Happy New Year LYF! The Lock-In has been RESCHEDULED for this Friday, January 17. We’ll meet in the Welcome Center at 7 pm. The youth will be sleeping at the church and should bring any toiletries they’d need, any change of clothes they would want, a pillow, and a sleeping bag (or a pile of blankets of some sort). Bring your appetites, as pizza and snacks will be provided!
LYF Service Opportunity on MLK Day. Youth are invited to sign up on the youth bulletin board to participate in a day of service at Pennridge FISH January 20 from 9am-1pm. Parents please drop off/pick up at Pennridge FISH.
Attention LYF! We will be holding our annual retreat at Bear Creek Camp February 14-16, 2020. We will be meeting at St. Matthew’s in the Welcome Center at 6:30pm to travel to Bear Creek, and will return Sunday February 16 to St. Matthew’s for parent pickup at 2:30pm. Cost per person is $70 which includes lodging, travel, and all meals. Sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board. Cash/checks made out to St. Matthew’s can be given to Katie Fritchman.
LYF (Lutheran Youth Fellowship) is open to all youth in 7th through 12th grades.
LYF Mission Statement:
WE ARE THE CHURCH YOUTH who come together in Christian
fellowship to learn, love, teach, grow, serve and worship;
reinforcing and sharing our faith in God in a fun and fulfilling
Lutheran Youth Fellowship at St. Matthew’s is open to all youth in seventh through twelfth grades. The youth enjoy monthly fellowship or service events/activities. Some of the activities include: a kick-off picnic in the Fall with crowd breaker and cooperation games, swimming, kickball, volleyball, washer toss tournament, and food; hayride & bonfire; yard cleanups, Adopt-a-Highway trash pickups; lock-in with Rock ‘n Glow midnight bowling; Valentine breakfast for the congregation; Easter egg hunt for the children in the congregation and community; making chocolate covered eggs for an Easter candy fundraiser; weekend retreat at Bear creek Camp; preparing & leading a Youth Sunday worship service, an end-of-the-year party with graduate recognition for seniors.
Every third year the youth participate in the ELCA Youth Gathering for five days in July. We have participated since 2000. We have traveled to St. Louis, Atlanta, San Antonio, New Orleans (two trips to New Orleans), and Detroit.
During the summers when there is no Youth Gathering, the youth participate in a mission trip to Appalachia helping families in need through the Appalachia Service Project. We have traveled to Kentucky, W Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Friends are always welcome!