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Senior High Youth Group

Grades 9-12

The goal of our Senior High youth program is to help our youth grow in faith by teaching them how to apply Faith in Action as disciples of Christ while they become more independent and experience new challenges in life. During High School the Christian education portion of the program occurs mainly during Sunday School (September - May). It is also our goal to help create a community where teens can be valued and are free from the fear of peer pressure and rejection. We practice this community through fellowship events. We also provide opportunities to recognize and respond to the gifts God has blessed them with through service opportunities in many different ministry areas of our congregation and in the larger Church and world communities.

Contact: Janette Metzger, Lori Krach, Dave Payne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Blast Off For Books

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    This Sunday, May 27
    is the last day to donate books!

    Help us collect 100,000 books for the children of Houston!

    The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering will be collecting books for students in Pre-K through 6th grade.

    The Gathering has recognized the need to lift up literacy in Houston. Building a foundation of literacy starts before entering Kindergarten. Students who read at home become strong writers, critical thinkers, and more successful students than those who do not. Houston Independent School District estimates that 74% of the students in the district come from families who struggle to provide books for their children. This means the students begin each school year at a disadvantage.

    In joining the Gathering’s Blast Off for Books campaign, you will help ensure bright futures for Houston’s students. The books you donate will be distributed at community book fairs, camps, and other events around the city as part of the Gathering’s Service Learning experience. By putting books in the hands of Houston’s economically disadvantaged students, you can help change lives.

    Please use the book list below to purchase or order a few from your favorite book retailer, then bring your book donations to Lord of Life by Sunday, May 27.

    Shopping on Amazon? See  tinyurl.com/2018LOLBlastOffforBooksAmazon to add titles directly to your cart.

    We’ll deliver them to the Southern Ohio Synod Assembly in Columbus, June 1-2. From there, they will be packaged and sent to Houston. Ple ase only bring the books that are listed below . All books must be new or gently used. Thank you for helping children read and thrive!

    Our partners at the Houston Independent School District identified the following books:

    Bad Kitty (Series) by Nick Bruel

    Elephant and Piggie (Series) by Mo Willems

    Frog and Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel

    It's Shoe Time by Mo Willems and Brian Collier

    Little Bear (Series) by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

    Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo

    Amulet (Series) by Kazu Kibuisji

    El Deafo by Cece Bell

    Ghost by Raina Telgameier

    Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

    Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

    Secret Coders (Series) by Gene Luen Yang

    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney

    Dog Man (Series) by Dav Pilkey

    Dragon Masters (Series) by Tracey West

    Eerie Elementary (Series) by Jack Chabert

    Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

    Frank Einstein (Series) by Jon Scieszka

    Ghost by Jason Reynolds

    I Survived (Series) by Lauren Tarshis

    Laura Line by Crystal Allen

    Matilda by Ronald Dahl

    One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

    One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

    Origami Yoda (Series) by Tom Angleberger

    Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

    The Cross Over by Kwame Alexander

    The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

    The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

    Wonder by Raquel Palacio

    Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

    Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubim

    Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

    Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina

    Pete the Cat (Series)

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