ST LUKE’S . North Bellevue
CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILY
BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION
VACATION BIBLE ADVENTURE
ST LUKE’S YOUTH
Spiritual Growth for People of All Ages
Kids ages 5 thru 12 are invited to Sunday School following our worship gatherings during the school year, starting at 11:15 and ending at 12:15, for fun and faith formation. This allows children to fully participate in our worship gatherings. We believe that children engaging in worship with their family or care provider is important to their faith journey.
Vacation Bible Adventure
VBA is a joyous time in our community of faith! It’s high energy, vibrant and so much fun! We get to host dozens of children and spend the week exploring life in the Way of Jesus… learning to love God, others, creation, & ourselves. VBA is held in July each summer. 2024 registration opens in spring of 2024.
Our annual retreat to a camp near Bellingham is a memory-maker for everyone who participates. We connect, play games, sing songs, share stories, enjoy creation, and so much more. It’s a journey to get there but when you’re there you’re truly away from it all. It’s uplifting and relaxing. Join in… it’s gonna be fun!
The PrayGround is a dedicated area in our sanctuary set up for children and parents to quietly, or sometimes not-so-quietly, color and draw while still participating in our community’s primary worship gathering. We love children – of all ages – at St Luke’s and never frown on the occasional noise or wiggles-attack… its happens to all of us from time to time!
Generations Together is an intentional opportunity for people of all ages; children, youth and adults to connect with everyone in our community of faith. We learn together, serve together and we play together. Our time together consists of special projects, meal making, craft workshops and more and all of the time we have fun together.
Baptism & Confirmation
Baptism is a communal ritual that welcomes believers to the Christian faith. As Lutherans, we welcome people of all ages, including infants. Prior to a child’s baptism, families meet with Pastor Mark to explore the meaning of baptism and to become familiar with the service.
Confirmation Ministry is a faith formation program that helps young people to recognize God at work in their lives, in the world, to have an active faith in Jesus Christ and to learn to be a party of a community of believers. Confirmation begins for youth entering 7th grade.
All children are welcome in worship at St Luke’s, in fact we think it important for faith development. Along with our Pray Ground area in the sanctuary we also have activity bags, for kids who would like additional items to help hold their attention during worship as well as a dedicated nursery space. Our nursery has books, puzzles, trains, and lots of toys for our youngest members to enjoy when they need a little more room.
Most years we commission a team to build a home for a family experiencing housing insecurity in Ensenada, Mexico. A person doesn’t have to be a professional builder, anyone 12 and older with an open heart is welcome. We have been building homes yearly since 2007. Inquire for more details.
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Greetings! I am Melinda, Youth Director at St Luke’s since 2004. For a complete list of our programming for kids of all ages, or if you have any questions about the activities you see here, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.