Youth Connections During COVID-19

All youth in 6th - 12th grade are invited to meet on Sundays at 4:00 PM for games, laughs, faith discussions and community. Sometimes we meet online and sometimes we meet in person at Nottaway Park. Zoom links are not published to ensure the safety of our children and youth.

Contact Christian Marbach, Director of Youth Ministries, if you would like to receive the weekly details or are interested in any upcoming opportunities.

MOnth of Mission

Summer 2021

All youth, 6th grade through seniors in high school, are invited to participate in four different mission opportunities throughout the summer:

Vacation Bible School | June 21-25, 2021

This is an awesome opportunity for middle and high school youth to take on leadership roles throughout the VBS week at Emmanuel. Roles include leading activities and crafts, group assistants, behind the scenes support, setup/takedown and much more.

Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp Week | June 27 - July 1, 2021

Participate in various camp activities at Mar-Lu-Ridge retreat center including high and low ropes challenge courses.  Registration through Mar-Lu-Ridge will be available soon!

Hungry Mother Retreat Weekend | July 15 - 18, 2021

We will be renting the entire property to host two simultaneous retreats, one for Middle School and one for High School. Playing games and challenges, we will focus on building community and further develop our relationships with each other and with Christ.


You belong here

Building a faith community shouldn’t end once you are confirmed. This is a life long journey of questioning, doubting, believing and serving. We believe it is important to provide today’s youth with a safe space to de-stress, wrestle with their faith and build an affirming community with others.


What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is an opportunity for people to affirm for themselves the promises that their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism.

If you have not been confirmed or baptized and are older than 9th grade, please contact us and we can figure out together what this journey looks like for you! All of God’s children are welcome to participate in the sacrament of Baptism.

Confirmation at Emmanuel

6th to 9th graders and their parents or guardians are invited to participate in weekly Confirmation classes online at 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings. Confirmation takes place every year on Reformation Sunday in late October.

Upcoming Schedule:

February 28th - Holy Baptism - Kathy

March 7th - Holy Communion - Pastor Tony

March 14th - Review Game - Christian