Lutheran Ministry


Good Hope/Zion Lutheran Ministry

Youth Outreach Programs


The Youth Choir is a Community Outreach Program of the Good Hope/Zion Lutheran Ministry. It is free and open to all area students from Grade 1 through Grade 8. The singers are divided into two groups, the “Apprentices” (Grades 1 and 2) and the “Concert Choir” (Grades 3-8). They learn how to sing, play recorders and other instruments and have fun! The Youth Choir rehearses on Mondays, 3:45 to 5:45. A light snack is provided. If you know of a child who is interested, please pass on the information. The choir will culminate in at the end of each semester with a concert.

All students grades 1-8 are invited to register for this year's Venango Youth Choir.  There will be singing, instruments, games, dances, field trip, and more!  Choir rehearsals are held every Monday at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 800 Moran Street, Oil City, PA.

Important Dates:
September 16th - Semester 1 begins - Theme: Thankfulness
November 24th - Concert
January 27th - Semester 2 begins. Theme: Movies and More
February 9th - Field Trip. Field trip to Erie to see the movie E.T. with the Erie Philharmonic playing the music live.  Families are invited.
April 9th - Concert

This year we are having students register for the entire 2019-2020 season to help with planning the special trip to Erie in February, 2020.

Any Questions, please call Good Hope at 814-676-9122 or Beth Orris at 814-676-6599.
Directors: Beth Orris, Linda Vogt, Julie Kosker, Pastor Mike Parsh

To Download a Registration form, click HERE.

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Stay and Play

Stay and Play is a free after-school program. Housed at Zion Lutheran Church, it is a year-round program that seeks to enrich the lives of children, K through 12, through tutoring, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) activities, positive social interaction with peers and adults.  The Stay and Play program uses educational games, art projects, and quality role models to engage the children.  Stay and Play meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:00pm to 8:00pm and Saturdays, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Coming in October! The Stay & Play Haunted House will be October 18th and October 19th during Stay Play hours (3pm-8pm on Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday)

The Stay & Play Halloween Party will be held October 30th, 3pm-8pm with treats and pumpkin carving.

For the Stay and Play website: Click HERE.