Youth Education

Welcome to Wayne Zion’s Youth Ministry!

In this schoolyear, we are again using an All Kids curriculum for Kindergarten through 5th Grade children.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF
SEPTEMBER 11th, 2022
Bring your school backpack to church for a blessing at the 9am service.
Registration begins after worship.
 Every parent needs to volunteer at least one Sunday each semester.
 Materials will be ready to pick up the Sunday before you teach.
 1st – 5th grade yearlong goal: learn and memorize the 10 Commandments
 Time will be spent each Sunday on memorization.

Sunday morning classes:
 PreK-Kindergarten, led by Holly Iben
 1st-5th Grades, volunteer teachers needed each week
 Confirmation 6th-8th, led by Pastor Wade
 High School, led by Kirk Freese
 Holly Iben will be leading an all-kids activity the third Sunday of each month.

December 11th: PreK-8th Grade Christmas Pageant
Barb Andreesen and Holly Iben will begin rehearsing October 2nd during the 10:15-10:30 Sunday School opening time.


Our 2022 Ice Cream Social was very well attended and enjoyed by everyone as part of our August Sesquicentennial Celebration. With a focus on Wayne Zion’s youth ministries, we acknowledged all who have taught, served, and guided our young members over the years.

Thanks to the students and parents who planned and participated in today’s youth church service and lunch event/ice cream social.


Vacation Bible School 2022

Vacation Bible School NEWSPLASH… On Thursday, August 18th, many kids joined in the fun as we learned about our baptism—God’s living water. Kids had time to play in the Monticello pool, eat lunch together, create a craft and learn a VBS lesson. Thanks to all who attended, and all who helped plan and organize this day.


Presenting the Crosses made by our 2022 Confirmation students and their mentors.


Wayne Zion says, “Thank you!” to all our Confirmation Mentors, who met with the students on Wednesday evenings during the month of March. Your gift of time and talent is long remembered and appreciated.

2022 Super Bowl Success!

The high school youth group had a wonderful morning working together on Super Bowl Pizzas. The pizzas sold out quickly. Thanks to all the kids and families who came to help today. Thanks to those who ordered and supported our youth programming. And of course, thanks to our amazing planners who organized this event!


Welcome to Sunday School!


A giant thank you to our volunteers who created this Goliath to go with the Sunday School lesson for the week, David and Goliath. Thank you for bringing the story to life! The kids used a sling shot to take him down, and learned something about trusting God.


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, with a lesson and speaker. The High Schoolers meet before school the first Wednesday of the month at Java Jones in Monticello. 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.