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Lutheran Youth Organization

The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) of the NC Synod is open to all youth in grades 6-12. Youth are members by virtue of being a member of any NC Synod ELCA congregation.

Every year, Lutheran youth across North Carolina gather in February for an assembly. At LYO Assembly, youth spend time with each other in small groups, singing with the band and growing in faith.

The strength of LYO in North Carolina comes from the youth themselves. LYO is always youth-planned and youth-led. Adult advisors work hard to create an environment that nurtures and grows faith and develops all youth as leaders.

LYO 2022 Assembly Details

LYO 2022 God Is Everywhere

Event Details CANCELED

  • THEME: God is Everywhere
  • KEY VERSE: Leviticus 26:12 "I will walk among you and be your God, for you are my people."
  • Cancellation Letter from LYO Board
Tell it! Youth Video Contest_2022

Tell It! Video Contest CANCELED

  • The synod’s Engage the Bible Task Group challenges youth groups to get creative & film their retelling of a Bible story.
  • The top 3 submissions will be shown and voted on by youth at the LYO Assembly.
  • Enter for a chance to earn cash prizes for your youth group!

2022 Offering

LYO Offerings will go toward AMMPARO.

Give Online Here - Select 'Leadership/Discipleship' fund and enter 'LYO Offering' in the memo

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Adult and Small Group Leader Information

  • 2022 Resources for Youth Groups: Coming Soon!
  • 2022 Senior Blessing Survey - Let us know how many seniors in the Class of 2022 you will be celebrating in your youth group, and we’ll send a blessing and gifts to send off your seniors like we would have at LYO!
  • Safe Gatherings child protection training and background check, or an equivalent, must be on file for each adult leader within the last 3 years

LYO Board

2022 Members: Audrey Ansel, Emma Bingaman, Abigail Carpenter, Macy Johnson, Hannah Rochester, Evan Van Horne

Adult Advisors: Kai Thurow, Cathryn Hewett, Deacon Tammy Jones West

LYO Band

2022 Members: To Be Announced

Adult Advisors: Pastor Ethan Overcash, Pastor Andrew Buck, Pastor Emily Norris

Additional Resources

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2020 Tell It! Videos

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2019 Tell It! Videos


Safe Gatherings

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