(256) 721-0041 info@mlutheran.org

Christian Education and Faith Formation at MLC! 

The Bible is God’s Great Gift for mankind to open, read and learn from, not just while we are school-aged, or going through confirmation, but for our whole life. From the cradle to grave, studying God’s work in the company of others will be a source of blessing.   It is His Great Heritage and shall remain so when we pass this Great Gift to children or grandchildren, family, friends and strangers.  Explore the many ways Messiah Lutheran Church can help you or your family open this gift. 

Please stay tuned to upcoming announcements regarding Sunday School.  Our Sunday School program always has room to grow.  We are an open enrollment Sunday School. You do not need to be a member of MLC to have your child attend Sunday School and guests are always welcome. 

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Sunday School at Messiah Lutheran Church

Our Sunday School program always has room to grow, and you are always welcome to bring a friend! Sunday School operates on open registration, so if you haven’t already registered, don’t worry – just come!   We do ask that if your child (or you child’s friend) has a specific dietary allergy, physical limitation, or behavior concern, that you share that information with the teacher prior to leaving your child with the Sunday School teacher.    

2021-2022 Sunday School (Online submission) 

The registration form can be found above and also at the Welcome Center.    Either drop off your completed form at the church office or scan/email it to:    office@mlutheran.org. 

 Sunday School will meet every Sunday from August-May with the following exceptions:  

Sunday School 2021 – 2022 Schedule (Coming Soon)

On the following dates,  there will be one-room schoolhouse style Sunday School so that our teachers can take a holiday, but there will still be Sunday School instruction for children who want to attend.


Fall 2021 Sunday School – Adults 

Full schedule to be announced Soon

Mission Crafter’s  Group:  Meeting in Room 3

 First Communion Instruction

 First Communion classes are offered for youth 10 years of age or older, or close.  Communion classes typically run consecutively for three weeks, are approximately 30 minutes in length and take place following the late service.  Specific details concerning First Communion, it’s instruction and celebration are announced annually in December.  

 If you are interested in First Communion classes for yourself or your child, please talk to Pastor Peterson or call the Church Office at 721-0041. 

 Confirmation Program

 At Messiah, we sponsor a two-year confirmation program for eighth and ninth-grade students. Confirmation at Messiah is about faith formation, not simply faith information. We focus on being the church, not teaching about the church. Our program includes learning events, fellowship events, service events,  and worship events.  If you are interested in Confirmation classes for yourself or your child, please talk to Pastor Peterson or call the Church Office at 721-0041.


For Parents/Children

Sunday School Registration Form

Parental Consent and Medical Authorization Form  Parents are asked to complete and return this form annually (by non-electronic means).  The form is intended to activities such as Sunday School, music groups, weekly meetings, etc. 

Youth Special Event Permission Form This form will be required whenever a child or youth will be transported away from the Messiah Lutheran Church campus for a special event.   

Permission Slip Youth  This form is used for parents to give consent for their children to participate in specific Youth Activities and trips.

Youth Volunteer Training  Course 

All MLC staff and volunteers who have regular contact with minor children attending Messiah ministries are required to complete Youth Volunteer Training, submit a volunteer application and pass a background check. Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.


Sara Galyon,
Director of Youth 

Christine Berry
Council Representative for Education and Youth

Dorothy Seitz
Sunday School Superintendent

Pre-K to Grade 12 Classes & Teachers

Fall 2021 Teacher Roster will be announced soon.



 About Sara Galyon

Sara relocated to the area with her husband, a fellow Youth Director, in June of 2016. She moved here from the Memphis TN area where she completed her Masters of Arts in Youth ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary. She is originally from the east coast where she grew up in the Delaware/Maryland Synod of the ELCA, and has an undergraduate degree in Spanish and International Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Sara has a passion for working with young people, and has been in professional youth ministry for years and has worked with teenagers in some capacity most of her adult life. She enjoys helping students realize that God is very active in the world around them, and helping them find their place in God’s action. She also enjoys working with families as they navigate aiding their teenagers’ transition into college/career years.

Outside of her role as Director of Youth,  Sara loves to travel, read, and spend time with her husband Philip, sons Andrew, Christopher, and Nathan.


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