The youth group is designed to be a place where the youth can come and be themelves, escape school, or any other problems they may have in life. It's also the opportunity to have them grow in Christ and develop a better relationship with each other. They also have the opportunity to do service events and help the community while learning also how to serve God and others. Some of our youth call it safe haven from the world in a place where they feel accepted. Also non church member’s youth can join the youth group.
Membership in St. John’s Youth Group is not limited to members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Membership in each of the youth groups is based on age and grade.
Junior Youth group are open to all youth/students through 5th - 7th Grade. We meet almost 2 times a month on a Friday about every other week, from 6:30-8pm.
Senior Youth Group is open to all youth/students 8th grade and up. We meet almost EVERY Wednesday from 6pm-7:25pm.
Young Adult Group is for anyone who has graduated from high school (18 or older). We meet almost 2 times a months on alternating Mondays and Fridays about every other week at 7pm.
For all the groups we meet on announced evenings for fellowship and special events.
If you have any Questions contact, Chris Abatelli, Director of youth At 1-413-626-8841 or at email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Chris W. Abatelli, LMHC, has been a director of youth for St. John's since 2007 and has over 14 years experience as a director of youth. He has a Master’s of Educational Psychology in Adjustment Counseling as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Counseling from American International College in Springfield, Ma. He also works as a mental health therapist for Lutheran Counseling Center . Chris is devoted in helping the youth of St. John's, their family and the Sayvillle and surrounding community in their faith with Christ.