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.

For more information, visit http://www.elca.org/YouthGathering

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


CHRISTMAS PAGEANT NEXT SUNDAY

The dress rehearsal is Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 12pm. It is recommended that all students attend the dress rehearsal in preparation for pageant day. All costumes will be handed out at the dress rehearsal. There is no need for you to purchase any costumes. The pageant is Sunday, December 9th at 4pm ….

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes are on hiatus for Advent-Christmas Break until January 9th.

Confirmation Mentor Dinner This Wednesday

The first confirmation Mentor Night/Congregational Dinner is Wednesday, November 28th. Dinner service begins at 6pm. The menu will be ravioli, salad, “Kitchen Cutie’s Famous Garlic Bread” and dessert. Come out for some fellowship on the 28th and bring a friend!  Proceeds will go towards the Youth Gathering Fund. If you have any questions, please contact Jance…

MENTOR DINNER

The first confirmation Mentor Night/Congregational Dinner is Wednesday, November 28th. Dinner service begins at 6pm. The menu will be ravioli, salad, “Kitchen Cutie’s Famous Garlic Bread” and dessert. Come out for some fellowship on the 28th and bring a friend!  Proceeds will go towards the Youth Gathering Fund. If you have any questions, please contact Jance…

Confirmation Class this Wednesday

Confirmation Instruction is this Wednesday, November 21st from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Snacks will be served. The topic of discussion is: Can you accept science and still be a Christian? If you would like to help the class, please talk to Pastor Ingrid about being a Wednesday afternoon “second adult” (only your “presence” is required).