Youth Ministry (Grade 5 and Older)

Lisa Martinson, DCE

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

Last week (Week 16): Psalm 23:1 (ESV)

This week, April 26 (Week 17): “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever” Psalm 23:6 (ESV)

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.

FUEL First Responders Event - the baskets were very much appreciated by everyone!  Thanks to the many people who donated funds to purchase items and to those who donated items to add to the baskets.   

Camp Omega’s Annual Work Weekend – Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28. Join others in Christ’s fellowship while preparing Camp Omega for the arrival of over 1600 children and adults for our summer camp programming. Entire families are welcome to join in the service, fun, and recreation of a fulfilling service weekend. Camp Omega staff will lead the youth and children in age-appropriate service projects and recreational activities. The weekend kicks off Friday evening with checking starting at 7:00pm and ending Sunday late morning after closing devotions but join us for any part of the weekend as your schedule allows. Registration ends on 5/22/23. Use this link to register online:

Summer Youth Nights - I will be scheduling some summer youth nights and some additional outings. We won’t be holding them on Sunday evenings as there is always someone gone, and we have church softball. Is there a better night than Wednesday? If so, please email and let me know your thoughts.

Camp Omega Day – Saturday, June 10; 10am-4pm FREE Activities begin at 10:00 am and include a free picnic-style barbeque served from 12:00-1:30 pm. Recreational activities include swimming, pontoon boat and wagon rides, archery, canoeing, kayaking, hatchet throwing, arts and crafts, and a variety of other Camp Staff led activities for the whole family. The day’s event concludes around 4:00 pm. Pre-registration ends on 6/9/23 and is requested, but not required. Follow this link to register online:

2023 Rochester Servant Event: We will be taking part in the “Rochester Servant Event” from June 11-14, 2023. Please let me know if you plan to attend. So far, I have heard from Jackie, Grace, and Erin.

Youth Prep Night for VBS will be on Wednesday, July 19 from 7-9. We will help with any set-up needs and hopefully have some time to go over music and daily themes to help prepare you for leading the younger children the following week.

3...2...1...BLAST OFF! Shine the light of Jesus in the world! We are looking for astronauts and volunteers to join us for our space-themed Vacation Bible School in July. This is a FREE faith-building event! For more details or to register as an astronaut or as a volunteer, please check out this link:

July 24th-27th, 2023; 5:30-7:30 PM

Lisa’s “Day Cabin” Retreat Update –June 26-28 (Monday – Wednesday)  More details will come soon.

Playground Work Date:  Wednesday, May 10 – 5:00pm will be the first work day to prepare the playground for the new surface.  All hands on deck for this project as it will be quite a bit of work.  Pizza will be served for those who help.  We will be removing sand, some of the weeds, and some of the items in the playground area.  We could also use shovels, wheelbarrows, and maybe some tarps. 

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

May 3: Witness Service at 7:00pm (Confirmation students Lilli, Jared, Ashley, and Jonah will share their faith statements.)

May 5: Women’s Mystery Dinner

May 7: Confirmation Service at 9:00am for Lilli, Jared, Ashley, and Jonah

May 10: 5:00pm Playground Work Day

May 26-May28: Camp Omega Work Weekend

June 10: Camp Omega Day

June 26-28: Cabin Retreat

June 11-14: Rochester Servant Event

July 19: Youth Prep Night for Vacation Bible School

July 24-27: Vacation Bible School

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