Youth Events are offered please check out the newsletter for what is coming up! Mission Trips take place each summer. In past years we have assisted with Hurricane Katrina relief, traveled to Mexico, and youth also can travel to Guatemala in the springtime. Every three years, we attend the ELCA National Youth Gathering in place of a regular mission trip.
Snowfest is our annual retreat of rest and relaxation for high school juniors and seniors. We get away for MLK weekend in January.
Centennial Area Summer Stretch High school students participate in this ministry as junior guides, musicians, actors and assistants.
Lake Wapogasset Bible Camp is offered for a week in the summer. Look for registration in February.
C O W
Every Wednesday (almost) a strange thing happens: a bunch of high school students have a great time at church! We like to call it COW, because we are at church on a Wednesday….
At 7:30 PM the high schoolers meet in the youth room until 9:00 pm for their time of community, games, Bible Study, discussion, and prayer.
We would love for you to join us! Bring your friends and experience what COW is all about! Questions or to help out
What is T.I.M.
Teens in Mission (TIM) Team is an intentional high school ministry that serves the larger church. High school juniors and seniors commit for one year of service as leaders for confirmation, intergenerational opportunities, and other areas of interest.
Let no one despise your youth, but set for the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
– 1 Timothy 4:12
Questions or to help out
contact CYF Pastor Tim
What is S.A.L.T.
SALT is the OSLC Student Action Leadership Team. This group of High School servants are confirmed members of the church who desire to help others learn and grow in their faith.
S.A.L.T. Team Descriptions
WIRED (Technical and communication team)
Create and run slideshows for confirmation events.
Take digital photos and be creative with ways to use them (slideshows, website, bulletin boards).
Overall assist with confirmation ministry as needed.
FYI (Information Assistants)
Staff the information table at workshops and events.
Listen to memorization work.
Sub for Junior guides/Peppa as needed.
Make copies, work on computers, check website and other general office work as assigned.
Get to know the confirmands by name. Be welcoming and encouraging.
JUNIOR GUIDES (Small Group Student Leaders)
Sit with small group for workshops, learn their names, know their family stories, their interests and so on.
Encourage the completion of requirements.
Attend retreats with their small group.
Work with adult guide on planning fellowship and service events.
Pray for small group and encourage them to attend other ministry here at OSLC (COW and trips).
Set up small group meeting area before large group begins.
Assist with the Faith Stepping Stone for your group.
No Equal (Worship Leaders and Band)
Prepare and lead music for confirmation workshops, retreats, and
Rehearse so that music is done well.
Seek out new songs to teach and use for confirmation.
Work as a team to get the confirmands excited about worship and involved in the music. (you must be engaged!)
Assist as needed with confirmation ministry.
PEPPA (Drama Team)
Perform dramas and skits that pertain to the workshops and confirmation teachings.
Organize and host retreat skit shows. Look for new skits and write skits to enhance the teaching at confirmation.
Perform silly skits for added fun at confirmation.
Rehearse regularly so to perform well. Assist confirmation ministry as needed.
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