Trinity Youth Ministry

Let’s hang out and enjoy a fun fall outing at Helene’s Orchard in Merrill. This event is open to all youth in 6th-12th grade – friends are welcome! We will be meeting at Helene’s Hilltop Orchard (N1189 Quarter Rd, Merrill, WI 54452) on Saturday, October 2, from 12:00-2:00PM.

Tickets to get in to Helene’s cost $7.50 (pay at the gate). The cost includes access to pedal carts, hayrides, jump pad, the cow train ride and more. Picking apples and/or pumpkins or purchasing any food from the bakery is an additional cost.

If you have any questions please contact Devan, Director of Christian Education: devanarntson@trinitymerrill.com

Weekly gatherings starting September 1 from 3:30-5:30PM

Students 6-8th Grade

At our weekly youth gatherings students will have a great time connecting to each other and God’s Word.  Join us in the youth room which is located in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church. Enter through the main doors under the covered awning and head down the stairs. For the fall, we will be learning about living as a community of Christians. 

Growing up, we start friendships with a game of tag or hide-and-go-seek. But as we get older, things get complicated. Cliques can feel like the real-life version of getting picked last for dodgeball—our popularity depends on the amount of “likes” our latest picture earned, the number of retweets we get, and how many people viewed our Snapchat story. People crowd around us online and at school, but many of us still feel lonely. Depressed, even. Some of us feel so excluded that we don’t see the need for friends at all.

It’s time for a reality check: we need friends. Not just hang-out friends, but good friends who love, encourage, and challenge us. In this series, we will unpack true biblical friendship. We will learn how to build solid friendships, to show kindness to nonbelievers, and how to be a good friend. Click here to watch a video trailer!

Weekly gatherings starting September 5 from 6:00-8:00PM

Students 9-12th Grade

At our weekly youth gatherings students will have a great time connecting to each other and God’s Word.  Join us in the youth room which is located in the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church. Enter through the main doors under the covered awning and head down the stairs. For the fall, we will be learning about how Christian living is different.

Today’s world tells us to walk around life with a mirror in front of their face. We question ourr looks, persona, and acceptance nonstop, thinking that one more post on social media might gain people’s attention. This obsession with self can even take a dark turn, spiraling into depression or suicide.

God offers an alternative to the mirror. When God rules over our lives, he flips everything upside down. His kingdom looks nothing like the ways of the world—everything orients around loving him and serving others. Storing up possessions becomes obsolete and money has different value in God’s economy. Recognizing God as king changes the entirety of our lives.

In this series, we will walk through the parables in Luke to teach what it looks like for God to rule our lives. Click here to watch a video trailer!

The LCMS Youth Gathering is next summer July 9-13, 2022 and will be held in Houston Texas! This is open to all High School Students! That includes if you are going into high school in 2022! For over 40 years the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) has been inviting tens of thousands of high school youth to participate in a five-day gathering. The LCMS Youth Gathering takes place every 3 years and it is a life changing opportunity like no other. Teenagers from all over the world come together as one big community to be reminded of their identity in Christ and encourage each other in their Christian faith.

If you would like to know more or if you want to get more detailed information about going with our group to the Gathering please email DCE Devan or text HOUSTON to 715-200-4546.

Connect with Devan! Devan is a Director of Christian Education who serves full time as the minister to our middle school and high school youth communities.