Summer Activities

9th Annual Summer Stretch

July 9-13

Summer Stretch is a gospel centered, service oriented day camp for kids now in grades 5-9.  In the mornings we SERVE.  In the afternoons we PLAY.  Together we learn what it means to listen to the commands of Jesus when he says.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, AND love your neighbor as yourself.”

 Fee:  $150

Tentative Schedule of Places we May Go!

 * Waconia Food Shelf * Feed My Starving Children *

 * Good Samaritan * Second Harvest Heartland *

 * Edina Aquatic Park * Vertical Endeavors *

 * Big Thrill Factory * Como Zoo *

July 13 / Valleyfair ALL DAY

VBX — Vacation Bible EXperience – June 11-14

 Join “Moe the Sloth” and his buddies for this year’s
Vacation Bible Experience at Faith Lutheran.  Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive under the theme – SHIPWRECKED, rescued by Jesus.  Shipwrecked will anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.

Vacation Bible School will be Monday, June 11 –
Thursday, June 14 from 9 am -12 pm.  There is free bus service from any Waconia Day Care facility.

 We are currently recruiting our VBS TEAM of
volunteers — if interested in serving on the planning team,  or helping during the week of VBS contact Mary T: maryt@waconiafaithlutheran.



Setting the scene and covering games and crafts and snacks take supplies.  

Check out the display in the Welcome Area at FAITH for donations needed. Or look it up on Sign Up Genius. HERE!


It takes a whole team of teens and adults for VBX:  
Before — planning and decorating
During —  a variety of roles to make it go
After —     clean up

JULY 29TH – AUGUST 5TH, 2018

Help your Middle-Schooler serve OUTside of themselves!

Your middle-school students (incoming 6th-9th graders) and friends are invited to join Pastor Christine and the Faith Youth Minister the week of July 29th – August 5th, 2018 in Milwaukee for an amazing mission experience together with Youthworks, finishing with one fun night to celebrate at a waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells. Students will get to serve the elderly and children, food pantries and assist with home repairs. Each evening, the group will get to go out into the community and have fun!  These trips are transformative and have a long-lasting impact on your teen! 

The cost is only $400 for the week. This includes registration, transportation, food and one night at a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells.  Fundraisers will help offset costs. Friends and community members are welcome.  Required monthly team-building begins in January.  Seeking adult chaperones too, who attend free of charge! 
There is a $100 non-refundable deposit/person to reserve a spot.
 Registrations will be accepted if  more spots open.

If you are interested, please contact Ally Klug by email for more information!

ELCA Youth Gathering 2018

Houston, TX – 
June 25 – July 2, 2018
9th-12th Grade Students

 High School students, this gathering of 30,000 students just like you will change your life. At the Gathering you’ll spend a week serving others, worshiping and interactively learning about our incredible God. And the best part is you will be experiencing all of those amazing things with your friends! You will never be the same after this gathering! Seeking students and adult chaperones. Community members welcome!

Estimated Cost: $1000*
*Fundraising opportunities and scholarships/financial assistance will be available.

Early Bird sign up has closed, but you can still register! Please use the link below. If you missed the first informational meeting, please email Ally. The next meeting will be Sunday, January 28th, at 1:30 pm, in Steiner Hall.
For more info on the Gathering click HERE!

Registration deadline – February 11, 2018

For more information-Contact Youth and Family Minister,  
Ally Klug @ 952.442.2101 or email