Youth Group schedule (grades 7-12)

In case you were wondering when we have our regularly scheduled youth events this year, here is the schedule. Our normal time is second and third Wednesdays (though some months it changes). Special events, such as service projects and fellowship activities, are scheduled throughout the year. Contact Pastor Lars Hammar if you’re interested in getting regular email updates.

Youth Group at Lord of Grace is for all kids in grades 7-12th.

Aug  28, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Sept 11, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Sept 18, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Friday, Sept 27 - Diamondbacks game 6:40pm vs. San Diego Padres. Leave church around 4:30pm. Tickets are about $22/person.

Oct 9, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Oct 18 (Friday) – Hike on Mount Lemmon

Oct 23, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

November 9, 9am-8pm YouthConnects (One day all-Lutheran youth rally) @Christ Lutheran Vail

Nov 13, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Nov 20, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Nov 22, (evening) Pack Thanksgiving Boxes

Nov 23, (morning) Pack Thanksgiving Boxes

Dec 11, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Dec 18, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG  - Youth Group Christmas Party


Jan 8, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Jan 15, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Feb 8, (morning)  - Feed My Starving Children  @Oro Valley Nazarene

Feb 12, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Feb 19, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Mar – go to mid-week Lent services at 6:30pm

Apr 8, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

Apr 15, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

May 6, 6:30-7:30pm Youth Group @LOG

May 25-29 – SALCA Bible Camp (tentative dates)

Summer Bible Camp - May 27-May31

Registration is now open for our overnight Bible camp - SALCA (Southern Arizona Lutheran Camping Association). May 27-31 at the Triangle Y Ranch in Oracle, Arizona. Grades 3-9.

The theme for this year is “Be Courageous”. Activities include worship, Bible study, games, music, hikes, challenge activities, crafts and more.

To register, go to


Faith, Poetry, and Art with Guest Artist Roger Pierce

Pastor Roger Pierce will be joining us on Sunday, April 28th for a free lunch, workshop for kids and adults, and presentation on faith, art, and poetry. It will start around 12noon, after the 10:30am worship service. Everyone’s invited, all ages.

Roger will also be giving a special presentation on May 2nd at 6:30pm here at Lord of Grace on his faith and art and share some of his story in how they all intertwine and led to spiritual growth.

Both events are free and open to everyone.

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Spring Art Series

This spring, come and learn about Faith and Art.

Sunday events after the 10:30am worship (around 12noon) for families and kids. Pot-luck lunch, art lessons, and creative activities for all ages.

Mid-week seminars and workshops from professional artists in the community for adults.

A live graffiti art show.

Art show by the Lord of Grace preschool kids, with fundraiser lunch.

See below for specific dates and times.

All events are completely free and open to the public. Bring your self, your kids, and enjoy some great art, make something yourself, or learn about how artists have found a deeper faith through their creative work.

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March 5, 6:30pm

Art workshop and talk with Lutheran artist Barb Mulleneaux.

Barb is a lifelong Lutheran and former director of Art for Heart at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Oro Valley. She runs her own business, Barbara Mulleneaux LLC, selling paintings and teaching lessons. Her specialties are plein air painting and pallet knife.

March 10, 12noon

All family art activity, pot luck - Guest Artist Nancy Bautzmann.

A career painter of extreme-realism, graphic artist, former president of the Pittsburgh Art League, and instructor in children’s art programs, Nancy brings her perspective on faith and art to Lord of Grace. Join her March 10th at 12noon for interactive workshop, art activities for children and adults, and stories of creativity, art, and faith. 

March 31, 12noon

All family art activity, pot luck , graffiti artists  Michael Schultz, Ray Encinas, others

- Live graffiti art show

Michael Schultz is a veteran urban and graffiti artist in Tucson, having worked in spray paint for years with tagging and murals. He is currently one of the leaders of Open Space Church – a new church plant of the ELCA in mid-town Tucson with an outreach to urban young adults and artists. His works have been featured on San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Tucson, Reformation Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, and is a regular contributor to the Tucson Hip Hop Festival.

April 2, 6:30pm

Art workshop by urban and graffiti artist Michael Schultz of Open Space Church in Tucson

April 7, 12noon

Kids’ Art Show by Lord of Grace Preschool – Lunch

See art made by the kids at the Lord of Grace preschool showcased in the fellowship hall. Come to the 10:30am contemporary service and hear them sing in worship, and stay after for a fund-raiser lunch hosted by the preschool teachers.

April 28, 12noon

All family art activity pot luck with Guest artist Roger Pierce

Pastor Roger spent twenty years in the Navy Chaplain Corps, then four years as a hospice chaplain with Carondelet Health Care System here in Tucson.  He has served churches in Texas, the Community Church at SaddleBrooke and Resurrection Church at SaddleBrooke.   Roger and his wife, Sue, have three children, one of whom lives in Oro Valley.  He enjoys volunteering Nash Elementary School, writing, and visiting grandchildren in Virginia, Oregon, and locally.  The Bucket List isn’t very long, but includes becoming more consistent in writing for his blogsite, and taking more photography hikes in the Catalinas

May 2, 6:30pm

Art workshop by  Roger Pierce

More information on specific days is coming.

Summer Bible Camp with SALCA

Looking for a good overnight summer Bible camp? Consider a week of Bible camp with SALCA (Southern Arizona Lutheran Camping Association). Run by local Lutheran pastors and youth workers, the camp provides music, games, crafts, Bible study, community, faith, Christian role models and an overall great time.

May 27-May 31 at the Triangle Y Ranch in Oracle, Arizona.

Pastor Lars will be there leading the Bible studies.

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