Youth Ministry (Grade 5 and Older)

Lisa Martinson, DCE

Challenge for Youth: Memorize 52 Bible Verses This Year (1 verse per week).

September 20: Week 38 – “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”- Matthew 5:16, NIV

October 4: Week 40 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” – Colossians 3:16, KJV

October 11: Week 41 – “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8, KJV

October 18: Week 42 – “They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31, KJV

October 25: Week 43 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27, NIV

Younger Youth – Our youth age 9 and up are invited to all youth activities marked for “All Youth”.

STEWARDSHIP QUESTION: I’d love for all of our youth to answer this question: “What does STEWARDSHIP mean to me?” Please email or write your responses and turn them in by September 30.

Youth Sunday School Schedule – for students in grades 5 and up. We started watching “The Chosen” and will continue if there are people interested. I have a discussion guide for us to use after each episode. *It will be very helpful to start class a little early so we can get through an entire episode. I could use a fill-in leader on October 15.

Also, like the past couple of years, the older youth will be teaching a few of the Sunday School classes. This year we will be teaching on the 2nd Sundays: October 8, November 12, January 14, February 11, March 10, and April 14.

PARENTS AND HS YOUTH Mission Trip Discussion (Part 2) – September 24 from 7-8pm (Following the Youth FUEL Destination Unknown) Please come with your thoughts and ideas about the options and also about funding opportunities. Continue to pray for where God wants us to be in 2024 😊

CANCELLED: Trinity First Tiger Trek (4k or 8k on September 30) – Due to not enough pre-registrations, the organizers have cancelled this fundraising event. Please pray for the ministry at Trinity First.

Youth Making/Serving Supper to Families

  1. Planning for the supper will take place on Sunday morning during Sunday School, October 1. If you can’t make it but would like to offer some input, please email me.

  2. Cooking will begin at 4pm on Sunday October 15. Youth will be assigned a particular part of the menu.

  3. Supper will be served at 5:30pm. This is for any family member – grandparents, parents, and siblings. Please sign up ahead of time so we have enough food prepared. You can email me or put your name on the youth bulletin board in the hallway at church.

Reformation Run – Sunday, October 29 Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual Reformation Run! One small change is the addition of a 1k Walk option. We have some garden flags for you to display to help advertise the event. If you would like one, please contact Lisa. Stay later for a bonfire too! Volunteers are needed to manage traffic and runners at various intersections. Runners are also needed – pass the word! Register at

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive will be starting soon but that doesn’t mean we can’t start collecting items now – check out the list on the youth bulletin board. Cash donations are also accepted. Youth will shop on Wednesday November 8 during their Wednesday Youth Night. Shoebox packing will take place on Sunday, November 12 from 5:30-7:00pm. Thanks again to Julianna Camareno and Bonnie Pape for coordinating this!

Music and Sports? If you participate in music or sports activities, please let me know. I’d love to get to your concert/recital or game/meet.

Vacation Schedule so far: Jeff and I will also be gone October 10-15 (We will be back to help make and serve supper); We will also be gone from November 16-26.

Here’s what else we’re working on for 2023. *Subject to some changes

September 24: 5:30-7:00pm Youth FUEL Destination Unknown **You should have signed up for this by September 20.

October 1: 10:30-11:30 Planning Dinner for Families

October 8: 10:30-11:30 Teach Children’s Sunday School

October 15: 4:00-7:00pm Youth FUEL Making/Serving Supper to their families (4:00-7:00pm)

October 15: 5:30-7:00pm Youth family supper (grandparents, parents, and siblings of our youth)

October 29: Reformation Festival/Reformation Run & Bonfire (3:00-6:00pm)

November 8: 6:30-7:45pm Wednesday Youth Night – Shopping for Operation Christmas Child

November 12: 10:30-11:30 Teach Children’s Sunday School

November 12: 5:30-7:00pm Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Event