Youth Groups & Weekly Church School



Weekly Faith Formation

Our 9th - 12th graders meet every Sunday evening from 7-8:30pm in the House.

Our senior high/young adults meet every Thursday night via zoom at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Morgan Dieter for details.


Our 9th thru 12th graders also meet each Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Noble House. They do a variety of faith and character forming activities throughout the year. Working on some new ideas for faith development, starting with "priorities". This group will explore "Walk His Ways" based on the parables of Jesus.

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Xplosion Weekly Faith Formation

Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders meet twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7-8pm in the House. Bible study, fun and fellowship, contemporary issues and more emphasis on service projects energize this group.


Faith Formation for our Middle School students is available via email every Sunday morning. Please contact Marge Baltz if you would like to be included at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Sundays at 10:00 a.m., the kids will meet in the Noble House. Throughout the year, they explore the Bible, the seasons of the church year, and the history of the UCC and St. John's. They also join with Senior High at time for special speakers and their Out of the House activities.

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Summer Crew

Our 3rd - 5th graders meet once a month typically the first Sunday of the month from 6-7pm in the House. The emphasis of the group for 4th and 5th graders is fun and fellowship and the beginning of service projects.  

It is with great sadness and regret that both our Mission Trip to Rhode Isalnd and the UCC National Youth Event have been canceled for this summer.

Our Summer Crew is a group of mostly senior high youth that take part in events during the summer. This typically includes a mission trip, Creation Music Festival and an event promoted by the Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. (Regional or National Youth Events). By taking part in these events, our youth grow in their relationship with each other and with God; they gain independence, travel to other parts of the United States and are the "hands of Jesus". They are exposed to the teachings of inspirational speakers and the music and witnessing ofChristian bands.

The Summer Crew earns through fundraisers the necessary funds needed to participate in these events. Ages 12+

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The Backdoor


Youth News and Events

Our senior high/young adults meet every Thursday night via zoom at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Morgan Dieter for details.

Every other Wednesday - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. for Senior High and young adults in the House.

A weeknight opportunity for discussion, Bible Study and food! If you are unable to meet on a Sunday morning, this group is for you!


On May, 31, St. John's has the pleasure of celebrating our high school and college graduates and our Confirmands as part of the worship service. Please watch this service tor the special announcement of the St. John's Sportsmen's Scholarship winner.

Our Church School, Confirmation gatherings and Youth activities are suspended and will remain so until the Nazareth Area School Districts reopens.

Please join me in praying for each other and for all the people of the world in these challenging days. We can remain confident in God's care and love for all of us and encourage each other to take this forced interruption in our routines to reconnect with a God who is always there.



Marge Baltz

Wherever you are in your journey, we, the leaders and mentors at St. John's will provide and safe, caring and supportive environment where you, the youth, are encouraged to develop and nurture in a Christ-centered lifestyle through worship, recreation, fellowships and service.

All Youth groups offer a variety of activities to  appeal to a variety of likes and dislikes.  The young people are encouraged to invite their friends and to come as their schedule permit.  As leaders, we evaluate, eliminate and revise to keep the programs fresh and new.