Youth & Children

Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as theseMatthew 19:14

Birth-Grade 5 Calendar    Grade 6-12 Calendar    Program Information

  • Faith Grows at Home

    drewLast night as we were getting ready for bed, we decided to say our nighttime prayers as a family instead of individually with each boy. So we gathered on mom and dad’s bed and as we said the Lord’s Prayer, Andrew (only three days old), who was lying in the middle of the bed between all of us, became incredibly still and quiet and his eyes got huge. After the prayer, Dave said it’s like he knew the prayer. Both of ... more
  • No Soul Sisterhood Summer 2018

    I am sad to announce that Soul Sisterhood will not be taking place at Zion this summer. Below is a letter I received from Amanda Berger, Soul Sisterhood Director. We hope that Zion’s older girls (current 6th grade and up) will consider attending one of their off-site summer camp weeks. More info about these summer camps can be found at  If you have any other questions, please contact Kirsten Kelly or Pastor Suzi Orlopp. Hi Kirsten, After much thought, I have decided ... more
  • They Keep You Young

    IanIan and his family have been at Zion since moving to Buffalo in 2001. I enjoy all that Zion offers for the youth programs, plus all the happy members and guests. He grew up attending Grace Lutheran in Apple Valley, and his favorite Bible verse is Luke 6:31. Do to others as you would have them do to you. My Father taught me at a young age to treat people like you want to be treated. Ian and his two sons are familiar to many ... more

Grade 6-12

Confirmation (grade 6-8)
UpGrade Youth Group (grade 6-8)
Class Ring Handbells (grade 6-8)
Youth Group (grade 9-12)
Youth Choir (grade 6-12)
Friday Breakfast Crew (grade 9 and up)
TIM Team

Youth Ministry Calendar
Middle School Facebook Page
High School Facebook Page

Graduate Update


Vacation Bible School (age 3-grade 4)
Zion Day Camp (age 5-grade 5)
Bible Camp at Wapo (grade 2-12)
Summer Stretch (grade 4-8)
Soul Sisterhood (grade 1-5)


Kirsten Kelly
(birth-grade 5)

Pastor Suzi Orlopp
(grade 6-12)