Our children and youth currently meet once a month in the chapel for “Amplify!”—a worship service designed to engage them on their level and to give them a space to talk about things important to them. This service is currently being led by adult volunteers, and takes place following the Response of Praise during the 11:00 service.
Our youth also meet monthly for fellowship and service opportunities, such as hiking, cookouts, concerts and other social activities. They have participated in such things as Socktober, collecting socks for those who are homeless in Columbia, and in making cookies and cards to send to some of our more senior and homebound members. They also hold fund raisers to raise money for their activities and projects, such as the Spaghetti Supper in December and a Car Wash in the fall and spring, in conjunction with the Men’s Barbecue.
Middle Schoolers are encouraged to attend the annual Middle School retreat, High Schoolers, the annual High School retreat, and all children and youth are encouraged to attend our Presbytery’s Camp Fellowship during the summer. We celebrated 4 young people joining the church after a 12-week Confirmation Class, led by Pastor Robyn.
Our youth traditionally participate in a Summer mission trip week, either locally or out of state. They have been to places such as rural Tennessee, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and rural Virginia.
Plans for Spring, 2017
January 15–Amplify! Youth worship meets in the chapel during the 11:00 service. We will also meet afterwards for Pizza and to make cards to send to some of our homebound and more senior members.
February 5–Souper Bowl of Caring Offering received
February 12–Youth meet after church for Lunch and Bowling at Royal Z Lanes!
February 17-19–Trinity Presbytery’s Middle School Youth Retreat at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, NC
March 25-26–Youth Overnight Camping Trip to Poinsett State Park (you must register by February 26 to attend!)
April (Date TBA)– Mini Golf at Frankie’s Fun Park
Check back here frequently for more details and up to date information!
To learn more about these and other youth opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “ATTN: Youth Ministry” in the subject line.