Remaining Spring FOCOLU Events and Summer Camps

February 22nd-April 26th: Confirmation youth Lent Mentoring
April 26-Celebration and Wrap up 6:45pm-8:00pm at OSLC


High School Fellowship 4/21:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C48A5A822A2FE3-high2

April Middle School 4/29 Service:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C48A5A822A2FE3-middle3

8th Grade Affirmation 4/28 – 29 Retreat:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C48A5A822A2FE3-8thgrade

FoCoLu End of the Year Celebration:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C48A5A822A2FE3-focolu

Mission Trip Ecuador Tables:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c48a5a822a2fe3-ecuador1

Vacation Bible School
Online registration for VBS 2017 is open!  You can register a child and you can register to volunteer!

Volunteer registration is here: https://our-saviours.org/2017/02/21/volunteer-vacation-bible-school/

Maker Fun Factory: Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. 
June 12-16, 2017
9:00 am-12 pm for 3 yrs-5th grade
VBS Participant Registration 2017
VBS June 12-16, 2017 3 year olds-5th graders are invited to join us for a week of fun and faith!
To register follow this link:  https://our-saviours.org/learn/children-and-family-ministry/vacation-bible-school/

Summer Camps –
To let us (FOCOLU staff) know if you will be joining us at camp this summer please follow this link to sign up: https://our-saviours.org/2017/03/07/summer-camp-sign/

Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail:
July 16-22 at Rainbow Trail is a great week of camp! Join one or more of the pastors for the week and experience community, grace, scripture, and more together!

FOCOLU Mountaineers Camp at Sky Ranch: August 6-11 is another opportunity for camp! Join one or more of the pastors at Sky Ranch for the week of bible study, grace, community, and more!

All Ages Camp at Sky Ranch: August 6-11 is an opportunity for kids of all ages to go to camp! 


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Confirmation Courses and Calendar are UPDATED!

14102177_1094033534017932_106711875933614346_nThe 2016-2017 Middle School Ministry and Confirmation courses are ready for registration and participation. All information is under Confirmation U/Course Information and Registration. You can download a pdf of the catalog and register for courses at the links. New classes will be added as information comes available.

Please note that we have divided the courses by category: Bible, Catechism, Spirituality, Worship & Service in order to help you see the variety of traditional confirmation topics and choose accordingly. At the end of the catalog is a listing of the classes, service projects and fellowship events dates through May.

Please let Pastor Leta or Kevin know if you have any questions. Questions about specific classes can be addressed by the person teaching.

Click here to go to the Registration Page for sign ups and course descriptions

 

2016-2017 Calendar

KEVIN’S ROTATION SCHEDULE – EACH SUNDAY I WILL BE PRESENT FOR THE EDUCATION HOUR AND A PRIMARY CHURCH SERVICE AND WILL ATTEND ANOTHER CONGREGATION ON A SECONDARY BASIS FOR PART OF or ALL OF A SERVICE.

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH-SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS

SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH-SPIRIT OF JOY

THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH-TRINITY

FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH-OUR SAVIOURS

 

2017

LENT – MARCH 1st– April 21st. Wednesday nights – Confirmation Mentoring – Sr. High Rotating services between all congregations if youth desire to join. 

  • APRIL 19TH & 26TH  SR HIGH YOUTH GROUP (7-815) AT SOJ

April 19th – NO CONFIRMATION

April 21st – Sr High Fellowship Event – LOCK OUT

April 23rd – 12pm – Mission Trip Meeting at SOJ

April 26th – Mentoring Wrap up at OSLC

April 28-29 – 8th Grade Retreat at CSU-LCM

April 29th – Middle School Service Project

MAY SR HIGH YOUTH GROUP AT SOTH ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 7-815PM

MAY CONFIRMATION AT OSLC ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 645-8

May 17th – Last night of spring Wednesday night programming for Confirmation and Sr High Youth Group

May 21st – Commissioning of Mission Trippers at TLC

May 21st – 11pm Final Mission Trip Meeting at TLC

May 21st – FOCOLU End of Year Celebration – all current 5-12th graders 230-7pm

May 30th – June 8th – Sr. High Mission Trip to Ecuador

June 11-16 -Confirmation Camp at Sky Ranch with Pastor Dana

June 12-16 – VBS at Our Saviour’s

July 16-22 – Confirmation Camp at Rainbow Trail with Pastor Michael

August 4th – August 6th – Our Saviour’s Family Camp at Sky Ranch

August 6th – August 11th all ages Camp at Sky Ranch with OSLC

 

KEVIN’S ROTATION SCHEDULE – EACH SUNDAY I WILL BE PRESENT FOR THE EDUCATION HOUR AND A PRIMARY CHURCH SERVICE AND WILL ATTEND ANOTHER CONGREGATION ON A SECONDARY BASIS FOR PART OF or ALL OF A SERVICE.

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

  • SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS

SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

  • SPIRIT OF JOY

THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

  • TRINITY

FOURTH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

  • OUR SAVIOURS

 

 

Confirmation Orientation Faire- August 28th

Confirmation Orientation Faire – August 28th, 4pm @Our Saviour’s We are asking all FOCOLU Confirmation Youth to join us for a faire. We will have sign ups, information for the year, payments, course descriptions, schedules, pictures and any other forms needed. We will be providing appetizers and the space to get everything taken care of at once and before we get fully rolling.

Adult Leader Training at Shepherd of The Hills

August 27th – 9-2pm Adult Leader Training @Shepherd of the Hills

“God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called”
Ideally FoCoLu would spend the majority of it’s staff time equipping the congregational members to fully implement the ministries. We work alongside all of our volunteers to ensure they are aware, comfortable and resourced to carry out the ministries they are involved with.
We offer group style adult leader trainings as well as individual times of support to ensure that all of our leaders are comfortable and ready to be a part of our ministries.
On August 27th we will have a group Adult Leader Training that will give you an idea of what it will be like to work with children, youth and families. We will provide everything needed for the day, and for your time with our youth. Please RSVP to Kevin.

One on Ones with Kevin Dragseth or Kevin and your Pastor

One on Ones with Kevin Dragseth or Kevin and your Pastor.

I want to meet you all. I would like to invite myself for coffee or a meal on a Sunday or Wednesday or during any day of the week. I want to hear your vision and hopes for FOCOLU as well as to find out more about you. Please contact me for times that work best.

Incoming 6th Graders – The pastors and I will be meeting with all of you to get to know each other and to begin our confirmation experience together. Please contact your home pastor and/or myself to line up a time that will work best.

Kevin can be reached at 303-396-9395 or kevin@focolu.org

Welcome Kevin!

focolu logoWe are pleased to announce that Kevin Dragseth will be our Minister for Faith Formation for FoCoLu! Kevin and his family will be at all three congregations this Sunday. Spirit of Joy at 8:15, OSLC at 9:20, and Trinity at 10:00. He will also greet the confirmation class that is happening at Trinity at 11:30. More information to come!

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February 8 Challenge to Middle School Youth Group

focolu ms youth groupAttention Middle Schoolers!
On February 8th you have a mission! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church from 3pm to 5pm. When you arrive, you will be selected into one of four teams. Each team will then be given their assignment. You must complete all the tasks and find all the items in your assignment before the time runs out! See you then, and good luck.
Date: Sunday, February 8th
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Megan Sawyer at megancsawyer@gmail.com  or 970-297-8962
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Registration Open!

signup9cWinter and Spring courses for Confirmation University have been posted! The January courses are complete and more courses will be added for Feb-May shortly. Please note that registration has changed a bit. You simply go to the month, read the descriptions and sign up for the classes you want to take. There is a form below each course description.

 

 

If you are a NEW Student please fill out the NEW STUDENT registration. If you are a returning student you only need to sign up for the classes you want to take.

Please contact Pastor Leta Behrens if you have any issues or questions.