Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dec info

Sunday, December 6
Youth Group

Sunday December 13
Children’s & Youth Christmas Caroling and Cookies
5:30pm for Caroling meet in Room 11, 7:00pm for cookies in Fellowship Hall

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Winter Camp sign ups

Thousand Pines Winter Camp
Friday, January 22- Sunday January 24
Located: Crestline, CA              2 ½ hours south of Ridgecrest
8th -12th grade is invited.
We have a limited spots, so first come first serve.
Cost: $160
 Theme: Revolution

*Snow activities and sledding-
*Ropes Course and Rock Wall
BB Guns and archery

*weather permitting

Sign up with Andi Berryman or the front office. Please fill out a medical release form and bring $60 deposit.

Nov 22 and Nov 29

This Sunday, November 22 along with normal youth group activities we will be delivering  Thanksgiving baskets to homes. 

We will carpool to the homes who have signed up for a basket (Only leaders will drive) and return to Grace Center. 

Sunday November 29- No youth group so you can catch up on your homework. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

iTrip Nov 11

This is an all youth activity
Brought to you by Grace Lutheran Church

The HEAT Youth Ministries


Wednesday, November 11

Drop off: 8:30am-9:30am. Meet at main office

We will return around 8:00pm

No school so come with us

Ice skating at Ice Station in Valencia

In-n-Out Burger

Ice Cream

Cost $30

Secure your spot by turning in your 2015-16 medical release form (Check to see if you have one on file) and your money. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fundraising opportunities

NEXT work day:Sat October 17 at 9:00 am
How it works: The congregation shares their needs, such as weed pulling or cleaning windows.The youth serve the congregation and complete the tasks on selected weekends.
All donations raised go to future youth events/activities, such as Girl’s Nights, Guy’s night, or camp.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Next Sunday: Rally Dinner

Come on Rally Sunday, Sept 13 for free dinner at 5:00pm

BBQ chicken, steak, beans, salads... all in Fellowship Hall at 5:00pm
Learn about the ministries at Grace Lutheran Church and hang out!

If you arrive for 6:30 youth group, just head over to Fellowship Hall- there is probably leftovers

Rent A Student Fundraiser

NEXT work day:Sat Sept 12 at 9:00 am
How it works:
The congregation shares their needs, such as weed pulling or cleaning windows.
The youth serve the congregation and complete the tasks on selected weekends.
All donations raised go to future youth events/activities, such as Girl’s Nights, Guy’s night, or camp.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Pool Party this Friday

Pool Party at Mrs. Michell's houseFriday August 21 5:30-8:00pmCall the front office or contact Andi Berryman for directions

Middle & High School Pool Party
Guys- Please bring chips or veggies.
Ladies- Bring fruit or dessertsFree hot dog dinner
Ladies-Please wear a dark colored shirt over bikinis. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome 9th graders!!!

For those who starting 9th grade:

Last week for 9th graders to attend Middle school youth group is August 13. 

High School youth group is Sundays 6:30-8:00pm

Thursday, July 23, 2015

August Details!!

This August, we have a lot of FUN things happening!

Attention all 9th graders: NEW EVENT: Meat the 9th gradersFree dinner on Sunday, August 16 5:30pmFollowed by high school group at 6:30pmLast week for 9th graders to attend Middle School group is August 13. 
Attention: All Middle and High School StudentsPool Party on August 21 at Mrs. Michell's house. 5:30-8:00pm. Guys- Please bring chips or veggies.Ladies- Bring fruit or dessertsFree hot dog dinnerLadies-Please wear a dark colored shirt over bikinis. Attention: Middle and High School Ladies!All Girl's EventTruth or Dare 2.0Friday August 28-August 29We will be playing glow stick capture the Flag and much moreSign up in the office or on facebook event to reserve your spot 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MEAT the 9th graders

Hope to see you at 6:30pm every Sunday for

 High School The HEAT

Attention all 9th graders:
NEW EVENT: Meat the 9th graders

Free dinner on Sunday, August 16 5:30pm

Followed by high school group at 6:30pm

Last week for 9th graders to attend Middle School group is August 13.

Friday, June 5, 2015

High School Resumes- Join us Sunday, June 7th

The HEAT High School Youth Group
Sundays 6:30-8:00pm

For all high school students, including those who are enrolled in 9th grade in the fall. 
All graduates are welcome all summer

High School Sleepover TONIGHT

High School Sleepover at United Methodist Church (UMC) and Grace Lutheran Church (at the Grace Center)
June 5 at 7:30pm at the UMC –end on June 6 at 8:30am at the Grace Center

*this included the students who finished 8th grade and are enrolled for high school next year.

Medical/Liability Release Form
I, __________________________ parent(s)/guardian(s) of _________________ give permission for my teenager to attend and participate in activities High School Sleepover.
Please note: The student must remain for the entire event, unless a leader is notified that a parent is picking them up early.
                By signing this form the parent, guardian or individual agrees to assume and accept al risks and hazards inherent in participating in the High School Sleepover Event. They also agree to not hold Grace Lutheran Church and /or its owners, agents, or employees liable for damages, losses, or injuries to the person(s) or property undersigned.

Parent/guardian signature and date

Best contact phone number

Emergency contact name and relation to minor                                                 Emergency phone number

List any allergies to medications or food

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May and June

We are taking a 2 week break from youth ministry activities.

 May 18- June 1.
The only thing that will take place is Sunday School on May 24 at 9:30am.  My hope during this break is that your family will have more time to spend together celebrating the end of the school year and starting of a new summer schedule.

Starting in June:
  •  High School Grad Luau- Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30pm All families and friends of grads are invited for Hawaiian Dinner. Please RSVP to the facebook event or calling the front office 760-375-9768

·          THE HEAT High School Sundays 6:30-8:00pm

·         Students please do not come any earlier than 30 minutes before group starts.  

·         Starting June 1st current 8th graders are considered 9thgraders and can do both middle school and high school activities all summer.

·         High school grads can continue to come to high school group until school starts.
·        All youth activities take place in the Grace Center (house north of the main church) unless noted differently







Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Come Celebrate with our High School Seniors!

Baccalaureate Celebration

Sunday, May 17th 4:00pm


Hosted at Ridgecrest Calvary Assembly (RCA).

Located at 800 W Upjohn Ave.

Graduates, please wear your cap and gown. All are welcome to stay for the reception afterwards.


This event is a multi-church event and all are welcome.



Thursday, April 30, 2015



Saturday, May 16 6:30-9:00pm

You are invited to an adventurous Youth Event

at Grace Lutheran Church &

The HEAT youth ministries


Come to build a lasting cardboard tank in a collection of unique battles and obstacles. Be prepared to be the last tank to survive.

For all middle school and high school students


Meet at the Grace Center

 576 N Norma St

(Building is just north of the church)

Contact Andi, youthandfam@gracelutheran.org for questions

Free event, Bring a friend!


No youth activities after Tank Wars for 2 weeks.

No youth activities from May 18-June 1.

Only exception: Sunday School on Sundays at 9:30am will continue all of May

Parent Meeting

Saturday, May 16 6:30-7:30pm

You are invited to join the Youth & Family Ministry Director and learn about the many opportunities for your teenager this summer. Come and hear how Grace Lutheran Church keeps your student safe.   

 Meet at the Grace Center

576 N Norma St

(Building is just north of the church)

Contact Andi, youthandfam@gracelutheran.org for questions



Friday, April 17, 2015

30 Hour Famine Details

Church PART: 6:30pm Friday, April 24th - 1:30pm Saturday, April 25th

Parents please come on Friday to check-in your student. If we leave church campus, only approved drivers will drive your student safely.

YOUR PART: Start the FAST on Friday April 24th at 7:00am (Please eat breakfast before 7:00am) During the FAST, drink LOTS of water.

Is Fasting Safe?

The average person can do it, no problem. Most people can go without food for 30 hours without any side effects. Exceptions include, but are not limited to:

 • Children younger than 12 and the elderly

• Pregnant or nursing women

 • People with specific medical conditions or eating disorders

If students or parents have any concerns, have them check with a doctor before participating.

3 Important things to know for fasting: 

1)     Sleep lots. Lower calorie intake means lower energy levels, so encourage teens to get a decent amount of sleep before and during Famine weekend.

2)     Hydrate more. Make sure that plenty of juice and water are on hand during your event to ensure proper hydration. Be tummy-friendly by avoiding acidic juices like OJ.

3)     Go for gut-friendly foods after the fast. Easy-to-digest foods like rice, pasta, and non-acidic fruits are best.  The church will provide something on Saturday to eat.

When you fast, you’re in good company In the Bible, people fasted for a lot of different reasons. Some did it to get right with God (Nehemiah 9:1). Some fasted as an act of worship (Acts 13:2) or to discern the Lord’s will (2 Chronicles 20:3). And Jesus Himself fasted to get ready for His public ministry (Matthew 4:2). “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me . . .” —John 4:34 (NIV)

You should try the FAST because:

§  Experience is the best teacher.

§  Students will literally get a taste of what life is like for the hungry kids they’re helping.

§  Fasting helps students bond in a big way

§  Tackling a big challenge like the Famine breaks down walls and unites students. (Nothing melts cliques like having something in common — like feeling a gaping hole in your stomach for 30 hours!)

Can’t FAST: Creative fasting alternatives

§  Techno-fast: Go without TV, the Internet, cellphones, video games, movies, etc. for 30 hours or more!

§  Single serving: Eat a single serving of rice or beans from a Dixie cup to get a perspective on what “portion control” means to those in extreme poverty.

§  The “ONE”: What’s that one awesome food you just can’t live without? Chocolate? Chips? Fast food? Stop eating that one food for a week.

§  Skip a meal or two rather than going the full 30 hours. Again, put the money you would’ve spent toward your fundraising goal.


ü  Your 30 hour famine booklet

ü  Any money you have collected

ü  Water bottle

ü  Sleeping bag, or warm blanket (We will be sleeping outdoors at the Grace Center.)

ü  Pillow

ü  Tooth brush

ü  Casual clothes

ü  Sweatshirt and beanie

ü  Work gloves if you have them