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Christ the Lord (CTL) Lutheran Church is combining many children and youth activities and classes with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin. These activities are primarily led by our deaconess who works for both churches: Dss. Andrea Delaney.

Her many years of experience have proven beneficial to include the youth in activities, such as, Youth Group Meetings (monthly); a Faith & Science Retreat; the ELCA Youth Gathering (out-of-state); the Youth-Led Worship, Spaghetti Dinner, Halloween Party, Peter Eide Concert, Crop Walk, and other smaller activities.

In addition to all of the above, we have intergenerational events to keep our children connected to the church and to let them know how much they are loved by the whole congregation.  These events typically occur once-a-month after Sunday worship and are called Family Sunday School. Topics have included, experiences of young people of the Reformation and learning about our gifts from God. A snack, project, and lesson are usually included.

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A NEW kind of Confirmation Class began this fall.  All children grades 3 and up were encouraged to participate in order to give our children more opportunities to learn about the faith. Parents, child, and Pastor will decide collectively when a child is ready to be confirmed.  Our expectation is that most children will spend at least three years in the program.  Parents attended the first class to hear how the class would run this year. 

This year CTL will operate their classes in conjunction with Holy Trinity in Elgin to allow for an even larger group of participants. The classes will be held both at Christ the Lord and also at Holy Trinity. Deaconess Andrea and Pastor Jeff Mikyska will share in the teaching. 

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In addition to all of the above, we have intergenerational events to keep our children connected to the church and to let them know how much they are loved by the whole congregation.  These events typically occur once-a-month after Sunday worship and are called Family Sunday School. Topics have included, experiences of young people of the Reformation and learning about our gifts from God. A snack, project, and lesson are usually included.