August 5-8 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
For youth completing grades 6-8
Stretch Yourself! Summer Stretch is a ministry for middle school youth, led by high school youth! We meet for a short week in the summer and do service projects throughout the community each morning, then participate in a (top secret) just-for-fun activity each afternoon. Our week culminates with a day together at Valley Fair.
Register by June 1. Cost for Summer Stretch is $130, which includes all activities, transportation, a t-shirt, and Valley Fair admission. Students will need to bring their own lunch each day. Register here.
Summer Stretch Assistants
August 5-8 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Students completing grades 9-12 may serve as assistants for the week. They will lead small groups and help in other ways. Cost is $65, which includes Valley Fair admission. Register here.
Hiring Soon: VBS Counselors
We are looking for current high school students (completing grades 9-12) to work as small group leaders during Vacation Bible School. These will be paid positions and will include mornings during VBS (June 17-20), as well as a required training on June 13, 6:00-8:00 PM. Application forms will be available March 1 at this link.
To complete their application, VBS Counselor applicants must also have an adult submit a reference form no later than May 1 (no relatives please). Reference forms can be found here.
Confirmation at Trinity
Confirmation at Trinity is for students in grades 7 & 8. Students gather weekly on Wednesday evenings, where they learn in both large and small group settings, beginning the evening in the Trinity Room. The year begins with an orientation for both parents and students on Wednesday, September 20, with regular classes beginning the following week. There is a fee of $35 per student.
At Trinity, the rite of Affirmation of Baptism is celebrated after completing the Confirmation program, typically in the spring of 8th Grade. Affirmation of Baptism will be celebrated this year during worship on Sunday, May 5, 2024.
To register for Confirmation, please visit our registration page.
What is Affirmation of Baptism?
When we talk about faith, baptism is where we begin as Lutherans. We acknowledge God’s love, God’s presence, and God’s promise for our lives. In baptism, God claims us and promises to walk with us in faith. Baptism is a lifelong event, and so when we affirm our baptism, we reaffirm the promises made for us by our parents and sponsors at baptism. Youth are often baptized when they are young, but not all. If your youth has not yet been baptized, please contact Pastor Tom Westcott.
High School Youth Group
Youth in grades 9-12 will meet in the Youth Room each Wednesday evening from 6:45-7:45 p.m. beginning September 20, 2023. We’ll work as a team to create a plan for our time together, including Bible study, service opportunities, games, outings, and other fun stuff!
Registration is appreciated but not required. Bring a friend!
High School Trip
Trinity youth have an opportunity to embark on a trip each summer that will influence their faith lives in extraordinary ways. Trips provide our youth with experiences that will deepen their faith, learn how they can develop a closer relationship with God, develop and nurture relationships with adults and peers, and realize that loving God and believing in God are fun and exciting!
In 2024, Trinity youth will be travelling to New Orleans, LA to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering. The 2024 Gathering will take place July 16-20, with some optional events happening in the days before the Gathering. For more information about attending the ELCA Youth Gathering, contact Pastor Tom Westcott or Heather Day.
It is the hope of Trinity Lutheran Church that all students, regardless of financial ability, have the opportunity to participate in any event that will nurture their spiritual growth in Christ. To learn more about scholarships, please contact Ashley Olson.
Email Pastor Tom Westcott for more information on any of Trinity’s Youth Ministry Programs.
All programs, camps, and events are open to the community.