“This is what you were called for, seeing that Christ also suffered for you and left you an example so that you might follow in His steps” 1 Peter 2:21
Our Youth Ministry encourages young people in 6th-12th grades to develop a closer relationship with Jesus and with one another through special opportunities for fellowship, service, prayers, and education.
Super Bowl for Supper
Beginning in October, our regular “Pray & Play” gatherings will be held on the third Sunday of the month. Our Pastor will lead a devotional series called “Faith in Our World.” It will continue to look at the relationship between our faith and the culture.
The first youth retreat of the year will be FreeRide, the DE-MD Synod middle school event at Camp Letts in Edgewater, MD from Friday to Sunday in October. Each year has a Christian theme. Registration deadline is third week in September.
Pray & Play – Sundays from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (dates/ location TBA)
Spaghetti Dinner – 2nd Saturday in November
Some of the many Youth-centered activities include:
Life Together – a monthly devotional time to grow in Bible and Prayer.
Youth Congress – a weekend event in Harrisburg, PA for Middle School , or Virginia Beach, VA for High School, where the Youth gather with hundreds of others to sing, dance and praise the Lord.
Road Trip – sponsored by Delaware-Maryland Synod, large group events for Middle and High School youth.
Work Camp – yearly week-long service opportunity. Camps have close by and as far away as Tennessee.
ELCA National Youth Gathering occurs every three years. In 2006, the youth gathered with thousands of other senior high Lutherans in San Antonio, Texas during the July 4th week.
Elizabeth House – the 4th Tuesday of the month, youth join the church adults to serve dinner to the needy.
Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas Presents are gathered for families in need in the local community.
Fundraisers Galore to support trips and gatherings. Silent Auction, spaghetti suppers, bake sales, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and others. Individuals may buy STOCK in our youth which provides them with special opportunities throughout the year (for example, ice cream sundae party)