Family Ministry

Families play a vital role in the faith development of their children. When parents bring their children to be baptized, they make promises to raise their children in the Christian faith and teach their children about the Christian faith. At Zion, we seek to help equip households to be the center of faith develop, to support and equip parents to fulfill the promises made at their children’s baptism, and to help create a safe and supportive community for our families.

Welcome to Zion CYF Ministries

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” – John 4:13-14

Have you ever stopped to think about how wondering water is? About 2/3 of the earth’s surface is covered with water and it is an element that can be both life giving and a destructive force in nature. We need to consume water in order to survive and yet it can be a power force as what we saw in last year’s hurricanes.

It’s no wonder that God uses water in scripture and in our faith lives. In the waters of baptism we are cleansed of our sins, claimed as a child of God, and made a member of the Body of Christ. Water and community are some themes that you are invited to explore as part of our summer ministries here at Zion. Water is our theme for this year’s Vacation Bible School June 11-14 and living together in community is the theme for Camp Wapo which we will have campers at June 17-24.

Vacation Bible School is just one of the camp week that we will be having at Zion and there is information on our Children’s Ministry webpage with more information about those camps. This summer we will also be having a group of 30 going to the National Youth Gathering in Houston and there will be much more going on this summer.

I invite you to explore our Children, Youth, and Family webpages to learn more about what is going on at Zion this summer and we hope you will join us this summer.

God bless,
Pastor Mike RueckertPastor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Family Events (Family Ministry)

Family Events (Family Ministry)

Family Events at Zion

Throughout the year, Zion plans events for our families to play together, learn together, and build community together. Keep an eye on our website, E-Update, Life Together, and our CYF Newsletter for more information about these events.


Frolic Play Group (Family Ministry)

Frolic Play Group (Family Ministry)

Frolic Parent-Child Play Group

Time to Frolic and play! Frolic is an early childhood ministry for children ages birth-5 and their caregivers. It is designed to strengthen parent-child relationships, support faith formation, and build community among parents.

Frolic meets every Tuesday from 9:30am-11:30am during the program year.



All Announcements for Children, Youth & Family

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VBS Volunteers Needed!

We need a flood of volunteers to help us with “Splash in God’s Word,” this summer’s Vacation Bible School! VBS is scheduled for June 11-14, from 9 a.m.-noon.

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Blast Off for Books!

The ELCA National Youth Gathering is doing a fundraiser to collect books for their “Blast Off for Books” campaign. The goal is to collect 100,000 books for the Houston Independent School District.

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High School Summertime!

Summer is almost here! And we have a few opportunities for you and your friends! Bonfires, Movie Nights and Open Gym Nights! Check out the High School Ministries Summer Schedule now!

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Camp Wapo

For a faith-filled resident camp, Zion’s choice is Camp Wapogasset. This summer’s theme is “Together: Created for Community! Hebrews 10:24-25.” Contact Camp Wapo at

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Summer Day Camps

Mark Your Calendars NOW for Summer Fun! Splash in God’s Word VBS, Sports Camp, Green Lake Day Camp and Camp Create It! It’s not too late to join the fun! Register online!

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Kid City Sunday School

Join us for Kid City Sunday School from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. on Sunday mornings during the program year. Registration brochures are available at the front desk.

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