Youth Group
7-12th Grade

Youth Ministry News

Annual Meeting Fundraiser will be Sunday January 28th following the service at First Lutheran. 

Please put Sunday, February 4th on your calendars for all children and teens to spend an afternoon ice skating at the Arena! Cost of the event (including skate rental) will be covered. If you’d like to chaperone, please let Brenda know. 
Please invite your friends—the more the merrier! Time is from 12:30-2:30

The youth will be selling Pizza Ranch pizzas again to help fund their summer trips. Medium Sized, thin crust pizzas only $12. Pepperoni, Sausage, Bronco. Breakfast: Sausage or Bacon/Sausage. 
Orders due by January 28. Pizza should be ready for pickup/handout on February 7, in plenty of time before the big game!

We are collecting items for our big silent auction during Lent.. If anyone has anything they would like to donate, please talk with Brenda. 

WE ARE GOING TO Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp (1203 Inwan St., Milford, IA) for their game night. 
Please arrive at the church by 4:00 pm. We will return by 9:00 pm. 
Friends are welcome to attend but need a parent to fill out a consent form.
Please dress warmly - hat, boots, gloves, coat, etc RSVP to Brenda no later than WEDNESDAY January 24th 

Wednesday Evenings:

7th-12th graders are invited to join us for Youth Group following Confirmation each week each Wednesday (mid-September to mid-May). 7:30-8:15. Faith lessons, games and more. We usually meet at First Lutheran but will sometimes travel to other places. We work with Grace Lutheran to complete Youth Group (and will periodically meet there).
dodgeball night at okoboji

Sunday Activities: 

During the school year, we work with First United Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian to provide opportunities for faith and fellowship for our youth of all ages. Past events have included: skating, a family fun night at the JBS field house, games and food at HyVee (Encounter) and Outreach Nights at Ingahm/Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp ( Stay tuned for plans for the 2023-2024 school year.

Summer Adventure and Mission Trips:

Each summer our youth are encouraged to attend an Adventure or Mission Trip. Adventure trips are camping type experiences for those completing 7th or 8th grade. Mission Trips are for those completing 8th-12th grades. We participate in the ELCA National Youth Gatherings when those are available. Fundraisers and scholarships are available. 

Plans are underway to attend the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans. It will take place July 16-20, 2024. Stay tuned for more information!Please contact Brenda Richards at for more information.