First Lutheran will be collecting hygiene products and clothing donation drive for the Le Sueur County Back to School Fair. A box for collecting items
GIGG (Growing in God’s Grace) is the name of the First Lutheran confirmation program. It is for youth in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.
GIGG is based on building relationships with God, peers, and adult Guides. GIGG meets on Wednesday evenings — September to May — from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A congregational meal, open to ALL, is served from the church kitchen prior to GIGG from 6-6:30 p.m. on all lesson/service nights. Families involved in GIGG take turns preparing the meal; others, including Youth Group (FLY) and Good News Hour (GNH) participants and families, are welcome to help prepare and serve.
GIGG includes a mixture of lessons, service projects, and fellowship events for the students and their guides. An adult GIGG GUIDE works with each GIGG small group. A typical lesson night includes announcements and a lesson led by the pastor. After the lesson, the students break into small groups with their GIGG Guide. In the small groups, they discuss topics ranging from that night’s lesson, highs, and lows of their week, to current issues. The evening concludes with a prayer. Throughout the year there are various dates when we do service/fellowship activities to put our faith into practice. Contact the pastor or church office if you have questions about GIGG.
GIGG Schedule 2022-2023 (approved 8.11.22, Updated 9.21.22)
Sept. 14: GIGG Kickoff – 6:00 for 6th graders & Adults and 6:30 for 7th & 8th grade & Adults
Sept. 21: Lesson 1 – Lesson TBD
Sept. 28: Lesson 2 – Lesson TBD
Oct. 5: Lesson 3 – Migrant Journey
Oct. 8: 9th graders only - Saturday Confirmation Retreat @ GAC - 2022 confirmands meet @ church 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 12: Lesson 4 – Lesson TBD
Oct. 19: MEA break – NO MEAL or GIGG
Oct. 26: 6 p.m. - Service/Fellowship Project – Harvest Baskets for homebound members
Oct. 29: Saturday – 5 p.m. Confirmation Dinner served by 8th grade youth
Oct. 30: Sunday – Affirmation of Baptism – W/Pictures
Nov. 2: Lesson 5 – Lesson TBD
Nov. 9: Lesson 6 – Lesson TBD
Nov. 16: Lesson 7 –Winter Warm Up
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Break - NO MEAL or GIGG (Watch for an Ecumenical Worship on Tuesday)
Nov. 30: Lesson 8 – Lesson TBD
Dec. 7: Lesson 9 – Lesson TBD – (Lesson location Sunday School Rooms/GNH in Sanctuary)
Dec. 14: 6 p.m. - Service/Fellowship Project – Christmas Caroling
Dec. 21: Christmas break – NO MEAL or GIGG
Dec. 28: Christmas break – NO MEAL or GIGG
Oct. 2 - Open
Oct. 9 - Gracie F
Oct. 16 - Open
Oct. 23 - Nathan T
Oct. 30 - Isaac D.
Nov. 6 - Open
Nov. 13 - Evelyn H
Nov. 20 - Open
Nov. 27 - Open
Dec. 4 - Open
Dec. 11 - Sallie N
Dec. 18 - Open
Worship Notes: Two choices, download (file save as) or print the pdf and return to Pr Carl or Allie. You can mail them to the church, drop them in the dropbox at the church entrance, or scan and email them!