2020 Graduates of Grace

Youth Groups

Elementary: Grade 1-5
During this age, we focus on building relationships with one another, kids and adults alike, so that as our youth grows into our middle and high school programs, the work of creating relationships and knowing each other has been solidified, and we can start to dig deeper into their faith and how it is intertwined with their life.  
Middle School: Grade 6-9
7th and 8th graders at Grace are part of our two-year Confirmation program. Each month there are fellowship events offered to create relationships with each other, with friends, and with Christ. This group learns how their faith is working in their life – real life application! 
High School: Grade 9-12 
Grace high school youth will have monthly youth group meetings for homework, fellowship, and faith formation! We are looking for families to host our monthly high school youth group dinners for 2020

Family Ministry
Family Ministry is an important part of ministry at any church and makes a large impact on the faith of both the youth and the parents. Part of youth ministry includes family ministry. Parents are with their kids more than any other person including youth directors, friends, and teachers. Parents are influential in shaping their youth’s faith. Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer with G.R.A.C.E. Place, become Youth Group leaders, or join our Christian Ed team!

Grace families can also participate in an annual Family Mission Trip each summer.
Events, Retreats, and Service Trips
Youth Zoom Game Nights
Middle and High School youth groups have monthly game nights planned throughout the summer through Zoom! Please email Kelsey for dates and zoom link!
Tuscarora Lutheran Youth Retreat
This year’s retreat is cancelled for safety precautions.
Mark your calendar for April 9th – 11th, 2021.
Youth retreat for 6th – 12th graders at Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center. A weekend of faith formation and fellowship. Micah 6:8 “Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.”
Learn more here
Bear Creek Camp Family Service Trip
Family Service Trip 2020: August 8th – 9th
All ages (family groups encouraged) are invited to help serve at Bear Creek Camp. End of summer camp is a crazy time for camp as it is the end of their busy season but the swing into their off-season and the time they most need help. They need cleaning help or we may even build something if we have people with the skills!
More Details to come!
ELCA 2021 Youth Gathering
June 29th – July 3rd, 2021

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Youth Gathering takes place every three years. It is coming up on that time again! June 29th – July 3rd, 2021 we will join 35,000 – 40,000 other Lutheran youth and adults in Minneapolis, MN. The theme is “Boundless: God Beyond Measure.” This will be Grace’s ninth Youth Gathering, dating back to 1997; which included 113 youth and adults from Grace. The Gathering welcomes youth who are in 8th through 12th grade in the fall of 2020.

This is a spiritually uplifting and renewing event; a life changer. This winter through spring we will have informational parent and youth meetings. Meetings

Sunday, May 3rd at 12:00pm in the parlor
Sunday, June 7th at 12:00pm in the parlor
*Sunday, August 30th at 9:00am in the social hall*

*Registration forms and registration fee of $350.00 are due on August 30th and are non-refundable.*


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