Youth | Teens

Sunday School begins Sept. 12!
Classes are held at 9:45am each Sunday in the lower level of our Cottage Grove location. We also offer in-home study materials if families would prefer that option this year. There are three classes - Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6.

Middle School - High School

class teaches the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Each Wednesday from September until the beginning of Lent, 7th and 8th graders, together with their parents, are taught by Pastor Abrahamson. A "hybrid" class has been planned for this year. Confirmation class will meet in Cottage Grove at 6pm for a family-style supper on the 3rd Wednesday of each month with class to follow. On the other Wednesdays, families will meet at 6:30pm via Zoom.

E.P.I.C. Youth Ministry is for teens in grades 7 - 12. It meets Sunday evenings from 7 to 8:30pm with games, food and faith discussions. The group will meet in-person following current State and Health Department safety protocols. In addition to Sunday nights, a number of special events are planned throughout the year.

Impact Opportunites are plentiful as our teens are not just the future of the church, they are vital to our mission and ministry right now. Teaching Sunday school, singing or playing an instrument during worship, or helping with The Christmas Journey are just a few of the ways to get involved. 
Camps, Conventions & Retreats
Camp Rise - July 10-15, 2022!

This six-day camp is open to those who have graduated grades 4 - 9. The camp is held at Camp Luwisimo, in Wild Rose, Wisconsin. It features classic Bible camp elements - cabin life, swimming, campfires, Bible studies, large group games, crafts and more. More info @ CAMP RISE WEBSITE
Lutheran Youth Association (LYA) Convention - July 28-31, 2022!
The convention is open to high school teens from around the country and this is will be held at Dixie State University (Utah Tech University), St. George, Utah. Teens will be making a trip to Zion National Park during the convention too! Cost is $200 plus bus transportation. Register (online only) at ELS.ORG

Retreats and other activities are held through the year and usually include teens from several area churches.