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] .


STILL TAKING ORDERS FOR SCOUT FIRST AID KITS

The Seewalds will continue to take orders for Scouting First Aid kits for home and auto until April 1st. Each kit is $10. This fundraising supports Joseph’s trip to attend the Boy Scout Camp Sea Base trip planned for this summer in Florida. Each kit has similar contents – bandages, gauze, ointment and cold compress. The auto kits have…

Sunday School Lenten Project Wraps up tomorrow

Our Sunday school students have been busy during Lent earning and donating change for the Heifer Project.  Today we  will take  our final collection and then we will see how many animals we have put in our “Ark”! Thank you for your continued support of our Sunday school children as they reach beyond their immediate surroundings…

Sunday School Service Day Today during coffee hour

Springtime “College Connection” care packages for our college students will be packed by the Sunday Schoolers today during the coffee hour after the 10:30 service. The Sunday School Classes are also sponsoring the Coffee Hour.  We’d love for all of you to join us and get to know some of the kids and their families, while helping…

Still Taking Orders for Scout First Aid Kits

The Seewalds will continue to take orders for Scouting First Aid kits for home and auto until April 1st. Each kit is $10. This fundraising supports Joseph’s trip to attend the Boy Scout Camp Sea Base trip planned for this summer in Florida. Each kit has similar contents – bandages, gauze, ointment and cold compress. The auto kits have…