We enjoyed a grand time, with lots of new friendships made this year at our 2017 'This Little Light of Mine Daycamp!




Sunday Morning Youth Group
Teens are welcome to join us for our monthly events. Read on for details!

Sunday School
We have Sunday School for youth in kindergarten through 6th grade September through May. Classes take place on the ground floor of the Education Building. During the service, children are lead out of the sanctuary after the opening hymn and rejoin their families to commune with them.   If you like working with, teaching, and learning from children, let us know!  Adult helpers are always welcome! 


Youth Lounge is our contemporary worship event led by youth musicians, singers and speakers from our church and community. The youth perform and help lead the service. It is free and for all ages, adults and youth! Contact Matt (info below) to get involved.



Youth, Teen and Family Events
The youth and teens lead the HAGL Food Shelf the second Saturday of every month from 9:30-11:30AM in the Fellowship Hall. Look for the red door.  

Summer Day Camp

July 17-21 we are hosting Day Camp for K-6th graders. Go to to download the registration page, then either mail it or turn it in to the church office (Attn: Matt). There is NO fee for campers but donations are greatly appreciated!  

Teens in 8th-12th grades serve as junior counselors!


The teens will be attending the Western States Youth Gathering at Cal Lutheran University June 28-July 2. Contact Matt to register or if you have questions. Scholarships are available! Use this link to learn more:

The teens and college-age people of HAGL will be going on a service trip to San Diego August 4-6. The cost is $75 per person (scholarships available). Email Matt if you're interested in attending. 

Some of our youth attend Lutheran summer camps with LRCC. Our own Asa Scott and Kristen Tarsala will be working at our amazing SoCal Lutheran camps! For more info go to: 

We also have board game events, service days, movies nights and events with other churches. More awesome events are coming this summer, so stay tuned!

Congratulation to our Graduates 2017!

Let us recognize and lift up the 2017 graduates from Hill Avenue Grace Lutheran Church:

Amanda Hutson - Monrovia High School
Jennifer Jackson - Grand Canyon University, Master of Education
Noah Pflueger-Peters - University of California, Davis
Julianne Rose - Marshall Fundamental High School
Carolyn Sisson - DePaul University

If there are other graduates not listed here, please notify Matt!

We are currently planning our next young adult event. To get on the group's email list, please contact Matt at or 626/792-4169 x102 


Congratulation to our Confirmands 2017!
On Sunday, June 4, four HAGL teens from our Confirmation Class affirmed their baptism, with one more teen affirming their baptism on Sunday, July 9. 

We lead Confirmation Classes for youth in 6th grade and up each year September through May. For specific dates, contact the church office, watch for updates here, or read the monthly Grace Notes newsletter! 


Lizzie and Kylie                                                                                   Ben and Lauren




Luther Glen Service Day for youth!

The confirmation class along with parents, teens and Matt went to Luther Glen (a Lutheran camp, retreat center and sustainable farm) on May 7 for a service day. We sorted plastic caps for an upcoming recycling awareness project, pulled weeds in their garden, painted gates, and helped with some landscaping. Although it was raining and sleeting on and off we had a good time in the mountains.





Youth Service Projects are an important part of our group!



HAGL Youth attended ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit July 14-19!




February's Creation Connection Outings a Huge Success!

Pictured below are a few members performing service by weeding at Arlington Community Gardens!


The Teen Drama Group presented a skit leading into Pastor Greg's sermon on Sunday October 26th at the 10:45am service for Reformation Sunday!

Youth Reformation Skig

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