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] .


Parents of Sunday Schoolers

Please plan on attending the opening in the Sanctuary with your children, as this is an important part of the Sunday school experience for our children and families. We invite you to join us in Faith Hall between services while your children are in Sunday school for“Christian Conversation and Coffee”.  Discussion will center around topics of interest to those attending….

Matthew Frommeyer Eagle Scout Court of Honor next sunday

The family of Zion Member Matthew Frommeyer invites you to join them at Matthew’s  Eagle Scout Court of Honor and reception, to be held here at Zion in Faith Hall on February 25th at 2:00. Matthew was involved in the exterior sign project here at Zion. If you will be attending, please RSVP to Martina…

Scout Sunday is Next Sunday

Zion’s charter pack, Cub Scout Pack 136 will participate in services on Sunday, February 25th. Scouts may participate at either the 8:00 or 9:15 service, and all scouts, as well as past scouts and leaders, are encouraged to participate and wear their uniforms. For more information, please contact Melissa Brobst at [email protected]  

HELP ZION WITH THRIVENT DOLLARS!

Do you have Thrivent Choice Dollars waiting to be donated to a charity of your choice? Log onto your Thrivent.com account to determine if dollars are available. Dollars earned in 2017 are available to donate until March 31 of 2018. Zion is registered to receive choice dollars – just type in the church name and location and designate the dollars!  Based on…

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Thank You

Thank-you to all who helped out with the congregational /mentor dinner last night. We drew a good crowd! Special thanks to Jance Denzler and the “Kitchen Cuties” for preparing the delicious food, and to the youth who served and cleaned up. Proceeds collected last night total $551 and will benefit the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering…