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] .

Pastor Ingrid Meet and Greet and Youth Room Decorating

Sunday, December 16th – Pastor Ingrid Meet and Greet and Youth Room Decorating – 6:00pm in Faith Hall Come be a part of setting up and decorating the youth room, right after we get to know Pastor Ingrid and talk with her about what you all want youth group to look like. Food will be…

Cookie Decorating for the Homebound

Sunday, December 9th – Cookie Decorating for the Homebound 9:15am in the Fields Hall Kitchen Bake and decorate cookies then head out with our eucharistic ministers as they bring communion to visit our homebound members and share the joy of the holidays with them. Only have time to stay and bake or aren’t available until…


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.