Led By: Richard Gall
Contact Email: FamilyLife@GraceLutheranTX.org
The Family Life team focuses on Christian Education and all youth activities. The youth groups are structured in three age categories:
- The Elementary Youth Organization (EYO) is K-5th grade. Katrina Colwick, Director of Children's Ministries, organizes various seasonal activities, such as making Valentine's Day Cards and Christmas Ornaments for nursing home residents. Katrina also offers a children's chapel during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service once a month. The children’s chapel includes a Bible lesson, craft activity, snacks, and songs. Check the church calendar for the date each month.
- The Junior Youth Organization (JYO) is 6-8th grade. Confirmation classes led by Kristen Rogers & Chris Wagner are held for this group. The church calendar will have specific times and dates.
- The Senior Youth Organization (SYO) is 9-12th grade. Katrina Colwick, Director of Youth Ministries, leads the activities for both the JYO and SYO, including Sunday Night Live, work days at Metrocrest Services, etc. Youth activities can be found on the church calendar.
Sunday school is held each Sunday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. for pre-K through adult, with the exception of a few holidays. Classes are broken down by age and grade and the Welcome Center attendants will help you find classroom locations. There is a Sunday school class for toddlers held in the church nursery so mom and dad can enjoy the adult class if they would like. Nursey Care is also provided during the 11am church service.
The ELCA hosts a National Youth Gathering every three years in rotating cities; The city where ELCA will host the National Youth Gathering for 2018 is in Houston from June 27 - July 1st. In the years where there is not a National Youth Gathering, our youth and parents are offered a week long summer work camp experience similar to a mission trip. We partner with Group Work Camps Foundation, which is a national organization that finds cities in need, and then organizes accommodations for a few hundred volunteers. The summer work camp helps people in need of work on their homes with activities such as painting, minor repairs, etc. We have visited small towns in Kansas, New Mexico, and Tennessee so far.