Faith Lutheran Church

Youth Group

We're all young at heart at Faith

The Youth Group at Faith Lutheran Church is open to all youth in our congregation from grades 9 - college. The "Tweens of Faith" are in grades 4 - 8, our "Teens of Faith" are in grades 9 - 12, and our high school graduates are the "Alumni of Faith". Currently we have about 40 active Tweens and Teens and 14 Alumni who have remained active. 
The youth group meets usually twice a month. Once a month we meet on Sunday nights at church for ice breakers, games, crafts, community service, snacks, Bible study, music, hanging out, and more! We typically meet once a month for a special event  - it can be social (like ice skating, lock ins, or apple picking), fund raising (car washes, bake sales) or community service (shopping at Christmastime, creating casseroles for SHIP). 

We are actively involved in events with the NJ Synod of the ELCA and attend the Among the Wolves and Winter Youth Assembly retreats. Information about Synod youth events can be found on the Youth Ministry page of the synod website: http://www.njsynod.org

We also travel to Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center 3 times a year for their Elementary, Middle, and High School retreats. Information about Cross Roadsevents (retreats and summer camps), along with forms are available on their website: http://crossroadsretreat.com/Our Youth Group's "Leap of Faith '

This year we are preparing to send our youth in grades 8 -12 to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit in the summer of 2015. Many of the events planned this year will be in support our of efforts to send our youth and their chaperones. You can learn more about the Gathering at these websites:

The general ELCA Gathering Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/youthgathering

The NJSynod Gathering Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NJRiseUpTogetherDetroit2015

The ELCA website: http://www.elca.org/YouthGathering

If you have any questions about how your child can become a more active part of the Youth Group at Faith, please contact Debra Porowski, Youth Director. She can be reached at home at (908) 874-1031or via email at deporowski@gmail.com

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