milestone

We are preparing for our third graders to receive their first communion in April. If you have a third grader interested, please reach out to Christina Black for details.



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