Youth Programs

Youth Programs

NEW Meeting Time:  Sundays @ 6:00 PM (unless otherwise stated)

To Youth Group Families: I am glad to be back and participating in youth group events again! I enjoyed the time I had off to be able to devote every second to my family! It is an amazing and beautiful time when a new family member comes into the world! I want to thank everyone who brought food to our house during the first month or so of Liliana’s life! It was more than helpful! Also a big thank you to the youth group who made Liliana a beautiful blanket! We are so lucky to be a part of this community, and I am blessed to work with the youth of this community!

~Christine Callahan

UPCOMING EVENTS (January 2020)

Thursday, January 16: Youth Team Meeting @ 7-8 PM. Please let Christine know if you can make it (christine@firstchurchlongmeadow.org). Your presence is much appreciated as we plan for the future of the youth in our church! We will meet in the youth lounge.

Friday, January 24: Movie Night, Time TBD: We are planning to see “Just Mercy” at the West Springfield Cinemas. Time is TBD, based on showtimes next week. We will need a shepherd for this event. Please let Christine know if you are interested!

Book Club: Dates TBD. We will be offering a short term book study to help us delve deeper into our faith and what our faith really means to us in today’s world. We will start with Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis. Thursday Nights seem to work best for everyone. This group will only run for six weeks while we read and discuss the book. Please let Christine know if you are interested in joining!

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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).