To know and be known: this is our desire for every youth.  

We believe we were created for love, to know God and be transformed by God so that we may give love away with life-changing influence. We choose to live in community together with peers and adults who are thoughtful, authentic, and born to change the world. Through life together, youth will experience a variety of opportunities to grow deep in learning and love, while reaching out wide impacting their world and beyond.

Some high school programming requires a Youth Release Form. Please download the form and return the completed form to the church.

Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30pm. Join youth from all the area high schools in faith conversation and fun in the Loft! The schedule is set on a 4 week rotation each month with the exception of these dates – Oct 18 (MEA), Nov 22 (Thanksgiving), Dec 27 (Christmas), March 28 (Holy Week), April 4 (Spring Break/Easter).
Week One: Sundaes
Week Two: Collaboration
Week Three: Service Project
Week Four: Offsite

See the attached youth group schedule for the year. Print it out! Hang it on your fridge! :) Each Wednesday we’ll meet at 7:15pm in the Loft (or offsite). We’ve extended high school youth group time to 8:30pm (Confirmation will still end at 8pm). Relationship building time is so important – we wanted to give the high school youth more time to connect with the adult leaders and fellow youth on Wednesday nights.

Summer Trips

Summer Trip 2018 – National Youth Gathering
June 25 – July 2

The ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX is an event not to be missed! All youth completed grades 8-12 as of Sept. 1, 2017 are invited to sign up. The trip will include time worshiping and learning at the gathering, service at local organizations, and cultural experiences in Houston.

Info Meeting about the Gathering: Sunday, Sept 10th from 7-8pm. Join us for an info meeting about all things ELCA National Youth Gathering (June 25-July 2). Registration deadline is Sunday, Nov 12th. Parents and youth currently 8th-12th grade as of Sept 1, 2017 are welcome!

Gloria Dei Auction

The Auction is our annual church-wide fundraiser to help offset the cost of the Summer Trips for Middle and High School Youth. In past years the auction has helped bring approx. $295 per participant.  Every participant wanting to receive auction proceeds towards their trip, must donate an auction item, and volunteer/participate with auction prep and the event to qualify for proceeds and attend our auction meeting. We also need donations from our congregation, as well as attendees! Be on the lookout for more information early 2018.