Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
Serving The Villages, Oxford & Wildwood

Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Amazing Grace Transformers


-Connection -Celebration -Service -Growth
TRANSFORMING lives through Christ for today and eternity!

-Christ centered -Faith filled -Bible based -Bridge building -Mission minded

2 Corinthians 3:18- 2 Corinthians 5:17
And we...are being TRANSFORMED into his likeness...for if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!


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Find us on our Facebook Page and Group!
Check the Links under Sermons and Resources to connect.

Sundays at AGLC

Transformers Youth Group-Bible Study
Led By-Kathyrn Stolarz
 9:15am-9:45am
  
Wednesdays at AGLC

Transformers Youth Group-NOW-Night Of Worship

 All 6th-12th Graders Welcome!
Music, Friends, Fun
7pm-8:15am
 

NO NOW in the Summer! 

 

 

Upcoming Events

July 23th-6-10pm
Faux Slumber Party at Kathryn's Home

Bring a Bible and wear your PJs! See you soon!

 

 

Past Events

2014

Yard Sale

April 5th

 

GLOW-High School Youth Gathering

March 28th-30th

 

Fro Yo Devo

March 19th

 

Movie Outing-Son of God

March 15th

 

Ultimate Frisbee

March 12th

 

2013

Caroling with Chili

December 15th 


Hillsong United Concert
November 22nd

   

Ultimate Frisbee

October 16th

 

Brownie Bash!
 September 8th
9/8 @ 7pm

Wild Waters
 July 17th


  
2013 NYG-National LCMS Youth Gathering
June 30th-July 8th
San Antonio, Texas
The National Youth Gathering (NYG, or Gathering) was an amazing event of spending time together in worship, God’s Word, prayer, song, and service. The Gathering provided about 25,000 young people an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith, and their Lutheran identity. This event, which is the single largest LCMS event, is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in St. Louis, Missouri.



 
Lock IN-We won't run OUT of fun!
June 26th


   
  NYG Commissioning Service 
June 23rd during Praise and Worship



  Splashin' Springs
 June 10th



  NYG Meeting/Pool Party
June 2nd



  NYG Meeting 
 May 26th

  
 
Karaoke Night
April 28th at NOW-Night Of Worship


 
Yard Sale for NYG
April 6th-6am
Selling our way to success! Don't forget to drop off items!



 Pancake Party for NYG
March 17th-11am-after Second Service worship
Pancake Party for NYG-Tickets $7



Valentine’s Dinner for NYG
February 10th-5pm-7pm
Learning about the LOVE of the Lord. This dinner was a fundraiser for their trip to the 2013 NYG-National LCMS Youth Gathering in San Antonio.
Tickets $15-Great gift for Valentine’s Day
Check out the promo below!
http://animoto.com/play/615kGsXTDVlUwfyBEDbN3w



Movie Night
February 17th-5pm-7pm


2012

Caroling with Chili
December 16th
Thanks to those who brought some CHRISTmas cheer to those in need with the Amazing Grace Transformers!



Bake Sale for NYG
December 2nd-Before and After Church Services
Thanks for those who came and got some sweet treats to support our youth! The Amazing Grace Transformers had a Bake Sale to raise money for the 2013 NYG-National LCMS Youth Gathering in San Antonio.



Picture Perfect Past Dinner for NYG
November 11th-5pm-7pm
A time for photography, food, and fellowship as the Amazing Grace Transformers took you on a journey of progression and God's provision. This Dinner was a fundraiser for their trip to the 2013 NYG-National LCMS Youth Gathering in San Antonio. Thanks to all who supported us!
Tickets $15 Photo Booth $5
Click the below to see the promo!
http://animoto.com/play/l3hLP041Wq1VqM0uG0F8fA



EMPOWERED-Middle School Youth Gathering
November 2nd-4th
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center



Our Amazing Grace Transformers had an amazing weekend of fun and fellowship with the Father, learning how God EMPOWERS us to do great things through and for Him. We also enjoyed The Living Stones band who led us in worship at our Mass Events. Check out their website below:
http://thelivingstones.net/



Oktoberfest
October 28th
@ Rockey Residence
4pm-7pm
Thanks to those who came!


Movie Night
October 21st-5pm-7pm
We watched To Save a Life. An impactful inspriation to all reminding us to be a life saver and tell someone about the one and only Life Saver, Jesus. Watch the trailer below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o56pazEh-Q&feature=watch_response


Mission Sunday
October 14th
We enjoyed a worship service with those who went on the St. Louis Servant Event 2012 and learned to serve the Savior where He leads each of us!


Citywide Worship
September 30th
Citywide Worship was the coming together of students to worship ONE GOD. The power of an entire city became ONE CHURCH.
It was open to ALL Middle, High, & College Age Students. 
We look forward to seeing what God will do in Ocala.
Meadowbrook Church
6pm-8pm


AWAKEN See You at the Pole 2012
September 26th
Global Day of Student Prayer: Students joined together to pray and praise God! To find out more go to:http://syatp.com/
This year's theme is AWAKEN!



September 23rd
Money ($75) and Forms were due. Hope you turned them in!

352: An evening of Worship
September 22nd-7pm
Christ's Church of Marion County



Disney's Night Of Joy
September 8th



August 26th
NYG forms were due! We hope you turned them into Pastor Rockey.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Planning Meeting
August 10th
Jessica, Carie, Elizabeth, Lois, and Pastor Rockey had a great time planning for the future! They filled the Amazing Grace Transformers Calender for 2012-2013. Check out the Upcoming Events above! 



Tranformers Tubing
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30am 
Amazing Grace Transformers had a great time!



Transformers Pontoon Boat-Swimming
Friday, July 13 
This was one of our many youth events this summer!
 



St. Louis Servant Event
June 9th-14th
Amazing Grace Transformers headed to St. Louis June 9th-14th on a 5 day Servant Event with the Acts 1:8 Mission Society where we and others from around the country refurbished housing and the old St. Peter's Church, now The Rock, in an impoverished area. We thank you for joining us in pray as we served others in St. Louis!



St. Louis Mission Team Dinner & Pool Party
Tuesday, May 29 at 5:00pm
ALL youth were invited to kick off the summer!



Bake Sale
May 13th was a Bake Sale to bring in some funds for our Servant Event to St. Louis! We raised over $200! Praise God! Thanks for your support!

Yard Sale
A Youth Sponsored Yard Sale was held Saturday, April 21 at 7:30AM. People came and enjoyed a morning of shopping and supporting the Amazing Grace Transformers. This event was a fundraiser for the St. Louis Servant Event. Items will ranged from clothing to jewelry to home furnishings. We started to accept your delectable items on Sunday, April 15th. We thank you for all your support!



Mobile Meal Packing Event with Stop Hunger Now
Saturday, April 14 Amazing Grace Lutheran Church and community members packed over 200,000 meals to ship to those in need around the world. We thank God that we are blessed to be a blessing!



Trivia Night-March 17th-6pm
A Youth Sponsored Trivia Night was held Saturday, March 17th at 6:00pm. Thank you to those who came and enjoyed an evening of fun, food, and fellowship at Trivia Night. This event was sponsored by the Amazing Grace Transformers as a fundraiser for their third St. Louis Servant Event. Tickets were $10 for a single spot at a 6 spot table. Check out our Facebook promo video below!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=392278057455711



Citywide Worship-March 11th
This was an opportunity for the students of Ocala and the surrounding area to unite, coming together for one purpose... to lift high the name of Jesus. It can sometimes be polarizing, but it is powerful nevertheless. He is our source of hope, love, and saving grace. It was our prayer that you could make it. It was an incredible night! It was great to see Transformers there!

 


UNLIMITED REVOLUTION-High School Gathering-March 2nd-4th
At the High School Gathering we discovered many things! His love is UNLIMITED! His mercies are UNLIMITED! We are His and we respond! REVOLUTION! "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. As you send me into the world, so have I sent them into the world." says Scripture. We served our God and worshipped Him too. Everybody just had a great time!

Click to view a promo video below!
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=271155232921902&oid=133120223450692

Check out our FLGA Youth Website below!
 http://flgayouth.com/
More information is soon to come!



2011

Here We Come A Caroling-December 18th




Casting Crowns Concert-November 18th


Welcome Pastor Randy-November 13th
November 13th at NOW Night Of Worship, all parents were also invited to join us! We had a special guest, Randy Wilken, andgreatmeal planned with a small donation asked. We experienced the ministry of Pastor Randy from The Rock in St. Louis. This was a good chance to learn about what we do on our servant events to St. Louis. And YES! One is already planned and on the calendar for June.



UNLIMITED-Middle School Youth Gathering
Amazing Grace Transformers endeavored to Lake Yale Baptist Retreat Center for a time of growing closer to God and each other. We learned about UNLIMITED God, Respect, Forgiveness, and Journey. Lamentations 3:22 was our theme verse which reads, "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end." We had a great time and look forward to the UNLIMITED REVOLUTION High School Gathering March 2nd-4th.



Mission Sunday: 9/25
10am at Amazing Grace
The congregation checked out how we got to serve our God of Amazing Grace on our St. Louis Servant Event!
Click below to see what was in store!
http://animoto.com/play/nVPh4wWSQCH1yxyKmOlhEg




St. Louis Servant Event
Amazing Grace Transformers headed to St. Louis June 25-30 on a 5 day Servant Event with the Acts1:8 Mission Society where we and others from around the country refurbished housing and the old St. Peter's Church, now The Rock, in an impoverished area. We thank you for joining us and or praying for us as we served others in St. Louis!



Click Here to view a youtube video of Last Year's event





Yard Sale
A Youth Sponsored Yard Sale was held Saturday, June 11 at 8:00AM. People came and enjoyed a morning of shopping and supporting the Amazing Grace Transformers. This event was a fundraiser for the St. Louis Servant Event. Items ranged from clothing to jewelry to home furnishings. We are started to accept your delectable items on Sunday, June 5. We were very thankful to see you all there!

Confirmation

On Sunday, May 1, Jessica Rockey was Confirmed in Christ!



To listen to her inspiring Confirmation Statement,
click on the play button!


Trivia Night
A Youth Sponsored Trivia Night was held Saturday, April 16 at 6:00pm. People came and enjoyed an evening of fun, food, and fellowship at Trivia Night. This event was sponsored by the Amazing Grace Transformers as a fundraiser for the St. Louis Servant Event. Tickets were $10 for a single spot at a 6 spot table. We thank and praise God for those who supported us!


Calenders and Greeting Cards
Amazing Grace Transformers sold calenders and greeting cards to raise money for their St. Louis Servant Event and future transforming events. Calenders were $5 and Greeting Cards were $6. We thank and praise God for those who supported us by buying the Calenders and Greeting Cards!


Images-High School Youth Gathering
The Amazing Grace Transformers youth had an incredible time at Images, The LCMS Fla-Ga District High School Youth Gathering in Daytona Beach. They enjoyed strengthening their relationship with the Son in the sun. They learned about their “images” in the eyes of themselves, the world, and God. At the Salvation Army Thrift Shop, they sorted clothing donations. They contributed pet supplies and a soccer ball for other charities. The whole youth gathering supported the Japan Disaster Relief Assistance and the Halifax Urban Ministries.



images

2010

Images-Middle School Gathering

images ms

Youth Sunday-September 29
The Amazing Grace Transformers led the worship and shared their experiences at the National Youth Gathering and their Servant Events in New Orleans and St. Louis.

Night of Joy 2010
A Night of Contemporary Christian Concerts and Worship

Our Youth traveled to Disney on September 10 for an incredible night of praise and worship.
This year's artists included: Point of Grace, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Third Day and more. 




St. Louis Servant Event
From July 24-29, our Amazing Grace Transformers Youth Group participated in a 5-day Servant Event in St. Louis with the Acts1:8 Mission Society where they and others from around the country refurbished deteriorated housing and the old St. Peter's Church in an impoverished area.



LCMS National Youth Gathering in New Orleans-July 17-21



Confirmation
On Sunday, May 2, Elizabeth Rockey was Confirmed in Christ!



Holy Land Experience Outing
Our youth visited the Holy Land Experience Park on Wednesday, April 7.

Sunday School-Bible Class Offerings-Transforming Lives
Through your generosity, $411.25 was sent to feed the children in 30+ Lutheran Schools throughout Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and for many of these children, the meal they receive at school is the only food they eat each day. So thank you for helping us support Trinity Hope in providing some 200 meals!