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.
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Sunday School – Children Pre-K to 12th Grade
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.
2022-2023 Sunday School Registration Form (Online)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School will meet every Sunday from August-May with the following exceptions:
- November 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday
- December 26 (Winter Break)
- January 2 (Winter Break)
Sunday School – Adults
MLC offers a variety of Adult Classes both on Sunday morning and mid-week. Please call the church office at 256.721.0041 for a current listing of Adult Classes & Studies.
Our Adult Bible Study meets in Room 2 at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. This is led by Dottie Hanson. All are welcome.
Mission Crafter’s Group: Meets 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.
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.
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.
MLC Youth & Education Volunteer Application
Council Representative for Education and Youth
Christine Berry & Janet Sullivan
Sunday School Co-Superintendents
MLC is currently seeking an experienced Youth & Education Ministries Director. Please call us at 256.721.0041 if you may be interested.