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 Fall, 2015
September 20–Cards and Cookies (the youth will gather to have lunch together and then make cards to send to some of our homebound and more senior members)
October 4–Hiking at Congaree National Park (a family event!)
November 1–Join us for our Annual Trip to the Corn Maze in Lexington
November 13-15–Trinity Presbytery’s “Hunger Games” Senior High Retreat at White Oak
November 29–Youth Sunday: The youth will kick off our Advent season by leading worship this Sunday in one blended service!
Check back here frequently for more details and up to date information!
To learn more about these and other youth opportunities, please email email@example.com “ATTN: Youth Ministry” in the subject line.