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] .


CONFIRMATION INSTRUCTION this Wednesday 10/25

Confirmation instruction will continue after school at 3:40 pm Wednesday, October 25th. Our topic of conversation  is: Getting to Know the letters of Paul. If you would like to sign up to be the “second adult” during the confirmation classes, or can volunteer  to bring snacks, or email Pastor Dan at [email protected]  

DINE OUT FOR LVCNS

LVCNS is hosting an “Art and Dine” fundraiser.  Please see the  flyer in the Narthexand bring it to one of the 3 participating restaurants on October 23rd and/or October 24th. The restaurants will give back 10% of your check to our school! Enjoy the children’s beautiful artwork and a night off from cooking!  

CONFIRMATION INSTRUCTION this Wednesday

Confirmation instruction will continue after school at 3:40 pm Wednesday, October 18th. Our topic of conversation  is: Getting to Know the Gospels. If you would like to sign up to be the “second adult” during the confirmation classes, or can volunteer  to bring snacks, the sign-up sheet is located on the Education Board in Fields…

Fall Fest and Zion Rocks

The LVCNS Fall Fest this past Tuesday was a great success! The weather was beautiful and the crowd was big!  Thanks to all the Zion folks who helped make the day special for the kids. The kids enjoyed painting rocks for our Kindness Rocks project “Zion Rocks”.  Some of the beautiful rocks painted for VBS…

Fall College Connection Care Packages

Kerri Bataille will be organizing the College Connection Care packages this year. Please forward any address changes you have for your students toKerri Bataille at [email protected] You can also fill out the form in the Narthex and drop it in the collection plate or in Laura Hamilton’s box in the Parish Center. We don’t want anyone to miss out…