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Sunday School Class Schedule & Events

December 4: Advent study/ Christmas program practice
December 11: Advent study/ Christmas program practice
December 18: Christmas Program/ Party
December 25: Christmas Day (no class)

Wisconsin Dells Youth Quake

The early bird registration for the Wisconsin Dells Youth Quake has ended. However, there is still time to register for the Quake at the standard registration rate if there are 6th – 12th grade youth who would like to attend.

The Wisconsin Dells Youth Quake at the Wilderness Territory Resort is February 10th – 12th. Dan Scharnhorst, who was the speaker at UNITE this past summer, is the speaker for the Dells Quake. Echelon will also be providing music throughout the weekend.

Based on the information from Life Promotions the actual cost for this event per youth is approximately $250 depending on how many hotel rooms we need for our youth to attend. If you register by December 15th, the standard registration price per youth is $120 with the rest of the funds coming from the St. John’s Youth Ministry Account. During the Quake, each youth will be responsible for purchasing their own meals throughout the weekend. If you would like to participate in this opportunity and are in financial need, please speak with Pastor Jacob privately. If you would like to go to the Dells Quake, we will find a way to get you there. Like with the early bird registration, fees will increase after December 15th. All 6th – 12th grade youth and adult chaperones are invited to participate. A $40 deposit is due on December 15th to secure your spot. The remaining balance of $80 will be due by January 30, 2023. Youth are encouraged to invite their friends!

If you have any questions about the Dells Quake or would like to know more, please feel free to call/text or email me.

Sunday School

We host Sunday School classes for all ages from mid-September to mid-May annually. Check the Calendar for exact dates and times of classes.

Confirmation Classes

7th-9th grade students, staff and parent leaders gather each Wednesday evening from September through May with their peers from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling, and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, using the “Co-laborate” Confirmation curriculum. This two-and-a-half-year program involves parent participation, learning, service to others, and safe, fun events led by caring adults.

Junior High & High School Youth Classes

Our junior high and high school students meet regularly throughout the year for classes, service events, fun events and trips. Events are updated and advertised on the Calendar, and on our Branches Youth & Family Ministries Facebook page.

CommUNITY Vacation Bible School

Each summer St. John’s participates in the Sterling-Rock Falls CommUNITY VBS (a collaboration of local congregations providing VBS as a free 1-week event for families in our communities with Pre-K age 4 through fifth grade). Location moves to a new church location each year. VBS Meets in the evening, Sunday through Thursday, with a free dinner each night.

Youth & Family Forms & Policies

Adult Volunteer Application

Medical Release & General Permission Form

Youth Safety Policy

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