Love God and Love Others. Pretty simple right? Nope! Sometimes those two things can be incredibly difficult. Our goal is to partner with families to walk alongside their students as they grow in their faith and learn to love as God loves us. We will worship, dive into the scriptures, develop real authentic relationships, serve hard and play hard together! There is something for all students from 5th – 12th grade. If you have any questions or would like to know more about getting involved, contact Mark Nissen.
PEACE LUTH YOUTH // SUNDAY MORNINGS AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
At Peace, we strive to strengthen our youth to develop a mature and active relationship with Jesus Christ and to be disciples and leaders for Him in this church and in the community. This ministry focuses on youth that have completed their first communion through 12th grade.
Peace Luth Youth meet:
Sundays at 10 am during the school year and
Wednesdays - Middle School at 5:00 p.m. / High School at 7:00 pm
PEACE LUTH YOUTH // MONTHLY EVENTS
We plan many exciting, faith-building, and fellowship activities for the youth throughout the year! Past events have included pumpkin hunts, ice skating, trampoline parks, volunteer opportunities, and more. Check back often for upcoming events.
Other Events this Summer (check back for details)
June 26 - Valleyfair Day
July 2-11 Mission Trip
July 14 - Mega Youth Night (all grades 6-9 p.m.)
July 23-24 - Youth Lock-In/Campout
August 4 - Mega Youth Night (all grades 6-9 p.m.)
August 21 - Youth Group Lake Day
2021 MISSION TRIP // JULY 2 - 11
In July, we will be headed to Logan, WV for our youth mission trip.
FIRST COMMUNION // FIFTH GRADE
Fifth graders and up are invited to partake in their first communion following a series of engaging events. A group workshop, communion bread making and a special First Communion Worship are all part of this wonderful milestone. First Communion is received during Maundy Thursday worship. Watch your email for information on the next workshop.
THIRD and SEVENTH GRADE BIBLES // THIRD SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER
At a child’s baptism, parents, sponsors and the congregation make a promise on behalf of the child to place in their hands the Holy Scriptures and provide for their instruction in the Christian faith. We do this together at two important times in a child’s life. First, parents present their third graders with a “Children’s Bible” which is filled with colorful helps and questions suited for young learners. Secondly, we present a “Youth Bible” to our seventh graders who are entering the Ignite Confirmation program.
We make these Bibles extra special by displaying them in the commons for several weeks for members to highlight a favorite Bible verse and share a prayer on a Post-It Note to be placed in the Bibles. By getting many “favorite Bible verses” and “colorful prayers” shared in each Bible, we are showing our young people that we support them in their study of God’s word for their lives.
Information is sent out to parents in late August/early September
CONFIRMATION // SEVENTH, EIGHTH and NINETH GRADE
What might seem like ages ago now, many of you had your child baptized. Friends and family joined you as water was poured over the child’s head, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In this event God promises to be their God, and that child is connected to Jesus and set apart in the faith community.
In middle school, we give them an opportunity to publicly decide to continue to follow Jesus, “confirming” the choice their parents made at their baptism. We call this Affirmation of Faith. Affirmation of Faith is not graduation from faith, church, or following Jesus, but a self-decided initiation into the living, breathing community of God, a declaration of their intention to participate in this community throughout their life.
Confirmation meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm from September - May. It is a three year program starting in 7th grade until May of their 9th grade year. Affirmation of Faith Sunday is the third Sunday in May during worship.
GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY // FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY
Graduation is a significant achievement in a student's life. We celebrate this accomplishment the first Sunday in May during worship. We prayer over our high school graduates. High school graduates going to college are also eligible for a scholarship. Click the "Graduate Recognition Sunday" button for more information and complete the forms.