REGULAR YOUTH EVENTS

Sunday Morning

Prior to organized activities, students gather in the Youth Wing to play pool, catch up after a week at school, or maybe grab a quick bite of breakfast on the first Sunday of every month.

9:15 – Community Time (in the Youth Wing)

The whole group comes together to begin our morning with a time of announcements and prayer before heading off to their Bible Study classes.

9:20 – Age-graded Bible Study

Each grade level gathers with their teachers to dive deep into Scripture and to discuss ways that the stories from the Bible can be integrated into their daily lives.

7th Grade: Room 316
8th Grade: Room 303
9th Grade: Room 301
10th Grade: Room 306
11th
Grade: Room 304
12th Grade: Room 302

10:30 – Worship (in the Sanctuary)

The youth typically sit together in the front left section of the sanctuary as we join the congregation in lifting our praise to God and listening for God’s voice speaking to each one.

Wednesday Evening

Prior to organized activities, students gather in the Youth Wing to play pool, do homework, or catch up after a week at school.

5:15 – Family Supper (in the Fellowship Hall)

While the serving line opens at 5:15, students and families come as they are able to have a meal together.  Reservations are required for the meal that is provided but everyone is also welcome to bring food from other places and join us around the table for discussion and catching up.

6:30 – Midweek Youth Gathering (in the Youth Wing)

What happens in the Youth Wing on Wednesday Nights is a mixture of a lot of energy, a bit of craziness, and a desire to learn to live a life for Christ. We play together, study Scripture together, and share life together. The result is that students come away impacted because of their encounter with Scripture and each other. 

OTHER UPCOMING YOUTH ACTIVITIES

In addition to the regular activities and the large events, we are always up to something.  Check out the Weekly Youth Update to see what is coming around the corner or call the office!

RETREATS, CAMPS, AND TRIPS

High School Retreat

The High School Retreat is an annual event that always falls over MLK weekend in January.  The 2017 retreat was amazing!  Here is the group picture from the retreat.  We would love for you to join us on the retreat next year (Jan. 12-15, 2018)!

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78 Retreat

The 78 Retreat was another great experience, this time for our 7th and 8th graders!  Here is the group picture!  We look forward to the 2018 retreat in early February!

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Summer Mission Trip

Every summer we head on a mission trip somewhere in the world.  We have been to places such as Washington, D.C., Gary, West Virginia, New York City, St. Louis, Missouri, Brazil, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.  In 2017 we will be going to Chillicothe, Ohio, through a program called Group Workcamps.  Our trip will be June 25-July 1, 2017.  The total cost per student is $350.  There are still spots available so if you would like to be part of our team this year, please let us know!  Our fundraiser for this event is Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff and will be on March 5!

DNOW Weekend

DNOW is a weekend retreat here at home.  Students stay in host homes divided by grade-level and gender.  Over the weekend we worship together, eat together, spend time in small groups Bible study, serve the community, play together, and anything else you can think of that students would do while spending the weekend together.  In 2017, the dates are November 10-12.  More information will be coming as we get closer to the event.

Summer Events

During the summer we stay busy.  Most Sunday nights we have SNACK events at homes of students, go to Holiday World, have cookouts and volleyball games, and find other ways and times to hang-out together.  As summer gets closer we will post the exact schedule of events here, so check back for more information.