We are excited to have an active youth program at Immanuel! Some of the activities that we invite all children and teens to participate in include: Dinner Theater, Church Services, Confirmation, Youth Group, 007 Night Out (Let's Bond), Jr. High Night Out, Fundraising events (annual rummage sale, car wash and a "stock" sale), Skiing trips, Retreats and Trips, and Community Service Projects. Trips include the Western States Lutheran Youth Gathering, The San Diego Mission Trip, and the annual Mission Trip to Mexico, our biggest event. The Mission Trip to Mexico is where the youth spend a week in Tijuana building a house for a needy family. The ministry is run by Lutheran Border Concerns. The youth spend time working with families at the home site helping to upgrade their home and property. Along with building a home, the youth also run a VBS (Vacation Bible School) for the local kids in the community. To read stories from our youth about their experiences on mission trips go HERE and HERE.
Find out what the youth are up to by visiting their shutterfly page for calendar information and more pics. You can visit the page at: https://ilcyouthgroup.shutterfly.com
Listed below are some upcoming events that we have for youth of the church and our surrounding community. You are invited!
Youth activities and Mission Trips 2017-18
|Event Name||Date||Location||Age Group|
|Lock-in at St. Lukes||September 22 - 23,
6pm - 8am
|St. Lukes||Grades 6 - 12|
|BBQ at the Park||October 22, 12pm||Grant Park||Grades 6 - 12|
|Multi-game Challenge||November 12, 5 - 8pm||Immanuel Lutheran||Grades 6 - 12|
|December Service Project||TBD||TBD||Grades 6 - 12|
|Progressive Worship||January 20, 6pm||Multiple Churches||Grades 6 - 12|
|Ski Trip||Feburary 2 - 4||Boreal||Grades 6 - 12|
|30 Hour Famine||March 9 - 10, 6pm - 6pm||Immanuel Lutheran||Grades 6 - 12|
|National Gathering||June 26 - July 1||Houston, TX||Grades 9 - 12|
|Vacation Bible School||July 16 - 20||Immanuel Lutheran||Pre-K - 6th Grade|
|Mexico Mission Trip||July 28 - Aug. 4||Mexico||Grades 9 - 12|
Sr. High Youth Group (9th-12th Grade)
We encourage out Senior High Youth to stay involved in the church, especially through our weekly Sunday Youth Group. Our youth group is led by Youth Director Danny Dye, and is a fun way to connect with other teens through games, outings and devotions. Keep an eye on our calendar up above for other activities, service projects and mission trips.
We will also have monthly nights out to have fun and get to know each other.
Junior High (6th-8th Grade)
The main focus of our Jr. High program is Confirmation.
Also throughout the year there are monthly fun activities such as laser tag, mini golf, bowling and progressive dinners.
Jr. and Sr. High Youth Extravaganza
The Jr. and Sr. High Youth Extravaganza is a monthly event that brings together 5-6 different churches. This allows our youth in the peninsula and surrounding areas to meet, get to know each other, have fun and learn about their faith together. The evening is full of food, music, games, activities and devotions. These evenings are a lot of fun and you should plan on making sure it is on your schedule.