Monday, November 13, 2017

Youth December Activites

Christmas Carolers Needed! We will be sharing warmth of Christmas songs on December 17 and Dec 22 from 
6:00-8:30pm. Come to church in warm clothes and flashlight.

Youth Christmas Party December 21 5:30-8:00pm. All middle school and high school students are welcome.
No youth ministry activities from December 24-Jan 13. Enjoy your time with your families and friends. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Youth Helpers Needed

On Tuesday, October 24 we are showing the Luther Film at 7pm in Sanctuary. 

Youth please come at 6:30pm and help sell concessions. 
All proceeds will go to the Frontier's Mission team headed by Roxanne and Jeff Johnson. 

Family Camping 1 Night Adventure

Family Camping 1 Night Adventure
Meet at church parking lot on Friday, Nov 10 at 3:00pm 
OR meet us there. 
Return back to church on Saturday around 4pm.

Location: Trona Pinnacles, located approximately 20.0 miles east of Ridgecrest. Access to the site is from a BLM dirt road (RM143) that leaves SR 178, about 7.7 miles east of the intersection of SR 178 and the Trona-Red Mountain Road. The 5.0-mile long dirt road from SR 178 to the Pinnacles is usually accessible to 2-wheel drive vehicles.

No cell service (unless you have Verizon). If you get lost, call Andi 928-266-5318.  
There is a portable toilet and no running water.

Need camping gear? Contact Andi Berryman to see what you can borrow. Don’t want to pack your own food? $15 per person provides for dinner (hot dogs and chili, smores) breakfast (cereal and fruit), and lunch (sandwiches and veggies).
OR pack your meals and bring what you like. 

Maximum cost for families is $30.

Youth are encouraged to come with their families. Youth coming individually, will need a complete medical release form, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and $15.

Youth Halloween Party

November 2 5:30-8:00pm 

The Weekend  HEAT: Halloween Party
Costume Contest,

games & food!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Guys-only event and Girls-only event

Two events happening at the same time. 

For all middle school and high school students. Everyone arrives at 6pm to Grace Center with $5. 

Girls- will leave town and have a campfire in the desert. Please bring closed-toed shoes, jacket and flashlight. 

Guys- will have a cook out at the Grace Center and play games. Guys bring video games

GraceFest Concert

When: Saturday, September 16. Leaving at 10:30am
from parking lot at Grace Lutheran Church.
What: 10th annual Christian music festival filled with national and local artists.
Cost per student: $20. Please sign up with Andi and pay in order to hold your spot. Dinner will be provided.
Please bring spending money for lunch at In-N-out or Panda Express in Palmdale and any extra spending money for band souvenirs or additional snacks. (Suggestion $10 for lunch and $15 for extra)
What to bring:
·       Water bottle- REQUIRED
·       Lunch money or packed lunch- REQUIRED
·       Light jacket –this event is outdoors
·       Blanket or camp chair –if you have an extra please bring it and share
·       Sunscreen and hat
·       Camera/phone for pictures
The HEAT Youth Ministry will provide:
·       Transportation there and back. Event ends at 10pm; we will arrive in Ridgecrest around midnight.
·       Dinner
·       Entrance Ticket
·       Snacks and gallons of water to fill up water bottles.
Line Up: I suggest YouTube/google these artists so you can hear their songs.
Matthew West
Big Daddy Weave
We are Messengers
Micah Tyler
For All Seasons
Mark the Poet
And many more!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spots are still available for Confirmation Camp

Spots are still available for
 Confirmation Camp!
Sign up today

See previous post on Confirmation Camp. 
This fun camp experience is for students who are going into 7th, 8th or 9th in Fall 2017. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Youth Ministries Break

We will not have youth group on May 25,    June 1 and June 8. 

Enjoy the end of the year festivities. 

Join us on Welcome back night, welcome new 6th graders and parents on June 15 5:30-7:00pmJoin us for smore fun, smore joy and Smores!!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Summer Trips- Middle school only

For 7th -9th grade students (grade you are in Fall 2017)
Confirmation Camp

Lutheran Retreats, Camps and
Conferences (LRCC)
Sun, July 9-Friday July 14. Frazier Park, CA
$ Early bird registration: $20 off if registered online by March 30
$ A $100 deposit (this includes a $25 registration fee) must be paid when you register online. See additional page on directions on how to register online.
$ First deposit and register online May 31 $100 due
$ Final payment July 9 $330 due*
$ $100 Scholarships are available. Fundraising is the best way to pay for this trip. See additional page on fundraising.
$ Any student who attends more than one week-long youth trip can receive a church scholarship to help pay the costs. Please speak with the youth director for details.
What is it: The Christian community comes alive at El Camino Pines! Pastors, youth workers, camp staff and confirmands come together for a week of study and goofing around in the great outdoors of the Los Padres National Forest. The former campers have told me they want to return every year, and many of them want to return as camp counselors.
*Students who are confirmed in May 2017. The church celebrates your completion of confirmation class and welcomes you as a member. We will pay $305 as gift to you. Confirmands pay $125 this summer only.

Summer Trips

Mission Trip- Next Step Ministries

For 7th grade students-High School graduates and families:
Sunday, June 4-Saturday, June 10. Los Angeles, CA
$ First Deposit April 14 $150 due
$ Final Payment May 31 $199 due.
$ $100 Scholarships are available. Fundraising is the best way to pay for this trip. See additional page on fundraising.

$ Any student who attends more than one week-long youth trip can receive a church scholarship to help pay the costs. Please speak with the youth director for details.
Grace Lutheran has taken a team of youth and adults in 2015 and 2016. See below their experience.  
What was the hardest thing you did during the trip?
· Talking and seeing the homeless guys
· waking up at 6 every morning and only have 40 minutes to get ready
· Some of the gardening tasks
· Traffic!!!
· Walking through the city tour in LA in 110 degrees
· Saying goodbye on the last day

What was the most rewarding thing you did during this mission trip?
· Talking to homeless men and women who were very encouraging
· Getting to help people and serving on a team
· I learned so much! I learned more about people experiencing homelessness, facts about Los Angeles. I met a group of very energetic college students working for the Lord; I learned more and grew closer to our church group.
· Witnessing and participating in the youth letting Jesus into their hearts
· Building the “A” frames on the garden day
· Playing with the children at Hope Gardens

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Planet Wisdom Sign Ups end March 3

Sign up to this event by March 3. 

April 7-9 Planet Wisdom Youth Retreat takes place in Orange County. Cost by March 3 is $54 for registration and $30 for housing. Need half down ($42) to hold your spot.

Need to raise money? Rent-A-Student Fundraiser on April 1, 22, May 6 and 13. Students will work designated Saturdays and earn money toward their youth accounts. Arrive in work clothes at 9am at Grace Center and we will drive to work site together.

March 2017 youth activties

Upcoming Youth Events

·         Friday, March 10 Guys Night 4:30-10:00pm and Girls Night 5:00-10pm. 
For Guys Night meet at Grace Center. Bring: Medical Release form, $5, flashlight, jacket, and wear closed-toed shoes.  Outdoor games off site, food around camp fire, and Bible study. 
For Girls Night come to the Grace Center. Bring a Medical Release form, $5, jacket, and wear closed-toed shoes. Cooking lessons and dinner and dessert.
·         Thursday, March 23-24 Death Valley Youth Trip and Sleepover. Trip starts at 9am and Youth Group will take place in Death Valley. We will return at 9pm to Grace Center for sleepover. Trip cost $15. For Hike: Medical Release form, $15, water bottle, flashlight, hat/ sunscreen, jacket, & closed-toed shoes.For Sleepover: tooth brush, sleeping bag, and comfortable clothes.
·         Sunday, March 26 Tank Wars 5:30-8:00pm. Come build a lasting card-board tank and battle at Grace Center. Free youth event.