High School


Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm


Are you feeling peaceful, stressed, calm, disorganized, grumpy, mean, loving , joyful, sad, unsettled, or just DONE? Are you new to church and/or youth group? Are you a "seasoned" youth group participant? Are you an underclassman? Are you an upperclassman? We want you to come just as you are, wherever you are coming from, and however you are feeling. FUEL is the high school ministry at Prince of Peace. We're concerned with joining you just where you are at, and being real with you. Jesus accepts people and relates with them just where they are at. We want to do the same. We want to connect with Jesus and with each other. So...let's be REAL together...real silly, real faith-filled, real happy, real stressed, real peaceful.....


We meet from 6:30-8:30pm on Sundays, September through May at Prince of Peace. We have a lot of fun and enjoy one another, as we learn and connect with God... Through a combination of games, large group teaching, small groups, and music and singing with the band, we encourage one another and lift each other up.

Just a word on small groups - ESSENTIAL! We feel that it is crucial to get connected to others in a smaller group to talk about the lesson, and process life together. Your leader and small group friends can be your biggest cheerleaders, and lifelines. 

Mission Trip 2018 - Uniontown, PA - July 21-28

Just a short distance from Pittsburgh, Uniontown settles among the rolling highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. In 1967, Uniontown was the birthplace of the McDonald's Big Mac sandwich, and there is even a museum to mark the popular snack and icon of fast food. As with most communities in this region, Uniontown's economy waned during the recent deindustrialization, when the steel industry restructured and many jobs went elsewhere, including offshore. This decline continues today and the population is about half its peak of 1940.

A large modern school awaits your group in Uniontown. Well within reach of the main downtown, perched on a hill with great views, with ample space for the groups, this air-conditioned facility will be a great temporary home for your group. Enjoy the track and large fields for recreation as well.

How You'll Serve

A variety of jobs await you here. Many homes just need a spruce up with paint. Others need a completely new porch. Ramps are also planned. Impacting specific neighborhoods and clusters of homes and residents with needs in the city are foremost in the plan.

If you have any question you can contact Pastor Matt Koenig at matt@poppalatine.org or call him at 847-359-3451.


 National Youth Gathering 2019 

(From the National Youth Gathering website) 

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’€s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.

For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit www.lcms.org/youth.