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.
We are looking for volunteers to participate in our Habitat for Humanity work day on June 17th. No experience is needed and there are jobs for everyone age 16 and older. What a great way to spend a summer day! Our work-site will be 121 Main Street, Succasunna, and you can read about the families…
On Saturday, May 4th at 5PM Please join Zion’s Senior Youth for their 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering Stakeholder Dinner Annual Fundraiser. Dinner will feature: Appetizers, Salad, Roast Beef , Carving Station, Baked Potato Bar, Vegetables and Rolls. More details will follow in upcoming publications. For questions please see Jance Denzler.
Take a study break and stop by Pezzo’s Monday, April 29th at 6:30pm to have a slice of pizza and hang out. Contact Emily Rochotte with any questions.