Family Ministries

Sunday’s Lesson – Sunday mornings at 9:45am
Families and children gather with Carrie Pritts on Sundays at 9:45am. For more information, please send an email to family@augustanadc.org

Story Time – Tuesday evenings at 7pm
Join Carrie each week for a story on the Augustana Facebook page.

* Note: An abbreviated version of Sunday’s Lesson and Tuesday’s Story Time will be available on Augustana’s Facebook page so it can be viewed at your leisure.

Adult Forum (Sundays at 9:15am)

During the Sundays of Advent, Adult Forum will feature a special series entitled, “Peace, Justice, Joy, and Salvation.” Each session will focus on a specific gift God has offered us through consideration of familiar texts from the Book of Isaiah. For more information, or to receive a copy of the participant handout for the session, contact Bob Luoma via email.

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For more than 25 years, the adult forum has provided an opportunity for members to learn about and discuss issues critical to our lives as faithful people of God. While primarily organized as a Bible study group, the adult forum has also focused on the topics of spirituality, social concerns, and the activities of our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in the nation and world.

Confirmation

As our young people move toward adulthood, the time comes for them to deepen their understanding of the promises that were made to them in baptism. Confirmation, or Affirmation of Baptism, provides an opportunity for youth to say “yes” to those promises, after first engaging in a significant experience of educational formation in the faith. Augustana’s confirmation program is led by the pastor, and provides a space for youth to ask questions, read major portions of the bible, and learn the basics of the Lutheran faith through a study of the Small Catechism.

Nursery

Child care for children from newborn to to age 5 is provided during Sunday-morning worship (up to 12:30) and special events in Augustana’s nursery in the lower level of the church. Staffed by a trained attendant, the nursery program also includes a short, age-appropriate Sunday school lesson for children led by a parent volunteer.

Other activities

Other activities sponsored and coordinated by the Christian-education committee include:

  • promotion of and financial support for ELCA summer camp programs (Mar-Lu-Ridge, Caroline Furnace)
  • congregational retreats
  • Sunday School picnics and other outings

The Christian-Education Committee

The committee is tasked with initiating, organizing, and promoting the educational activities at Augustana. Through these activities, all members at all age levels (pre-school to adult) are provided opportunities for faith formation, spiritual growth, and an understanding of the history, doctrines, and mission of the Christian faith and the Lutheran Church.

For further information about Christian-education programs, contact the chair of the committee, Bob Luoma.