REjoice in the Lord! 


Epiphany Youth Group is a partnership between GOD, our youth, parents and families, Timothy Ministers (our adult leaders), our youth leadership team, our pastors, our congregation, and our community and we are grateful for the way God connects us through these many relationships.  

Our theme for this year will be “REJOICE!” from Paul’s letter to the Philippians: 

“Rejoice in the Lord always! Again, I will say: REJOICE!  Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God, and the peace which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” And we trust God will guide us in lives of REJOICING together.  


Here is our FALL SCHEDULE – All 7th through 12th grade youth are invited to meet about every other weekend, on Sunday afternoons, at noon. We will meet in the field beside the Star Lodge…look for the “EYG meets here today!” sign. For those who feel comfortable eating lunch, it will be served at noon. Activities will begin at 12:30pm and we will end at 2pm, and masks will be required except when we are eating. Friends friends are always welcome!


September 12 – RALLY DAY






November 28 – LEAF RAKING


Hello Epiphany Youth Group Families –



I am so GRATEFUL to introduce you to our four new Timothy Ministers – adults who lead the youth group: John Dietrick, Natalie Schaus, and Sam and Sarah Ridenhour. Our returning Timothy Ministers will be Scott Dietrick, Jane Lanham, Marcie Perryman, Mark and Jennie Schuetze, Taylor Williamson.  You will see these smiling faces at our Sunday afternoon Gatherings.


Again, this year we will be led by our EYG LEADERSHIP TEAM – and we are now Accepting Nominations! Our EYG leadership Team for this coming year is looking for at least one representative from 9th 8th and 7th grades. These persons will meet with and communicate with Pastor Joseph, the Leadership Team, and another Timothy Ministers a few times during the year to vision and share ideas of what kind of events, service projects, and activities our youth group would like be involved in, and also help communicate information with your peers. Our returning Leaders will be Cole Domaleski (12th grade), Justin Helberg (11th grade), and Will Burger (10th grade). We did not mean to have all males on our leadership team and would like to have some females! We can have more than one rep for each class, but we do need at least one (so we can also accept additional folks in 10-12th grade if people are interested.) If you would like to nominate someone else – or yourself – please let me know. We will ask each person nominated to write a brief paragraph on why you would like to serve on the leadership team. These responses can be written, email or texted to Pastor Joseph.


Please see and complete our Medical Release forms below.


Finally, if you haven't already, I hope you will send an updated picture and info for our new 2021-2022 EYG DIRECTORY, which will include youth in 5th through 12th grade. Photos and info can be sent to epiphanyyouthgroupva@gmail.com


Contact Pastor Joseph Bolick to request to receive emails and updates.

Medical/transporation/permission forms for all events

epiphany youth group

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. 

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 live trusting that, "if anyone is in Christ, everything old has passed away -  see, everything has become new! " 

lil youths

"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.

confirmation ministry

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 pmartin@epiphanyelca.org