youth Faith formation

epiphany youth group


Epiphany Youth Group (EYG) is our ministry to and with 7-12th grade youth! We meet every other week for a lunch and fellowship, games and songs, and friends are always welcome to join us. Our life together in Christ is made up of "FELLOWSHIP + SERVICE + BIBLE STUDY" and gets lived out in Virginia Synod retreats, service projects, and lots more. All youth events and gatherings are open to guests, friends, and parents.


Check out our youth calendar to learn more about current events.

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



Medical/transporation/permission forms for all events

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.

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERing

Houston TX, June 27 – July 1


We will be joining 30,000 high school Lutheran youth and their adult leaders from across the ELCA, as we gather for a week of faith formation known as the “National Youth Gathering.” Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, we are invited to grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live our faith in our daily lives.


The Gulf Coast Synod is eager for us to come and grateful for the work we can accomplish in response to the recent Hurricane.  We are eager to join those we are already praying for as they recover and rebuild. 


Each night we will gather for programming in NRG Stadium. NRG Arena and NRG Center, located just outside of downtown Houston in the entertainment complex known as NRG Park, a convention and sports entertainment complex, will house additional activities for Synod Day and Interactive Day.


“This Changes Everything.”


Our primary scripture will be Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Grace is a foundational and distinctive piece of the Lutheran faith. This gift, undeserved and freely given, changes lives and perspectives as people realize they are enough because of what Christ has done and are called into the world to serve their neighbor and share the good news.



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 pastorphillip@epiphanyelca.org    

youth Ministry activities and events

2017-2018


OCTOBER

  • Wed, Oct. 4 7+8 Grade Fellowship (Serve at Caritas)
  • Sun, Oct. 8 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade) Regular Gathering, noon – 2pm
  • Sun, Oct 8 Lost and Found registration due to church office
  • Wed, Oct. 11 Confirmation
  • Sun, Oct. 15 Lil Youth (5-6th grade) Picnic Trip to Maymont, noon to 3pm
  • Wed, Oct. 18 TM Meeting
  • Sun, Oct. 22 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade) Pumpkin Carving, noon – 2pm
  • Wed, Oct. 25 Confirmation

NOVEMBER


  • Wed, Nov. 1 500 YEARS of the REFORMATION (EYG, 7-12th grade, confirmation) Games and pizza at 5:30, worship service at 7pm Sun,
  • Nov. 5 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade) College Care Packages, noon -2pm Wed,
  • Nov. 8 TM Meeting
  • Sun, Nov. 12 Lil Youth (5-6th grade) Lunch, games, & on-site service project, noon-2pm
  • Wed, Nov. 15 Confirmation
  • Sat, Nov. 18 Epiphany Youth Group – Shalom Farms service day, 9am-noon
  • Fri-Sun, Nov. 17-19 Lost and Found Retreat (7-8th grade)
  • Sun, Nov 19 Winter Celebration registration due to church office
  • Sun. Nov. 26 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th Grade) – Leaf Raking
  • Wed, Nov. 29 Confirmation

DECEMBER

  • Sun, Dec. 3 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade), noon -2pm
  • Wed, Dec. 6 Confirmation
  • Wed, Dec. 13 TM Meeting
  • Sun, Dec. 17 Lil Youth Christmas Movie Party, Star Lodge, noon – 2:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 17 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade) Caroling and tacky lights, 5pm High School Overnight Lock-in, 8pm until 9am of Monday, Dec 18


JANUARY


  • Sun, Jan. 7 Lil Youth (5-6th grade) Bowling, noon – 2:30pm
  • Wed, Jan. 10 Confirmation
  • Sun. Jan. 14 Winter Olympics for Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th Grade)
  • Wed, Jan. 24 Timothy Ministry Meeting
  • Fri-Sun, Jan 26-28 Winter Celebration Retreat (9-12th grade) “Weekend 2”
  • Wed, Jan 31 Confirmation


FEBRUARY


  • Sat, Feb 10 Talent Show Practice 9am – noon
  • Sun, Feb. 11 Epiphany Youth Group Pancake Supper and Talent Show (Youth of all ages) Supper at 5:30, shows starts at 6pm
  • Sun, Feb. 11 Lil Youth (5-6th grade) Star Lodge – 2:30pm
  • Wed, Feb. 21 Confirmation
  • Sun, Feb. 25 Epiphany Youth Group Epiphany (7-12th grade), noon -2pm


MARCH


  • Sat – Sun, Mar 3-4 7th Day Retreat for Lil Youth (5-6th grade)
  • Sun, Mar. 11 Epiphany Youth Group Epiphany (7-12th grade), noon -2pm
  • Wed. Mar 14 Confirmation


APRIL


  • Wed, Apr. 11 Confirmation
  • Sun, Apr. 15 Epiphany Youth Group Epiphany (7-12th grade), noon -2pm
  • Sun. Apr 22 Lil Youth (5-6th grade) Outdoor Adventure, noon – 2:30pm
  • Wed. Apr 25 Confirmation
  • Sun, Apr. 29 Epiphany Youth Group Epiphany (7-12th grade), noon -2pm


MAY


  • Sat, May 5 Epiphany Youth Group (7-12th grade), Youth Sunday prep, 9am - noon
  • Sun, May 6 Youth Sunday
  • Wed, May 16 Confirmation (year 2)