Youth Programs

Youth Programs

UPCOMING EVENTS (February 2020)

Book Club: We will be starting a book club for teens! The first book we have chosen to read is Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell (synopsis below.) We will be meeting on Tuesday Evenings at the Starbucks in Longmeadow from 6:30-7:30 PM.

The meeting dates and reading schedule are as follows:

  • Tuesday, February 11th 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Welcome and Movement 1: Jump)
  • Tuesday, February 25th 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Movement 2: Yoke)
  • Tuesday, March 3rd 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Movement 3: True)
  • Tuesday, March 10 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Movement 4: Tassels)
  • Tuesday March 17 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Movement 5: Dust)
  • Tuesday March 24 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Movement 6: New)
  • Tuesday March 31 6:30-7:30 PM (Read Movement 7: Good and Epilogue)

Please let me know if you (aka your teen) would like to particpate! If anyone needs help finding or getting a book please let me know! I don’t want that to be the reason why someone would not come!! 
Please email me with any further questions!
-Christine

(Christine@firstchurchlongmeadow.org)

Synopsis of Velvet Elvis:
We have to test everything.
I thank God for anybody anywhere who is pointing people to the mysteries of God. But those people would all tell you to think long and hard about what they are saying and doing and creating.
Test it. Probe it. Do that to this book. 
Don’t swallow it uncritically. Think about it. Wrestle with it. 
Just because I’m a Christian and I’m trying to articulate a Christian worldview doesn’t mean I’ve got it nailed. I’m contributing to the discussion.
God has spoken, and the rest is commentary, right? 

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Youth Group Mission Statement: Our goal is for all teens to feel welcome and able to explore their faith, and how it relates to the world around them, in a safe and open environment, while growing in community with each other, and reaching out to our church, community, nation, and world to be the hands and feet of Christ. ALL ARE WELCOME!  

Youth Group for grades 8-12 is a fellowship programs designed to allow youth to experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in an open and welcoming Christian community.
We provide our middle and high school youth with many opportunities for personal growth, Christian education, healthy and enjoyable social interaction, and active exploration and expression of Christian faith.

Meetings are held on Sunday evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Programs include retreats, movie nights, game nights,  discussions, local service projects.

Youth are also welcome to participate in the other ministries of the church, including singing with a choir, playing in the bell choir, teaching Sunday School, greeting and ushering, and serving as a youth member of the Board of Deacons, to name just a few.

For more information about opportunities for youth, please contact the youth ministry committee via the church office (567-6287).