Our High School Youth Group meets every Sunday during the school year at 9:45 AM, and welcomes freshmen through seniors.
We have members from many surrounding high schools including Fremd, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Lake Zurich, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, and Conant!
High School Youth Ministry Objectives
- Learn that church can be cool for high schoolers.
- Develop consistent worship habits for today and the rest of their lives.
- Learn to use their faith as a decision-making guide.
- Practice giving and volunteerism at church and in the community.
- Provide a venue (with group, or 1-on-1 with Pastors, Youth Leaders, other adults) to discuss problems.
The group is led by a team of caring adults including pastors, parents and others. Want to be involved or have questions? Contact Pastor Jenn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Bake Sale raises over $1,000 annually. With Thrivent Financial matching funds, it gives the Youth Group a significant contribution to go to our homeless program, PADS (here at All Saints), with the balance to the Palatine Food Pantry.
YHOP Our Youth Group is very active in supporting the Youth Hunger Opposition in Palatine (YHOP). YHOP’s mission is to establish and build an ongoing, dedicated fund (YHOP Fund) to generate funding for the Palatine Township Food Pantry.
Outside-of-church-activities complement the Sunday Morning discussion groups. This is accomplished by enlisting/involving parents and other volunteers. These range from cook-outs, picnics, lock-ins, movie nights, etc..
Every few years, group members make the trip to the ELCA National Youth Gathering which often attracts 30,000+ young Lutherans from around the USA. Other youth, searching for a deeper faith experience, attend Leadership Lab, a high school leadership training event put on by the ELCA synods in Illinois at Augustana College, Rock Island.
The annual Youth Service, held in January or February is a huge highlight each year. This tradition helps the group learn by leading, working together, and trusting God’s guidance. Watch and enjoy a recent Youth Service!