LOFT Youth Ministry
LOFT is Trinity’s high school (9th-12th) youth ministry that meets Sunday Mornings at 9:15am, as well as monthly for a special event. The youth grow their faith through Bible study, service, fellowship and leadership. This high school Christian group serve as great role models for the other kids involved in Trinity’s youth ministry.
Hear what our high schoolers shared during their experience at the Senior High Youth Gathering about faith, feeling God’s presence, and sleeping in versus going to church on Sunday in this short video.
Typical LOFT annual events include:
- Epiphany party
- Ski retreat
- Deliver Valentines to the homebound
- Senior High Youth Gathering
- Overnights at church
Youth are an integral part of the congregation at Trinity. The older members value the youth for their energy and commitment they bring to the Trinity community, and the youth value the older members for their wisdom and support. Trinity youth are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church today!
Trinity’s Youth Ministry is headed up by our Director of Youth & Household Ministries, Chad Nelsen.
Upcoming High School Youth Events
ICYMI: we will no longer have LOFT on Wednesday evenings this year. LOFT will be on Sunday mornings instead! Wednesday evenings seem to be a very busy time for sports and clubs and we don’t get enough attendance to make LOFT enjoyable for those who come. Having said that, we have other opportunities to come together as a community to take its place. All high schoolers are encouraged to come for fun and fellowship every Sunday morning between services instead. You are invited to come at 9:15 am to participate in Sunday School opening. Bring an instrument if you play to join our worship team or just be on hand to help our little ones learn songs and movements. Starting at 9:30 am, Mac Ritter will be leading LOFT to share highs and lows, see how scripture relates to those highs and lows, and build a community of support for one another. There will also be time for big conversations about the state of the world and how we fit into it as Christians and time for games and fun as well. If you don’t know Mac, he is a recent CU grad who plays guitar at our 8:00 worship throughout the year and Sunday School opening. He is a young man of great faith and will be a real blessing to you!
We know it’s early on a Sunday, and we know you may have come to things in the past that weren’t quite for you, but please come give this a chance. The more people we have come on a regular basis the more meaningful it is for everyone involved. Giddy up LOFT!
THIRD SUNDAYS: all of the Lutheran churches in Boulder are getting together throughout the year to do high school events together as one big group to build deeper community between churches and our youth. The next event is on Sun, Oct 15th from 2pm – 3pm. The theme: BoLu Reformation and Halloween Party! Location is TBA. This is another fantastic opportunity to come together with other high schoolers from the area to build community and have fun!
Sun, Oct. 1, 12:00: Boulder Lutheran HS youth will be having a joint Bible study at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. This will be a great chance to dive a bit deeper in faith and share in that with a few more Boulder peers. The combined youth group events with all the Boulder churches are a really cool opportunity to build stronger community as well as enrich spiritual growth with one another!
Sat Oct. 7th, 2:30pm: Help eRace World Hunger at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp’s 11th Annual Grace Race at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver! This annual 5k run/walk was started as part of RTLC’s 50th anniversary in 2007 to raise money for ELCA World Hunger. The event is held in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Synod Hunger Network. They are aiming for 300 participants for this year’s race. Bib and shirt pick up as well as race-day registration begins at 2:30 pm. The race begins at 4pm with a burger dinner to follow at 5pm. You can register online at http://www.rainbowtrail.
Sun, Oct. 8, 9:15am: National Youth Gathering meeting. Chad will lead an info meeting the conference room for both parents and youth about the Gathering coming up this June. He’ll provide details on registration, travel options, costs, and what this awesome event is all about.
Fri, Oct 20, 8 pm: Set up the haunted hallway for the Halloween Carnival followed by our first lock-in of the year!! Come for the games, stay for the awesome people!
CU PARKING: Trinity’s youth directs parking for CU Home Football games at the BaseMar Shopping Center at Broadway & Baseline in Boulder. This fundraiser helps our youth earn at least $10,000 each year for the past nine years and continues to be successful with your help. This money goes toward the Trinity Youth Community Fund.
For each game, we need 30 people to help in the parking lot. Please look at the CU home football game schedule below and mark your calendar NOW for a game or two to join in this important fundraiser. Please note that game times are dependent on how well the Buffs play this season. The better they play, the more the games are televised, which dictates a later start time. Game schedules may not be determined until the weekend prior. We’ll update the times as quickly as possible so you can plan to join us.
Saturday, October 7th: Parking time 3pm-6:30pm
Saturday, October 28th: Time TBA
Saturday, November 11th: Time TBA
Nov. 17-19: Senior High Gathering at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp. Registration is open; click here for the registration form. Please fill that out and get it back to Chad by Sunday, Oct. 15. There are also forms next to the youth bulletin board in the narthex. Cost is $135, due with registration.