Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Grace welcomes people of all ages into this community of faith. We are blessed by the presence of the youngest among us and believe that each child is precious–to God and as a part of this community of faith.

We encourage our children and families to participate in the milestones of faith development including Holy Baptism, first Holy Communion and Affirmation of Faith (Confirmation), while grounded in participation in weekly worship and a faith community.

Children and people of all ages are welcomed into Sunday morning Worship at Grace. We gather at 10am every Sunday morning of the year.

GLOW is our ministry for young people ages 5-12. Events for fun and faith-formation are held on a regular basis. Each year we cover a variety of faith themes and biblical stories while also enjoying one another’s company through games, crafts, music, story-telling, helping hands service projects, cooking, STEM activities and more. Several times a year we also take GLOW on the GO and head into our community to enjoy fellowship in God’s big, wide world.

When a young person enters the 7th grade we begin to encourage them in a special way to engage in the larger ministries of the Church, both inside and outside the walls of Grace. This is the time when we engage in a process of Affirmation of Faith (Confirmation), in which we encourage our young people to take an active part in their faith development.

Our teenagers are part of a Youth Group, where we gather with teens from all of the local Lutheran congregations. Our teenagers have the opportunity to attend the triennial ELCA Youth Gathering, as well as many other events and activities for development of their faith, fun and fellowship.

If you have questions about the youth ministries of Grace, please contact Pastor Tara directly at or by calling her in the church office at (724)283-0830 x2.

Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’