TLC Youth - Transfiguration Lutheran Church - Bloomington, Minnesota

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Transfiguration has a tradition during lent that each confirmation student is paired with an adult from the congregation. Wednesday nights during Lent, confirmands and their mentors sit together for the Oasis service, engage in guided conversation (based on the confirmation large group presentation) and experience closing prayer together with the rest of the mentors/mentees. We ask that mentors commit to these three elements of the mentorship experience (worship, conversation and prayer together) from 6:15 – 8:00 PM each of these Wednesday nights in Lent:

• March 13 | Lent 1 – “God Commandments” (1-3) Is God jealous and touchy? What’s a Sabbath?
• March 20 | Lent 2 – “You Commandments” (4-7) Duh! These are totally easy: What’s the point?
• March 27 | Lent 3 – Bloomington Spring Break (No Confirmation)
• April 3  | Lent 4 – “Neighbor Commandments” (8-10) Who is my neighbor?
• April 10 | Lent 5 – 10 Commandments | Recap. & Final Comments

Camping is for Everybody!
This year, TLC is offering 4 different types of camp(ing) experiences.

Wapo is a terrific camp and we have a specific week reserved for Transfiguration. TLC 1st to 3rd Graders (Seeds) can get a taste of camp by signing up for the Seeds weekend camp, July 12th-14th. Youth camp is the 14th-19th. You might be able to sign up for other weeks but they fill up fast. We have four spots reserved for Seeds, Youth and Senior High campers the week of July 12th – 19th. Read all about it right HERE. If you want this experience, register as soon as possible (camp weeks will start closing – because their at capacity – by late February).

2) TLC-led Excursions into the BWCA  (June 9 – 15 & July 7 – 13)
There are two opportunities to travel with TLC guides into the BWCA this summer (June 9th – 15th and July 7th – 13th). These trips are relaxing and fun. Depending on the size of the group, you’ll find one camp site and spend the week playing in the area. The food is great and the experience is always terrific, even if it rains. These trips are a great opportunity to connect with Transfiguration youth, adults and families. Registration is  $50 dollars* and is due the 1st of the month of the trip.

3) Wilderness Canoe Base trip(s) through the BWCA (July 21-27)
WCB is part of the Wapo Camp Network and is an amazing jewel in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The trips they offer are unbelievably rich and full of sights, sounds and experiences of the BWCA that feed faith and last a lifetime. These are rigorous trips through large swaths of the BWCA that teach camping skills and build ability and community within the group over 6 nights of backcountry camping. Our reserved week-long trip is July 21-27. Get more info HERE.
If these dates don’t work for you, WCB is offering  “open canoe trips” in which individuals who want the experience but don’t have a group to go with can sign up to go on a trip with other folks who need a group. These trips promise to be every bit as awesome as the group trip but you’ll be connecting with completely new people.

4) Wilderness Canoe Base  Family Mission Camp (Late August - Dates TBA)
This is a beautiful place and we are looking forward to returning as TLC families, singles, friends and youth. All are welcome and past participants have raved about this week at Wilderness. “Rustic” but comfortable and clean accommodations with great food and plenty to do. You can design the type of experience you would like to have and pay accordingly: Pay to Play (60/day)*, Work (15/day)* or both (30/day)*. More info is forthcoming, so check back.

*As will all our summer offerings, scholarships are available through TLC. Wilderness Canoe Base offers scholarships as well – Both WCB and TLC want as many people as possible to experience this amazing place (WCB) in the middle of an amazing place (BWCA).
GoPro clips of the Youth BWCA trip

TLC Youth & Family Ministry sits at the heart of who we are as a church. We seek to live out the identity into which we’re drawn by the love of God proclaimed over us in baptism. We live out our identities as baptized children of God by:

●  Showing up!
●  Worshiping as a community
●  Learning and listening
●  Asking hard and honest questions
●  Having fun
●  Growing in love for ourselves, one another and God

Ben Cherland, TLC Youth & Family Minister
Phone: 952-884-2364 Ext. 12

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