Youth Ministries

FISH ("Fun In Serving Him")

     Welcome to FISH ...

     Do you want to have fun?  Do you want to learn while having fun?  Then FISH is for you and your friends, big fish and little fish.  While oFISHally starting in September, why not sign up now to reel in some summer fun?  FISH is our new youth group for children from ages 5/6 to 10/11 and beyond!  Older children are not only welcome as bigger FISH but may even enjoy leadership opportunities.   


     Our community garden is in full production in summer and provides a fun time to learn about bugs, dirt, seeds, watering, vegetables, well, you know, gardening?  You may even get to take a zucchini or tomato or squash or pepper with you!  YUM! 


      Gardening fun will begin in June on Sundays at around 10:15am.  You just need to give us a call so we know you're coming! 

       In September, we will start our regular monthly activities of crafting, singing, dancing, playing, stories, plays, cooking, just to name a few.  To learn more about FISH and to be added to our net, just call the office at (717)637-8904 or e-mail



      ALiVE!...Autumn Community at Camp Nawakwa! 

      Our annual Synod middle-school retreat, ALiVE, gathers youth entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall of 2018, to come together for a weekend of faith formation and fun.  Youth and advisors who attend can count on a community experience that supports and uplifts, provides faithful conversation, prayer, and reflection, along with uplifting worship, and lots of fun.  All of this in the beauty of a Nawakwa autumn weekend.  For more information and registration materials, check out   

Links to Helpful Resources

Youth Ministry Links

Links to resources and tested practical ideas for faith formation

Home Grown Faith

A leading researcher and teacher in faith in the family home, with curated materials and resources for helping equip parents to accompany their own youth

The Daily BREW

A daily devotional web resource on Facebook

ELCA Youth Ministry Network
Home of the network of youth and family ministry volunteers, staff, and pastoral leaders who have responsibility for faith formation in the congregational setting

ELCA Youth Gathering

Home of the ELCA Youth Gathering, held every three years for high school youth. Scheduled for June 27 - July 1, 2018, in Houston, Texas.

Synod Office for Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Home site for our office, supports youth ministry leaders in the congregation

Young Adults

The Facebook home of our synod’s Young Adults ministry

Lower Susquehanna Synod LYO

The Facebook home of our synod’s Lutheran Youth Organization