Youth Ministries

“How do we keep the youth of our congregation engaged, educated, empowered and committed to living out their faith? We do it through intergenerational support, mentoring, and providing impactful options for service, participation and spiritual growth. We do it by making each one of our young people feel valued and important. We do it by creating a family for them that is grounded in Christ’s compassion and grace!” — Dori Rossmann, LCR Director of Youth Ministry (retired)

One of the most important activities for our youth is Youth Night.

* Youth Night (held each Wednesday night during the school year)
          Kindergarten through 5th Grade meet from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm. Dinner is served at 6pm.
          6th Grade through High School (college age are also welcome) meet from 6pm to 8:30pm
          Choir for the younger kids meets from 6:30pm to 7pm.

There are several opportunities for our youth to participate in fund-raising and faith-building activities throughout the year.They also participate in serving our local community. Some of the activities our students are involved in:
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of American Youth gatherings (these are sponsored by the ELCA and offered to youth every three years from 9th Grade through high school seniors). 
  • Mission Trips
  • Hike the Hill (raising money for Relay for Life)
  • Volunteering at the Hospitality Center
  • Volunteering for our meal programs
  • Homeless awareness
  • Cookie Walk
  • Cake & Pie Auction
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Super Bowl Subs
  • Bowling parties
  • Lock-ins (sleepover at the church)
  • Annual Six Flags Fright Fest trip