Youth Education

Welcome to Wayne Zion’s Youth Ministry!

First Communion Class is available to Wayne Zion Youth

Is your child asking about receiving communion? Is your child baptized? Answering yes to both these questions, your child may be ready to learn about and receive Holy Communion. Only the parents know if their child is ready. If so, please call the office to register your child for First Communion Class on Palm Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm.

Pastor Wade and Council President Chris Herren will lead this class of instruction which will include making communion bread. Children who complete First Communion Class will partake in Communion with their family at our Maundy Thursday worship service on April 6, 2023, at 6:00 pm.

Confirmation Faith Formation Night, February 19th, 2023, with a meal prepared by Barb Catlett and her kitchen crew, and guest speaker Kendra Recker.

Sunday School moments: Buckets of Love created and delivered to homebound members; learning who we are as children of God.

We are grateful for the good times and memories made last year in our youth events. Many thanks to the families who consistently use their time and talents to enhance Wayne Zion education programming. Planning is underway for 2023, and your ideas are welcome.

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 third Sunday of the month is Confirmation Faith Formation night, with a meal and speaker. Confirmation class and high school youth group meet during the Education Hour following Sunday morning church. All kids are welcome in our 9:00 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.