FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY

Lori Sansoucie, Director of Christian Education

We walk beside all believers on their faith journey, developing disciples to make disciples. We are a gathering of individual believers from all walks of life, personally putting our faith in Christ. Whether a parent, child, married couple, family, single, widow, or widower, you belong because of Him. Our community of believers gathers regularly to fellowship, encourage one another, and grow in their faith.

MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS)

Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May – 8:30-10:30AM

MOPS is a group of moms who gather to encourage and support one another through all the moments of motherhood. Being a mom is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone! We gather to provide fellowship, time in the Word, and relaxing activities. Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, 8:30 – 10:30AM. Meet other young moms and make new friends. Gain insight and encouragement from moms of older and perhaps grown children as they share personal experiences and offer encouragement and support.

ALL PRO DAD

3K – 8th Grade
First Wednesday of each month, September through May – 7AM

This national program provides a monthly opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their kids and engage in meaningful character-based conversations and activities. Join us for breakfast, discussion, and activities designed to encourage and strengthen the relationship between father and child.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)

Age 4 – 5th Grade
Mid-June – Annually

Our annual, week-long summer VBS introduces children to memorable Bible-learning activities, surrounding them with one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, arts and crafts, and physical activity. Students are equipped to see God at work in their lives and are empowered to grow in their faith life. VBS is hosted in mid-June.

DELIGHTING IN GOD (D.I.G.) SUNDAY SCHOOL

Age 3 – 6th Grade
Held during 9AM Sunday worship

Although parents have the first and primary responsibility to train and nurture children in matters of faith and morality, we are here to support you in this endeavor. Our weekly Sunday School applies the sermon topic in child-friendly language, helping our children to grow in their relationship with God, serve Him, and share their faith with others.

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUPS

5th – 8th Grade
Wednesdays, September through May – 3:30PM

Through fellowship, Bible study, activities, and discussion, students take a deeper look at culturally relevant, Christian topics including The Lord’s Prayer, Fruits of the Spirit, God’s blessings, and books of the Bible, encouraging them to live as Christ-followers in a world filled with mixed messages.

SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP

9th – 12th Grades
Second & Fourth Sundays of the month – 6:30PM

Focusing on peer relationships, leadership skills, and building one another up, students are encouraged to develop positive relationships while looking to Scripture as they identify their role in the world, lovingly serving others. Group meets on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6:30PM.

BRIDGE BUILDERS

Our congregation-wide ministry, Bridge Builders, surrounds and supports foster families within the Our Redeemer congregation as well as in our community with Christian Care Communities, providing help with childcare, child mentoring, meals, and prayer.

ALASKA MISSION TRIP

End of June – Annually

High school students and adults serve those in need and share the love of Jesus in and around Anchorage. Service projects include local food pantry partnership, assisting in family homeless shelters and leading chapel, as well as hosting VBS and youth sports camp.

BIBLE STUDY

Year-round

A variety of weekly Bible study opportunities are available for women, men, youth, couples, families, and seniors. Some studies tackle a book of the Bible while others focus on topical subjects. “And let us consider how to stir up one another in love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

CONFIRMATION

Sunday mornings, September through April – 10:15AM

Faith formation leading to publicly confessing and personally committing to a Biblical faith-life. All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate in this two-year dive deep into Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism, focusing on our Lutheran faith and beliefs, and our role as a part of the body of believers.

SELAH

Third Thursday each month – 6:30PM

Ladies of all ages gather each month for relaxation, fellowship and a Scriptural look at living lives as women of faith. Make new friends and spend some valued time in the Word as you learn more about inspirational women of the Bible while enjoying life with others.