High School

News & Announcements

Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

Plans are being made for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston in 2018! Every three years, the ELCA hosts a youth gathering for high school youth somewhere in the USA and it is attended by as many as 40,000 youth! This is something YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF!!!   Put it on your calendar and watch this space for details in the upcoming months. Aren’t sure what the buzz is about? Talk to Jen or Theo Kooistra or Google Images from “2015 ELCA Youth Gathering”. You’ll catch on. The total registration for the gathering is $350. Then there is food, hotel, and travel. The Youth Ministry Team is working on ways to raise funds to cover most of those costs. Join the team and share your thoughts!

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8

And THIS changes everything!


High School Ministry

High School students continue to grow in faith and participate in the life of the church in many ways, including:

  • A Sunday morning youth group with a variety of activities including time for study and discussion and fellowship. Youth Group meets at 9:15 on Sunday mornings in the Rec Room.
  • Volunteering at the Oregon-Brooklyn Food Pantry on the first Sunday of the month during typical Youth Group time.
  • Monthly special events focused on fellowship and service.  This year we have plans for movie nights, open gyms, a trip to a corn maze, adopting a family for Christmas, and more.

Please contact Pastor Paul Markquart or Jennifer Kooistra, Director of Youth, Family and Education Ministries for more information about High School ministry.

High School Youth:

ALL HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH are invited to the synod’s Rise Up Nights on Sundays, from 6-8pm. Contact Jen Kooistra for more information.