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Young people are an important part of our congregation! They are the church here and now, and they are constantly shaping and reshaping our community. Our vision for youth ministry is to call, equip, and ultimately send out our young people to live as people beloved by God and set free by the cross.
We encourage you to read below and follow the links to explore the many opportunities available for young people at St. John’s. Please direct any questions you may have to Maggie Evans, Director of Youth Ministry. Thank you!
parents and mentors
You are at the very heart of Youth Ministry at St. John's! The programs and opportunities we offer would not be possible without your support. There are many ways you can help from weekly, to monthly, to one-time commitments, there is something here for everyone.
6th - 8th Grade Confirmation class meets Wednesday nights September - May. Students begin Confirmation in 6th grade and continue through 7th and 8th grade completing the program with a celebration and special service on Reformation Sunday in the fall of there 9th grade year.
High School Youth Group
Our High School Youth Group program offers a variety of opportunities for 9th - 12th graders. This program offers many events throughout the year to meet together for fellowship, outreach and study. Our time together is guided by the values of community, play, learning, and worship.
Sunday, July 21st
Summer Confirmation class #2
Sunday, July 28th - Sunday, August 4th
BW trip: Church service then depart for Minnesota (meet at 9:30 am to load baggage)
Friday, August 16th
Youth celebration (6th - 12th grade) at Pastor Bob’s - 5:30 - 8:00 (postponed from Wednesday, June 5th)
Sunday, August 18th
Summer Confirmation class #3
Wednesday, August 28th
6th - 8th grade Confirmation student and parent Orientation - 5:30 - 7:00 - dinner provided
summer youth trips!
Summer is an exciting time around St. John's! Even though much of our regular programming slows down, there are always unique summer trips and events organized specifically for the young people in our congregation.
Lutheran Lakeside Camp
2020 dates tbd
2020 Summer yOUTH Service Trip
Middle School / High School
Wilderness Canoe Base: 2019
SUNDAY, July 28 - sunday, august 4
Everyone who has completed 6th grade thru 12th grade is invited to join our annual trip to Wilderness Canoe Base for a week-long canoe adventure. These trips are an incredible journey that provide an opportunity for us to learn about and reflect on God's creation, strengthen our faith, and build teamwork and confidence. This trip also provides the rare opportunity to disconnect from our always connected lives and reconnect with a different pace of life. We hope you'll join the adventure!