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Youth Group

Youth Group (YG) is an opportunity to have fun and grow in a supportive environment as we talk about what it means to be a Christian in today’s world and the challenges of being a youth. Our youth can participate in fun fellowship activities, faith-development opportunities (youth conference and retreats), and summer mission trips and local service projects.

Middle School Youth Group

Middle School YG (MSYG) meets weekly during Family Night on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 pm. The evening starts with dinner, from 6:00-7:00 pm, where the youth can either sit with their families, sit as a groups together, or interact with attendees younger and/or much older than themselves. It has a definite family feel. MSYG is then a time for just middle school (grades 6-8) youth and their adult leaders to gather for playing games, learning lessons about life, and listening to each other’s highs and lows for the week. Due to the large number of school districts represented by church membership and the Family Night ministry, our youth get to build relationships with youth they normally don’t get to see often.

Middle School Mission Trip

When: Monday, July 12th through Thursday, July 15th
Where: Local Surrounding Areas
What: We will be taking day trips to local organizations and non-profits to help them for the day. Meaning, that each morning we will meet at church, head out to our local mission location, work throughout the day and then return to the church in the late afternoon for pick up.
How much: $0
This trip will be free for everyone who participates. Each day the youth will be provided with transportation to and from the work site as well as lunch.

High School Youth Group

HSYG (for grades 9-12) gathers Sunday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm, to grow in relationship with God and each other. Our high school youth ministry offers a wide range of programs and activities designed to engage youth right where they are and develop a faith that they can see in their everyday lives. Our program draws from at least seven different high schools in the area, bringing together teens from all over the northwest suburbs of Chicago. By the time they are graduating high school seniors, our high school youth will have been challenged in their faith, served others in mission, and made friendships that will last a lifetime.

High School Mission Trip

When: Monday, July 19th through Thursday, July 22nd
Where: Local Surrounding Areas
What: We will be taking day trips to local organizations and non-profits to help them for the day. Meaning, that each morning we will meet at church, head out to our local mission location, work throughout the day and then return to the church in the late afternoon for pick up.
How much: $0
This trip will be free for everyone who participates. Each day the youth will be provided with transportation to and from the work site as well as lunch.

CollegeCARE connects young adults

CollegeCARE is our ministry for college-age youth and their families. We are focused on continuing to grow relationships with God, the church, and each other. We connect through preparing and sending care packages; gatherings and activities over holiday and summer breaks; service projects and mission trips; and ongoing contact through social media and phone calls. All of this is designed to let the college youth know that while they may not frequently be physically at the church, they are still very much a part of it.

For more information about any of our programs for youth, contact TC Anderson.

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