Online Youth Connections During COVID-19

We are taking a summer break from our weekly youth gatherings on Sundays and Tuesdays. We will kick back off on Sunday, August 30.

Although we won't be meeting weekly, there will be various opportunities to connect through the next few weeks including an at home service project during the last week of July.

Contact Christian Marbach, Director of Youth Ministries, if you would like to get involved in upcoming activities.

Upcoming Children & Youth Events

Click on any event to learn more.

ELCA Youth Gathering

July 24, 2022 - July 28, 2022

2021 ELCA Youth Gathering

Every three years, high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering.

The next Youth Gathering is scheduled for June 29 – July 3, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN.


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 on Sunday mornings during 9:45 am. Confirmation takes place every year on Reformation Sunday in late October.

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You belong here

Attending church and 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.