Redeemer's youth group is made up of 6th - 12th graders that meet on an occasional basis for fun, fellowship & service.
Current projects include noisy change offering (change collected by our youth monthly at our last Sunday worship service that goes to either Backpack Buddies, youth fundraising, or purchasing books for local students in need) and the Souper Bowl of Caring (an interdenominational event celebrated in many churches; a special offering taken goes to hunger needs in the community). Recycle bins can be found by the church parking lot, proceeds of which help fund youth activities.
The group attended the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, and is planning to attend the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston.
If you are interested receiving a Gerken scholarship, you may download the application here, or pick one up from Chairman Jim Heater or the church office. If you want one mailed to you, contact Juanita Clark in the church office, and she will send one to you. All applications must be received by May 15, 2017. There is more information about the scholarship on the application.
The youth, their parents and leaders want to thank Redeemer for all their love, prayers and support during these past few years as we prepare for our journey to Detroit for the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering, July 15-19. Without the support of all of you we would not be able to attend such an opportunity. Please continue your prayers for our safe return.
Much love and gratitude:
Kara Heater, Kimberly Woods, Chloe Mosher, Lauren Groover, Morgan Willard, Jake Drinnon, Doug Brassard, John Brassard, Jim Heater, Sylvia Wallis, and Jodi Groover
What is the ELCA Youth Gathering?
Each day, youth, volunteers and their adult leaders will gather to hear the day’s Scripture text articulated by engaging speakers and Christian musicians, as well as stimulating video and interpretive dance. During the middle of the day, congregational groups will participate in a three-day activity rotation that includes a day of service in the Detroit metropolitan area (Proclaim Justice Day), a day of exploratory learning with other groups from their synod (Proclaim Story Day), and a day of interactive learning in the Convention Center (Proclaim Community Day). Community Life activities takes place in various venues and include dance, game room, prayer station, and an activity called Final 15. The Final 15 is a 15-minute time period where everyone at the Gathering, regardless of where they are located, stops to pray and reflect on the Scripture of the day. The Gathering concludes with Eucharist on Sunday morning.
Detroit has much to teach us about being a part of what God is up to at this time in our history. There are many people in Detroit who know experiences of death, and there are many Lutherans, and brothers and sisters from partner communions who stand alongside the citizens of Detroit with the cross, proclaiming healing and wholeness in the midst of the death and despair. God is calling us to bear witness to their story, and to his creative and redeeming story of death and resurrection.
The youth will be selling Mother’s Day Flower Baskets again this year. Orders will be taken starting Sunday, April 19th. Pick up will be May 3rd and 7-10th.
The scholarship is open to all high school graduates who are members of Redeemer. The application deadline is May 1st, so don’t procrastinate!
Saturday, April 11
8 am – 12 noon
Please look through your attics, closets, & garages to see if you have anything you can donate to our cause. Bring items to church by Easter and put in Arts/Crafts room of Education Bldg. Please let us know if you need pick up service. Thanks again for your support of Youth Under Construction.
Sunday, March 29 from 12-3 pm Redeemer’s youth group will be having a fundraiser at Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Whitemarsh Island to fund raise for their ELCA National Gathering Trip in Detroit.
Youth Under Construction (YUC) will be taking orders for poinsettias to fund-raise for their ELCA National Youth Gathering Trip in Detroit next year. They are selling singles for $10 and doubles for $20. Colors available are red, white and monet. Poinsettias will be ready for pick up on Saturday, November 29th.