Youth Education

Welcome to Wayne Zion’s Youth Ministry!

Sunday School began on Sunday, September 10th with registration and our annual Ice Cream Social. Classes will be held following the 9:00 worship service starting September 17th. The first Confirmation Club 25 of the fall was also held Sunday, September 10th, from 5-7:00 pm. Confirmation classes are now Wednesday evenings beginning with worship at 6:00 pm. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Call the church office with any questions at (319) 465-4834.

Our Noisy Coin offering has been designated to Lutheran Services in Iowa for August and September. A representative came to thank the students for their support, which helps families at Christmas along with other services for those in need. A link to the LSI website can be found on the Partner Links page.

Vacation Bible School was July 31st – August 4th, 2023. The Monticello Ministerial Association hosted this past summer’s VBS at the fairgrounds. With the combined effort all the organizers and volunteers, it was a great success! Thank you for all your support of food and craft donations, time and effort.

Highlights from our 2022-2023 year: Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth Groups

Sunday School Project: Buckets of Love were created and delivered to homebound members, teaching about how we care for others.

General Information: Middle School (5th-8th Grade) and High School (9th-12th Grade) Confirmation Class and Youth Group start up each year in September.  The second Sunday of the month is Confirmation Faith Formation night, Club 25, with a meal and speaker. Confirmation class is held Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm. All kids are welcome in our 9:00 Sunday morning worship service!

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. The next National Youth Gathering is set for 2024 in New Orleans. Learn more here.