Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO)

Immanuel’s Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) is for youth in grades 6 through 12.  The LYO participates in activities that help our youth explore what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.  These activities combine learning, serving and fun.

An important aspect of all congregational activities is building relationships.  These relationships are among the youth and also between youth and adults assisting with these programs.  We strive to include all members of our congregation in supporting our youth.

Immanuel’s youth have traveled 3 times to the Gulf Coast to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.  They went to Greensburg, Kansas, to help rebuild after a tornado destroyed much of the town.  The “30 Hour Famine” and participation in the annual “Souper Bowl of Caring” raises awareness of hunger in the world as well as raising funds to support local hunger relief.  They participate in local service opportunities.

On the fun-side, Immanuel’s youth and families have had picnics, lock-ins, game nights and entertaining times at places in our community.  Other activities combine social activities with Bible study.  We have fun while we learn.