Youth Ministry

YOUTH

YOUTH GROUP


Fun and fellowship for middle and high school youth. Volunteer leaders, friends and parents are always welcome to attend.


Our Halloween Party is always a fright, with games, food and a haunted house. Other events are planned throughout the school year, such as game nights and the end of year lock in. The Youth Group has assisted with the Advent Event, Greening of the Church and Gingerbread house creation.

 

YOUTHQUAKE is the middle school retreat in January, which features live bands, speakers, worship and break out session that range from dating to games to Bible study. Come join 600 of your closest friends at this retreat, which is held in Hunt Valley. Both confirmation classes are strongly encouraged to attend. Older youth attend year after year as guides. Don't miss our "ironing board buffet!"

 

For High School youth we offer the ROADTRIP, the Synod's February retreat in Ocean City. The emphasis here is more personal, with small groups, service projects and worship that lead to a stronger understanding of our faith. Each year the youth create a worship service based on the retreats. They chose the theme, music and a message to share with the congregation. This is a great way to share our faith with others.

 

The Youth also participate in many service projects that benefit our Church, our community and the world:

 

    • Mitten Tree - with the help of the congregation we collected mittens, scarves, gloves, socks, etc for distribution at Victor's Vittles.
    • Shut-in Visits - the youth group taking the time to visit our shut-ins.
    • Fresh Start - with the help of the congregation we collected personal care items for distribution at Victor's Vittles during Lent.
    • Christmas Cookies - delivered to shut-ins and older folks of our congregation.
    • Overseas Coupon Program - with the help of the congregation we are collecting, cutting and sorting coupons to send to the Naval Base in Atsugi, Japan where they can be used in the commissary to help those serving our nation overseas.

Youth Group
Outside excercise at Mar-Lu-Ridge
Youth Group
Horseback riding at Mar-Lu-Ridge
Youth Group
A concert at YouthQuake
Youth Group
Youth Group conducting a Youth Service at Christus Victor
Youth Group
Campfire songs Mar-Lu-Ridge