High School Youth Group
Youth group is for teens in 9th through 12th grade where they experience God's love through relationships with others.
We offer a space for teens to be themselves without being judged, as well as being able to express themselves and what is going on in their lives so we can help each other to be better people in the world.
We discuss topics from the bible and relate it to our daily lives. Youth also participate in:
- fun outings and activities
- mission trips to Mexico
- regional and national youth gatherings
- help usher at the 10:00 a.m. Worship on the third Sunday of each month
Contact Ruthie Inacay, Director of Youth Ministries, for more information.
Our award-winning Youth Choir meets September through May each year and sings at various worship gatherings and helps to put on at least two musicals each year.
Youth Faith Formation
For youth in Middle School (as well as High School), we offer a Faith Formation group which consists of both First Communion and Confirmation classes.
First Communion classes (also offered for Elementary School aged children) are where our children learn the meaning of the Sacrament of the Altar (the Lord's Supper). Upon completion of the class, the children gather with their families for a special First Communion Rite held during Sunday worship and participate in the Sacrament with their parents, extended family, and sponsors or godparents.
Confirmation classes provide our youth with the foundations of our faith through prayer, bible study and the Lutheran understanding of salvation. Following the completion of the program, the youth participate in an Affirmation Rite during Sunday worship, where they make a profession of faith, affirm their baptism, and become members of the church.
Contact Pastor Nate for more information.
National Youth Gathering
Several of our high school youth participated in the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. You can see what the Youth Gathering is all about, and check out photos and videos on the Youth Gathering page of the ELCA website.
Next Western States Youth Gathering
June 2020, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Next ELCA National Youth Gathering
July 2021, Minneapolis, Minn.