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Below is a listing of opportunities that the Youth Committee provides throughout the year at First Lutheran.


Serve on the Youth Committee:The Youth Committee’s major goal is to provide overall direction for the youth program by brainstorming ideas, helping with youth activities as a volunteer when needed, support and/or take the lead in fundraising campaigns, assisting in decisions regarding staffing policy, the Youth Ministry management plan, and being an advocate for the Youth Ministry program. The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.


Help is needed throughout the year from our youth committee members for the following events in addition to the monthly meetings.  Help will be needed for; advertising, coordinating the event, setting up, cleaning up, and calling other Church members to request help or to donate items.  You will not be required to attend each event/activity, but help will be needed from everyone on the board to prepare for the event/activity.  List may not be all inclusive.

 Easter Breakfast
 Ash Wednesday Dinner
 Youth Lock-Ins
 Annual Soup Off and auction 

 Outdoor Extravaganza
 Various Fundraising efforts
 Youth groups (KICK, Campaigners, BASIC)


The following groups are established within our Youth & Family Ministry Program.
K.I.C.K.--- Kids in Christ’s Kingdom (Grades 1-5)

Campaigners (Grades 6-8)
BASIC (Grades 9-12)


Early Out Fun Day: Under the K.I.C.K. programming for grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, we have Early Out Fun Day as a religious education opportunity.  Early Out Fun Days are held when the Algona school system dismisses early due to teacher in-service. Time frame is 1:45-3:30 p.m. (Unstructured child care is provided until 5:00pm)  

First Lutheran Club House:  Youth Director Rachel hosts an after school program each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 6pm.  Church youth Kindergarten through 12 grade are invited to come, eat a snack, work on homework, do a craft, play games and generally hang out in a safe environment with the love of God.  

• Helper: Be a helper with crowd control or in any area where help is needed.

• Provide Arts Supplies: Willing to provide supplies needed for art fun at one of the Wednesday programs. Pastor will contact you if a need arises.

• Provide Snack: Willing to provide food/drink for snack.  Pastor will contact you if a need arises.


Provide Food: Throughout the year, the youth of First Lutheran may need food for the below events. If you check this on your Time and Talent form, you may be asked to bring a bag of chips, a gallon of milk, a pan of bars, or other item(s) for an event.


• Lock-In
• Between Church snacks (Fellowship Time)
• Easter Breakfast
• Special Events
• K.I.C.K. Events (Kids in Christ’s Kingdom)

Easter Breakfast &/or Soup-Off: For the past several years we have had a Soup-Off to assist in fundraising for mission trips and the National Youth Gathering. Also, on Easter the high school youth of First Lutheran help to celebrate the Risen Lord with an omelet breakfast. Volunteers are always helpful in the following areas. Select this item on your time and talent form if you are willing to help with the following;
• Set-Up: Be part of a team that helps set-up before each event. Duties may include moving tables and chairs.

• Decorations: If you check this item, you are willing to provide decorations and/or help decorate the Fellowship Hall before or on the day of on the days of the Soup-Off and Easter.

• Clean-Up: Help to clean the kitchen and Fellowship Hall following the events. Duties may include dishes, moving tables and vacuuming.


Chaperone Youth Events: Along with the Youth Director, you would help with planned activities and crowd control at youth events.
• Lock-In: Be willing to help with planned activities all hours of the night. 

• Recharge: Be willing to chaperone and drive youth to a Recharge (at Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp) if needed.


• Concerts: Be willing to drive and chaperone concerts out of town as they arise throughout the year. 


• Summer Mission Trip: Be willing to be a participant in a Mission Trip over the summer. Dates and service activity to be determined.

• Ski Trip: Be willing to drive and/or accompany a group of youth on a ski trip to Mount Kato in Minnesota.


Family Events


• Help Organize a Family Night: Do you have an idea for a Family Night? Tell our Youth Director or any member of the youth committee and help him/her plan the event.

• Attend Ski Trip: If you would to be part of a group to go skiing in late February, check this on your form.


Help with Fundraising Activities: We fundraise for many reasons throughout the year. Please check here if you would be willing to share fundraising ideas, plan and implement them.


Small Group or Bible Study Leader: Be a Bible Study leader for a small group for a short period of time.


Phone Caller: Call the homes of the youth involved in an event to remind them of the event.