Youth Ministry (Grade 5 and Older)

Lisa Martinson, DCE

Youth Ministry includes education and activities for youth in Grade 5 through Grade 12.  This includes Sunday School, FUEL (Faith Used in Everyday Life), and local/regional/national youth events.


Youth Sunday School – Most Sundays we will be going through our 120 Bible Stories book. As an added adventure, this year your youth will take their turn leading the children’s Sunday school on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Lesson preparation will take place on the 2nd Sunday of each month.


FUEL (Faith Used in Everyday Life)

  • Sunday, October 17 – 5:30-7:00pm: Rake n Run Service Project (This is for parents and youth.)
    • No matter what age, you are welcome to join us. We will gather at church at 5:30 and go to a rake at a few homes around the area. We may even take the opportunity to beautify our church property.
    • Bring any raking equipment you may have, work gloves, your own beverage (water and treats will be available).
    • Please eat supper before you arrive.

Reformation Run -

  • 3:30pm; October 31, 2021; Trinity Lutheran Church; 803 Winona; Northfield, MN
  • Onsite Registration and Packet pick up will begin at 3:00pm, October 31.
  • Come join us in celebrating the Martin Luther Reformation as we Sin Boldly and Run in Grace. Martin Luther stated "Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger."
  • Pre Registration is $20 (age 5 & younger are free)
  • Onsite Registration is $25 (age 5 & younger are free)
  • Reformation Run T-Shirts are an additional $18. Shirts are guaranteed if ordered by October 11. A limited number of shirts will be available the day of the run.
  • Reformation activities and crafts for all ages will also be available from 3-5pm in the social hall.
  • Proceeds will help support Trinity’s Youth Ministry

Sleep Out For the Homeless - November 5-6 – 8:00pm – 9:00am

*ADULT HELP IS NEEDED THROUGHOUT THIS EVENT.  Use this SignUpGenius link to find out what you can do Sign Up!  or contact Lisa.

  • To better understand what some homeless people go through, youth participants will assemble a ‘house’ using boxes and will sleep outside in the parking lot (rain, snow, or moonshine).
  • We will include some simulation activities on homelessness.
  • We will also have a food, clothing, and operation Christmas child gathering for the members of church and the community to donate.
  • **WE NEED BOXES – refrigerator, stove/oven, washer, dryer type boxes. Please reach out to family/friends who may be making a significant purchase. If you wish to contact a local store, please let me know so that they are inundated with numerous requests for the same event.
  • *OTHER ITEMS WE’LL NEED: Duct Tape and box cutters (to be used by adults)
  • If someone has access to some Thrivent Action Team funds, we could use it for this event.
  • Adult help will be needed for: Setup and helping youth assemble their boxes, taking ‘security’ shifts throughout the night, monitoring the firepit during the security shifts, 7am takedown & cleanup, and making/serving an 8:00am breakfast.  - see signup genius link above to sign up online or connect with Lisa.
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