Galilee Youth -  January 2018

YOUTH GROUP JANUARY 21st: Junk Food Bingo - What is God saying about the "Junk" in your life?

Galilee’s Youth Group will meet on January 21st at 6:00 PM "Junk Food Bingo". This is very simple.  Each person brings "junk food' as admission.  Then, we use it as prizes for BINGO.  Many different kinds of Bingo - postage stamp, cross, 'normal', four corners, blackout and many more.  We're going start with a brief devotion on worry and how God can help us get the 'junk' out of our lives!

Students in sixth -12th grade and their families are invited to this event! Look for more info and a calendar for the year coming soon!


Souper Bowl Subs!And we need YOU!  This is one of our biggest fund raisers each year.  But to successfully do it, we need YOUTH to man the sales tables in the lobby on both the January 20th - 21st weekend and the January 27th - 28th weekend to SELL SUBs!  Then, ALL HANDS IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL on February 3rd @ 10 AM to make subs.  This actually only takes us about an hour and a half to make up to 600 subs!  PLUS - those who help, get to pick theirs up first and even hand build their own!  LAST - we need SUB DELIVERY youth to help in both the Narthex and the kitchen at all three services February 3rd and 4th to make sure all Subs get delivered! Please Sign Up for Sub Sales, Sub Building and Sub Delivery at our Signup Genius!

Funds raised by Souper Bowl Subs will go to pay for some of our spring Youth Activities like Laser Tag and Bowling!


THEME: OVERCOME "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

This event will be held in Virginia Beach - RIGHT ON THE BEACH - March 2nd through 4th at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This is open for youth 9th grade through 12th grade. Like Quake, this is a weekend of 'rock concert' like praise and worship, bible adventures, meeting other Christian teens and fun fellowship. We will leave Galilee around noon on Friday March 2nd to make it in time for the beginning Celebration activities and return home late afternoon on Sunday.

COST TO GALILEE YOUTH & FRIENDS Regular Registration is $120 until February 4th. Galilee Youth Ministry will cover the cost of the hotel rooms which is separate! SIGN-UP NOW ON THE YOUTH BOARD

Tiger McLuenSpeaker: Tiger McLuen - Tiger McLuen has been involved in youth ministry for a LONG time, but still loves to train youth leaders, help parents of teenagers and speak at youth events across the country. He led an organization called Youth Leadership for 29 years, and he remains with them as a Ministry Associate. Their mission is to “Transform the lives of students through Christ-centered, equipped leaders, parents and churches.” He is passionate about the next generation being touched by the power of the Gospel. When not teaching or speaking, Tiger enjoys movies, boating, his family, eating at Chipotle and riding on his motorcycle.

Bread of StoneBand: Bread of Stone - In 2015, the band charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Rock Charts with their song “Porcelain” from their project Not Alone. Later that year, the group went back into the studio to work on their fifth album, Hold the Light. Bread of stone is passionate about sharing what God has been doing in their lives, both personally and as a group, wherever they travel.

2018 QUAKE - Fun For All!

THEME: OVERCOME "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

Dan ScharnhorstThis was PHENOMENAL - And many youth missed it! We traveled with one room full of girls up to Hunt Valley to participate in this year's Quake. Think about Worship like a rock concert! With 300 youths and adults rocking along, singing, dancing and praising our God. You really have to experience this to understand how it feels. On Saturday there were multiple choices for 'treks' (mini-bible stories). Galilee Girls attended a session called "America's Favorite Game Show" led by the Quake speaker Dan Scharnhorst, a session where they packed food for people who don't have enough food and an active session on how to use dance to worship God. THEN, there was crazy dress night where the Galilee Girls really put on crazy costumes and spent an evening playing games, dancing, doing crafts and many other activities with Christian youth from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Each night ended with "campfire" with Peder Eide's mellow music where everyone joined in to relax from our long days to praise God with the music for the wonderful day we had. Everyone had a great time and returned back to Pasadena refreshed but tired!


Galilee youth was BUSY in December.  We not only decorated the church for Christmas but we celebrated with our own youth party after the decorating was done!  Many youth attended and everyone had a great time.  We had our traditional "White Elephant Gift Exchange" and then played the "Saran Wrap-Hot-Potato" with everyone getting prizes. There was also the RIGHT-LEFT Game where we all got dizzy going Right, then Left, then ???  We also enjoyed a short devotion about the Christmas Visitor which reminded us to see God in others around us and to learn to wait for him. We finished off with a wide selection of Christmas treats and some time for casual fellowship!

Galilee Youth also held their annual "CHRISTMAS MAIL STORE" where for a few weeks, both youth and adults frantically sorted the incoming Christmas Cards and tracked down Galilean's to deliver those same cards. All in all, it was a successful service and fund-raiser where we earned over $530 and delivered over 2000 cards!


A HUGE Thank You to all Galilean's who patronized our Christmas Mail Store this year. Galilee Youth and Parents processed over 2000 Cards with a few still waiting for pickup!  We hope you will come back to us next year with your cards!  And a special thank you to the parents, Youth and College kids who jumped in to help sort and deliver cards!  This fund raiser is helping us pay the hotel room costs this year for the Middle School Quake and High School Zone retreats for our youth attending these events!  

PANCAKE SUPPER: "Fat Tuesday" February 13th

The Galilee Stewardship Ministry has asked Galilee Youth to provide some Youth-Power for the February 13th Pancake Supper!  They will need help cooking and serving pancake, refilling glasses and cups, delivering food and with clean-up. This will be in the Galilee Fellowship Hall with volunteers needed from 4 PM to 7:30 PM. Watch this link and the Galilee Youth Board for a signup sheet for volunteers!


Do you have SO many things on your schedule that you seem to miss out on opportunities?  Good News!  The Youth Ministry team wants to communicate with you! If you are a student in 6th -12th grade or the parents of one, we want to connect with you!

We know you are busy and school will be starting again soon, so make sure you join the Galilee Youth Text group to get reminders for upcoming events! You may join at this link by entering your email or phone number:

Students must be 13 years or older to be added to the texting group.  Texts will NOT be sent during school hours or late in the evening!   We promise!

Questions? Contact Youth Counselor, Jean Hase ( or Dir. of Discipleship Emily Phoenix (dodemily@galileelutheranchurch .org).


Youth, young adults and adults! Would you be willing to serve on a YOUTH PLANNING BOARD? The board will meet periodically to help us plan out our 2017-2018 youth activities, service projects and fund raisers. If you are willing to serve, talk to Ms. Jean next time you see her!

YOUTH CALENDAR HERE! - Get your copy of the Fall/Winter 2017 Galilee Youth Calendar at this link!

Youth on FACEBOOK 

Join us on FACEBOOK - Galilee Lutheran Teens is the group to join. Or you can visit us at this link: .  Group members get notified of new youth events, happenings and even a picture or two.  Members can also post their favorite Youth group pictures.  Want to start an on-line discussion?  You can do that on our Facebook group too!

JUST WANT TO "LURK"? - If you don't have or want a Facebook account, you should be able to see our most recent posts at GALILEE TEENS. Try it and let Ms. Jean know if it works!


""I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." " – John 16:33 (NIV)