Youth Ministry Events

Fall 2023
We are SO excited to ramp up into the program year this fall! Check out the Fall 2023 Youth Events calendar below. These events are designed to help students and families grow personally and spiritually and provide opportunities to impact relationships and the community. We hope you and your family will build some traditions around these meaningful events. 
Download a copy of the Fall 2023 Youth Ministry Calendar (2) for your fridge!
2024 ELCA Youth Gathering
Student & Parent Informational Meeting
Sunday, August 27, 12:00-2:00pm (Austin Campus)
Every three years, thousands of high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. All students entering grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to join us for an important informational meeting on Sunday, August 27 at noon to learn more about this exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! We will meet in the sanctuary at Epiphany’s Austin Campus. Lunch will be provided. Come and learn information about gathering preparation, fundraising, transportation plans, and more! Please RSVP online by Thursday, August 24 so that we can plan for food.
BreakThru: From Catechism to Christ (Grades 6-9)
Select Sundays, 4:00-6:00 PM (Far Hills Campus)
Registration is open for students in grades 6-9 for the 2023-2024 program year. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting for all new students and parents on Sunday, September 17 from 4:00-6:00pm in the Celebration Center at Epiphany’s Far Hills Campus. A complete 2023-2024 confirmation program schedule is available for download here. New and returning students should register online by August 31.
High School Ministry (Completed Grades 8-12)
Select Sundays, 6:30-8:00 PM (Location Varies)
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for opportunities to go deeper in faith and connect with peers regularly throughout the program year. HSM Nights generally take place on select Sundays from 6:30-8:00pm. We’ll share highs and lows, play games, and have faith conversations and we hope you’ll join us! 
Youth Ministry Open Office Hours
First Wednesdays & Third Mondays, 3:30-5:00pm (Location Varies)
Erin Haligowski is holding open office hours for youth in grades 6-12 and their families from 3:30-5:30pm on the 3rd Monday and 1st Wednesday of each month beginning September 18. Stop by when you can, leave when you must. Bring a friend, bring your questions, and let’s connect! 
September 18      Starbucks Coffee
(1003 S Main St, Centerville, OH 45458)
October 4             Panera Bread
(821 Lyons Rd, Washington Township, OH 45459)
October 16           Muddy Goose Coffee
(465 N Main St, Springboro, OH 45066)
November 1         Panera Bread
(821 Lyons Rd, Washington Township, OH 45459)
November 20       Starbucks Coffee
(919 Lyons Rd, Washington Township, OH 45459)
Youth Ministry Bonfire Night (Grades 6-12)
Friday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 PM (Austin Campus)
Invite your friends and join us for an evening under the stars! Our youth ministry is hosting a bonfire night on Friday, October 6th from 7:00-9:00pm. We’ll gather around the fire pit, roast marshmallows, sing songs, and share stories. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet new friends, connect with old ones, and deepen your faith. So come on out and enjoy the warmth of the fire, the beauty of the night sky, and the joy of community. We can’t wait to see you there! RSVP online by October 5 if you’re planning to join us.
Youth Family Promise Service Opportunity (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-6:30 PM (Far Hills Kitchen)
Thursday, October 12, 4:30-7:00 PM (Meet at Far Hills Campus)
Ready to love Jesus by serving others? Epiphany’s youth ministry will be preparing and delivering a meal to the wonderful folks at the Family Promise House in Xenia (formerly Schneider House of Hope of the Interfaith Hospitality Network) as part of Epiphany’s week of service. There are two opportunities to serve–meal preparation on Wednesday and/or meal delivery on Thursday! Students are also encouraged to sign up for another day during the week to serve with their family, confirmation small group, or a group of friends! Register online by Monday, October 2.
Rake & Run Service Opportunity (Grades 6-12 and Families)
Saturday, November  4, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Meet at Far Hills Campus)
Ready to love Jesus by serving others? All 6th-12th grade students, parents, and friends are invited to join us for this fun-filled day of service on Saturday, November 4. We will gather at Epiphany’s Far Hills campus at 9:00am on Saturday, November 4. Lunch will be provided. Adult drivers are needed to help transport groups around town. Register online by Monday, October 30.
BreakThru Fall Retreat
Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19
(Meet at Far Hills Campus)
Join us this fall for an exciting weekend of group-building, faith-forming, and fun-having at Camp Lakeview in Seymour, Indiana. We will meet at Epiphany’s Far Hills Campus at 4:30pm on Friday, November 17 and return around 2:00pm on Sunday, November 19. The total cost for the weekend is $100 per person, which includes transportation, housing, all programming, and all meals. Scholarships are available if needed.
This retreat is designed for students in grades 6-8 currently enrolled in our BreakThru: From Catechism to Christ confirmation program. Please register online and submit your $100 payment no later than Sunday, October 5. Payment may be made online at the time of registration, or by cash or check at a BreakThru Learning Event.
High School Leadership Team
Please complete the online application by September 25. Team members will be notified by Wednesday, September 27, and payment will be due at the first team meeting on Saturday, September 30.

Epiphany Youth Google Calendar

A full, up-to-date calendar for Epiphany Youth Ministry programs and events can be viewed below. If you’d like to add this calendar to your iPhone or android device, use the iCal link below. If you’d like to add it to your Google Calendar, click the +GoogleCalendar button in the lower right hand corner of the calendar.