Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church

Children and Teen Ministries

From Nursery to Sunday School to Confirmation to College!

Mt. Carmel offers a full range of ministries for Children and Teens -- our CAT stuff is the best!

Whether it's learning, singing and playing with the young ones during Sunday School, playing with Miss Karen during Kids with Karen on Friday mornings, traveling to Tijuana to deliver Christmas presents, or going on annual service and gathering trips throughout the United States with the high school group, we offer fun and spiritual growth. See the Children and Teens Schedule for a listing of current events.

Mt. Carmel also offers a full Sunday School program, a confirmation program (a three-year program for middle schoolers) and an annual Vacation Bible School week-long summer camp.


We hope you will join us at any time!  We welcome one and all, whether it is for a single adventure or a life-long journey!  If you want to get involved with youth ministry at Mt. Carmel, contact Children and Teens Director Ingrid Frokjer at

Passing on the Faith - Mt. Carmel-style!

Every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. during the school year, we have education hour.  While parents have the opportunity to attend the Adult Forum, we have our cheerful nursery open for the smallest ones, and Sunday School for preschool on up!  Preschool and elementary students attend the opening, where they sing songs, learn the story of the week, and maybe see a puppet show, before heading off to their classrooms for crafts and lessons.  During this same time, our senior high students meet in the youth house for breakfast and a weekly lesson revolving around current events.


On Sunday mornings, we have confirmation for middle school students.  This is a weekly class that teaches the youth the basics of the Lutheran faith, and includes studies of the articles of faith, Luther's Small Catechism, and other basic tenets. 


Mt. Carmel Youth

Winter RetreatOur youth group meets several times a month for high schoolers.  To complement our Sunday morning Bible studies, our activities vary between service projects (such as beach clean-ups, helping the elderly, delivering fruit baskets...), fun outings (Boomer's, climbing gym, Chumash Challenge...), and get-togethers (bonfires, movie nights, desserts at Denny's...).  We also go on a Winter Retreat and have a week-long trip every summer. To see what's currently planned, check out the Children and Teens Schedule.


Mardi Gras Dinner/Auction


For more information about these, or any of our other CAT programs, please contact Ingrid at  Thanks for visiting!