Youth Ministry

Core Values

Christ-centered:  We live our lives guided by Christ.

Accepting:  We are a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive community of faith.

Relationships:  We foster an atmosphere that promotes love, patience and kindness among the church family and the world at large.

Engaging:  Through the use of curriculum, mission, and activities we challenge youth to actively explore their faith.


Sunday School

From Sept. to May at 9:45 (and earlier) the youth gather in room 117 and 118 with a Hospitality Bar (hot chocolate, coffee, sweets, etc.) for fellowship, welcome and announcements from our Director of Youth Ministries, Janelle Brinker. They then disperse into 4 classrooms: 7th grade room 117, 8th grade room 118, 9th/10th grades room 120 and 11th/12th grades room 205. We use Feasting on the Word curriculum which is based on the Revised Common Lectionary that we use in worship.

During the summer months the middle and high school youth meet together for one class.


Sunday Night Summit

2017/18 Schedule

Sunday Night at the Summit (SNS) begins downstairs in the youth wing. Adult Participants (APs) will greet them and they will have group gatherings before dispersing into their age specific groups. Dinner is a special part of SNS and will be served at 6:30 pm. The cost per meal is $5 for youth and adults. Meal Packages can be purchased for $40 per semester, or $80 per year. SNS meets Sept. through May.

This fall at SNS, both our high school and middle school youth will go through a series written by Janelle Brinker entitled "Jesus at the Table: Radical Inclusion in the Gospel of Luke". Each lesson in the series will focus a different meal scene in Luke, and together we will discover the inclusive nature of Jesus at the table, and the inclusive nature of God's Kingdom. Groups are structured according to grade level:

Trips, Retreats and More!

Throughout the year our youth have a number of opportunities to go away, build relationships, make memories, and see God in new ways. As these events approach more information will be given about each of these opportunities in the Youth News. Some of these exciting opportunities include:

Youth Winter Retreat at Camp NaCoMe: March 3-5

Youth Sunday Service: March 12

Promotion Plunge: May 21

High School Mission Trip: Week of June 25 - Detroit, MI

Middle School Mission Trip: Week of July 10 - Asheville, NC

High School Montreat Trip: Week of July 23