Youth Ministry

Third Sundays

Youth Group at Good Shepherd is for students in 6th through 12th grades. Youth Group meets on the Third Sunday of each month from 5:00pm- 7:00pm, but that’s just the beginning! The youth at Good Shepherd have many opportunities for fellowship and service.

Youth Group Fellowship and Service

Synod Sponsored Retreats

The Delaware Maryland Synod offers retreats for middle school and high school students.  In the fall middle school students meet at FreeRide and in the winter high school students meet at RoadTrip. At these retreats, young people from across the Synod gather for a weekend of fun, Bible study, service, worship, and community building in large and small groups. Each day ends with Family Time, an opportunity for prayer and reflection.

Summer Camp at Mar Lu Ridge

Mar Lu Ridge welcomes all people to a mountaintop experience of Christian community that changes lives, makes disciples, builds friendships, and encourages care of God’s creation. Campers of all ages experience and engage in cooperative learning while participating in new activities, all in a safe, non-threatening, non-competitive and hands-on environment that builds campers’ confidence along with an understanding of what it means to live as a “community in Christ.”  As part of our confirmation program, confirmation students develop their faith and explore the Bible at Confirmation camp.

ELCA Youth Gathering

Every three years, 30,000 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. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

Summer Fellowship Trips

During the summer, the Good Shepherd Youth Groups takes trips to places like Hersey Park, tent camping, and more!


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Good Shepherd Spirit Wear

Our winning spirit wear design , created by Caroline & Brian Keefer, is a perfect excuse to invite your friends to join you at Good Shepherd for worship, Sunday School or any other fun event.  T-Shirts, Ladies T-Shirts, and sweatshirts (crew neck & hoodies) are available!! Please place your order by December 8th! Orders will be ready for …

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Youth Ministry Upcoming Events

Mission Trip Planning Session Attention all families of youth in grades 8-12. Our youth group is planning a mission trip this summer. Please join us in the fireside room on December 8th at noon to learn all the details. Lunch will be provided. Inter-generational Christmas Caroling EVERYONE of all ages is invited to go caroling …

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Kris Kringle Procession Preparations

Sunday, November 24, 2019| 6:30 pmThe Community Room at Good Shepherd Join us in an inter-generational event in the Community Room on November 24th at noon as we enjoy lunch, fellowship, and create sheep hats to wear while marching in the annual annual Kris Kringle Parade. During this time, we will also work together to …

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10,000 Meals Packed!

On November 3rd, the Youth and Social Ministries worked together in an effort to pack 10,000 meals for food insecure families in our community. After services, folks gathered in the community room to work together to pack the meals. It was a fantastic multi-generational event where everyone could contribute. The meals were picked up by …

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October Gifts of Love

In the spirit of generosity… Social Ministry and Youth are partnering to pack meals to feed people in Frederick who are facing food insecurity. Our goal is $3,000 to pack 10,000 meals. That’s TEN THOUSAND MEALS! Generous contributions from families who participated in our Roar VBS this summer and the sale of our Jeep have …

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Design a T-Shirt Contest!

Show us your artistic side! Design a T- shirt to celebrate Good Shepherd. The winning design will be used in our spirit wear sale to help raise money for youth activities, such as scholarships for Mar-Lu-Ridge, synod retreats, and the high school mission trip. Design a T-Shirt Rules Must include “Good Shepherd” and “Frederick, Maryland” …

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Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:00-6:00 PM What is a Trunk or Treat??  It’s a trick or treating event where people hand out candy from the trunks of their vehicles.  Although it is certainly not required, many people choose to decorate or dress up their trunks or entire vehicles & themselves, to create a huge tailgating …

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