Youth

Welcome to Youth Group

It is important for youth to grow their faith through fellowship with peers. In this group, most weeks we will dive deeper into Pastor Wendy's scripture lesson prior to her sermon on Sunday. We will dive deep into the scripture in creative ways, including through games and discussion. The group meets in person, via Zoom and via a private Facebook group. For added privacy, registration is required in order to receive the information about connecting through Zoom and Facebook.

Youth group follows a monthly rotation:

  • 1st and 5th Wednesdays of each month: We will meet in person and share a meal that is served following COVID-19 protocols.

  • 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month: We will meet via Facebook Live followed by a Zoom meeting.  

  • 4th Wednesday of each month: We will serve a meal at the Wednesdays Table. Meet at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie; bring a mask and baseball hat.

March 10th

Scripture - 

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Psalm 51:1-12

Hebrews 5:5-10

John 12:20-33

 

Summary -

"51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me."

 

Jesus died for our sins so we can confess and be of clean heart and mind. In these scriptures, Jesus is telling us how the new coming is upon us and that we will be reborn. 

 

Activity-

-” Optional ” On a piece of paper write something that has been on your mind, something that doesn’t settle with you, that you did, or didn’t do. Then burn it, shred it, or cut it into little pieces. This allows you to have a clean heart and mind.


 

March 24th

Scripture-

March 11:1-11

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

John 12:12-16

 

Summary-

The people of Jerusalem heard Jesus heard he was coming and took branches of palm trees and went to greet and meet him. They did this because he was the king of Israel and because he had healed so many before. They welcomed him with open arms and palm branches as he rode in on a donkey. Jesus didn't earn this welcome because of what he did not give, it was because of all he had given and sacrificed for us.

 

Video-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApEIjvE6S4

February 3rd

Scripture:

  • Isaiah 40:21-31

  • Psalm 147:1-11, 20c (UMH 859)

  • 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

  • Mark 1:29-39

  • January 20th

Summary:

  • Healing?? when you hear the word healing what do you think about? does it have to be physical? Have you witnessed healing? Do you have a testimony of healing?

  • Jesus is a healer of everything, of pain, dought, sorrow, gluttony, you could name more I'm guessing. 

  • In the scripture, they tell us about Jesus healing the sick, the lame, the troubled and he went proclaiming the message throughout the neighboring towns. 

Activity:

For this activity, you will need Plato/clay/some sort of modeling material.

First, begin with creating the first Animal that comes to your mind with your modeling material, then name them (this allows you to feel a connection to them ). Pretend your Animal has to go to the doctor because it is sick, or hurt. Then pretend that the doctor heals your animal. After you have healed said animal please think about how you felt when your animal was hurt, vs how you felt after your doctor healed it. Then thank God for everything he has healed for you.

Scripture:

  • Jonah 3:1-5, 10

  • Psalm 62:5-12 (UMH 787)

  • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

  • Mark 1:14-20

Summary:

What does it mean to fish for People? For Jesus it meant to look for 12 disciples, for you, it might mean to look for a helping hand, or someone who is missing. Whatever the reason you have to fish for people it is probably because God needs you to find these people. God didn't want Jesus to find the richest, strongest, and most powerful of men, he wanted Jesus to find regular people the only requirement is that they had faith in God.

Activity:

  • A good way to find things is to use more than your eyes like Jesus had to. Have a family member play you sounds of things than you have to guess what each sound is, the sounds can be anything from ducks to fish swimming in the ocean.

January 6th

Scripture:

  • Mark 1:4-11

  • Acts 19:1-7

  • Psalm 29

  • Genisis 1:1-5

Summary:

  • John the Baptist held a baptism ceremony, baptizing people as they proclaimed their sins, but he warned them that their baptizing won't be the holiest thing that night. And then a man walked in, a man by the name of Jesus. john the baptist felt overjoyed as he baptized this holy figure of God.

Trivia: What king ordered John the Baptist beheaded?

Activities: You will need a cup of water, paper, a pen or pencil, and some coloring utensils. The first thing you will do is dip your finger in the water and draw a cross on your hand, then say this prayer:

You are a child of God, you are wonderfully made, dearly loved, and precious in his sight.

After you have completed your shortened version of an at-home baptism I want you to draw, write and color whom you want to be in 2021, you can draw a person, or write a bunch of things you want to do, show, or become. Be creative, and make it with love

December 16th

Here is this weeks slide show, we are taking a break and not having a zoom today, but you can still follow through

the slides and do the activity

December 9th

Here is this week's slide show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 3rd

This week we tried something different and created a slideshow, Feel free to go through the slides, complete the activities, and answer the questions on your own or with your family.

November 18th

Scripture:

  • Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

  • Psalm 100 (UMH 821)

  • Ephesians 1:15-23

  • Mathew 25:31-46

Summary:

Trivia:

  • Who was ordered killed by Solomon for disobeying him and leaving the kingdom without permission?

Book:

Activities:

November 11th

Scripture:

  • Judges 4:1-7

  • Psalm 123 or Psalm 76 (UMH 797)

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

  • Mathew 25:14-30

Summary:

If I gave you $100 what would you do with it? Thinking...  Would you invest it? Would you hide it? Would you buy that video game you have been wanting? What would be the best solution or the one that would help you in the long run? A farmer gave three servants bags of his gold. One invested it and made 5 bags of gold into 10 bags of gold. the second one took two bags of gold and made it into 4 bags and the third one buried his in the field. The farmer came back and was pleased with the two that invested their money and made them multiply he gave them many more responsibilities. The one who buried the money was considered lazy.

 

Matthew 25:29 To those that use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.

Don't let your talents be wasted, if you have been blessed with a gift use it wisely.

Trivia:

  • In Jesus' parable of the talents, how many talents did the servant who was given two ends

  • up with?

Book:

Pages 40 - 48

Activities:

On a piece of paper draw a circle in the middle. Write your talent or talents inside the circle. Then Draw petals around the circle. In each petal write how you use your talent. Trace with a dark marker then color.  Keep this flower to remind you to use your talents wisely.

November 4th

 

Scripture:

  • Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

  • Psalm 78:1-7 (UMH 799)

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

  • Mathew 25:1-13

Summary:

  • "Is everyone ready for tomorrow?" "Ready for the hike?" "Didn't you pack your backpack, water bottle?" Are we ready, are we prepared? Would you be prepared if Jesus knocked on your front door? What would you say? What would you do? Is your house prepared? There is plenty of scripture to tell us that Jesus will come back someday, who will be ready?

Trivia:

  • Who sent Moses back to Egypt from Midian to free the Israelites?

Book:

  • pages 31-40

Activities:

  • Whatch the video. Think about what would you say? Write a letter to Jesus as if he was sitting right in front of you? What topic would you want to discuss? Have any questions? Then take that letter and put it in your bible or your favorite book. You can alwasys open it and read it anytime. Maybe some of those questions will be answered.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOuezEXcrXk

October 28th

Scripture:

  • Revelation 7:9-17

  • Psalm 34:1-10,22 (UMH 769)

  • 1 John 3:1-3

  • Matthew 5:1-12

Summary:

  • Trust Jesus and give Love to those around you. Even if it seems they don not deserve it. God choosese to love everyone, so need to love like him.

Trivia:

  • Jesus said we could move mountains if our faith is even as big as a what?

Activities:

October 21st

Scripture:

  • Deuteronomy 34:1-12

  • Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 (UMH 789)

  • 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

  • Matthew 22:34-46

Summary:

  • "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind" -Matthew 22:37

  • Moses was a God-loving, respecting man and even to the end he followed God's word and God never left Moses's side.

Trivia:

  • In order of birth, what number of sons was Joseph of Jacob?

Activity:

  • Have a sibling or a family member blindfold you and lead you around. See if you can trust them as much as Moses did with God.

October 14th

Scripture:

  • Exodus 33:12-23

  • Psalm 99 (UMH 189)

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

  • Matthew 22:15-22

Summary:

  • "God does not call those who are equipped, He equips those whom He has called." -Smith Wigglesworth

  • We all have the right ingredients but not always the right tools, but God helps us by equipping us with the right tools.

  • God gave Moses the right tools to bring the Israelites across the desert. Even when Moses did not feel he had the right tools God showed him all he needed.

Trivia:

  • What name has traditionally been given to the group of books consisting of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon

Activity:

  • What does Faith and duct tape have in common?

  • For this activity, you will need

  1. 2 toilet paper rolls (or a paper towel roll cut into two)​

  2. A roll of duct tape or tape

  3. Markers (optional)

  • Here are your instructions:​

  1. Place your paper rolls side by side ​

  2. Use your tape to connect them (make sure they are side by side, the outside of the paper rolls touching)

  3. After taping your paper rolls together they should look like a pair of makeshift binoculars

  4. Use your markers to color, draw, or right what faith means to you on the outside of your binoculars

  5. Then whenever you feel like you are missing your tools of faith look through them and find some inspiration

October 7th, 2020

Scripture:

  • Exodus 32:1-14

  • Psalm 106:1-6 19-23

  • Philippians 4:1-9

  • Mathew 22:1-14

Summary:

  • Do you ever get confused?

  • Does God ever confuse you?

  • How do you make yourself unconfused?

  • The Israelites thought that Moses had lost his way and didn't know what happened to him, so they went to Aaron and asked him to make them gods. Aaron asked them to take off their jewelry and using a tool he formed the gold into a cow and said, "These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."

  • The Israelites were confused about what God had planned and sinned against him, Even when we are confused about God's plan for us we should follow him and believe that he knows what's best for us.

Trivia:

  • What did the Israelites make while Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the ten commandments?

Book:

  • Hinds' Feet On High Places, by Hannah Hurnard

  • Pages 24-31

Activity:

  • This week I (Amanda) Preformed a little skit about what confusion can look like. Please watch the video and create your own.

  • For your video, you can film yourself being confused, or in a situation that confuses you. Whatever you choose make sure that it represents confusion and is fun and creative!

  • Examples are: Being at the wrong place, Turning your homework into the wrong class, feeding our cat dog food, calling your mom dad, or dad mom, writing the wrong word over and over again, etc.

  • When you have created your video go ahead and post it on the youth group Facebook page and take a look at your fellow youth members videos that they created.

Sept. 30

Scripture:

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Psalm 19 (UMH 750)

Philippians 3:4b-14

Mathew 21:33-46

  • The 10 commandments?

  • What do the 1o commandments mean to you?

  • Communion?

  • Why do we partake in communion?

  • Moses brought us the 10 commandments to help us remember what we need to do to follow God. It is not always easy to follow God, however, he is always there and he always loves us no matter what. We practice forgiveness of our sins at church by taking communion and asking for forgiveness.

Trivia:

  • Jesus said we could move mountains if our faith is even as big as a what?

Book:

  • Hinds' Feet On High Places, by Hannah Hurnard

  • Pages 20-24

Activity:

  • To help us look at the 10 commandments try to make yourself these emojis to remind you of them.​

Sept. 23, 2020

Scripture:

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 78:1-4 and 12-16

Philippians 2:1-13

Mathew 21:23-32

  • Water???  The Israelites grew frustrated and angry with Moses, almost wanting to stone him. Moses asked God for help because he trusts God, unlike most of the Israelites that lost their trust in God and Moses. God told Moses to use his staff and strike upon a rock with the elders as a witness, he did so and water came flushing out. Mosses than named that place Massah.

  • What is important to you??

  • How do we show love??

  • How do we live as the people of God in the world today??

  • Take some time to think about these questions. I know the Israelites were very frustrated and very confused. They chose to turn away and stop trusting God. When things get tough we need to look to God for help, guidance, and strength.

  • Who is Jesus??

  • Take some time this week and ask 3 people who Jesus is.  You might be surprised how different everyone's answers are.

Trivia -- To which disciple did Jesus give the keys to heaven?

Book --

"Hinds' Feet On High Places" By Hannah Hurnard.

We are starting to read a book together and these are the pages we read and a passage from it.

Pg. 17-20 read

Passage: She lived with her friends and fellow workers Mercy and Peace in a tranquil little cottage in the village of much-trembling

Activity:

Follow the video to make your own key to heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiUnfhe4YoY

Please listen to this song this week and sing along if you would like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M__eHGicWc

Sept. 16, 2020

Scripture:

Exodus 16:2-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

Philippians 1:21-30

Mathew 20:1-16

  • Manna? Hebrew translation is "What is it?"

  • The Israelites became weary and fearful that they would starve to death in the desert and started questioning God. God provided for them what they needed and also tested them to see if they would follow his word and trust him.

  • Give God thanks for the food and harvest every day.

  • How does gratitude spill over to service?

Activity:

Write a list of all the people you trust.  Out of those people how many are not immediate family? Did you put God?

Sept. 9, 2020

Scripture:

Exodus 14:19-31

Exodus 14:1-12

Mathew 18:21-35

  • By persevering and overcoming obstacles, Moses and the Israelites were able to cross the red sea to safety.

  • Think of a time that you were able to persevere and overcome an obstacle in your way. You may think of a time that you have sinned. Write them down on a small piece of paper and with permission from your adult, you can burn the paper and watch the sin or obstacle disintegrate. This is symbolic of Moses raising his staff and the red sea parting for the Israelites and then falling back after the Israelites passed.

  • Listen to this song and remember to embrace the differences in everybody and remember to treat everyone as an equal:https://youtu.be/w-972nAyy_I