Youth Connection



Sunday School & Godly Play (Ages 3-9):  Fall is fast approaching!  We will begin our fall program on Sunday, October 4, during worship.  In addition to traditional Sunday School, we will be integrating Godly Play once a month to keep the children familiar with its structure.  Sunday School typically involves a lesson and corresponding craft which is provided to the teacher, while Godly Play is taught utilizing small props to allow our tactile learners to see and touch the lessons.  At-Home Sunday School lessons will also be available to children unable to attend.  Please call/text Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820 if you are interested in teaching either program, need to sign a child up for our free At-Home lesson kits, or would like additional information.

Youth Group (Ages 10-18):  Our Youth Group program will also begin on Sunday, October 4.  We will meet in Cassel Hall bi-weekly from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (light snacks will be provided).  Due to our growth and the current climate, the youth will be split into two groups consisting of 10-12 students per group during certain portions of the evening allowing for social distancing and age appropriate conversations.  The “Junior” Youth Group will include those age 10-13, while the “Senior” Youth Group will include ages 14-18.  Both Junior and Senior participants will report to Cassel Hall on the same schedule (1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 pm).  We will also be introducing new material with a new, current program about faith and the struggles of teens in today’s world.  This is a huge improvement to the curriculum of old and we think they are going to love it!  Spots are limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on a first come, first serve basis.  Please call Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820 ASAP to reserve your spot!

Fall Youth Involvement
I have begun speaking with families about Youth participation during future worship services and activities we have tentatively scheduled for the fall.  Different areas of involvement include Youth Lectors, Godly Play Assistants, Sunday School Assistants, and Youth Group Registration.  Please take a moment to speak with your child(ren) age 10-18 about these different facets of church life and expect my call to discuss these commitments.  I would LOVE to hear from all our families and have a solid plan for the remainder of the year.  My door (and cell phone) are always open!  Call/text Stacey Altiere at 330-718-8820.