Youth Ministry

Click here for a calendar of youth events.

 

CYF - Confirmation Youth Fellowship is a youth group for 5th though 7th graders, which works in conjunction with our confirmation program.  CYF meets once a month for activities including fellowship, service, and devotional times. 

 LYF -  Lutheran Youth Fellowship is a youth group for 8th-12th graders.  LYF meets once a week and various times throughout the year for activities including fellowship, service, and devotional times.   

THE PURPOSE OF YOUTH MINISTRY

The purpose of the youth ministry programs at St. John’s Lutheran Church is to provide a variety of fun, faith building opportunities that encourages continual growth in their relationship with God through devotion to God’s Word in:
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worship & study, + service to the Lord and our fellow neighbor, + Christian outreach, and + Christian fellowship.   

WHERE DO WE MEET?

For events that occur at church or for events that we meet at church first, please meet in the Youth Room being dropped off and picked up at the Youth Room Door outside of the Education Wing.  This is a safety rule that allows for the leaders to know who has arrived and ensures that all youth have been picked up before the church is locked.

HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?

Parental support is needed, especially to drive and chaperone events.  For events where drivers are needed there will be space for parents to sign up. 

OUR YOUTH GROUP RULES

Youth in past years developed Christian rules that we use when we meet…and hope you use at home and school as well!!  These rules are displayed on the beams in the youth room. 

·         Warm Words – speaking nicely to and about one another
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         Tender Touches – hugs and hand shakes – not pinches and punches
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         Tasteful Thoughts –thinking nice thoughts about each other and other things
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         Loving Looks – the “evil eye” is a dangerous thing!
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         Brotherly Behavior – All of the above actions fit under this general rule

·  ONGOING RECYCLING FUNDRAISER

An easy way to raise funds for our youth group is by bringing your empty pop cans to the recycling bin next to the garage.  Since we began this fundraising project we have been able to purchase a number of things including a tv, refrigerator, digital camera, dry erase boards, an air conditioner for the youth room, and much more. 

A simple fundraiser that you can help with every time you drink a pop!

 HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON?
    Check Your Mail  - A newsletter or postcard will be mailed approximately once a month. 
    Read the Weekly Bulletin Notes – The bulletin will always list upcoming events.
    Contact Pastor – (Cell) 309-738-9249 pastoru.stjohnsem@sbcglobal.net
    Facebook – Join St. John's LYF to receive updates and invitations to events.