February 2023 & Upcoming Youth Activities

ON THE FLIP SIDE: A 4-WEEK STUDY FROM THE PROPHETS & GOSPELS ON JUSTICE SERIES OVERVIEW: When Jesus was on earth, he wasn’t exactly known for telling people what they wanted to hear. Jesus’ message was unlike any message people had ever heard before. He didn’t give shallow motivational speeches or feel-good sermons. He didn’t recycle the same messages other religious leaders were teaching. He flipped people’s ideas about God, the world, and themselves completely upside down — usually in uncomfortable ways. And that’s always how God’s words have worked! In this four-week series, we’ll compare Jesus’ words in the Gospels with the words of the Old Testament prophets to see how God’s words have always challenged our understanding of what’s wrong or right, good or bad, and just or unjust. We’ll talk about how, both then and now, God flips our assumptions about who God values, our definition of righteousness, our understanding of what’s good enough, and our definition of justice.

Caravan Fundraiser:

The Youth need your help to fund their annual trip for Caravan. This June, they will be going to Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan Kentucky. If you would like to help support this amazing trip with these incredible youth, please consider donating. Donations can be made in Cash or Check. If Check, please put Caravan in the memo line.

  • $35 = meals for a day for 1 student.
  • $65 = 1 tank of gas for 1 van. 
  • $200 = fun day celebration costs for 2 students.
  • $750 = scholarship for 1 student


2/5– Caravan Parent Meeting in the Youth Room at 11:15 a.m.

2/12– Youth Sunday/Camp Sunday (Registration opens for Caravan and PYOCA)

2/25 – Middle School Party Hour (MPH) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Orchard Park- friends welcome! To Sign up, please click here.

3/5 – Save the Date: Trivia Night, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

3/1 – Soup’s On Lenten Series begins (During Lent, Youth Group will move to Wednesday’s 6-8 pm).

All are welcome to participate as individuals and/or families in an Interfaith series meeting each Wednesday in March and culminating with a Night of Worship on 3/29. Understanding the Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu religions.  We will be welcoming religious leaders from our community each Wednesday for dinner and discussion.

To view the calendar of events for youth as well as all church events please click here.


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