Faith SG
Youth Ministries

Welcome to the Youth Ministries Page!  Here you can discover the programs and opportunities we have for our various ministries for children, confirmation, and high school students.  Anyone is welcome to attend any of our events whether on site at Ascension or out in the community!  Age-appropriate Bibles are available for children through 8th grade.

For more information on any of our youth programs please contact the church office at 847-446-8335.

Sunday School

Sunday School at Ascension is for children ages preschool through 5th grade. Class meets at 9:30 am in the Education Wing of the Church on Sunday mornings from mid-September through mid-May.  Each week, all kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and being introduced to the lesson.  Second through fifth grade kids spend time with music, followed by learning and discussion.  Preschool through first grade kids dive into the bible story and respond to the scripture lesson with creative activities. Everyone is welcome!


In baptism, we promise to "help our children grow in the Christian faith and life."  At Ascension, we keep that promise in many ways, one of which is providing a special period of instruction for our young people, grades 6-8.  Through a combination of meetings at church with the Pastor, outings and service projects and an annual retreat in Wisconsin, we prepare them to Affirm their Baptisms--publicly claiming the faith in which they have been raised.  The pastor and congregational lay leaders provide both instruction and models of the faith lived out in daily life.

High School

At Ascension, our High School Youth have opportunities to deepen their faith, make connections with other Christians and to develop leadership skills within the church and the community.  High School youth are encouraged to volunteer to be part of the passions of the church which may include:

  • Providing assistance to others through service ministries
  • Serving as a cantor, worship leader, communion server or reader during worship
  • Engaging in Christian education as a teaching assistant or confirmation leader
  • Coordinating hospitality following Sunday Worship or an event
  • Participating and providing input in educational opportunities offered through forums, planning sessions or retreats
  • Sharing your gifts as a musician


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