Youth Education

All are welcome to an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 8th following the 9:00 worship service.

Support our youth programs and get a delicious lunch (brunch?) in the social hall! We’ll be serving Maidrites, walking tacos, chips, and ice cream treats including rootbeer floats, sundaes, and banana splits. Free-will donation.

Have your student bring their backpack, as we will be blessing them for the new school year.

Before the ice cream social, join the congregation in an Outdoor Polka Service. The music alone will make your heart smile.

Thank you for supporting our Wayne Zion youth!


Holy Week, 2021: On the afternoon of Palm Sunday, March 28th, Pastor Wade and Council Member Chris Herren held a First Communion Class for a group of students, in preparation for their upcoming First Communion. This rite is held annually on Maundy Thursday, when Christ’s Last Supper is remembered and celebrated. Pictures provided by Shannon Moine.


Working together on Super Bowl Pizza Orders, 2020

Pre-pandemic General Information: Middle School (5th-8th Grade) and High School (9th-12th Grade) Youth Groups start up each year in September.  The First Wednesday of the month is Confirmation Faith Formation night from 7-8 pm (after church). The Middle Schoolers meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 5 -7 pm for Club 35. The High Schoolers meet before school each Friday morning at Java Jones in Monticello.
Traditionally there have been many other activities throughout the year for both youth groups. The annual Middle School lock-in at UNI, Bible Camp opportunities at EWALU, various service work opportunities, and ELCA National Youth Gatherings are some examples.

Worshiping together at the 2018 Youth Gathering