Youth Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:45 (unless there is 1 worship service at 10:00) in Room D. Youth are studying Connect, a journey through the Old and New Testaments that helps youth connect the dots in scripture into a narrative of salvation history. Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, youth focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a short witty (and sarcastically hilarious) video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that help the ideas form connections.
Middle School Youth Group (MSY) meets on Sunday evenings at 6:00 in Room D. We are studying the Reformed Tradition using Sparkhouse’s Re:Formcurriculum, and (lest you think that sounds like a snooze-fest) there will be a snarky appearance by Will Ferrell and a toilet-papering project that would make your mother faint! Re:form engages the brain and the body with exciting and captivating activities. The curriculum empowers youth to truly explore their faith from many different angles and raise questions (that may not have one right answer!)
The Middle School Conference is designed for youth who have completed fifth, sixth, seventh, or eighth grade by summer 2019, and for their group leaders. Adults must be fully registered and housed with their youth in campus housing. The daily schedule includes keynote, worship, recreation, singing, small groups, and many other activities.
The conference will be held at Maryville College, a PC(USA) affiliated private college, located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, Tennessee July 17-21, 2019.
High School Youth Group
The High School Youth Group meets every week for Bible Study and fellowship at 6:00 pm on Sunday evenings in Room 1, or as they have renamed it, the “Room of No (Few) Requirements!” Throughout the year we participate in mission projects (including a summer mission trip!), fellowship events, and fund-raisers for summer programs. We also attend the PC(USA) Montreat Youth Conferences every summer at Montreat College in North Carolina. Each spring we have a Youth Sunday in which the youth are encouraged to share their faith stories with the congregation in addition to planning and leading the 11:00 worship service.
For more information on Middle or Senior High Youth programs, contact the church office at email@example.com or 865-966-9547.