Connecting with youth in a real and appropriate way, so they understand God is relevant to them today.
Our focus will be to meet each youth where they are in their spiritual walk and ensure all activities and programs are developed and delivered in a way that enables today’s youth to be tomorrow’s Christian leaders. Our foundation is be based on HOPE
Youth Group is available for students in middle and high school. Bethia’s Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Youth Group is run by Kevin Hughes who has been involved in the Youth Group for over 3 years.
Participants grow in faith, enjoy fellowship, and grow personally by participating in mission projects. This focus has proven effective. We have an active roster of 43 youth and regularly see 25-30 attend each week. We have adult volunteers that help out each week; we use social media to keep in contact with youth and parents. There are special events throughout the year that the youth can participate in. We plan weekend and summer retreats, mission work, car washes, lock-in’s, outings, youth lead worship services as well as our annual trunk or treat and Sing into Spring events.
All activities are based on the “HOPE” principles and designed to incorporate a minimum of one of the HOPE letters into the lesson or activity. A lot of thought and consideration is placed on the learning style and presentation of lessons. Studies suggest that only 5% of the population learn from a lecture style but 95% of the learning our youth receive is delivered by lecture. I use a collaborative learning style that is hands-on and engaging that makes the youth an active part of the lesson. I leverage the LIVE curriculum for youth ministry as the foundation for lessons and incorporate collaborative learning into all other HOPE related activities like outing or mission work.
This energetic, dynamic group is for youth grades 6 through 12, and are our youth praise team. They rehearse on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. and lead in worship once a month at various worship celebrations. The music is upbeat, uplifting, and inspiring and has a contemporary style. The Jesus Freaks also participate in special programming several times a year. Led by Faith Flippo, Kara Harris, and Christine Ouelette, youth are engaged, encouraged, and excited in this team!
Come ready to sing and praise God. Bring song suggestions for us to work into the program!
The Puppet Ministry performs the 3rd Sunday of each month during Children’s Church. We plan to perform during VBS this summer also and any other requests we receive as long as our schedules allow. The puppeteers are made up of youth members of the church. They are all great, we love hearing their alter puppet voices and personalities come to life in the skits!
Our recent performance was for CARITAS guests, we had a blast! We incorporated more music and handed out small puppets for the young children to keep and dance with and it was a huge hit. Puppets really do entertain everyone from age 2 – 102!