Events for Youth

Rally 2016: AGAPE*

Posted on June 23, 2016

  How to kick off a brand new year of Youth Group? How about with an amazing concert with Lutheran hip-hop artist and speaker Agape*?  CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Agape* has performed at the ELCA National Youth Gathering, and will be joining us in SEPA on Sunday, September 25 at Calvary Lutheran...

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Unwrapped Gifts from God – JYG 2015

Posted on August 18, 2015

To aid our congregations in their confirmation/affirmation of baptism ministry, the JYG theme focuses on core ideas and concepts in the catechism. This year’s theme, “UnwRapped”, will be an exploration of spiritual gifts and the concept of vocation. Our musical guest and keynote speaker is Agape, a widely-known Christian Hip-Hop artist. He performed at the...

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Save the Date: South Dakota June 30 – July 11, 2016

Posted on June 24, 2015

Save the Date South Dakota Servant Trip 2016 (June 30-July 11) Registration to open fall of 2015 Please check out the Sepa Youth Website for information on previous South Dakota Trips

JYG Dates Announced

Posted on June 16, 2015

This year’s Junior Youth Gathering (JYG) will be held October 9-10 & 10-11 at Refreshing Mountain Camp in Stevens, PA.  Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!

Helping Hands Day – Saturday, April 25, 2015

Posted on March 1, 2015

Exciting things are happening with our annual Helping Hands Day, an event of spirited-service in the community! Helping Hands Day 2015 is Saturday, April 25th. This is an amazing event where young people and adults will worship, share, laugh, eat, work, sing, learn and serve God & our neighbors. For 2015 Helping Hands Day service projects...

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Dig Deep Build Faith – SHYG 2015

Posted on November 7, 2014

Save the date for the Senior High Youth Gathering 2015 happening February 20-22! Our theme is Dig Deep Build Faith based on Luke 6:47-49. Participants will experience this awesome theme and scripture through service projects, worship, small group conversation and fellowship. Registration materials will be available in early December. Estimated cost is $180 a person.

JYG 2014: Dunked & Stuffed Photos

Posted on October 17, 2014

We had a great weekend at our Junior Youth Gatherings learning about the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion!  Check out photos at  

Boston Servant Trip

Posted on July 16, 2014

In June, 52 youth and adults from all over our synod spent nine days serving and learning in Boston on our Urban Servant Trip.  Learn more and see pictures on our participant blog at   Here are a few highlights…                                ...

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Helping Hands Day 2014

Posted on January 28, 2014

Thanks to all our participants and service sites for an AWESOME Helping Hands Day 2014.  Check out pictures on our Facebook page