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] .


2/10 is Scout Sunday and we celebrate and honor all who participate or have participated in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. Zion holds the Charter for Cub Scout Pack 136. We have 6 Dens from Pack 136 and 10 Girl Scout Troops that meet at Zion on a regular basis. Welcome Scouts!


Zion’s youth have been hard at work cleaning and painting the youth room and are excited to be able to spend time in their own place! They are looking for congregation’s support to help them finish up the room by furnishing it with bean bag chairs and lamps. Donations of any amount are incredibly helpful….

ELCA Youth Gathering Annual Shareholder Dinner

Saturday, May 4th at 5 PM Please join Zion’s Senior youth for our 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering Annual Shareholder Dinner Featuring: Appetizers, Caesar Salad, Roast Beef Carving Station, Baked Potato Bar, Vegetables and Rolls, Fabulous Desert! All served by Zion’s Youth Gathering Attendees, Free Will donations accepted, suggested donation $25 per person. For questions please…

Confirmation Important Dates to Remember:

March 5 – Shrove Tuesday Supper and Mentor NightcFaith Hall March 5 to May 1 – Lent-Easter Break June 5 – Final Supper and Confirmation Mentor Night – Rehearsal June 9 – Confirmation

February Youth Group Outing Snow Tubing on Saturday, February 23rd

February Youth Group Outing Snow Tubing on Saturday, February 23rd We’re hitting the slopes to go snow tubing at Big Boulder Mountain in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. Bring your friends, all are welcome. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Emily Rochotte. A $15 deposit is due by February 10th to hold your spot. An additional…