Grades 7th-12th- Sundays 11:00-11:45 am
These teens will develop choral singing skills as they learn music of varying styles. LifeSong Singers will lead in worship approximately one time each month. Contact Andrea Baxter for more information. Click here for Lifeschedule and information sheet.
Hang Time in the WELL
This group is open to youth in 9th – 12th grade
October 11, November 29, January 31, April 25, May 30
Synod and ELCA Gatherings
Upcoming 2017-2018 SEPA (Southeast Pennsylvania Synod) Events.
These events are sponsored and planned by our synod. We will be coordinating groups of youth and adults to participate as each event approaches.
September 24 – Rally! Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, Ambler – ($7)
Come celebrate the start of a new school year with all your best Lutheran friends, food, and a concert by Christian music artists Tangled Blue! Tangled Blue is a Christian music duo that has performed across the country, and they will get your Youth Group or Confirmation Class off to a rocking start! We can’t wait to see you there and help kick off your youth ministry year in style! 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
November 10-12 – JYG 2017 Refreshing Mountain Retreat, Lancaster – ($95)
JYG is SEPA’s cornerstone Confirmation Retreat, and you especially won’t want to miss this year as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a look at how God is still up to something new today! We will explore how key Reformation themes aren’t just 500 years old – but can transform how we see the world, understand our faith, and live each day. Open to ALL youth in Grades 6-9,
you choose either Friday or Saturday night! 7:00 pm to 3:30 pm the next day.
March 2-4 – Harvey Cedars Retreat Harvey Cedars, NJ – ($125)
Join us as we go down the shore with hundreds of youth from across SEPA for an amazing weekend of music, learning and new friends! All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to experience this incredible time with Lutheran teens from across the synod and have their faith shaped in a deeper and more meaningful way. Don’t miss this amazing retreat in 2018! 7:30 pm Friday to 12:00 pm Sunday.
April 7-8 – Box City 2018 Date Tentative – St. James, Limerick – ($30)
Be part of this very special overnight experience of solidarity and support for the homeless, as we learn about homelessness and raise money to help those who struggle with it. You will hear real-life stories about homelessness, learn about the complexity of the issue, and experience for yourself a few of the challenges faced by the homeless every day. A fun, yet meaningful, way to make a difference! 3 pm
Saturday to 10 am Sunday, Final date and time details to be provided soon.
May 4-6 – SEPA Synod Assembly and ELCA Youth Gathering
Planning Retreat Telford, PA – ($25)
The BIG event is approaching, and we’re gonna lead SEPA to the National Youth Gathering in style! Over the course of SEPA Synod’s assembly, we will raise the excitement level in the synod for the Gathering, serve as pages right in the center of the new Bishop’s election, AND hopefully represent your congregations as Youth Voting members – voting for the new Bishop! Then, in the evenings, we’ll have fun, eat pizza, and finalize all our amazing plans for SEPA’s presence at the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston!
June 2018 – Lutheran Night at the Phillies
Date to be Determined – Citizen’s Bank Park – ($20+)
An annual favorite for congregations – Lutheran Night at the Phillies is perfect for your Youth Group or the whole congregation! Tickets start at just $20 and every ticket purchased helps support need-based scholarships for Synod Youth events!
June 27-July 1 – ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston!
Houston, TX – (Cost Varies by Congregation)
This is it – the BIG event! SEPA Youth will lead the charge for all our awesome plans in Houston – from our synod day, to our gatherings, to our T-Shirts and rallying cries! We hope you and your congregation are excited for the learning, excitement, and lifelong friendships that will come from this year’s National Youth Gathering. Be sure to be part of the party as we launch into an exciting week with 30,000 of our closest friends! Registration Opens September 15.
Read more at www.elca.org/YouthGathering
Summer Mission Trips
There will be more information to come, but check out the tables in Hyson Hall to learn more
- Serve Boldly
- Appalachian Servant Project (ASP)
- Sleep Out for Homelessness
- Harvey Cedars
For more information or questions about any Family Ministry items above contact Karen Strobel.