Youth, Family & Intergenerational Ministry

Are you ready? We're going to HOUSTON in 2018!

Stay tuned for more details - a group of Se. High youth from Atonement will be traveling to Houston, Texas in June 0f 2018 for a week of service, fellowship, faith exploration and fun at the ELCA National Youth Gathering.


We went to DETROIT in 2015 - What a great experience!
     The ELCA Youth Gathering for high school-age youth takes place every three years and is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play. 
     It is an opportunity for youth to engage with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ. The next Gathering will be held June 27 to July 1, 2018, in Houston, TX.
     The Gathering includes music, prayer, fun and service. When the question “Why work so hard to gather so many young people in one place?” pops up, the response is really quite simple. We were meant to be together, and we are a church that believes God is calling us into the world — together. 
 You can read about the 2015 trip here:


“Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”  (1 Timothy 4:12)

Youth Group: Faithful Friends gathers at 10:00 AM on Sundays, usually twice a month.

This group includes 6th -12th graders and provides a safe space to express joys and concerns, questions and doubts while respecting the views and insights of all. Youth participate in a wide variety of activities including: group discussions, learning many ways to pray, meditate and ponder, sharing and processing the “thorns and roses” in their lives’, supporting and caring for one another, and going out to serve in the community. 

Young Families: A group for families with young children. Usually meets once a month on a Sunday evening for a potluck dinner and fellowship. Sometimes it's informal, or it might be a book discussion, guest speaker, or family fun activities. Child care is provided when there is an adult discussion.

Service:  Young people are invited to join in monthly opportunities to serve others in our community. Service opportunities have included: feeding the hungry at the Asbury Dining & Caring Center (quarterly basis), "People-Pushing" at St. John's Home, raising funds for disaster relief in Haiti, volunteering at a local recycling center, helping at the Brighton Food Depot, teaching Vacation Bible School.  

Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO): Our young people also connect with the greater church through activities with the other local churches at LYO events including a Fall Corn Maze,  winter games night, Winter Weekend youth retreat and occasional picnics and service opportunities.

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