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Grace youth are the promise and freshest examples of what it means to live among God’s faithful people, hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, serve all people - following the example of Jesus,   and strive for justice and peace in all the earth.  (Affirmation of Baptism)

Upcoming Youth Events

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - rsvp deadline to pastor for 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering at New Orleans (cf.


Friday, September 15 - registrations submitted for 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering


Sunday, September 17, 2023 - Jr/Sr High youth and parents gather 10:30-11:30am at Grace to begin working on 'holiday happening' event


Fri-Sun, November 17-19 - Central/Southern Illinois Synod youth gathering at Carlinville [6th-12th grades]


Mon-Fri, June tbd, 2024 - Crossways Confirmation Camp at Augustana College (cf. [6th-8th grades]


Mon-Sat, June 24-29, 2024 - Leadership Lab at Augustana College
[9th-12th grades +] (cf.


Tues-Sat, July 16-20, 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering at New Orleans [8th-12th grades as of Fall 2023]

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