After School registration opens

Registration is now open for Faith Arts Camp and Clubs 6 and 78.

Faith Arts Camp is for kids in grades K-8 and meets from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday that Lakewood Schools are open, For Website 2beginning September 9.  Students who attend Hayes Elementary School meet at the flagpole and walk to Faith with two adult volunteers.  Other students arrange their own transportation.  A registration form is available here.

Club 6 is for sixth graders and meets Tuesday afternoons, from 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a snack, homework help and time to hang out in Faith’s game room.  A registration form is available here.

Club 78 is for seventh and eighth graders and meets Thursday afternoons.  A registration form is available here.For website 1

Registration is required.  Each program has a registration fee of $20.

Questions?  Call Faith at 216-226-6500 or e-mail office@faithlakewood.org.

 

Camp for kids K-7 next week!

“A Love That Never Ends” 

That’s the theme for a week-long, full-day camp for kids who were in grades K-6 during the 2014-15 school year.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 20 -24.

Games, crafts, singing and Bible studies led by college-student counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO).  Lunch included.  A registration form is available here.  Cost:  $20 for first child; $10 each additional child from the same household.

For more information, call 216-226-6500 or stop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to register.

Sign up for summer camps!

Vacation Bible School June 22 – 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Half-day joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) for elementary school students, featuring games, crafts and Bible stories.  Offered by Calvary United Methodist, Faith Lutheran and Grace Presbyterian churches at Faith – collectively known as PLUM (Presbyterians, Lutherans, United Methodists in ministry) in southwest Lakewood.  A registration form is available here.  Cost:  $5 per child or $10 per family.

Faith Day Camp – July 20 — 24 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full-day camp for kids who were in grades K-6 during the 2014-15 school year.  Games, crafts, singing and Bible studies led by college-student counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO).  Lunch included.  A registration form is available here.  Cost:  $20 for first child; $10 each for sibling.

For more information, call 216-226-6500 or stop by between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, to register.

Spring & Summer for Kids

Blessing of the Bikeskids-bikes

Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Get ready for summer with a bicycle parade, safety tips, license information, games, hot dogs and popcorn – and a blessing of bikes and riders.  Learn about and register for summer camps and next fall’s Faith Arts Camp for elementary school students and Club 6 (and maybe 7 & 8) for middle school students.

Vacation Bible School June 22 – 26, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Half-day joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) for elementary school students, featuring games, crafts and Bible stories.  Offered by Calvary United Methodist, Faith Lutheran and Grace Presbyterian churches at Faith – collectively known as PLUM (Presbyterians, Lutherans, United Methodists in ministry) in southwest Lakewood.  A registration form is available here.

Christian Summer Day Camp – July 20 — 25 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full-day camp for kids who were in grades K-6 during the 2014-15 school year.  Games, crafts, singing and Bible studies led by college-student counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO).  Lunch included.  A registration form is available here.

For more information about the Blessing of the Bikes and the summer camps, call Faith at 216-226-6500.  You can sign up for “This Week @ Faith” weekly e-mail note on the website or Facebook page to follow what’s happening at Faith.

Where the gospels end

the end precedes the beginning,
And the end and the beginning were always there
Before the beginning and after the end.

– poet T.S. Eliot

The next four sessions of Adult Sunday School will focus on the endings of each of the four gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  We heard the abrupt ending of Mark at Easter and we’ll begin that one when we gather at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday (April 19).  All you need to do to prepare is read Chapter 16 of Mark.  It’s short and you can find it here. You can stop at verse eight or read on through this longer ending.

Holy Week @ Faith Lakewood

Maundy Thursday (April 2 – 7 p.m. in the chapel, Holy Communion around the table.
Good Fridaynoon – 3 p.m., Tres horae (Three Hours), meditations on the Seven Words from the Cross, offered at Faith by PLUM (Calvary, Faith and Grace churches).
Good Friday7 p.m. – Tenebrae (service of shadows)
Community Baptism / Easter Vigil – Saturday – 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Easter Sunrise6:30 a.m. at Lakewood Park, offered by the Lakewood Ministerial Association
Easter Sunday 9:30 a.m. festival worship with Holy Communion at Faith

Ash Wednesday services

Ashes

Faith will offer two Ash Wednesday services, with imposition of ashes, tomorrow (Feb. 18) — one at noon and the other at 7 p.m.  Holy Communion at both.  A 7 a.m. service is available at Trinity Lutheran Church, on Detroit at Woodward.

Faith Weekly: Mountain tops

In thisHurricane Ridge week’s Gospel story, three of the disciples have a mountain top experience with Jesus.  It brings to mind Moses’ mountain top experience in Exodus.

It also brings to mind the last speech of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made the day before he was killed and concluding with the phrase: “I’ve been to the mountain top.”

Mountain tops are fascinating.  I’ll never forget the snow banks in July on Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains near Seattle several years ago on a family vacation.  Or the beautiful and expansive views.  Mountain tops can offer perspective; they can reveal the bigger picture.  And that’s an important counter to our tendency to focus only on what’s near and the events unfolding before us.

In scripture, mountain tops are a place of revelation.  The revelation that occurs in the Gospel story for this Sunday (Feb. 15) is important to hold onto as Jesus and his followers come down the mountain and head toward Jerusalem.

Pet-friendly worship is back

2013-08-31 10.54.17Given the weather, you’re not likely to see this sign (or green grass) this weekend, but Faith’s monthly Pets Are Welcome (but not required) Service begins at 2 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 1) — inside!  Familiar hymns, scripture and prayer downstairs in the pet-friendly chapel area of Fellowship Hall.