2015-2016 Calendar

FOCOLU Worship and Summer Ministry Celebration

August 17th –at Spring Canyon Park from 5-8pm. Supper and Worship included.

FOCOLU youth will lead a worship and celebration of all that happened this summer and take some time to share with all of you what we experienced. Please join us for a time of celebration and give us a chance to thank you all for your support of our summer ventures.

 

Ecuador Mission Trip Fundraiser Yard Sale

August 20th at Our Saviour’s

There is going to be a Yard Sale at Our Saviour’s on August 20th. We are starting to take donations on August 1st.  Anything that you are willing to part with will help us! If there are any more questions feel free to email FOCOLU Intern Ally at will9252@bears.unco.edu.

 

 

 

Adult Leader Training

August 27th – 9-2pm @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.

 

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.

 

Mission Trip 2017

This year our youth chose Ecuador for the site of their summer mission trip. Our youth were very thoughtful and diplomatic in their choosing of where God was calling us to serve. An endeavor like Ecuador will take a LOT of support from family and friends like all of you so please hold us in prayer as we prepare spiritually, financially and logistically.

We will be working with an organization called Rescate Ecuador. This family run ministry supports approximately 25 remote and rural indigenous communities who have little to no resources. This fall, the leader of Rescate Ecuador, Marco, will be joining us in Fort Collins for a week to get to know our youth and families. Marco will walk us through service options that may include; water filtration installations, painting, building a house, running VBS type activities, or spending time with locals.

We will be staying in Riobamba Ecuador and working out of Cajabamba. We will stay in a hotel, enjoy local foods, and transport by charter bus all week.

We are still awaiting a few scheduling details and will let you all know final dates and a fundraising plan very soon.

 

Coyote Howl Confirmation Retreat 

At Sky Ranch – September 30-October 2nd   $130

Coyote Howl creates sacred space for confirmation students to build upon a foundation, which will travel back with them to their home congregations. Coyote Howl offers community building, Bible study, worship and fellowship with youth from throughout the Rocky Mountain Synod. Alongside our dynamic, energetic and passionate staff, your youth will explore the way that God is at work in their individual communities along with how their connection to one another essentially shapes their journey of faith.

 

August 17th – FOCOLU Worship and Summer Ministry Celebration at Spring Canyon Park from 5-8pm. Supper and Worship included

August 20th – Garage Sale Fundraiser at OSLC – Ecuador Mission Trip Fundraiser.

August 27th – Adult Leader Training at Spirit of Joy – 9am – 2pm.

August 28th – Confirmation Faire and Orientation at OSLC. 4pm.

September 7th – 1st night of Confirmation and Sr. High Youth Group

September 17th – Affirmation of Baptism Dinner of Honor

September 30th – October 2nd – Coyote Howl Confirmation Retreat at Sky Ranch

 

August 27th – Adult Leader Training at Shepherd of the Hills – 9am – 2pm.

August 28th – Confirmation Fair and Orientation at OSLC – 4pm

 

 

FOCOLU DATES

Sr. High Weekly 4Key Youth Group

FOCOLU Youth Group will begin on September 2nd at Trinity Lutheran Church.

The 4Keys for practicing, sharing, and passing on Faith are:

  • Devotions
  • Caring Conversations
  • Rituals and Traditions
  • Service

Each month we will have a rotation that focuses on each of the 4Keys

Exact rotation will be worked out in the first few months but the general idea is this:

 

Week 1 Wednesday night 7pm – Caring Conversation – Food, Fun, Fellowship

Week 2 – Sunday Night before – 6pm – Devotion/Worship @LCM and Serve a meal

Week 3 – Wednesday night – 7pm – Rituals and Traditions – LUTHER/LUTHERANISM 101

Week 4 – Wednesday night – 7pm – Service – FFH at our hosting Congregation

Week 5 – Wednesday night – 7pm – YOU(th) Choose

 

For more information or for any questions please contact Kevin Dragseth at 303-396-9395 or kevin@focolu.org

 

Sr. High Sunday School

This year Sunday School will be held individually at each congregation.  We feel that it is important to still have individual time with our congregational peers.

All of the congregations will use the same curriculum.  We are using LIVE Curriculum this year, which is an online based model that will be easy for our youth to follow and our adults to lead.

Please join us at your congregation at the following times.

 

Spirit of Joy – Sunday mornings starting September 13th @ 9am

Trinity – Sunday mornings starting August 30th for Rally Day and September 13th onward starting at 9 and concluding at 10:15

Our Saviour’s – Sunday mornings starting August 30th for Rally Day and September 13th onward starting at 9:45 and concluding at 10:45

Rally Days

Rally Days –

August 30th – Trinity Rally Day with Carnival and Classic Car Show begins with worship at 10am and finishes up at 2pm

August 30th – Our Saviour’s Rally Day with Carnival begins with worship at 8:30 and finishes up at 11:30

September 13th Rally Day @Spirit of Joy
Please join us for Rally day at Spirit of Joy with a carnival. Worship begins at 8:30 and the Rally will conclude at 12pm.

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.