A weekly youth newsletter email goes out with updates, events, pictures, etc… email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be added.
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The Yates youth ministry seeks to integrate the youth into the larger life and work of the church through the leadership and influence of many great adult mentors from all walks of life. Programmatically the youth ministry operates in the following ways:
Wednesday Nights – Bible Study at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church (our sister church)
In our world of member stealing churches, consumer Christianity, and broadcast preaching, we believe that Sister Churches represent a fresh Kingdom-minded reality.
5:50pm – Youth meet in the church office and shuttle leaves from Yates (or you can meet at Mt. Hermon at 6:00 pm)
6:15 – Bible study and snacks at Mt. Hermon
7:30 – Back at Yates
Sunday Mornings – Sunday School (in the Attic)
9:45-10:45 – We gather for a big group ice breaker and then divide by grade for smaller group lessons.
Sunday Nights – Dinner, Worship, and Spiritual Formation (in the Attic)
5:00-7:00pm – We enjoy a meal together, a time of student led worship and contemplation, a lesson, and fellowship – this year we are studying and discussing the spiritual disciplines – “Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action.” – Dallas Willard
2020 Special Events
Valentine’s Banquet Fundraiser – February 8th
Our Annual Fundraiser with dinner, dancing, and an auction – students wait tables, prep food, and other duties in exchange for the funds that make our missions activities possible.
Poverty Simulation Wilmington, NC – May 1st-3rd
With Vigilant Hope – An eye-opening simulation of what life is like for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Canada Mission Trip – June 20-27th
A learning and service opportunity – We travel to Châteauguay, Montreal to come alongside The Rock Christian Church in their food box ministry. We also get to experience what church life is like in a post-Christian culture; less than 0.4% of the population in Châteauguay identify as Christian.
Passport Missions – July 20-25th – $440
A hybrid camp/mission trip experience. Bible study, mission projects, worship, and fun! We go with our Sister Church, Mount Hermon. This year we return to Furman University in South Carolina.
Camp Cheerio – October 23-25th – youth $130/adults $90
Our annual Fall retreat to the Mountains of NC – a time of sabbath, worship, and contemplation for youth, youth workers, children, families, and college students. Our Sister Church goes too!