Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Youth Group Food Challenge! (6/21/18)

On June 21st, youth group began with a stuff-your-face relay challenge, where the students ate a set amount of pretzels, oreos, or the like as quickly as possible in order to help their team win.
Aside from the flaming hot cheetos, fun was had by all.

Mission Trip (6/24/18-6/30/18)

During the last week of June, the youth had the pleasure of attending Grace's mission trip to LA.

On Monday morning, the first day of the trip, we were led on a tour of downtown LA, in order to give us some context of where we would be serving for the week.

Both Monday and Tuesday, the group had the opportunity of serving at Union Rescue Mission (URM). On Monday, males and females from Skid Row separated into their respective "day rooms" and the men played games such as ping-pong while the women painted nails in order to strike up conversation in what was called "relational ministry". On Tuesday, we directly served the people at URM lunch, in more of service-directed ministry.

Every evening, we had worship with live music and short devotional videos. Tuesday, we had a special worship time on the roof of URM. It was wonderful to be able to send up-lifting music down to the streets of Skid Row, and was one of many highlights of the trip.

On Wednesday, the group was able to renovate a school garden, which was much needed since teachers are only allowed 1 hour outside of classes to tend the garden each week.

Below is a photo of Grace's group along with leaders and a church group from Tuscon, in front of the finished product of a clean garden.

On Wednesday, we helped around Hope Gardens, an area for women in need and their children. Some tended to the grounds or helped serve food, while others help watch and take care of the children.

Friday, we were allowed a 'free day', where we got to go the the Getty Museum and the Beach, in order to relax and recuperate after a physically and mentally trying week.

Saturday morning, everyone was sad to leave the friends we had made over the course of the week, but all were glad to return to our real showers and beds. Hopefully the service and love seen in LA can continue to be spread here in Ridgecrest!

Mulligan's Trip (6/18/18)

On the evening of June 18th, a large group of Grace Lutheran Youth took off towards Lancaster/Palmdale in the search of fun and games at the Mulligan Family and Fun Center.

We tried out many of the fun activities at Mulligan's, such as a high-strung rope obstacle course, a go-kart racetrack, a mini-golf course, a batting cage, bumper boats, indoor laser tag, and much more! 

The indoor arcade, pizza, and drinks allowed for a place where attendees could get out of the heat and find camaraderie with leaders and fellow youth alike.

We all left Mulligan's happy to have time to pay some games and build closer relationships with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

First Ever Youth Paint War! (6/11/18)

On June 11th, 2018 Grace Lutheran Youth participated in its first Paint War!  The youth all came in white t-shirts and good spirits to Upjohn Park.  After a few hours of paint-slinging, the youth returned home with new authentic "tie-dye" shirts and wide smiles.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Aloha Party

Our summer kick-off was a fabulous Aloha Welcome Back Party on June 7...because everyone looks better in a grass skirt!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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During the season of Lent, we challenge you to follow us on Instagram so you can learn about all the extra activities and opportunities going on. 


Fundraiser Jelly Bellies

Sell sweets, turn in order form, and then deliver before Easter!

Each person earns 40% from their sales toward their youth accounts. 
Sales started March 8. Pick up your selling packet today from the Youth Director. 
Sales end March 8.
Packets and money must be turned in by March 8.