Youth Ministry

At Zion, we do not believe youth are the future of the church.  Instead, we believe youth are part of the church right now!  We know teenage years can be overwhelming for both youth and parents, and we want you to know you are not alone.  Together we experience God’s love and grace, and we go out to share what we know with the world.

We do have specific ministries for children and youth, but we also encourage youth and their families to get involved in the life of the congregation in whatever way fits – from Sunday school to choirs to service projects and more.  We hope that you feel at home with us!


Junior Youth Group (Grades 6-8) 

This is a lively group of youth who meet monthly for discussions, retreats, community service, and fun! Water floats down the river, lock-ins, scavenger hunts, softball games, and community service are just a few of the events that have taken place.

Senior Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

All high school youth are invited to join us for faith, fun, fellowship, service, and more.

2018 ELCA youth gathering

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

An important part of the Gathering’s ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

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Any questions on youth activities in general? Call or text Jance Denzler at 908-672-9747, or email her at [email protected] .

Sunday School Lenten Project Wraps up

Our Sunday school students have been busy during Lent earning and donating change for the Heifer Project.  Our final collection took place on Palm Sunday.  We are pleased to announce that the kids raised $543.32!!!! Thank you to all the kids who participated and used some very clever methods to raise funds, including some little artists…


The Zion Youth Group is continuing the tradition of offering a Pancake Breakfast for all who would like to join us on Easter Sunday, April 1st, between the hours of 8:30-10:15 AM in Faith Hall. They will serve pancakes, sausages, home fries, scrambled eggs, juice and an assortment of goodies that you won’t want to miss. Please feel free to…

Sunday School Service Day Thank you!

We thank all the Sunday school families who helped out with the coffee hour last weekend, as well as those who donated and helped pack the College Connection boxes. Special thanks to Marie Strebel, Christine Stabile, Kerri Bataille, and Pastor Dan (who made some beautiful wooden cross necklaces for each box). Thanks also to the Sunday…