The Youth gather each week and work on developing relationships with God and each other. We do that through a variety of activities that incorporate fellowship, service, Bible study, leadership training, and group building. We feel that focusing on these relationships allows students to feel connected to their peers and the congregation. It also reminds them that they are an important part of this faith community. Friends are always welcome to join us in youth group.
Christ the King teens are very involved in service to others, both locally and globally. Among other activities they have done in past years are the CHOW Hunger Walk, serving meals at a local soup kitchen, and spending time with residents at local nursing homes.
In July of 2018, CTK youth and adults attended the ELCA national gathering in Houston with 30,000 other Lutheran youths from around the country. It was an amazing experience and we all learned about being the church together.Work Camp or Week of Hope
is a summer highlight. A group of teens (and adults) travel to other areas (recently Pennsylvania, New Jersey) where they join with church groups from across the US to do home repairs for the elderly and disabled or do community service. The week also includes lively large-group gatherings and time off for recreation.
Work Camp in 2019 was in Hazlett, NJ and predominantly repaired homes for people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Week of Hope is 2017 was in Pittsburgh, PA feeding the hungry, packing backpacks for kids in need, and enjoying fellowship time with friends.
Work Camp in 2016 was in Buffalo, NY. They painted houses, fixed decks and did many other home repairs for residents in need.