Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December info

Thursday, December 3
Youth Group
6:30-8:00pm

Thursday, December 10
Youth Group Christmas Party
6:30-8:00pm

We will not have youth group Dec 16, 23, 30. 

Sunday December 13
5:30-8:00pm
Children’s & Youth Christmas Caroling and Cookies
5:30pm for Caroling meet in Room 11, 7:00pm for cookies in Fellowship Hall

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

iTrip Nov 11

This is an all youth activity
Brought to you by Grace Lutheran Church

The HEAT Youth Ministries


iTrip

Wednesday, November 11

Drop off: 8:30am-9:30am. Meet at main office

We will return around 8:00pm

No school so come with us

Ice skating at Ice Station in Valencia

In-n-Out Burger

Ice Cream

Cost $30

Secure your spot by turning in your 2015-16 medical release form (Check to see if you have one on file) and your money. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tutoring/Homework time

Join us EVERY Thursday from 5:00-6:15 
for homework time at the Grace Center. 
Must have homework to attend. 




Fundraising opportunities

RENT A STUDENT FUNDRAISER
NEXT work day:Sat October 17 at 9:00 am
How it works: The congregation shares their needs, such as weed pulling or cleaning windows.The youth serve the congregation and complete the tasks on selected weekends.
All donations raised go to future youth events/activities, such as Girl’s Nights, Guy’s night, or camp.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Rent A Student Fundraiser

RENT A STUDENT FUNDRAISER
How it works:
The congregation shares their needs, such as weed pulling or cleaning windows.
The youth serve the congregation and complete the tasks on selected weekends.
All donations raised go to future youth events/activities, such as Girl’s Nights, Guy’s night, or camp.
Next work day: Sat Sept 12 9:00am


Monday, August 17, 2015

Pool Party this Friday!

Pool Party at Mrs. Michell's houseFriday August 21 5:30-8:00pmCall the front office or contact Andi Berryman for directions

Middle & High School Pool PartyGuys- Please bring chips or veggies.Ladies- Bring fruit or dessertsFree hot dog dinnerLadies-Please wear a dark colored shirt over bikinis. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Attnetion 9th graders

For those who starting 9th grade:

Last week for 9th graders to attend Middle school youth group is August 13. 

High School youth group is Sundays 6:30-8:00pm

Thursday, July 23, 2015

August Information

This August, we have a lot of FUN things happening!

Attention all 9th graders:NEW EVENT: Meat the 9th gradersFree dinner on Sunday, August 16 5:30pmFollowed by high school group at 6:30pmLast week for 9th graders to attend Middle School group is August 13. 
Attention: All Middle and High School StudentsPool Party on August 21 at Mrs. Michell's house. 5:30-8:00pm. Guys- Please bring chips or veggies.Ladies- Bring fruit or dessertsFree hot dog dinnerLadies-Please wear a dark colored shirt over bikinis. Attention: Middle and High School Ladies!All Girl's EventTruth or Dare 2.0Friday August 28-August 29We will be playing glow stick capture the Flag and much moreSign up in the office or on facebook event to reserve your spot 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Youth Group at 6:30pm

Hope to see you every Thursday for Middle School The HEAT


Coming soon....
Pool Party- Back to School kickoff party

When: August TBA




Attention all 9th graders:
NEW EVENT: Meat the 9th graders

Free dinner on Sunday, August 16 5:30pm

Followed by high school group at 6:30pm

Last week for 9th graders to attend Middle School group is August 13.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Middle School Youth Group on Thursdays at our NEW time 6:30-8:00pm

The HEAT Middle School Youth Group
Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm


For all middle school students
This includes students who are going into 6th grade in the Fall. 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May and June



We are taking a 2 week break from youth ministry activities.

 May 18- June 1.
The only thing that will take place is Sunday School on May 24 at 9:30am.  My hope during this break is that your family will have more time to spend together celebrating the end of the school year and starting of a new summer schedule.

Starting in June:
·        We are having a Welcome 6th Graders Celebration on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30pm. Six Graders and all other middle school students are invited to youth group for special treat. Parents and guardians are welcome to stay.
·        All youth activities take place in the Grace Center (house north of the main church) unless noted differently
 

 

·         THE HEAT Middle School Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm

·         Students please do not come any earlier than 30 minutes before group starts.  

·         Starting June 1st current 8th graders are considered 9thgraders and can do both middle school and high school activities all summer.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's not too late to sign up for CAMP


Anchored 7th-9th Grade Camp


What is it: The Christian community comes alive at El Camino Pines!

Pastors, youth workers, camp staff and middle school students come together for a week of study and goofing around in the great outdoors of the Los Padres National Forest. The most fun you'll ever have with your pastor guaranteed! To attend this event you need to come with your church.

When: Sunday July 5- Friday July 10

Costs: $350 per 7th- 9th student

Please choose the grade the student will be in the fall 2015.  Cost includes the $25 registration fee. Total cost online is $385, but church will pay the difference and offer transportation to and from camp location.

Sibling discount: $20 off for any sibling.

To register:  Visit www.LRCChome.com/register

Notes as you navigate the website:  Pay the registration cost of $100 and church and student will pay rest later. Please choose the grade the student will be going to in Fall 2015.

Click on Anchored Summer Camp à create a user name and password à add in the students info and click on Confirmation camp à  complete contact info à complete registration by paying $100 deposit.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

You are invitied to TANK WARS and PARENT Meeting


TANK WARS

Saturday, May 16 6:30-9:00pm

You are invited to an adventurous Youth Event

at Grace Lutheran Church &

The HEAT youth ministries

 

Come to build a lasting cardboard tank in a collection of unique battles and obstacles. Be prepared to be the last tank to survive.

For all middle school and high school students

 

Meet at the Grace Center

 576 N Norma St

(Building is just north of the church)

Contact Andi, youthandfam@gracelutheran.org for questions

Free event, Bring a friend!

 


No youth activities after Tank Wars for 2 weeks.

No youth activities from May 18-June 1.

Only exception: Sunday School on Sundays at 9:30am will continue all of May

Parent Meeting

Saturday, May 16 6:30-7:30pm

You are invited to join the Youth & Family Ministry Director and learn about the many opportunities for your teenager this summer. Come and hear how Grace Lutheran Church keeps your student safe.   
 

Meet at the Grace Center

576 N Norma St

(Building is just north of the church)

Contact Andi, youthandfam@gracelutheran.org for questions

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

30 Hour Famine Details


Church PART: 6:30pm Friday, April 24th - 1:30pm Saturday, April 25th

Parents please come on Friday to check-in your student. If we leave church campus, only approved drivers will drive your student safely.

YOUR PART: Start the FAST on Friday April 24th at 7:00am (Please eat breakfast before 7:00am) During the FAST, drink LOTS of water.

Is Fasting Safe?

The average person can do it, no problem. Most people can go without food for 30 hours without any side effects. Exceptions include, but are not limited to:

 • Children younger than 12 and the elderly

• Pregnant or nursing women

 • People with specific medical conditions or eating disorders

If students or parents have any concerns, have them check with a doctor before participating.

3 Important things to know for fasting: 

1)     Sleep lots. Lower calorie intake means lower energy levels, so encourage teens to get a decent amount of sleep before and during Famine weekend.

2)     Hydrate more. Make sure that plenty of juice and water are on hand during your event to ensure proper hydration. Be tummy-friendly by avoiding acidic juices like OJ.

3)     Go for gut-friendly foods after the fast. Easy-to-digest foods like rice, pasta, and non-acidic fruits are best.  The church will provide something on Saturday to eat.

When you fast, you’re in good company In the Bible, people fasted for a lot of different reasons. Some did it to get right with God (Nehemiah 9:1). Some fasted as an act of worship (Acts 13:2) or to discern the Lord’s will (2 Chronicles 20:3). And Jesus Himself fasted to get ready for His public ministry (Matthew 4:2). “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me . . .” —John 4:34 (NIV)

You should try the FAST because:

§  Experience is the best teacher.

§  Students will literally get a taste of what life is like for the hungry kids they’re helping.

§  Fasting helps students bond in a big way

§  Tackling a big challenge like the Famine breaks down walls and unites students. (Nothing melts cliques like having something in common — like feeling a gaping hole in your stomach for 30 hours!)

Can’t FAST: Creative fasting alternatives

§  Techno-fast: Go without TV, the Internet, cellphones, video games, movies, etc. for 30 hours or more!

§  Single serving: Eat a single serving of rice or beans from a Dixie cup to get a perspective on what “portion control” means to those in extreme poverty.

§  The “ONE”: What’s that one awesome food you just can’t live without? Chocolate? Chips? Fast food? Stop eating that one food for a week.

§  Skip a meal or two rather than going the full 30 hours. Again, put the money you would’ve spent toward your fundraising goal.

PACKING LIST:

ü  Your 30 hour famine booklet

ü  Any money you have collected

ü  Water bottle

ü  Sleeping bag, or warm blanket (We will be sleeping outdoors at the Grace Center.)

ü  Pillow

ü  Tooth brush

ü  Casual clothes

ü  Sweatshirt and beanie

ü  Work gloves if you have them

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thursday, April 2nd Youth group extended 6:00-8:00pm

Please note the youth will be serving at the Maundy Thursday service on Thursday April 2nd. Youth will be serving until 8:00pm, and pick up will be at the main parking lot near the sanctuary.


Join us for Holy Week


Grace Lutheran Church

would like you to join us on:

April 2nd

7:00pm Maundy Thursday Service, Sanctuary

Friday, April 3rd

7:00pm Good Friday Service, Sanctuary

Easter Sunday, April 5th

6:15am Sunrise Service, outside Fellowship Hall

8:00am Worship Service, Sanctuary

9:30am Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday School Classrooms

9:30am Brunch, Fellowship Hall

10:45am Worship Service

Friday, March 6, 2015

Confirmation Camp for Middle School Students


Anchored Confirmation 7th-8th Grade Camp


What is it: The Christian community comes alive at Confirmation camp! Pastors, youth workers, camp staff and middle school students come together for a week of study and goofing around in the great outdoors of the Los Padres National Forest. The most fun you'll ever have with your pastor guaranteed! To attend this event you need to come with your church.

When: Sunday July 5- Friday July 10

 

Costs: $200 per 7th and 8th student

if registered by March 30th  (this does not include the 25 registration fee) Cost will rise to $300 if registered by April 30th and $350 if registered by May 31st.

Sibling discount: $20 off for any sibling.

Early Bird special: If registered by March 30th, the church will receive a discount of $20 off per camper. 

 

To register:  Visit www.LRCChome.com/register

Notes as you navigate the website:  Pay the registration cost of $25 and church and student will pay rest later. Please choose the grade the student will be going to in Fall 2015.

Click on Anchored Summer Camp à create a user name and password à add in the students info and click on Confirmation camp à  complete contact info à complete registration by paying $25 deposit.