Family Ministries

Children’s Chapel has resumed during worship for grades Kindergarten-5th Grade.

Children learn about worship and the bible story of the day through music, crafts, and creative storytelling while parents are invited to remain in the sanctuary for a worship experience of their own. Children’s Chapel begins at the first reading with a parade led by Ms. Carrie, and kiddos return to the sanctuary at the sharing of peace.

Adult Forum

Sundays at 9:15 AM in person and via Zoom. Keep yourself grounded this Fall, as Bob Luoma leads a study of Sabbath keeping, This topic will be a special four-part series entitled, “Sabbath as Resistance.” Based on a book by Walter Brueggemann, the series will explore the ancient practice of sabbath-keeping and ways modern Christians can incorporate the practice as a means of identity-building and an affirmation of alternative values.

Adult Forum meets in the library and via Zoom. All are welcome to attend! To receive the handout for each session, or for more information, please contact Bob Luoma

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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.


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.


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.