Youth Group News

Youth Group Work Camp 2011

The Youth Group joined with hundreds of kids all over the country to work on homes right here in Jackson, the last week of June.  Check back as photos will be coming soon!

Halloween Party 2010

The Youth Group participated in the city-wide church youth party on Sunday, October 24.

Youth Group Scavenger Hunt – December 2009

The Youth Group joined with the First United Methodist and St. Paul’s Episcopal youth groups to go on a Scavenger Hunt in December.  The teens were divided into teams and points awarded for items collected.  They weren’t able to purchase anything and weren’t able to ask family for donations.  These kids brought in an amazing amount of great stuff such as diapers, food, clothing, and toys.  All items were donated to the Salvation Army.  See the “Pictures” tab for a snapshot of the fun they had!

Youth Group Mission Trip – Summer 2009

The Youth Group is back from an awesome Mission Trip to the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota.

Here is what the YouthWorks! website says about the mission trip:

“We focus on two primary areas of ministry: children and home improvement.  Our work with children consists of a hands-on program led by your youth, known as Kids Club.  Kids Club offers high-energy games, crafts, skits, songs, and interactive lessons all designed to help kids learn about Jesus.  Also during the week, your group will have the opportunity to do home improvement.  Your group’s willingness to refresh a worn out exterior of a house with a new coat of paint brings real hope and an opportunity to share the love of Christ.”

Summer 2006 Mission trip to Athens, Ohio

The youth raised enough to fully fund their mission trip this summer!  Way to go!

Nearly 20 adults and youth traveled to Athens, Ohio to volunteer their time and talents with “Good Works” missions.  They participated in a variety of activities including: home repairs, yard maintenance, cutting down trees and splitting wood, building benches and a bike shelter, visiting with residents at the Timothy House, and preparing and serving food to about 80 people.  It was a lot of hard work, but there was also time for fun, as you can see in the photo below and on the “pictures page.”  Everyone came back from the mission trip a little sore and tired, but with the feeling that they had done God’s work and also gotten to know each other on a more personal level.

Ongoing Activities

The Youth Group is busy with ongoing fundraising activities to earn money for mission trips.  They encourage everyone to bring in their returnable cans and bottles as a fundraiser.