GIFT

Generations In Faith Together

We have revamped our Sunday School program and beginning this fall, we will be offering a Cross+Generational program called GIFT (Generations in Faith Together).  GIFT will be a midweek worship and education program for all ages.  This program will be on Wednesdays throughout the school year.

5:15 - 6:00 pm   Family Meal
6:00 - 7:15 pm   Family Worship & Activities

Come and Connect

connect with God and each other, as we navigate this crazy life together

GIFT Calendar

GIFT Meals

Much of the prep, serving, and clean up for the GIFT meals are covered.

Although, we do have some meals where we need some help.  If you would like to volunteer, please use Signup Genius to find out which meals we need help with.

Registration

FAMILY INFORMATION

GIFT is a cross+generational experience that is tailored for the entire family.  Your entire family is encouraged to share a meal and participate together.  When registering, please include your whole family.  We want to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.


ADULT INFORMATION


STUDENT INFORMATION


PARENT INFORMATION


EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Someone other than a parent or guardian


Medical Information


PERMISSIONS

The following permissions are for the student registrant(s) named above to attend all children and youth related activities sponsored by Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Albany, MN (hereinafter "the Church") from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.


EXPECTATIONS


The following are expectations of the GIFT (Generations In Faith Together) program:

  • Respect one another, staff, and adult leaders
  • Respect property
  • Respect and comply with event schedules
  • Participation with the group is expected
  • No possession or use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
  • No fighting, weapons, fireworks, lighters, or explosives

Failure to comply with these expectations will lead to removal from the GIFT program.

EXPECTATIONS


The following are expectations of the GIFT (Generations In Faith Together) program:

  • Respect one another, staff, and adult leaders
  • Respect property
  • Respect and comply with event schedules
  • Participation with the group is expected
  • No possession or use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
  • No fighting, weapons, fireworks, lighters, or explosives

Failure to comply with these expectations will lead to removal from the GIFT program.

CONSENT

I/We the undersigned have legal custody of the student named above, a minor, and have given our consent for him/her to attend events being organized by the Church. I/We understand that there are inherent risks involved in any ministry or athletic event, and I/We hereby release the Church, its pastors, employees, agents, and volunteer workers from any and all liability for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property that may occur during the course of my/our student's involvement. In the event that he/she is injured and requires the attention of a doctor, I/We consent to any reasonable medical treatment as deemed necessary by a licensed physician. In the event treatment is required from a physician and/or hospital personnel designated by the Church, I/We agree to hold such person free and harmless of any claims, demands, or suits for damages arising from the giving of such consent. I/We also acknowledge that we will be ultimately responsible for the cost of any medical care should the cost of that medical care not be reimbursed by the health insurance provider. I/We also agree to bring my/our student home at my/our own expense should they become ill or if deemed necessary by a church staff member.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

GIFT begins on Wednesday, September 14th and will be on Wednesday evenings throughout the school year.

Anyone of any age is welcome at GIFT.  This is a Cross+Generational program.  We welcome and encourage parents and guardians to stay and participate with their student(s).

We begin with a meal at 5:15 pm and conclude by 7:15 pm.  The food for the meal will be available throughout the mealtime.  So, arrive whenever it works best for you.  We encourage families to share in a meal together.

 

5:15 – 6:00 GIFT Meal

6:00 – 7:15 GIFT Worship and Activities

GIFT includes all of our confirmation students and their families.  Please plan on attending GIFT, as this is your confirmation class.

Registration will open by mid-August.  Will you be able to register online at www.oursaviorslutheranalbany.org/gift.

No, it will look and feel completely different.  Different music.  Different Bible stories.  So, you are welcome to come to both.

No, GIFT is the new “Sunday School,” except on Wednesdays.  Diana will be available to do small group activities with any children present on Sunday mornings, but there will be no formal program on Sundays.

Yes, we value the presence and participation of children in all of our worship services.  A children’s message will be offered when children are present on Sunday mornings.

No, there are no registration fees.  However, if you find GIFT to be of value in your faith journey and you are in a position to give of your finances, you can do so by putting cash or a check in a donation basket at GIFT, or by donating online at www.oursaviorslutheranalbany.org/give.  Thank you!

Yes, we could use more volunteers for providing, preparing, and/or serving meals.  Visit www.oursaviorslutheranalbany.org/gift to sign up.