Life Groups are gatherings outside of Sunday morning worship which seek to further our relationship with God and with one another, and are often centered around age, interests or special topics.
**AS OF 12/1/2020, all of these group activities are suspended until further notice. Contact the office for details.**
We offer a one-room Sunday School for 1st to 5th grade children from September to June on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Nursery care is provided during the 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship gatherings. Nursery care during the 8:30 a.m. worship should be scheduled in an advance by calling the church office.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School, a week-long day camp, is offered annually in August for children five to ten years of age. The church asks for a $25 donation per child to assist with snacks and supplies for the week, as our regular budget does not cover this activity.
First Communion classes are offered for children and youth who have never received the Sacrament of Holy Communion before. Classes are held at different times each year. Along with the child, the parents and sponsors will then participate in a Rite of First Communion during Sunday morning worship.
Children's Music and Drama
We offer children's choirs and drama groups for children in Pre-school through 5th grade. This free music and drama education program meets Thursday evenings during the school year for rehearsals and regularly sings and puts on skits or entire musicals on Sunday mornings or Sunday evenings.
Clairemont Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana Clairemont is proud to sponsor Cub Scout Pack 277. The scout pack, open to boys and girls, meets regularly at our church campus.
For more information, please contact the San Diego-Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Faith Formation (Confirmation)
For Middle School youth we have Faith Formation classes (also known as Confirmation or Catechism) to help our youth gain a deeper understanding of the faith and prepare for active roles as members of our congregation and Christ's holy church.
High School Youth meet regularly on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m. for bible study, discussion and games. Our High School Youth also take annual trips to church-sponsored events.
Our Youth Choir rehearses weekly during the school year and regularly sings for worship, musicals and special events.
We also offer a choir and drama group for youth and young adults with special needs.
Youth Musical Theater Camp
In partnership with the San Diego Chorister's Guild, we offer an annual summer Youth Musical Theater Camp where children and youth learn from professional teachers and put on a fully costumed and staged musical.
Suppers at the Beach
During the summer, we offer Suppers at the Beach at De Anza Cove as a time for families to get together in fellowship.
Advent Adventure and La Posada
During Advent and Christmas time, we offer activities for families such as our annual Advent Adventure arts and crafts event, children's musicals and our annual bilingual La Posada celebration.
College & Young Adult Ministry
For those 21 and up, we offer a Theology on Tap/Theology Uncorked group which engages in monthly meetings discussing the faith in a casual setting over beer or wine.
General interest bible studies are offered weekly and monthly at various times. Contact the church office for more details.
Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (W-ELCA) meet regularly each month for bible study, discussion and fellowship.
Our Mom's Group meets monthly for devotion and fellowship.
Our Mission Quilters meet monthly to make quilts which are distributed through Lutheran World Relief.
Our Men's Groups meet monthly for bible study, fellowship and service projects.
Young at Heart
Our Seniors Ministry, known as Young at Heart, meets quarterly for lunch and fellowship.
For those dealing with grief or a variety of life's challenges, we have trained Stephen Ministers available to talk with you, listen and help you through whatever it is you may be facing. Stephen Ministry is individual, one-on-one care. Group sessions are also available.
Visit the Grief Care page for more details.
For specific information about a certain group, please contact the church office.