LCR YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
We are presently in the process of re-structuring our youth and children’s ministry to provide programing for all ages from birth through senior high. Beginning in September 2013, youth ministry will be organized into the following groups:
Families with Young Children- Meets once a month and is for young children (birth through second grade) and their parents. This group will provide fun events for the whole family and support and networking for fellow parents and caregivers. For more information: Melissa Heiseler
3/4/5 Youth Group - Meets on the second Sunday of each month from 3-5pm. This group is for youth grades 3-5. This group will provide opportunities for fellowship, learning, and service. For more information: Contact Sonja Papp.
Junior High Youth Group -Meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 5-7pm with dinner included. This group is for youth in grades 6-8. This group will provide opportunities for fellowship, learning, service, and participation in synod youth events. For more information: contact Mark Papp or Pastor Sharon Taylor
Senior High Youth Group -Meets on the second and fourth Sundays from 5-7pm with dinner included. This group is for youth grades 9-12. This group will provided opportunities for fellowship, learning, service, and participation in synod and national youth events. For more information: contact Nicole May, or Tricia Carroll.
Boxcity Event - LCR Youth host an annual event called Boxcity. It is a two-part event that teaches about homelessness in Lower Bucks County and raises awareness and funds for the local homeless shelter and the Family Promise of Lower Bucks.
Youth Leadership at LCR - LCR youth are an integral part of Christ’s ministry. Our youth are welcome to serve in all areas of ministry. Presently, youth serve on church council, various ministry teams, Vacation Bible School helpers, worship leaders, and much more. Our Sunday School children, beginning at age three, assist with worship leadership once a month on the Third Sunday at the 9:30am worship.
Youth Ministry in the Wider Church
Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Events - LCR youth participate in annual synod youth events including: JYG; Junior High Youth Gathering, SHYG ; Senior High Youth Gathering, and Helping Hands Day; a day of service to the community.
ELCA National Youth Gathering -This event for senior high youth occurs every three years. The next gathering is scheduled for July 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Fundraising and group building will begin in 2013.
LCR Confirmation Ministry –This ministry is for youth in grades 8 & 9. Confirmation learning happens in a retreat format. Youth must complete the content of four retreats: Apostles’ Creed, Prayer, Biblical Overview, and Reformation History. For more information: contact Pastor Sharon Taylor
Intergenerational Events -LCR will be providing four intergenerational events for children and adults of all ages. These events include: Reformation Celebration, Advent Family Night, Maundy Thursday Seder Meal, and Pre-Summer Picnic.