Youth Events and Projects

Youth Swim-A-Thon

What is a swim-A-Thon?

● Swim-A-Thon is another opportunity for St. John Lutheran Church
Youth to fundraise for the annual youth activities. All proceeds go to
support the Youth Group.
● Swimmers earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers have 2 hours period to swim laps.
● Swimmers get pledges per lap or flat donations from family, friends, neighbors, businesses, etc. prior to

When and where is the Swim-A-Thon?
   Sunday, May 5, 2019
   Check-in at 1:00 , Swim-A-thon starts at 1:15
   Location: Shrewsbury YMCA

What will we do at a Swim-A-Thon?
● Youth will swim as many laps as they can during the 2 hour period.
● Parents play an important role. They count laps, cheer on the swimmers and help raise pledges.
How do we raise money for Swim-A-Thon?
● Traditional Pledge Forms – We have included sample pledge letters and a pledge form if
you choose to solicit donations personally.
● Corporate Matching – Don’t forget to see if your employer has a Corporate Matching
Gift Program. Many Corporations will match their employee’s contributions to non-profit
organizations. This is a great way to increase the money you raise.
What is the deadline for turning in donations?

The deadline for turning in donations is midnight May 19, 2019
● What if I have questions?
● Please email all questions to Jenn Hennessy ( and Linda Peterson
( ).


Video - Youth Group meeting - 2016

Youth Style Hungry Hungry Hippo - Great FUN!
Youth attended from St. John, St. Paul Hametown, and Christ Lutheran Shrewsbury.

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How To's of the Church

Members of the Senior High Sunday School wouldn't volunteer to pray in class, so that led to a lesson on “Prayer and How to Pray.” We (the class) then realized that there are a lot of people out there who do not know how to pray. So, with the help of the Confirmation class, we produced how-to videos on prayer to inspire you.

Prayer 1        Prayer 2



Updated 04/12/19