Youth Mission Statement

“To have a connected, consistent (not scary) youth ministry that attests to the value of church and youth group through engaging, exciting activities to help guide youth and adults understand Christ and that He is always present with us.”.



Worship Service Opportunities 

There are many opportunities for our youth to engage in our worship services!
Crucifers, Acolytes & Torch Bearers
5th – 12th graders are encouraged to participate in worship as crucifers, acolytes, & torch bearers. They light the candles before worship, extinguish them afterwards, collect offering, help with communion on specific Sunday’s, carry the cross during procession, and other duties.
Greeters & Ushers
Grace is a welcoming community and you too, can be a part of it! Help us greet everyone as they walk through the door! You can also usher and distribute the bulletins, help collect offering, and even ring the bell during the Lord’s Prayer.
At both 8 am and 10:45 am services, we have readers who read the first & second reading, and our psalm call and response. If you like reading, please don’t hesitate to join the reading squad!
Praise Team
10:45am service is always looking for talented musicians to join the praise team! If you are interested in praising the Lord through song, please talk with our music director Joyce Berner! She’d love to see the Praise band grow, and so would we!

Other Church Ministry Opportunities 

There are many opportunities for our youth to engage in our church ministries! Check out these opportunities HERE

ELCA Supported Ministries

Bear Creek Camp
Many Grace families attend summer and winter & summer camps at the Bear Creek Camp facilities in Bear Creek, PA. Click HERE to find out more information & register for summer camp! Grace offers camp scholarships, please contact the office to submit a scholarship application
Synod Youth Leadership Team
We are lucky and thankful to have 3 youth from Grace on the Synod Youth Leadership team: Sam Leonard, Gracyn Marchesani, and Sydney Floyd. The synod leadership team is an amazing opportunity to connect the leadership our youth do at their local congregations and do it on a larger scale within the synod for the fall retreat, Junior Youth Gathering. For more information click here
ELCA Youth Ministry Network
The ELCA Youth Ministry Network exists to strengtehn and empower adult children, youth, and family ministry leaders in service to Christ. Each year they have a conference, the Extravaganza for education, renewal, and transformative, It is for the professional and volunteer