New Wine is a Christian youth drama/musical ministry of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. The group's name is inspired by the 5th chapter of Luke where Jesus challenges us to get rid of the old categories in which we've though about religion and relationship with God, and pour our New Wine into new wineskins. The group promotes Christian fellowship, friendship, and understanding among the students, who come from varied religious backgrounds and traditions. The group is in its 25th year. This year's group consists of 48 9th - 12th grade students from area schools and represents 15 congregations of various denominations.
We strive to: Create a spiritual growth experience for youth that is fun, meaningful, and has positive impact in their lives. Build a sense of Christian community within our youth that spans denomination. Contribute to a growing, caring, and fun high school peer group through shared activities and growth experiences. Share God's word through contemporary music and drama with audiences across North America.
Comment from Fellowship Lutheran Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma following the 2013 New Wine performance: "I was moved by the honest and funny way the youth of New Wine helped us look at ourselves and our Christian discipleship. The music and dialogue are a refreshingly original interpretation of the parables and the message can't be ignored. I can't wait to have them here again!"
Pastor Alan Fox, Fellowship Lutheran Church, Tulsa, OK