RLC Youth Programs
Upcoming Activities & Photos of Past Activities
Cub Scout Pack is Still Welcoming Members
We have a Cub Scout pack at RLC. If you have kids (Kindergarten-5th grade), you would like to get involved, or if you would like to help out as a leader, contact cubmaster Shelley Olson.She can be reached at Cubmaster.Shelley@gmail.com or BSA District Executive Lindsey Miller at 580-471-0275 or Lindsey.Miller@scouting.org.
Congratulations to Our 2021 Graduating Seniors
Our Graduating High School Seniors
Jordan Baker, Yukon High School
Jordan Baker, son of Nicole and Andy Baker. Graduating from Yukon High School May 21, 2021.
Jordan is active in Business Professionals of America (BPA) and has been a part of BPA since 9th grade. He served as an historian in 11th grade and is currently serving as the president. Some of the rewards he has received throughout high school are: his team received 1st place in Website Design for the State and they will be moving on to the National Level. Jordan also placed 6th in State for Fundamentals of Web Design and will be moving onto the National Level.
Jordan will be attending the University of Central Oklahoma and will be majoring in Computer Science.
Gavin Wildman, Mustang High School
Gavin Wildman, son of Ryan and Andrea Wildman, graduating from Mustang High School May 16, 2021.
Gavin is currently a team captain in his high school’s robotics program and was last year as well. He was head of programming for the two years prior and has competed at State for Robotics the last three years.
For the past two years, Gavin has attended Canadian Valley Technology Center and is graduating from the Computer Information Systems program. In his free time he enjoys reading and video making.
After graduation, Gavin intends to pursue film and become a director. He is currently researching a plan to help make this dream a reality.
Jordan Lee Francel, Piedmont High
Jordan Lee Francel is a 2021 graduate of Piedmont High School. Jordan joined the Francel family in May 2017, becoming son to Paul and Lisa, brother to Leif, Thea, Karl, and Elise, brother-in-law to Laci, Reid, and Cruz, and uncle to Athena, and later Gaia.
During his four years at Piedmont High School, he was inducted into the Native American Honor Society, participated in the pre-engineering program at Canadian Valley Technology Center for two years, and played soccer for three years.
At RLC, he has participated in LYO and attended the Youth Gathering in Houston in 2018. He is a member of Excalibur DeMolay in Yukon and he and his team won a world championship at DeMolay competition in 2019.
Jordan plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to further his education.
Our College Graduates
Josh Belleau, University of Central Oklahoma
Josh Belleau, son of Jenifer and David Belleau , graduated May 7, 2021, from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems.
Josh was not only a full-time student, but he has worked the past six years at Walmart, while he was in high school and college. Josh is actively applying for employment in the IT Field.
Haley Boevers, University of Arkansas
Haley Boevers, daughter of Carmen and Tony Boevers, graduated from the University of Arkansas on May 6, 2021 with a Master’s of education, in higher education, with honors.
She felt fortunate to be a graduate assistant for University Programs during the last two years. Haley had the great honor of holding the role of president for The Higher Education Organization (THEO) this spring.
Haley was named by faculty as the outstanding higher education master’s student. Haley stated that, “God is still working on my next step, and I am patiently and eagerly waiting to see where I am headed.
Thank you RLC for all of the support you have shown me all these years.”
Photos of Youth Activities in 2021
God's Work, Our Hands Day, Sept 12
Activities included coloring pictures for shut-ins, painting inspirational stones for Czech Fest and picking up litter around our neighborhood.
New Eagle Scout Project on June 1:
School Supply Drive, Summer 2021
Senior Recognition Sunday: May 16
End of School Bash, June 2021
Local Children Benefiting from a New Book Share Box
Photos of Youth Activities in 2020
Living Nativity, Dec 2020
Getting Ready for our Pumpkin Patch
Sunday School Outside, Sept 2020
Decorating the Christmas Tree
New RLC Prayer Box: Eagle Scout Project
Recognizing Our Graduates
Creston Moore graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. He also minored in Agronomy and Farm Real Estate Appraisal. Creston was a member of the OSU Agronomy Club. During this year’s summer and fall, Creston is part of a Custom Harvesting Crew.
Kamryn Drew Davis, daughter of Jason and Lori Horton.
Graduated from Shawnee High school on 05/18/20.
Starts Tulsa University fall 2020 studying business.
She also graduated from Gordon Cooper for cosmetology on 5/2020
Her hobbies include; fashion, painting and singing.
Teagan Everett graduated on May 8, 2020, from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She graduated with distinction and with a GPA of 3.6. Throughout her time at OU she made many friends and learned how to be the best educator possible. Now that her college career is over, she is working at Prairie View Elementary school in Mustang, Oklahoma as a Preschool Teacher.
Ice Skating at Devon Towers Rink, Jan 2020
OK AR Synod Youth Gathering in Tulsa, Jan 2020
Photos of Youth Activities in 2019
Making Ornaments for RLC Shut-ins and Ranchwood
Our younger youth and some adults Putt-Putt through the Bible. At each hole there was a Bible story and questions about the Bible story--from creation through Jesus' death and resurrection.
Putt Putt through the Bible, Sept 2019
Interfaith Tour, Sep 15, 2019
Back-to-school Blessings for Students and Teachers and School Supplies for Needy Local Students, Aug 2019
Affirmation of Faith, June 2019
Recognizing Our High School Seniors with Scholarships
Presentation of Youth Bibles on Mother's Day
Celebrating First Communion
Packing Up Our Food We Collected for the Lutheran Bedlam Food Drive
Back-to-school Swim Party, Sep 2019
RLC Youth Delivering Our Donations to Yukon First Responders, Sept 2019
LYO Youth Sumer Camp in Kansas City, June 2019: Courage by the Campfire
Vacation Bible School Fun: June 2019
2019 Seniors Received Beautiful Custom Quilts from our Quilting Ministry
Lutheran Youth Got a Photo with Bishop Mike and Bishop Eaton at the Synod Assembly on May 14, 2019
Easter 2019: The Hunt is On!
Synod Youth Lock-in at RLC: Mar 3
The Younger Youth Synod Gathering: Jan 2019 in Norman, OK
Youth Activities in 2018
Trunk or Treat 2018
Trick or treat for Manna Pantry
This is Me at Sunday School
Back-to-school Swim Party Fun
Thanks for the Francels for hosting a Back-to- school Swim Party on Sunday August 19th.
2018 Youth Gathering Photos
Vacation Bible School, June 2018
Graduating Seniors Honored
On Sunday May 13, we celebrated our graduating seniors from high school, college and trade school, with blessings during services and a special reception at 10:30am in the large fellowship hall. Our three high school seniors received very special quilts from our Quilt Ladies.
Summer Sunday School Social
Affirmation of Faith, May 20
Four 9th grade confirmands affirmed their faith on May 20, during the 10AM Worship Service and a reception followed the worship service
Sunday School Holy Week Scavenger Hunt, Mar 2018
The kids looked for things though out the church that showed pictures or items that told the story of Holy week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
Youth Movie Day During Teacher Walkout
Youth gathered at RLC to watch Swiss Family Robinson and enjoy snacks and socializing.
WOW! Lots of Easter Eggs
Last Supper, Mar 2108
Our Younger Youth Social, Feb 2018
Looking Back at Our 2017 Youth Activities
Dec 17, 2017: A great program put on by our kids! Merry Christmas
Sunday School Donates to Angel Tree Child, Dec 2017
Nov Youth Lock-in Included a Lesson on Homelessness
What a Fun Time at VBS in June!
Helping Manna Pantry
Some of our youngest members emptied their piggy banks to donate to Manna Pantry. They're starting young helping others have food to eat. Thank you!
Easter Egg Hunts
Younger Youth Gathering
The ELCA Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod Younger Youth Gathering was Feb 18-19 in Norman. It was a great time for Lutheran youth.
Sunday School Fun
Christmas Movie Fun on Nov 19
Graduate Quilt Presentation, June 11
Reception for Graduating Seniors
Graduating seniors were honored at both our early and late service on May 21. In between services, there was a special reception for them, and three scholarships were awarded.
On June 11, they will be presented with beautiful senior quilts. Thank you Quilt Ladies!
Our Youth Helped Make the Feb 28 Pancake Supper a Success
Sunday School Lesson
Looking Back: 2016 RLC Youth Activities
Downtown in December on Dec 11th Was a Blast
Tubing, canal boat rides, great food, fun at the Myriad Gardens and Christmas lights!
Family Fun on Dec 4th
On Sunday, December 4, right after the late worship service, a group of fun-loving families joined in some family fun.
After a light lunch, ornaments were created and decorated by hand—one to hang on the Christmas tree in the sanctuary and one to take home. That fun activity was followed by tree decorating in the sanctuary and a Christmas movie.
Nine Turkeys and a Ham!
Our Sunday School classes used their offering to buy nine turkeys and one ham to donate to the Manna Pantry to feed hungry families this holiday season! Way to go!
Trick or Treat for Manna Pantry
Each year, when Halloween nears, we go door-to-door in the neighborhoods near our church to collect canned goods and other non-perishable food for Manna Pantry. We have a great time, hauling wagons and collecting much-needed "treats" for others in our community. This year's event was a fun success.
Interfaith Youth Tour On Sept 25
Some of our youth toured several different kinds of churches on Sept 25, to see how others worship. Churches included:
Senior Graduation Celebration
On Sunday, May 22, we celebrated our graduating seniors with a special reception. Our high school graduates received custom quilts.
Spring Clean-up Fun
Reverse Youth Lock-in
Children's Christmas Program
A big thank you to all our youth who were involved in our annual Children’s Christmas Program on Sunday December 18. We also want to thank the adults who helped make it happen, including Lori B.
Sunday School Classes Purchased Turkeys and Ham
Our Sunday school classes voted to use their offering to buy food for the Manna Pantry in Yukon. A total of nine turkeys and one ham was purchased for local families.
2016 ElCA Youth Leadership Summit in North Carolina in Nov
Two of our youth are representing our Synod at the ELCA Youth Leadership Summit Nov 2-6. This is a huge honor and accomplishment. Lori B, our Children and Youth Family Minister, is accompanying them.
Trunk or Treat: A Good Time!
Trunk or Treat was a success and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Labor Day Fun!
Our youth along with Lori B and some other adults, participated in a Synod-wide Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) activity over Labor Day weekend. The activities were at Oaks, OK.
Vacation Bible School: June 13-17
We hosted Vacation Bible School in mid-June, 9am-11:30 am all five days. Children and adults had a great time.
Easter Egg Hunt on March 20, 2016
Youth Activity Highlights for 2015
2015 National Youth Gathering
The National Youth Gathering, "Rise Up," was held in Detroit July 15 -- 19th 2015. Several students and sponsors from RLC attended. We worshiped, learned about our faith, played and did service projects with other ELCA youth from around the U.S.
The next ELCA Youth Gathering will be in Houston, Texas in 2018.