Youth Group Kick-Off Mess Fest ~ Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30-4:30pm
All are welcome to join our youth group as they start the new school year! The youth groups of Peace and Christ have been challenged by the youth group of St. Peter UCC to participate in Mess Fest! We will have a messy kickball challenge, whipped cream pie fight, water balloon fight and MUCH MORE! Wear your grubbiest clothes and come have fun! Parents, we need help with the event. Please contact Tracy to volunteer.
CROP Walk ~ October 1, Christ Lutheran, Palatine
Please consider joining the Peace Lutheran walk team! Sign-up details are to come in the narthex. Contact Tracy with any questions.
Youth Mission Trip ~ July 22-30, Lexington, SC
The youth group from Peace Lutheran joined the youth group from Christ Lutheran in Palatine for a mission trip to Lexington, SC. The trip was, in one word, AMAZING! While we were in Lexington, we had a chance to paint houses and assisted living facilities, install drywall, insulation and flooring, as well as build/repair decks. As we worked, we connected with the residents that we were serving, each other and, best of all, God! Our trip wasn't all work - we did find some time for play. We spent some evenings fooling around and getting ice cream, cooling off at the beach and brushing up on our history at the state capital. The best part of the trip was that although we left as two different churches, we returned as one family! Check out the photo gallery on the right.
Vacation Bible School ~ July 31 - Aug. 4
We had a very successful week at VBS, learning and growing together. A big thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success. We had volunteers from Peace who helped make the scenes together with members of three other churches. We are grateful for the crew that transported the decorations and then transformed the church into the Fun Factory.
There were 51 children ages 3 years - 5th grade, including guests from outside our congregation. We took a field trip to visit our friends at Silverado who provided games and goodie bags for the kids. The children sang their VBS songs and got some of the residents to join in song and dance.
Finally, we are thankful for those who came out after the long week to put the sanctuary back together for service on Sunday. It was truly a team effort, led by Natalie Trumbell and Tracy McClure.
Confirmation Sunday ~ Sunday, June 11
Congratulations to our recent confirmands on affirming your baptism! Your church family is very proud.
2nd Annual Flapjack Frenzy Pancake Breakfast
Our second mission trip fundraiser was hosted at Christ Lutheran in Palatine on Saturday, May 6th. Once again, our congregations came together for a morning of good food, great conversation and lots of laughter! Our youth raised $1,063 for their mission trip as well!
Tracy McClure, Youth Director
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30-3:30 PM
Confirmation ~ 6th-8th grade
Meets Wednesdays, 7:00 PM-8:15 PM
Begins September 20th
All sixth through eighth graders are welcome to join us for Confirmation! During our classes, we learn about Old and New Testament stories, as well as the sacraments, via Bible readings, lively discussions and lots of games!
Senior High Youth Group ~ 9th-12th grade
Meets biweekly, Sundays 7:00 PM-8:15 PM (times vary due to service projects)
Our Senior HIgh Youth Group is based on three principles: faith, service and FUN! We spend our time together in a variety of ways: from mini golf and bowling to reaching out to serve our church and community. Our Senior High Youth partake on a mission trip every year in July and we plan/host two fundraisers for our trip as well.
College Ministry ~ Any current college students welcome
Intermittent during school breaks, see calendar.
Our College Ministry is a way for current college students to come together and talk/laugh over coffee, pizza or another fun gathering!