Immanuel Lutheran Youth - Charleston IL

A Lutheran group to foster Christian fellowship for middle school and high school youth.

Operating as usual


Join us at the Jac Wednesday night (Jan 15) at 7pm for a new high school girls’ bible study. All high school aged girls are welcome! Spread the word, and bring a friend! Come enjoy some coffee and Jesus! If you have any questions, please contact Jenny at (970)467-3922.


Enjoying our first full day in Minneapolis! Enjoyed shopping, go cart racing, and roller coaster riding at the Mall of America! Enjoying dinner at the Rainforest Cafe before heading off to the NYG kick off.


We made it! Searching for dinner.🍥


We hit the road this morning! NYG, Immanuel Lutheran Church is coming for you! 🤗


Immanuel Lutheran Youth - Charleston IL

Check out our youth bulletin board the next time you’re at church to see what we’ve been up to!


Check out our youth bulletin board the next time you’re at church to see what we’ve been up to!


Know a thing or two? Come to Unique Suites tonight for Trivia! Come solo and we'll build a team or bring a team of up to six of your wittiest friends. Registration begins at 6:30, entry is $10, game begins at 7, and all proceeds go to the National Youth Gathering Trip 2019!

[01/30/19]   Come support our youth group next Wednesday night (Feb 6) at The Brick House in Charleston for trivia night! All funds being raised will be put toward our trip to the National Youth Gathering this summer! Registration starts at 6:30. Cost is $10 per person. Teams of 6! Tag your dream team for trivia below! 01/05/2019

New comfort dog on the block CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) -- For people living in Coles County, there's a new way to help get some comfort if you're having a rough day. 01/05/2019

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Immanuel Lutheran Youth - Charleston IL's cover photo


Immanuel Lutheran Youth - Charleston IL's cover photo


Immanuel youth has a had a busy past month! We raked leaves to collect money to buy gifts for kids in need. We have set up the Christmas tree in the church. And we have been meeting for dinner on Wednesday nights before advent services.


We had a great time getting spooked at the haunted house tonight!


The youth enjoyed some ice cream after passing out Food Pantry calendars. They will continue the deliveries next Sunday.

[09/12/18]   Our high school students meet for small group every Wednesday from 7-8:30ish. Tonight we will be meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings for small group at 7. All high schoolers are invited. Proceeds from dinner will go toward raising funds for SACIS. I'd be happy to give a ride if needed. Enjoy your Wednesday! 😊

[09/11/18]   Good afternoon, everyone. Sunday (9/16) we will be delivering food pantry calendars. We will need a big turn out to pull this off. If your child is available to help from 6-8, please let me know. We will meet in the youth room at Immanuel, and go from there. We will also need a few parents willing to drive to other neighborhoods to deliver these calendars. Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this. Thank you!

[09/08/18]   Good morning! If you haven’t already, please let me know your rsvp for the nyg informational meeting, this morning. We are planning on serving pizza and dessert. We want to make sure there is plenty of pizza! 😊

Again, it will be tomorrow evening at 6pm at Immanuel. This youth gathering is NOT just for Lutherans. This is for any Christian teens hoping to strengthen and deepen their faith. (It will be open to any youth currently in 8th grade through their senior year.)

As someone who has gone as a youth, and again as an adult, I so recommend this gathering! 💖

I want to invite you and your teens to our youth group at 6pm Sunday, September 9th. We will be discussing the upcoming national youth gathering (July 11-15 in Minneapolis). This is a wonderful opportunity for the youth to come together with other teen Christians from around the country, and deepen their faith. Please consider coming to the informational meeting, even if you are unsure at this moment. There will be pizza from Windy City Pizza, and desserts provided. Please RSVP to 970-467-3922 if you will be joining us, so that we can be sure there is enough food for all. Thank you, and God's blessings on the rest of your week.

[08/31/18]   In light of Labor Day weekend, youth group will not meet this Sunday, Sept 2nd. We will meet again on Sept 9th. Enjoy time with family!

[08/12/18]   There will be Sunday school and youth group today. I’m looking very forward to getting to know the youth group as we go forward. -Jenny Evans


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Trip!

“Life is a roller coaster but we have a Real. Present. God.”


Human Hungry Hungry Hippos!


Mattoon Roller Skating!


Youth Group- EIU Scavenger Hunt!


Inflatable Bubble Ball 2 vs. 2
Ethan & Rachel vs. Mikey & Luke (Winners!)


Inflatable Bubble Ball fun at youth group!!


LCMS Youth Gathering

In just one year 25,000+ youth and adults will gather together in Minneapolis to celebrate our Real. Present. God. at #NYG2019!

If you want to learn more about the Gathering, please visit


Back to School Trip to Holiday World! We are planning to leave Sunday morning to attend a Evansville Otters minor league baseball game in the afternoon. Monday will be spent at Holiday World. If interested, talk to Matt ASAP as we will be planning transportation and hotel rooms. 06/22/2018

Group Mission Trips Nashville, TN 2018

TWO SPOTS OPEN for our Nashville Mission Trip July 15-20! General trip info found on the link. Reduced rate if needed. Please help spread the word! Reach out to Matt Slaybaugh if you want to learn more at (919)-744-1433 or [email protected] It’s likely that your team will listen to music on the drive to Nashville, but once you enter the city limits, turn off your devices and take in the richness, creativity, and soul of Nashville—the country music capital of the world.


Playing ninja & balloon stomp during youth group at Sister City Park! Join us every Sunday!

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