Resurrection's Student Ministry offers the youth of our congregation spiritual-based meetings and fun activities ideal for their age groups.

IGNITE (6th-8th grade)

BREAKAWAY (9th-12th grade)

Contact: Jenny Piontek, Youth Director

Wednesday, September 28

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather! This year, the goal is to try new things. I am so excited that we had so many youth and family join us mid-September for our official youth group kick off. Our first Wednesday pizza night was a great success and Warehouse Wednesdays has been very busy.

However, I am most excited about Sunday School! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Sunday School took a huge hit during Covid. Adjustments and new things are being tried. The combination of Middle School and High School together, new teachers, new curriculum, and an awesome attitude, we now have a real class. A class that makes it easy to have conversation, games, interactions, and just be inspired by the Word. Seriously AWESOME! Haven’t checked it out yet? We are in the Warehouse every Sunday morning at 9:30 am! God is doing exciting things here within the RLC youth!

This year, our theme is Stories. We will explore how our story is part of a much bigger story. God has chosen each one of us to be a part of His family and a part of His story. He is in all things that we will do whether that is making new friends, serving our community and church, continuing our faith walk journey, playing some games and having fun.

 

Sunday Morning

Join us for Sunday School from 9:30-10:30 am!

Sunday School for children and youth, preschool-high school, runs September through May from 9:30-10:30 am in the Family Life Center.

Connection Café for 6th-12th Grade is led by Jenny Piontek in The Warehouse (Room 253), Family Life Center. This year, we will rediscover and look in a new way at some “classic” bible stories.


Sunday School kicked off with the Youth Gathering presentation on September 11 from 9:30-10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Great way to start the year by hearing the stories and experiences in our own words. In case you missed it, here is the video that was shown:

 

Youth Groups

IGNITE gets together once or twice per month for on/off campus activities for youth group fellowship throughout the school year.

Why Ignite?

Middle school students (6th-8th grade) are in an important stage of faith building. The goal of Ignite is to spark that faith flame and watch it grow! We will have fun, ask questions, build our team and group up, learn, serve, engage, grow and take that faith spark out into our homes, church, families and community.

Ignite GroupMe

This is a private page that you must sign up for with Ms. Jenny. We will utilize this page to send out last minute information, direct messages, or pictures of events. This format is open to youth (who have cell phones and permission) and Ignite parents. Just contact Ms. Jenny with cell phone numbers to add.

Warehouse Wednesdays

Warehouse Wednesdays started again in September! From 6:00-6:30 pm every Wednesday, all 6th-8th graders can come, play, and hang out. Those in Confirmation, 7th and 8th grade, will be released to their appropriate classes with Pastor Zach and Pastor Alan from 6:30-7:30 pm. 6th graders can stay with Ms. Jenny in the Warehouse from 6:30-7:30 pm for a quiet study time with a brief devotion.

Monthly Events

This is youth group. Each month, we will have one large youth group event for all 6th-8th graders on Sunday afternoons. There will be a theme to each event, and we will get to know each other, play some games, and make some memories. Next Ignite Youth Group is Sunday, October 9 from 1:00-2:30 pm.


Servant Events

Servant events will be offered to the Ignite group on a monthly basis. Our next service event is TRUNK OR TREAT on Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-5:00 pm.

Looking Ahead...

  • Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am - Connection Cafe (Sunday School for Middle and High School Youth)

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm - Study Group for Grades 6-12, not involved with Confirmation

  • Sunday, October 9 from 1:00-2:30 pm - Youth Group, Theme: Picture Perfect

  • Wednesday, October 12 from 5:45-6:15 pm - Pizza Night! Click HERE to make your reservation.

  • Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-5:00 pm - Service Event: TRUNK OR TREAT!

  • June 18-23, 2023 - Mission Trip to Blue Ridge Mountains Area in North Carolina, more information coming soon!


I look forward to another year and another opportunity for the youth to get connected and continue on their faith walk.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me at  .

Click Here for Ignite's Picture Gallery!

 

BREAKAWAY

Here’s where to find all of the information from Breakaway High School Youth Ministry:

I try to do lots of different forms of communication, so choose whichever works best for you. The best part is when youth hit high school, they can be responsible for knowing as well. There is a GroupMe just for them, so they know what is going on.

Communication:

  • GroupMe - This is our main source of communication for both youth and parents.
    There is a Breakaway Parents page and a Breakaway Youth page. I recommend at least one parent be a part of the Parents page.

  • Student Ministry information is included in our monthly newsletters and upcoming events in the weekly announcements.

  • Instagram - @rlcbreakaway


Health Forms:

Please take a moment to fill out new health and participation forms for this year: forms.gle/NbAdPhSzNPWXSDJUA


Adult Leaders:

We are trying to rebuild our adult leader pool in all areas. If you have any desire at all to be active in any part of Youth Ministry, let’s have a conversation! I would love to have you as part of the team, and we NEED you!


Looking Ahead...

  • Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am - Connection Cafe (Sunday School for Middle and High School Youth)

  • Sundays, October 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6:30-8:00 pm - Breakaway Youth Group

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm - Study Group for Grades 6-12, not involved with Confirmation

  • Wednesday, October 12 from 5:45-6:15 pm - Pizza Night! Click HERE to make your reservation.

  • Sunday, October 30 from 1:00-5:00 pm - Service Event: TRUNK OR TREAT!
    If you come to help at the Trunk or Treat, we will load up in the church van after clean-up and go get dinner together for anyone that wants to join. There will be no Breakaway that night due to the service event.

  • July 16-21, 2023 - Mission Trip to Savannah, Georgia, more information coming soon!


I look forward to another year and another opportunity for the youth to get connected and continue on their faith walk. I am available to you through email ( ), Instagram (@rlcbreakaway), GroupMe, or text/phone (check RCB).

Click Here for Breakaway's Picture Gallery!

 

CONFIRMATION

Youth Confirmation at RLC is a 2-year program that traditionally begins ("Confirmation 1") at Grade 7 and finishes at the end of Grade 8 ("Confirmation 2"). If you are interested in Confirmation, reach out to Pastor Jonathan at .

LEARN MORE about our Confirmation program.

 

SCRIP

SCRIP is a gift card buying program that allows families to earn money through the purchasing of gift cards or e-cards. You just need to change your mind set a bit! When you plan to go shopping for the things you are already going to buy (groceries, Amazon, home improvements, etc.), purchase a gift card or e-card first through Scrip and then shop. You earn a percentage of the gift card/e-card purchase for your youth's account. This money adds up fast and can be used as payments towards NYG, camps, events, etc.

Don’t have any youth, but still want to help out? You CAN!
You can direct your earned rewards to the church’s love fund, RLS, RLP, RLC Youth, or designate one youth’s family. SCRIP is an easy way to help out with Resurrection Lutheran youth programs.

If you are interested in joining SCRIP or finding out more information, please contact Jenny Piontek ( ).

 

Mission Trips

For Middle School:

June 18-23, 2023 to Blue Ridge Mountains Area in North Carolina

For High School:

July 16-21, 2023 to Savannah, Georgia


More information coming soon!


Last middle school mission trip was June 26-July 1, 2022 in Rutherford County, NC (Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains). This in-state opportunity was such a blessing for youth, adult leaders, and the NC community we served.

Questions? Contact Jenny Piontek, Youth Director.