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Being a teenager is hard. Being a Christian teenager can be even harder. At Southminster, we foster an environment to support each of our youth as they grow as individuals and disciples. We make sure to have lots of fun along the way though and to create lifelong friendships with each other.

We offer a hybrid of online learning and in person fellowship including serving and justice opportunities for our Youth.

We offer weekly Zoom Youth Meet-Ups on Sunday afternoons for our Orange Lessons. We will also meet safely outdoors for various fellowship activities when we can. Please email Kari@spcah.org for links to zoom or more information about our group!

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We are SO PROUD of our Youth at SPC.

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Fall Registration For All Youth for 2022-23 School Year is now online!

Early Teen Zoom meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 4pm

5th Graders to Freshman in High School are welcome to join our Early Teen Youth Group. We use Orange video Curriculum Middle School XP3 to help us break down concepts for early teens and navigate the difficult transition from childhood to adolescence.

Starting January 15th we will start a 5 session series called Echo.

This is a series that focuses on 5 important things Jesus said.

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Upper Class High School Zoom meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays at noon

Sophmores, Juniors and Seniors in High School are welome to join our Upperclassment High School Youth Group. We use Orange Video Curriculum High School XP3 to help our students navigate the unique challenges of high schoolers in a way that will stick with them long after they graduate. Starting January 8th we will begin a 5 session series called Before I Go.

If you knew your time on Earth was coming to an end, what would you want to say to the people in your life before you go? For Jesus, the days leading up to His death were filled with meaningful conversations with the people around Him. In this series, as we look at some of His last words, your teenager will discover what Jesus really wanted His followers—both then and now—to know.

Youth Events

Southminster hosts a number of events for youth outside of Sunday School. Typically, we meet once a month to have a game night, do a service activity, watch a movie together, or go on an outing somewhere like extreme trampolining or to Fright Fest at Great America! We also participate in retreats during the school year. Some of our summer mission trips have included traveling to Harlem in New York City or to Mission, South Dakota to work on a Native American reservation.

Youth Retreats to Covenant Harbor

The 2020 winter youth retreat up to Lake Geneva’s Covenant Harbor Retreat Center was an awesome trip filled with snow tubing, broom ball on the lake, snow ball fights. The youth also enjoyed faith sharing and a concert. Any and all youth are invited to join the fun next year. For more information about Southminster’s Youth Ministry, email Kari@spcah.org.

Youth Labyrinth Trip

Recently the youth traveled to Earth Wisdom Labyrinth in Elgin, the largest outdoor labyrinth in Illinois. It was a hot day, but we really enjoyed our picnic under the tree and the labyrinth surrounded by forest, prairie plants, and cornfields. It was a beautiful, spiritual, and enlightening day!

Confirmation

Southminster offers confirmation for eighth grade students or students who haven’t yet been confirmed but who would like to be. In addition to classes specifically designed to prepare them for the next step in their faith journey, students attend a retreat, participate in service activities, write a statement of faith, and then join the church where they are welcomed before the congregation.

 

 

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