Worship

Our youth are encouraged to participate in worship in a variety of ways.  Youth are a vital part of our congregation and it is our goal to help them find areas in worship where they may serve regularly based on their gifts and their interests.  Many of our youth volunteer as ushers, singers, musicians, greeters and readers.  During youth led services our youth offer congregational prayers, deliver the children’s message and give the sermon so that they may have the chance to offer their insights and their voices to whole church community.

 

Sundays from 5:30-7pm, we have Collide in the Youth Activities Center (YAC). Collide is the "plug-in" point for Youth in the church, creating a safe, fun and welcoming atmosphere. We get together, have fun playing some silly games, hanging out with one another and form lasting friendships. Bring cash for Cafe Connect!


Journey is our Sunday morning program for Jr. High and Sr. High. We will meet together as a Youth Group during both the 9:30 and 11am worship times for some fun games, to hear a short lesson on that day's topic and then break-out into age-specific small groups for discussion.

Parents, check out "Parent Cue" to follow what we're learning about.


Core Groups 

Core Groups are the Youth’s version of Small Groups. These groups are meant to form naturally and with a lot of creativity. The groups can come in many different shapes and sizes. Some groups may want an in-depth Bible study while others may want to look deeply at theological issues. There may be some leaders who harbor a skill they want to teach students like carpentry, knitting or sewing. Some groups may want to get together to play video games or watch movies and documentaries and talk about their theological implications. Each group is whatever they'd like to make it! If you are an adult interested in leading a group or a handful of students who'd like to form their own group with an adult facilitator, contact Martha Houghteling for more information.


Youth Activities – Special Events

Throughout the year, including the summer, we have special events in addition to Collide and Radiate. Students can expect to get to know each other and make new friends while participating in these activities.

Sr. High Swim Night - July 30, 5:30-7:30pm, at the home of Julie and Matthew Nors, 1921 Wellington Court, Keller, TX 76248. Girls bring snacks; boys bring drinks. Please consider being an adult chaperone for this event.

Youth Ministry Weekend - August 5 and 6. Make a special effort to be in worship if you're in town this weekend as students are invited to share their mission trip experiences.

Youth Day at Hurricane Harbor - Saturday, August 12, 9:30am-6:30pm. Cost is $20 to cover part of ticket price - register here by August 8!

Collide Welcome Back Party - August 20. 5:30-7pm in the Youth Activity Center. 

Sr. High Laser Tag - September 17, 4-7:30pm. Meet at the church and carpool to Laser Quest in N. Richland Hills. Please contact Martha if you would like to help with this event.

 

Youth Mission Trips

JR. HIGH TO SAN MARCOS, TX
Jr. High participants will partner with Southside Community Center, a non-profit based in social concerns and committed to improving the living conditions and personal dignity of those in need in San Marcos.
Dates: June 18-23
Cost: $400
Full Payment Due: April 15 (Contact Victoria Wilson for final balance information!)

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SR. HIGH COMMUNITY MISSION - DFW
Sr. High students will partner with various organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area specializing in food insecurity and low-income housing.
Dates: July 5-8
Cost: $200
Full Payment Due: April 15 (Contact Victoria Wilson for final balance information!)
Orientation Date: June 28, 6pm

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SR. HIGH TO MEMPHIS, TN

Sr. High students will partner with Reach Beyond Mission in the Memphis area, working alongside local organizations that specialize in issues of low-income housing.
Dates: July 23-28
Cost: $400
Full Payment Due: April 15 (Contact Victoria Wilson for final balance information!)
Orientation Date: July 16, 12:15pm

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7th Grade Confirmation  

Our Youth Ministry's main goal is for students to be able to graduate high school with their own faith journey strongly intact. Confirmation is a wonderful starting point within the United Methodist Church wherein 7th grade students can delve deeply into the tenets of our faith and ask tough questions in a safe environment. The promise parents make at their student's baptism to raise them in God's love is "confirmed" at this time. Students who have not previously been baptized have an opportunity to do so along with their confirmation at the conclusion of the class. 

Over the course of the class, we will explore the meaning of baptism, spiritual disciplines, the Holy Trinity, Communion, the importance of grace in the United Methodist Church and any other questions that might arise. At the end of the course, students make a public claim to the title of Christian and United Methodist on Confirmation Weekend at the conclusion of the school year.  

Most importantly, this time is meant to truly establish a starting point in the lives of teenagers where they find the questions they have for their faith lead to a deeper relationship with Christ and with each other.

The next Confirmation Class begins September 10.

 Parent information meetings are Sunday, August 20, 12-1:30pm or Wednesday, August 23, 6-7:30pm in the Youth Activities Center. Parents and students should choose one of these dates and times to receive information on the upcoming classes.

Register for Confirmation Class here!


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