ORCHARD YOUTH (grades 6-12)
Fall 2014 Ministry Description and Calendar
MISSION STATEMENT:Youth Ministry at Orchard Christian Fellowship exists to PROVIDE students and families with a safe place to: TEACH the Gospel of Christ to students, CONNECT students to the Body of Christ, EQUIP students to share the Gospel of Christ with their peers and the community and CHALLENGE them to be Christ to a world in need.
TEACH & CONNECT
Youth Group: Youth Group is a weekly meeting full of fun games, snacks, worship and a bible lesson.
MEETING DAY AND TIMES: Youth Group will meet on Sunday Nights from 6:00-8:00PM @ the Orchard, beginning Sunday September 7th. * The Kick-off tonight (9/7) goes till 9pm.
LEADERS: Brian Wagoner, interns Clint Perry & Katie Duffy, and an awesome team of adult volunteers from the Orchard. (All leaders and volunteers have passed a background check, which we keep on file).
YOUTH GROUP NOT MEETING: November 30th, December 28th
FALL TEACHING: For the fall we will be working our way through the Alpha Youth Video Series! This will include an engaging weekly video and scripture based small group discussion.
RELEVANT and C.O.R.: Weekly discipleship groups that exist to bring students into a growing relationship with Jesus. Relevant for girls, C.O.R. for guys.
MEETING DAYS AND TIMES:
RELEVANT GIRLS: Broken up by age group, Relevant will have various meeting days and times throughout the week. Contact Brian for more details (email@example.com)
LEADERS: Lisa Powers, Patti Wege, Michelle Partin and Jackie Robbins.
C.O.R.: Tuesday afternoons from 2:45-4:15 @ the Orchard.
LEADERS: Brian Wagoner, Pastor Ken and Jason Allen.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: This is where we want to challenge students to put their faith in action! We will have monthly opportunities to serve. See events for details.
1st Friday of Every Month: Youth serve at the Sonshine Soup Kitchen. Must be 12 or older to participate. (10/3/14, 11/7/14, 12/5/14)
Various Sundays: We have a monthly commitment to serve (by singing songs) at Aurora Senior Living in Derry. Dates vary on a monthly basis based on Aurora’s need; we will communicate the specific opportunities as they are scheduled.
Sunday OCTOBER 12 th GREAT PUMPKIN HUNT: The tradition continues!! More info will be available soon regarding the Great Pumpkin Hunt. (Event in place of YG)
Saturday OCTOBER 18th CORN MAZE: Orchard Youth Trip to the Corn Maze @ Elwood Orchards. JH and SH students welcome. Info on cost and times will be communicated as it becomes available.
Sunday NOVEMBER 23th THANKSGIVING DINNER: We will host a “potluck” Thanksgiving dinner at the Orchard as a part of YG!!
Sunday DECEMBER 21st YANKEE SWAP: Our annual Christmas party and Yankee Swap!
WHEN: January 30-February 1, Duffy Robbins will be the speaker!!
COST: $160 per camper (scholarships are available, contact Brian)
SIGN-UP: A $50 deposit is required to reserve a spot, this will be due on November 30th. We have 25 spots reserved for Students, so sign up quickly!!!
We will send out a weekly email and Facebook and Instagram post on youth happenings throughout the fall. Please contact Brian Wagoner (603-321-7251, or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, or if you wish to join Our Facebook Group (Orchard Youth) or email distribution list.
NOTE: You must have Medical and Release forms on file with the church or YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO ON ANY YOUTH SPONSORED TRIP. These forms are available here: