Our youth program is geared for youth 6th-12th grades and their families. 

At St. John’s we believe that it is important to give the youth time to connect with each other and more importantly with Christ outside the structure of Worship and formal education. In youth group we are a Christ-centered community. This community gives the youth a chance to dream about, question, and grow their faith, and gives them the opportunity to live, dream and question their faith with others who are on the same path. 

Our middle and hiIMG_4905gh school youth groups are active throughout the school year. We meet with each group at least twice a month playing games and spending time with each other. We also go mini golfing, ice skating, and bowling; have bonfires and scavenger hunts, and all sorts of other activities. The middle school attends at least one weekend gathering each year while the high school typically attends two. Each time we meet, we make time to spend time together in prayer and time looking for ways to apply the words of Christ to our lives. 

We also have a Confirmation program for youth in 6th, 7th, and 8th graders preparing to affirm their baptisms in 9th grade. We ask that those youth attend worship on a regular basis, engage in service activities, attend class retreats, and monthly classes. 

For information about upcoming events, please contact our Church office at (845) 452-1550 or e-mail Abby Triebel at Abby@stjohnselc.org.2013-05-05 Sharpe Retreat 016