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 outdoor fellowship and 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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Middle School Zoom meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 4pm
We use Orange video Curriculum Middle School XP3 to help us break down concepts for middle schoolers and navigate the difficult transition from childhood to adolescence. Our New Series is called Into the Unknown, A Series on Change. We will be starting up after Labor Day with this 4 session series.
High School Zoom meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4pm
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. Our New Series is Even If, A Series on Change. We will be starting up after Labor Day with this 4 Session Series.
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!
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.
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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