EPIPHANY YOUTH MINISTRY
The central focus of youth ministry at Epiphany is to strengthen a relationship of faith in Christ Jesus by discovering and developing our Spirit-given gifts for use in God’s world.
The methods of youth ministry are fellowship, Bible study, and service, as the Spirit sends us to "go into all the world and tell the good news to the whole creation."
Check out our youth calendar to learn more about current events.
Contact Pastor Joseph Bolick to request to receive emails and updates.
Epiphany Youth Group is our ministry to and with 7th through 12th grade students. We meet about every other week after the second worship service for lunch, games, small groups, Bible study, service projects, activities, songs, and whatever activities and adventures to which the Spirit leads! We also participate in Virginia Synod retreats and summer service trips. Pastor Joseph and the Timothy Ministers (adult leaders) are called to serve the EYG community.
"Lil Youths" is our youth group for 5th and 6th graders!
We meet once a month for a meal and fellowship, and friends are always welcome to come along!
In March we attend the Virginia Synod's overnight event called "7th Day." Other outings may include bowling or a picnic trip to somewhere fun in Richmond.
Lil Youths is led by Alexandra Griffin, Ryan Root, Kim Yucha, and Pastor Joseph Bolick.
All youth events and gatherings are open to guests, friends, and parents.
The Lutheran Church offers those who have been baptized as young children the opportunity to affirm their baptism publicly during their high school years and take on a greater role within the life of faith in the congregation. This ministry is commonly called confirmation.
Confirmation classes for Grades 9 & 10 are held on every other Wednesday night during the school year. Rite of Confirmation occurs at the end of the 10th-grade year.
For more information, contact Pastor Phillip Martin at 282-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun. Sept 8 EYG (7-12th grade) Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Sun. Sept 8 Lil Youth (5-6th grade) Youth and parent meeting, Price Hall, noon -2pm
Wed. Sept 11 Confirmation
Sun. Sept 22 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Wed. Sept 25 Confirmation
Sat. Sept 28 EYG at Shalom Farms, 8am-12:30pm
Sun. Sept 29 Lil Youth lunch and games in Star Lodge, noon, 2pm
Sun, Oct. 6 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Sun, Oct 6 Lost and Found registration due to church office
Wed, Oct. 9 Confirmation
Sun. Oct 13 Lil Youth Outing to Maymont, 12-3pm
Sun, Oct. 20 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Wed, Oct. 23 Confirmation
Sun, Nov. 3 EYG Gathering, Star Lodge, noon–2pm
Sun, Nov. 5 Confirmation trip to Roanoke
Sun. Nov. 10 Lil Youth – Winterizing the Epiphany Garden, noon – 2pm
Wed, Nov. 13 Confirmation
Sun, Nov. 17 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Sun, Nov. 17 Winter Celebration registration due to church office
Wed, Nov. 20 Confirmation
Fri-Sun, Nov. 22-24 Lost and Found Retreat (7-8th grade)
Sun, Dec. 1 All-ages Leaf Raking and bonfire, noon – 6pm
Wed, Dec. 4 Confirmation
Sat. Dec 7 Christmas Store with STEP, 10am-2pm
Sun, Dec. 8 Lil Youth Christmas Movie Party, Star Lodge, noon – 2:30pm
Sat, Dec. 14 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade) Caroling and tacky lights, 5pm
School Overnight Lock-in, 8pm until 9am of Monday, Dec 1
Sun, Jan 12 EYG Regular Gathering and “Alumni Day,” Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Wed, Jan. 15 Confirmation
Sun. Jan 19 Lil Youth Bowling at AMF Sunset Lanes, 6540 W. Broad noon – 2:30pm
Sun. Jan 19 7th Day Youth registration due into the church office
Mon. Jan. 20 MLK Service Day 8am-1pm
Fri-Sun, Jan 24-26 Winter Celebration Retreat (9-12th grade)
Wed, Jan 29 Confirmation
Sun, Feb 2 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Sun. Feb 5 Confirmation
Sun, Feb 9 Lil Youth Valentine Cards and Games in Star Lodge, noon - 2pm
Sun, Feb. 16 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Wed, Feb. 21 Confirmation
Sun, Feb. 23 All-ages Talent Show (Arrive at 4, serve at 5:30, show starts at 6pm)
Sat - Sun, Mar 7-8 7th Day Retreat for Lil Youth (5-6th grade)
Wed, Mar. 11 Confirmation
Sun, Mar 15 Epiphany Youth Group Epiphany (7-12th grade), noon-2pm
Wed. Mar 14 Confirmation
Sun, Mar. 29 All-ages Car Wash, 8am-12:30pm
Wed, Apr. 15 Confirmation
Sun, Apr. 19 EYG Regular Gathering, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Sun. Apr 26 EYG and Lil Youth – Youth Sunday Planning, Star Lodge, noon – 2pm
Wed. Apr 29 Confirmation
Sat, May 2 EYG and Lil Youth – Youth Sunday Planning, 9:30am – noon
Sun, May 3 Youth Sunday, followed by Celebration Lunch
Sun, May 17 Lil Youth Field Day, Noon – 2pm
JUNE and JULY
Jun. 5-6 - Youth Assembly
Jun. 21-26 - Kairos Retreat
July 5-9 - Launch Retreat
Summer Camp Scholarships of 50% off to any ELCA Camp available
TBD - Summer Mission/Service Trip