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] .


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE STAKEHOLDERS DINNER

On Saturday, May 4th at 5PM Please join Zion’s Senior Youth for their 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering Shareholder 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.

EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Please join us for Easter Breakfast between church services. Breakfast will begin at 9:00 am. Breakfast will feature pancakes, eggs, ham and potatoes and more! Free will donation to benefit the 2021 Youth gathering. Bring your friends and family!

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

The Zion Congregation Council would like to offer an evening of free babysitting to the families of our youngest members. Invitations are on the way to the families of those recently baptized at Zion for an evening of child care on Saturday, April 27th from 5-8 PM. Adults and high school youth will be at…

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Washington Township Historical Society offers a $1,000 scholarship each year to a deserving student with an interest in history and demonstrated involvement. A short essay is required as part of the application. Please contact the Historical Society for more information.

SUNDAY EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

Pastor Ingrid will lead the Adult Forum this Sunday from 9:15 AM in Fields Hall. The discussion will center around a proposed Eagle Scout Project: Making Repairs on the Site of the Old Stone Church Ruins. In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Jacob Dorè has developed his Eagle Scout project…