Youth

#GethsemaneYouth programs include curriculum for children ages 0-12 from the nursery to VBS!

Teens

Youth Group at Gethsemane is for all teens! We welcome any teenager with an open heart. We encourage our youth to be disciples too.

Families

We Love seeing your kiddos at church! Faith formation at church is important; sending that home with you is key!

Youth

Nursery
Sunday School
Mission Opportunities
Vacation Bible School
Summer Camps
and More!!!

From Newborn to Middle School

Children ages 0-12 are curious in all things! Colors, sounds, smells. Gethsemane Lutheran encourages faith formation to be curious too!

With opportunities for babies and toddlers to engage with each other and staff in a safe, faith filled environment in the nursery during worship services, youth to bond during mission trips in their own communities, and Vacation Bible School curriculum written by GLC staff; faith formation at Gethsemane is intentional and fun!

8th Grade-12th Grade

Finishing middle school can be tough. Going into high school can be tough. High school can be tough. Being a teenager and believing in God can be tough. Teenagers today often feel alone in their religious beliefs.

Gethsemane Lutheran partners with cluster churches to show our #GethsemaneYouth that they are not alone in their religious convictions.

Our youth group attends youth gatherings every three years, youth retreats annually, and hosts a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction every year for our church and greater community.

Teens

Volunteer Opportunity
Confirmation Class
Mission Trips
Youth Gatherings
Summer Camps
Youth Retreats
and More!!!

Families

Family Nights
Adult VBS
Parent Resources
SPLASH!
and More!!!

Families

Gethsemane Lutheran Church knows that family schedules are super busy! Having Faith Formation resources available for your family on the go is very important to us.

We host Family Game Nights, Family Fun Nights, Trunk or Treat, and more evening events for your family to attend together for faith based fun.

SPLASH will keep you and your kiddo laughing and learning from birth to age 11 with music, prayers, and Bible verses centered around your child’s baptism and the Holy Spirit.

If you have any questions about family resources, please contact jasmine@glcportland.org.

Vacation Bible School

Every summer; usually the first full week of July. Monday – Friday 9-12
Ages 0-12  $25 per student. ($60 family max.)

Spaghetti Dinner and Auction

This annual event is the largest fundraiser for the youth. Please watch Facebook and your email for the latest updates on this event.

Sunday School

Sunday School is available during worship for youth ages 4-12. Children are dismissed following “Children’s Moment” and are returned before communion.