The Trinity Youth Group (TYG) is a very active group of youth, performing many projects and activities within the church, the community and the state. All TYG members serve as acolytes and attend training. This past year, the youth group has planned and/or participated in an assortment of activities and events that consisted of the following: monthly meetings, Easter Egg Hunt; Halloween Party, games for Shrove Tuesday, assisting the WV Institute of Spirituality with their mission, collecting items and mailing out college boxes, worship services, ice skating, assisted with the Social Ministry Spaghetti dinner. Fund raisers included: the East End Yard Sale, soup luncheons, penny drop, Superbowl sub sale, pepperoni roll sale, December babysitting, recycled pop cans, a pet was and car wash at the annual pet blessing, and raffles, -- these are just a few of the many activities these youth have done this last year.
The church family at Trinity are proud of their active youth and seek ways to support and encourage them as they grow spiritually.
Camp Luther, our home away from home. The youth from Lutheran churches in our Senate go off the grid, meaning no cell phones or Internet access, every year for a week in the summer in Cowen, WV. We're all a family there, and the friends we meet there we'll have forever. Starting as a junior, making your way through intermediate camp, and finishing as a senior senior, there are many memories you'll make with people you'll always remember.
There's something for everyone at camp. Of course you have your classes, but afterwards there's the craft cabin, swimming, sports challenges, creek stomps, and of course 4-square. Each group of campers have a night for olympics, there's junior/senior day, and the seniors have a dance! But don't take our word for it, come check it out for yourself!
Youth at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church are extremely active. Not only do they participate in the Trinity Youth Group (TYG), but they also serve as Acolytes, musicians, dish washers, servers..... you name it, the youth do it! We are very proud of our youth and their commitment to learn, grow and love in Christ.
Our youth have fun. With Synodical camps, Synodical conferences -- from parties to serving, we see our youth with smiles on their faces. This is a prayerful fellowship of young people. Watching them grow as future servant leaders is a joy to the congregation.
SUMMER YOUTH GROUP HOSTING
One of our occasional outreach ministries is providing overnight lodging for youth groups on their way to or from summer mission trips. Because Charleston is located within a day’s drive of a large portion of the population of the Eastern United States, we have the ideal location as a stopover for these groups. We have several places in the church where groups can put out their sleeping bags and a well-equipped kitchen where they can prepare their breakfast or snacks. We provide information and directions to local fast food restaurants and carry out/delivery services. If they arrive on Saturday evening and their schedule permits, some also join us for worship on Sunday morning.
Many groups also pick Charleston as it is only an hour from the whitewater rafting and other outdoor adventure activities of the New River Gorge National River. Many of them will use the opportunity to ride the rapids either on the way to their mission site or on their return home. Rosa McKinney meets the groups and co-ordinates this ministry. Contact the church office for more information and to check on available dates.