Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)

 

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Upcoming Events

30 hour famine

30 hour famine materials

 

On March 3-4th St. Michael and Trinity Lutheran in Paw Paw, MI are uniting to do a 30 hour famine.  A 30 hour famine is a lock in where you participate in many different activities to create awareness of people in need around the world and in your area, and make a difference by raising funds for hungry people.If you can’t stay for the whole lock in that is ok, we want people to experience this event!
Who can participate?: This event is for 8th graders and up. Which means Sr. High, college, and adults are welcome to attend.
To participate go to www.30hourfamine.org, hit the button on the top of the page that says “log in”, next hit the button that says “2017 Sign up/Log in”, on the top page in fundraiser search bar put “Andrea Lynch,” next click the “Trinity Lutheran” church under my name, then click “join our team”.  Fill out the registration as follows.
If you are afraid to go without food for so long please do not hinder that from you participating.  We want to encourage people to participate to the best of their abilities but if you need to eat for any reason you are able to do so.
Where is the 30 hour famine?:  Trinity Lutheran 721 Pine Street Paw Paw, MI 49079
What can I do to help?
Pledges- Youth will be at tables after service to help sign people up for pledges.
Donate plastic grocery bags- Our servant event involves making mats for homeless.  These mats are made out of none other than the plastic grocery bags, if you have 1, 20, or 100 please consider donating them to the youth for the 30 hour famine.  (Feel free to drop them off to Andi Lynch in her office.)
Donate juice- We will not be eating but we will be taking some juice breaks to stay healthy and hydrated.
Pray-Prayer is effective!  Please pray that our hearts be opened to helping those without food.

Sign up sheets/Important Forms:

2017 Jr. high gathering flyer
2017 jr high tool time flyer
2017 Sr. high gathering flyer

Quality, Safe, Christian Camps for All Ages!

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Summer happens here … at Camp Concordia … and with it all the safe, unforgettable fun; meaningful challenges; and positive relationships that camp in the great outdoors – surrounded by lakes and trees, rolling hills and rivers, friends and significant mentors – has to offer!

What do today’s youth need?

  • Unplugged time with fun, safe programs, outdoor recreation, games and activities.
  • Time to grow life-changing faith, build self-confidence and make new friends.
  • Meaningful time spent with positive young adult role models.

We’re excited to provide, age specific programming with choices for your camper, led by a team of dedicated summer staff. Our college-age staff undergo personal interviews, referrals, background checks, and have two weeks or more of professional training before campers arrive.

Camp happens here! And as it does, children and youth discover their true value and potential; gain confidence through positive friendships, new life skills and growing passions; and most of all, deepen their faith in God through the love of Jesus!

Dr. Craig S. Oldenburg, Director

 

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Youth Group

St Michael Youth Group strives to help young people grow in faith and trust of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We provide an environment where youth of differing backgrounds can gather in Christ’s name, where all youth are accepted as sinners who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ, and can feel free to be themselves and know that they are loved by each other and the adult leaders for being a unique person that God has made. The Youth Group engages in varying activities including, Bible studies, service projects at the church and off campus, friendship time, faith building trips, mission work, concerts, conferences, fundraising and other off site and on campus opportunities to learn about and serve Jesus Christ.

Our middle school (6-8th grade) students are part of our Confirmation Program. In Confirmation the youth learn the basics of the Christian faith and begin to develop an adult life of faith. Confirmation youth participate in weekly Bible classes, servant work, weekend Confirmation Camp, and a variety of friendship activities at the church and in the community such as bike rides, beach trips, snow tubing, overnight events and concerts.

High School youth are working to develop a sound faith foundation as they prepare to enter their communities in higher education, work, military and other ways. Our goal is to help parents prepare young adults to face the joys and adversities of adult life knowing the love, strength and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. The High School Youth Group meets weekly to engage in a variety of activities from community service events, educational seminars, concerts, rock wall climbing, outdoor fun and service to our elderly members. The High School youth also participates in week long summer trips focused on mission work, spiritual exploration, leadership and community building.

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