The youth ministry program offers a variety of opportunities for youth in middle school and high school (6th-12th grades). Confirmation is only one component of what we offer which also includes discussion, social, and outreach/community service. All youth are welcome whether they are sure of their faith or questioning, life long church attenders or new to the experience, of any race, gender, or sexual identity.
Confirmation preparation is done jointly with 4 other ELCA churches in the middle school years. Classes meet Wednesdays from 5-6 PM and are led by pastors and youth ministers from the participating churches. Youth choose when they want to celebrate Confirmation after completing the program. High school youth meet on Wednesdays from 7-8 PM for a casual discussion time on various topics. Dinner is offered for all youth in between.
There are monthly social activities from pizza parties to ComedySportz, planned with youth input. In keeping with the strong sense of service and outreach that defines Advent, youth are given the opportunity to engage in group service activities on a monthly basis. Often these activities connect with ongoing outreach efforts at Advent. Youth are also encouraged to pursue individual ways to serve the Advent and/or larger community.
Youth assist in the monthly Family Service and during the Wednesday evening services offered in Advent and Lent.
For more information contact Lisa Wegner at firstname.lastname@example.org
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