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- Next Wednesday, we will continue our series “Real Friends” by discussing how we can guard our inner circle of friends. Our teaching for the evening is based on Proverbs 12:26: “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
Youth Service Day – Hope Center of Edmond
- October 5, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — HOPE Center of Edmond — The youth will work alongside the HOPE Center of Edmond to serve those in our community who are in need of clothing and other supplies. Register here.
Confirmation is a long-standing Christian tradition and holds a special place in our United Methodist heritage. It gives those who were baptized as infants the ability to confirm the decision made on their behalf to become faithful members of the body of Christ. At the same time, Confirmation gives those who have never been baptized the opportunity to make that life-changing decision and enter into the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism. Confirmation also prepares students to affirm their faith before the congregation and join the church in the spring.
Our Confirmation class will meet weekly on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. beginning on September 8. Register for Confirmation here.
10:45 a.m. – Jr and Sr High Youth Bible Study
Students are encouraged to attend the 9:15 a.m. worship service and participate in the Youth Bible study at 10:45 a.m. Junior High students meet in the Southeast Portable Building and base their discussion on the sermon, so they are encouraged to actively participate in worship and take sermon notes to facilitate discussion during Bible study. Senior High students meet in the Southwest Portable Building to spend time studying and relating the Bible to their own lives. Our hope is that these activities will help our students reflect the teachings of Christ in their daily lives.
10:45 a.m. – Confirmation Class
Our current class of Confirmation students meet in the North Portable building at 10:45 a.m. to learn to take their faith into their own hands. In class, the students will learn more about Christ, the roots of their faith, and what faith in action looks like. The class will continue to meet until Confirmation Sunday on March 22.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Jr and Sr High Youth
Led by Youth Director Jerrod Baker, the Junior and Senior High Youth meet from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sundays. Our time together is spent in prayer, small group discussions, and playing games. Small groups are divided by grade and gender to help facilitate conversation that focuses on developing spiritual disciplines, providing encouragement and accountability, and caring for one another through prayer. Each small group is led by two trained adult mentors.
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Youth Small Groups
The Junior and Senior High Youth meet from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Our time together is spent in prayer and small group discussions. There are two small group opportunities on Wednesday evenings, each led by two trained adult mentors:
- Alpha Youth focuses on the basics of Christian faith and is based in discussion and prayer.
- Illuminate Bible Study, in which students revisit Bible stories they may have been taught as children and reading them with a more mature lens.
Youth Service Days
As part of our commitment to the Acts 2 value of Worship +2 – a place to worship, a place to learn, and a place to serve – our students have a monthly opportunity to serve together in our local community. Youth Service Day opportunities have included the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Skyline Urban Ministries, the Hope Center of Edmond, Feed the Children, Penn Avenue Redemption Church, Epworth Villa Retirement Community, and Circle of Care, among others. These monthly Youth Service Days give our students an opportunity to partner with local service organizations and neighbors in need as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus and be part of the transformation of the world.