Youth Ministry

Our Youth Group offers an opportunity for youth grades 7-12 to gather for fun, service, and support of one another in faith.


2013 Mission Trip

During the summer of 2013, High School youth of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Avon, CT and Shekinah Chapel in Riverdale, IL engaged in a different kind of mission trip.
The youth of Shekinah Chapel hosted 17 High School students from St. Matthew as the two youth groups lived in community in Chicago, learning, living, and exploring the question, “What does church do in this urban context?”
Next year (2014) the youth St. Matthew will host students from Shekinah as the two groups will once again enter into community, learning, living, and exploring, “What does the church do in this suburban context?”
This video chronicles the 2013 trip.

Here are a few typical annual Youth Group opportunities:

  • Trimming the Christmas Tree and Caroling
  • Movie and Pizza Nights with Discussion
  • Lock-In
  • Summer Mission Trips
  • Planning and Leading the Rolling Hills 5k+ Run/Walk
  • Palm Sunday Youth Breakfast for the whole congregation
  • Youth Picnic
  • Serve as Leaders for Vacation Bible School

Throughout the year, we have the opportunity to serve others.
Opportunities include visiting the elderly, collecting items for those in need, and more! Contact the Pastors for details.