For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.

What’s Happening Now


Next Meeting

Sunday, February 21, 2021
5:30 – 7:30pm

This night will be a little different, it’s all about Faith and Fellowship. We will be doing our traditional retreat closing as a way to cap off Peter’s time with the YG. We will eat some pizza, engage in extended fellowship time, then close down with a real YG candle prayer. It should be extra meaningful to close down with this powerful YG tradition. So be here THIS Sunday IN PERSON on this special night. Please come on out, I would love to see you all (YG Graduates Welcome too)!!!


Please keep in mind that a lot is still in flux around us. That said, as we navigate through this crazy Pandemic time in the weeks/ months ahead, events might be cancelled and/or change. Watch your email for the most up-to-date information. Not on the list, contact us at to be added.

Important YG Forms

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Be in the know!

YG Faith Walk
at Wildwood Lake
October 18, 2020
Confirmation 2020


The 2020 Jr. High Alive, Alive retreat has been moved to September 24 – 26, 2021. 


The next ELCA YOUTH GATHERING is now July 24 – 28, 2022. This is national church Sr. High event that occurs only once every 4 years. There will be an IMPORTANT  Registration begins in late September 2021. More details to come as we move forward.

NOTE: NEXT YEAR, in place of the Gathering, we are planning another Sr. High/College Mission Trip with LutheranHands for summer 2021. Details to coming soon.

faith connect is back!

Youth, Check This Out!! I am VERY excited to announce that Sunday morning Faith Connect Opportunities are BACK: MIDDLE SCHOOL CONNECT (Grades 6 – 8) AND F.O.J. “Friends of Jesus” (Grades 9 -12). All sessions are Sundays at 9:00am on Zoom. Each Zoom session will be a half and hour. “MIDDLE SCHOOL CONNECT” will be lead by Tina Leighow and Brian Comenga. And “F.O.J.” will be lead by Laurena Fox and Jonice Storer. These are AWESOME teachers, and the curriculum is fresh, and you’ll love it. BE THERE and SPREAD THE WORD!!

For more information and to register, click here.

YG Service Project Opportunities

Your help is needed!!  

Pink Hands of Hope
Transport bags of clothing twice a month from “Pink Hands of Hope” to Community Aid. “Pink Hands of Hope” is an organization sponsored by Trinity that is dedicated to helping local people who are in cancer treatment. It’s funded mainly by their thrift store which sells used clothing and accessories. In the process of accepting donations, many are found to be unsellable and are then given to Community Aid who in turn gives a donation to a local nonprofit organization based on poundage. This is where you come in. These bags (20-30/month) need to be picked up every 2 weeks (Sat. 11-3) and driven to Community Aid. Bonus: If there are members of YG that will take on this project, YG would get a quarterly payment from Community Aid. Win for YG and PHOH!! Interested or want more info? Contact  Maggie Ackerman at:

The Ecumenical Food Pantry
This is a constant need and opportunity for the YG to take part in. It is located in Messiah Lutheran in Downtown, Harrisburg. It is run by a member of our church and former YG mom, Lynn Bertram. The Ecumenical Food Pantry provides a 3-day supply of emergency food assistance to those in need in the greater Harrisburg area, and can use your help. The food pantry operates Monday – Friday from 9:30AM – 12:30PM and needs workers during that time to greet clients, record client data, fulfill client food orders, and to pack food bags – no experience needed. The pantry is housed at: Messiah Lutheran Church, 901 N. Sixth St. (in downtown Harrisburg.)

Please coordinate with one another, so you and a YG friend (or 2) can sign up to help out  any day that works with your schedule. Sign-Up TODAY at:

All details and requirements are also noted on the sign up sheet.

Please feel free to contact me or Lynn with any questions.  Her e-mail is:

Stay Connected!

We want to stay connected with you during this time of “social distancing.” Peter is speaking to you on YouTube. YG is posting on Instagram. Pastors are checking in daily on Facebook. Inspirational messages are showing up on Twitter. Subscribe, follow, or check-in today!

Who We Are
YG is our youth group ministry for students in grades 6-12th grade. We are a FAMILY –  a strong, positive, faith forming group. We meet together as ONE for fellowship, fun, and learning. We gather in the name of the Lord – Christ is the reason for our existence. We seek to constantly proclaim this message boldly through all that we do.

Our Mission
With unity in Christ we will serve as disciples, proudly walking and sharing our faith as one body throughout the world. Then, now and forever…

Circle – The Circle is a symbol of our group togetherness.  Whenever we meet as a large group we form a circle. The word circle also refers to candle prayer.
Prayer – Prayer is a strong part of the YG experience. Prayer is in all that we do.
Serve – This is why we are here, to serve the Lord and each other. SERVE ALWAYS WITH LOVE.
Gifts – We all have gifts.  This is what makes us an individual as well as a special member of our Youth Group.  We all share our gifts with each other.  What we all have.

For more information on YG, contact us at 717-737-9921 or