Read below for info about opportunities for high school students and young adults.


High School Youth Group

Sunday mornings after worship our high school youth meet in the Youth Room upstairs with our pastors, other adult leaders and speakers as scheduled. We also have other service and social gatherings throughout the year.

Sunday mornings:

We will be in the Youth Room unless specified otherwise below. Curriculum: Youth Gathering 2 Sundays per month, 1 free Sunday, 1 led by high school student

September - Gathering for Community

  • Sept 10: Gathering Space; Rally Sunday & God's Work, Our Hands. Camp Noah Intergenerational Service Project
  • Sept 17: Gathering for Community 1
  • Sept 24: Gathering for Community 2

October - Gathering for Reformation

  • Oct 1: Help with Twin Cities Marathon hospitality & potluck!
  • Oct 8: Gathering for Reformation 1
    • Submit Youth Gathering registration & $150 deposit
  • Oct 15: Gathering for Reformation 2
  • Oct 22: Social Time or HS youth led  (MEA weekend)
  • Oct 29: Reformation Sunday & Confirmation Celebration (Gathering Space)

 November - Gathering for Home

  • Nov 5: HS youth led/social time (pre-election ISAIAH forum as well)
  • Nov 12: Come Ask Anything - with Vicar Bethany
  • Nov 19: Come Ask Anything - with Vicar Bethany
  • Nov 26: No Youth group

December - Gathering for Compassion

  • Dec 3: Gathering for Home
  • Dec 10: Gathering for Compassion
  • Dec 17: Christmas Program Social Time (Gathering Space)
  • Dec 24 & 31: No Sunday School

January - Gathering for Love

  • Jan 7: Gathering for Love 1
  • Jan 14: Social Time
  • Monday, Jan 15: Annual MLK Breakfast (all ages); 7-9:30am;
  • Jan 21: Gathering for Love 2
  • Jan 28: HS Youth Led

February - Gathering for Relationship

  • Feb 4: 150th Celebration! (Gathering Space)
  • Feb 11: Gathering for Relationship 1
  • Feb 18: Gathering for Relationship 2
  • Monday, Feb 19 (President’s Day) – Interfaith Youth Day of Service (middle school & high school);
  • Feb 25: HS Youth led

March - Gathering for Justice

  • March 3-4: Do Justice Retreat (DJR)
  • March 4: Social Time (for those not on DJR)
  • March 11: Gathering for Justice 1
  • March 18: Gathering for Justice 2
  • March 25: HS Youth Led

April - Gathering for Advocacy

  • April 1: Easter (no Sunday school; SPPS Spring Break week)
  • April 8: Social Time or HS Youth Led
  • April 15: Gathering for Advocacy 1
  • April 22: Gathering for Advocacy 2
  • April 29: Social Time or HS Youth Led

May - Gathering for Purpose

  • May 6: Gathering for Purpose 1
  • May 13: Gathering for Purpose 2

June 2018 - ELCA Youth Gathering & MYLE!

Bible Study/Faith Life resources:

  • Enter the Bible: Bible study resource from Luther Seminary; has current commentary, maps, photos, definitions, people, timelines and more!
  • Queer Grace: an online encyclopedia for LGBTQ and Christian life
  • Treasures of Darkness: reflections on race & theology for African descent month February 2017 (some strong language used in these posts)

HS Group Activities - most are all ages:


 Young Adults

Young adults are involved in the life of COCH in many ways, through worship leadership, participation in adult education hour gatherings in the Gathering Space, service and social opportunities and more. If you are interested in helping to facilitate the high school group on Sunday mornings, please contact Pastor Elizabeth. Young adults are also welcome to the service & learning events listed above under "Group Activities."

If you have an idea for a young adult focused gathering, please contact Pastor Elizabeth. 



Feel free to contact us with any questions!

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