VOLUNTEERS NEEDED As some of you may know we are once again without a youth director.  With this being a very busy time of year the Christian Ed & Youth Board is asking for your help!  We have many areas that we are seeking help with different youth events.  Some of them include the following:

K-5 event leaders Jr High Events  

Sr High Events Childrens Sermons

Confirmation Flap Jacks for Faith

I know everyone is busy, even if you can help out with one event that would be great!  We are hoping to have a schedule of events along with a signup sheet.  In the meantime if you think you are able to help out please let Amber Holtan or Kami Spears know.  Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated!!!



Upcoming Events

Sunday September 24th

Sunday School Teacher Installation 8:30 service

Confirmation Retreat at Silver Creek 11:30-1:30


Wednesday October 4th (date change!)

Confirmation Kick-Off (gr. 8-10)  It is required to attend this meeting as we will be going over the requirements for the upcoming confirmation year.  Please watch for a letter with more details.


Confirmation Classes begin October 11th


For more details on each event, please see the September newsletter. If you don’t receive the paper newsletter a digital copy is available on Zion’s website




Confirmation Retreat: Sunday September 24th @ Silver Creek from 11:30-1:30

Confirmation picture day… and time TBD

Confirmation Banquet Saturday October 28th…time TBD

Confirmation: Sunday October 29th @ 10:30 service

***For those of you that still need sermon notes and acolytes for last year….we will give you the month of September to get caught up!    PLEASE use this time wisely…..


We are happy to say that we will be  participating in Operation Christmas Child again this year!  With all the school supplies out this time of year here is a reminder of some of the items that are greatly appreciated:Boxes will be available soon!


 SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks/paper (to fit in shoebox), solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.


Calling all Youth & Parents!

 Zion would like to invite all youth and parents that may be interested in or even a little curious about the “This Changes Everything” 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX!!!  

  ELCA National Youth Gathering Registration will start 9-15-17 through 11-15-18. ELCA National Youth Gathering will be June 23-July 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Youth that are eligible to attend are in 8th—12th grade at the time of registration. Contact if you are interested in going. Fundraising is a big help with this event.

 IFA The youth will be getting ready for the ELCA National Youth Gathering Trip that will be taken place in Houston, TX June 27th-July 1st, 2018 A great way to insure to go on the trip is to build up an IFA…  What is an IFA? Its an Individual fundraising account set up with the church to help off set the costs of church activities. Who has one? All kids that are little lambs through 12th grade.

How can I contribute to my son or daughters IFA? Watch for the churches bulletin and Newsletter for any up coming events to work. Good examples would be flapjacks for faith and rummage sale. Option two is fundraising, like how the youth were selling calendars earlier this year. We will be seeing more fundraising. There is option three which is to contribute money directly to the IFA.

 Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

 NOTICE—If you are new to our Sunday School or Youth Activities, please inform the church office of your children’s names, grades, contact phone number and mailing address so we can keep you informed of upcoming events. You can email information to

~ SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  Some items that could be used: Kleenex, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, band aids, scotch tape, crayons, washable markers, mechanical pencils, pens, expo markers, permanent markers, and construction paper.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated!


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