Prince of Peace

Youth Group Schedule

         November & December 2015         

This program is geared for youth ages K-4th grade.  Our goal will be to have a theme for each month that relates to the season.  Older youth will be asked to participate in programs that will be different each month such as: feeding the homeless, singing Christmas carols to shut-ins, help make baskets for the shut-ins. 
November 1st - Costume Party 6:00-7:30 pm  everyone is invited - ages 5 to 99
          This will be a fun and exciting party, with games, food and fun!
          *   families will be encourages to attend
          *   establish group name
November 15th - Thankfulness 
          *   younger group will create a craft to decorate the tables for Thanksgiving meal
          *   older group will create the menu, shop and cook the meal for the homeless at Safe  
December 6th - Shut Ins 
          *   younger group will create a craft, make cards for the bags
          *   older group will assemble the bags
December 20th - Christmas Theme
At this meeting we are asking for everyone to attend (5 to 99 year olds) to sing some Christmas carols to the shut ins.  This is a great way to get some Christmas spirit!  We will deliver some of the shut in bags that are local.
Please call me if you have any questions, and we'll be reaching out to people that offered to help with the program.     Judy Trigg   908-910-8250 
 September 13th was Youth Sunday @ Prince of Peace and lots of young people took part in the service - click on link to view the service:    Youth Sunday Liturgy 



The Prince of Peace youth are attending the ELCA Youth Gathering July 15-19, 2015 in Detroit, Mich. 
 The ELCA Youth Gathering for high school-age youth takes place every three years and is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play.


 The Gathering is a five-day event that begins on a Wednesday evening and ends with a service of communion the following Sunday morning. The opening night sets the stage for the days ahead in which young people may have an encounter with Jesus that energizes their faith and helps them discover their call to serve in the world — locally and globally.  On the days between Wednesday and Sunday, young people rotate through a variety of service learning experiences in the surrounding community. They explore and strengthen their faith by studying God’s word, serving their neighbor, sharing bread and wine in worship, participating in lively faith discussions and broadening their experience of God’s world and diverse communities through travel.


 The theme for the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering, Rise Up Together, was discerned by a diverse group of people including Gathering staff, representatives from the Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit, home to the ELCA Youth Gathering program staff in the churchwide organization, pastors and synodical staff from our host synod, and past Gathering leaders and participants. It was particularly important that the group intentionally reflect a diversity that mirrors the population of Detroit.


 After spending time with a local historian who taught us about Detroit’s rich history, the group heard from local leaders about Detroit’s present day challenges and opportunities. Congregational and Synodical Mission executive director, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Bouman, led a Bible study on the Gospel of Mark, the text around which the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering will be shaped, and local pastors reflected on how the Gospel’s message impacts their ministries today.


Our youth has been raising funds to support the mission trip by selling chocolate bars, Joe Corby’s, hoagie sale on super bowl Sunday, 31 party and pampered chef party. We also have been doing yard work for members of the congregation to support our mission. The youth have been meeting monthly to discuss what they are going to experience when they are in Detroit.




Youth Group
There is ALWAYS many fun things planned and you truly do not want to miss any of the events.

              Everyone is always invited to all meetings             


 Please text or call me if you have questions. 908-910-8250.

  Judy Trigg, Youth Coordinator