Fall is here! You know what that means…the routine is back! Our youth program has a lot of new happenings this year, and we hope your family will connect to as many activities as it can. Our overarching theme for this year is “Listening to God’s Call.” Please note that we don’t want anyone to miss out on any activities because of money. We have many scholarships and funds to help pay for or offset costs for those that may need a little help. Feel free to reach out to Ben if there is a need.
Children’s Chapel Service: All Grades (Pre-k through 12th grade)
New this year! The first Sunday of each month all of the children and youth of our church will worship together in a Chapel Service (though because of the renovation of the Chapel…some months it may be held other places in the church). During worship together, we will have guest adults inspire the youth with their faith stories or something that they are passionate about. The older youth will help to lead the service. We will begin in the Chapel these weeks instead of heading to the sanctuary first. At the end of the service, the youth will head into the sanctuary and participate with their families in Communion.
Stepping Stones begins September 10, Grades Pre-K through 5th
Stepping Stones is our weekly Sunday School program. This fall we will be learning about Samuel and David. We will begin each week (except for the first Sunday of each month) in the sanctuary and leave for our classes after the Time for the Young. Read more about Stepping Stones…
This year all of our high school and middle school youth will be offered a time to learn and study the bible and how it relates to our lives today. Each week of the month will be a slightly different offering which allows the youth to participate any time they are available.
We will once again head to Malden to challenge each other at Boda Borg. This event is open to all 6th-12th grade students. The deadline for signing up is September 17th. To sign up go to the Back to School Event Sign Up. The cost for this event is $30. The all-you-can-eat taco bar is an additional $10, or you can bring your own bagged dinner.
September 30 and October 28, 6 AM
Our youth tend to really find God in nature. As a church, we want to offer everyone a chance to experience God this way in our very own area. Ben Pulaski will lead a hike to the top of Horn Pond hill a couple of times this year. We will meet in the parking lot by the pond and hike to the top to see the sunrise. All ages are welcomed to join us (and your dogs too).
Sunday Nights, 7:30-9 PM
Forum is our weekly high school youth group. We play some games, bond with each other, and discuss moral and spiritual issues. Read more about Forum here.
Wednesdays from 2:30-4 PM, Third Floor
New this year: We will have an after-school program for middle school students. Each week we will have the third floor of the church to hang out, talk about God, play games, and do homework. I would encourage all middle school students to join us on Wednesdays.
We are always looking to add some adults to join the youth program. We have opportunities for assistant teachers for Stepping Stones, small group leaders for the youth programs, second adults for Forum and other activities, chaperones for mission trips etc. There is always some way to connect with the youth. I would encourage each adult to find a way to do one or many events with the youth. You will find that your faith will grow as your help others learn more about who they are and what they are made for.
11/4-5/17 High School Overnight
1/19/18 – 1/21/18 Youth Ski Trip (6th-12th)
2/17/18 – 2/24/18 High School Mission Trip to Philadelphia
4/14/18 – 4/20/18 Middle School Mission Trip to Philadelphia.
5/19/18 – 5/20/18 Youth Overnight
6/25/18 – 6/30/18 Youth Week at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico