Opportunities for learning, connection, fellowship, and faith for YOUth!
Youth Group at St. James for 2021-22
Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up your youth to spend time weekly at St. James.
- HS Youth Group – Sundays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- MS Youth Group – Mondays from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- MS/HS Youth Breakfast at the youth house – Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m.
- K-5 Youth Group – Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Note: We will follow the same guidelines the Gettysburg Area School District establishes regarding mask-wearing
National Youth Gathering 2022
This year’s in-person National Youth Gathering is being re-imagined as local opportunities for ELCA youth to connect and get engaged.
The National Youth Gathering 2023 promises to be worth the wait!
A Letter from the St. James Youth Committee
St. James Lutheran Church has plenty of activities for your family to be involved in!
One of the core Youth Ministry programs is our K-5 Afterschool Youth Group. Youth Group meets each Wednesday (following the school-schedule of Gettysburg Area School District). The program starts after schools dismiss for the day and lasts until 5:00 p.m. It is held at our church and Youth House located on 109 York Street, Gettysburg. Youth Group includes crafts, games, faith education, snacks, and music.
The program is overseen by our Youth Minister, Minister of Music, and a team of adult volunteers. Youth Group is free and open to any K-5 youth who wish to attend. Your child does not need to be a member of St. James Lutheran Church to participate. Children are encouraged to invite their friends to Youth Group as well. We ask that you register your youth in advance to ensure we have the necessary information and appropriate number of volunteers.
In addition to our weekly Youth Group, St. James provides many other special events open to K-5 youth and their families. These activities center around our K-5 focus of service, faith, and fun. All church activities are open to K-5 youth and their families, and many are at no cost. These include events and activities like:
- Family Outdoor Movie Nights
- Mini Work Camp
- Halloween Open House
- Church Overnight Lock-Ins
- Sunday School Classes
- Breakfast with Santa
Hope you see you soon! St. James Youth Committee