Throughout the history of religion, the circle has always been a symbol of the Eternal.
And so it is at Grace Lutheran Church we have Holy Donuts.
Every Sunday, Youth from 7th graders to college students are welcome to hang out in Holy Donuts between our worship services. Holy Donuts is the headquarters for our Youth program at Grace. Pastor Julie is there ready to challenge anyone to a game of pool or ping pong and to close the hour with her famous 3 minute devotion.
No matter where you enter the building, just head downstairs and follow your nose to the Holy Grounds Coffeehouse where there's a lot of noise, because there are a lot of kids playing spoons or pool or ping pong and drinking Hawaiian Punch, and yes, eating lots of Holy Donuts!
In Holy Donuts you can find out about upcoming youth events, mission trips, service projects, and more. Contact Pastors Julie or Larry at 920-432-0308 or firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
There's always something going on in our youth program. Lock-ins, trips to cultural and sporting events, servant events, fund-raisers, and our annual activities below. Please see the news page for up-to-date information.
Each year in Spring, for 8 years now, our youth and their chaperones try to learn something about what it's like to be homeless. In the green space near our parking lot, we camp out overnight in shelters made out of cardboard boxes. After a simple soup kitchen meal, we take a field trip to a local homeless ministry, do a service project, watch a movie on the topic of homelessness, and close our evening with reflections and devotions around a campfire in the church parking lot.
Sometimes in summer we have gone on an intergenerational canoe trip. One year we rocketed down the Crystal River in Waupaca. This past year, we went swimming at the Tundra Lodge. This year who know where we're headed! Watch the news page and the Good News Newsletter what we'll do for fun this year.
We take our faith on the road to learn about the struggle of people to find food, health care, housing, and education for their families. In 2009, 19 of us headed for the Wind River Indian Reservation for a Youth Works led Mission Trip experience.
In 2010, 23 of us journeyed to New York City to serve at mission sites organized by Seafarer's and International House but also, obviously, to take in the historical and cultural sites of one of the most amazing cities in the world.
In 2011, 18 of us headed south to New Orleans to serve the community there through building houses, working in food pantries, and various other manual labor activities.
In 2012 it was Washington DC.
In 2013 it was New York City.
In 2014 it was Boston Massachusetts