Youth (6th -12th grade)
Featured Upcoming Events
Middle school youth are encouraged to participate in Sunday school where their Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) is the focus. Affirmation of Baptism is an intensive three-year course offered primarily during Sunday school (9:45-10:45) that centers around faith formation for youth in 6-8th grades with focus on preparing for the rite of their Affirmation of Baptism, which is celebrated with the congregation during worship on Pentecost Sunday. The course includes 3 levels of study based on “Luther’s Small Catechism.” Students also join with Coastal Conference Cluster youth for local retreats and go to Lutheridge for a school-year Faith Alive weekend and a summer week of Campfirmation. Students are encouraged to participate in all of the ministry areas, including worship, service and witness. Students also have the opportunity to partner with a mentor for a special time of growing and going deeper into their faith journey with an adult member of the All Saints family.
High School youth (9-12 grade) are encouraged to participate in Sunday school (9:45-10:45) that explores real-world Christian practices for teens. Through viewing and discussing movies, music and other media, as well as adult members sharing their faith journeys through their vocations, students get to practice asking questions, learning and growing deeper in their own faith and relationship with God. High schoolers are also encouraged to participate in service projects, fellowship and fun events, retreats, and worship offering their God-given gifts through Assisting Minister, Cantor, Crucifer, Greeter, Instrumentalist, Lector and Usher. By actively serving in ministry areas they are called to they become deeper involved in the life of the church. Students also have the opportunity to partner with a mentor for a special time of growing and going deeper into their faith journey with an adult member of the All Saints family.
Middle and High school youth have many opportunities to serve in worship. In addition to sharing their instrumental and vocal gifts, they may also participate in worship service through being an Assisting Minister, Bible Bearer, Candle Bearer, Cantor, Communion Assistant, Crucifer, Greeter, Lector and Usher. They may also explore a deeper involvement in the life of the church, by actively serving in other ministry areas like facility, stewardship, witness and youth and family life, that they are called to.
A musical opportunity for our youth who enjoy making music together (instrumental and vocal). There will be options to participate musically in worship, as well as time for secular musical explorations. Youth may also showcase their talents at the annual Talent Share.
Kingdom of Saints
Our youth group for Middle and High School students provides monthly opportunities for our youth to come together for fellowship, fun, prayer and service. Youth enjoy snacks, play games, go on outings, sing songs and prepare for service opportunities in our congregation and in the larger community. We believe the more time our youth spend together in Christian fellowship, the more likely they are to stay connected and in relationship with God throughout their lives!
Special opportunities for youth to join together for intergenerational activities. Events offered at least monthly, with some including a community service project. Events include the All Saints day picnic, Bowling, Canvas Painting, Caroling, God’s Work Our Hands day of service, Ice Cream Social and Pet Service Project, Parents Night Out, Shrove Tuesday and Veterans Day service project.
Synod and Conference Events
There are opportunities throughout the year for middle and high school youth to interact in fellowship and service activities with youth from other Lutheran churches in the area and across the SC Synod.
More Service Opportunities
Numerous events that help offer youth a variety of service opportunities in the church, the local community and the larger world. These help youth see their place in God’s world and how they can be disciples serving others in need. The activities span serving such as children, elderly, animals, the environment and those without adequate food, water, and educational means. These opportunities may be organized by All Saints, local organizations and national and international agencies.
Our Lutheran camp and conference ministries provide programs and settings for youth to grow in their faith through camp and retreat experiences. Lutheridge, Lutherock, Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat Center offer summer camp weeks and retreat weekends throughout the year. All encourage their own appreciation for God’s creation, our being stewards of it and one another, as well as support youth as they begin their call discernment.
ELCA Youth Gathering
We’re heading to New Orleans in 2024! We’re jazzed to announce that we’re heading to New Orleans for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering! The Big Easy is filled with rich history, friendly locals, amazing food and great music, and we just can’t wait to go back. Mark your calendars for July 16-20, 2024, to join us for this transformational faith formation event.
Our 6-12th grade students will gather for a week in the summer serving our neighbors, learning about how we can live our lives the Jesus Way, and enjoy fun and spirit-filled fellowship with youth from our Coastal Conference Graceworks. Youth will participate in service projects in the Charleston community, worship in different area churches and on the beach, interactive devotions and fun evening outings; all building Christian community with one another!
Vacation Bible School
A beginning of summer offering for 3K- 5th-grade children, with youth helpers needed. Youth assist children who participate in themed crafts, dance, games, music, science and snacks, as well as contribute towards the service mission focus of the week.
Other Summer Fun
We offer numerous fun opportunities for our church family to stay connected over the summer. From beach and river days, to movie & pizza nights, there is something especially fun all summer.
An end-of-summer offering for children 5K through middle school, with high school youth needed as helpers. Children & middle school youth will learn music fundamentals, practice playing a variety of instruments and sing songs and move to music based on the theme of the week. High school youth assist adults with all areas of the musical week.