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Covenant Parent Newsletter

Welcome to Covenant UMC’s Youth Ministry

Who are we?  We’re athletes, we’re singers, we’re into drama, we’re musicians, we play video games, we are shy, outgoing and overwhelmed. We are searching for something more.  We want answers to life’s questions like ‘Why am I here?  What is my purpose in life? How do I deal with disappointment and pain?  Why would God allow bad things to happen?  How do I deal with my doubts?’

We all have questions and our youth group is about searching for these answers in community.  When we meet, we talk about life.  When we mess up, we are there for each other and remind each other of God’s grace and love and how nothing we do can separate us from His love.

We want to help you connect to Jesus.  When that happens our lives are turned upside down but in a good way. We’d love for you to join us.  Come as you are.  You are always welcome.

7 Life Skills Students Need 

Help Reading the Bible 

Take a Stand for Human Trafficking Awareness
by playing dodgeball and 9-Square??
YES!! Pay a minimum of $5 to play at the Parkview YMCA on May 20. All proceeds go to Destiny Rescue to help save a kid. (This is a Covenant Youth Fundraiser-give donations to Christine when you arrive at the YMCA.)
Raise as much money as you can to go towards this very worthy cause. It takes $1500 to rescue 1 child from slavery. We are asking you to get donations to get as close as we can to this goal. Ask your friends to donate and/or come play. If you don’t like dodgeball you can play 9-square. We are asking you to not sit down from 7-10pm that night. (It shouldn’t be too hard.) Have fun and help save someone from human trafficking.  Take a Stand!
  • Along with other activities, the following groups meet on a regular basis:
  • Summer Nights
    • Summer nights is Covenant youth and their friends gathering in different locations through out the summer to catch up with each other. Always check website or weekly newsletter for updates.  This is for MS and HS.  Drop off and pick up is at these sites except for the last two.
      June 12 – Bob Evans for Pie Night 7pm-8pm
      June 20 – Panera 7pm-8pm
      June 28 – Culvers (Full Moon) 7pm-8pm
      July 12 – Late Night at IHOP with HS (after VBS)
      July 17 – Picnic in the Park and Drive-In Theater
      July 25 – Columbia City Paige’s Crossing


  • Summer Mission Trip Opportunities

2 Mini Mission Trip Experiences this Summer

  • June 15-16  
    Heifer Village Experience Check out the link for details. Heifer Village is located in Howell, MI (about 2 1/2 hours from the church. We will leave the church that Friday morning at 6:45AM and will return by 3:30 Saturday afternoon. This has been a dream of mine for over 10 years to take a group to. We are joining First Wayne UMC and will get to experience third world issues in the safety of being in the US. The student must be 12 or over. The cost is $25 to attend. If this is difficult to pay please let me know. There are some scholarships.
  • July 22-25
    Methodist Swag at LaPorte First UMC in LaPorte, IN (about 2 hours away). We will leave the church at 4:00PM Sunday and return Wednesday night. We will be out in the community serving so this is a great first-time mission trip experience. The cost is $40. That covers food, transportation and a t-shirt!
  • Middle School:
    • Sunday Morning Class meets at 9:30 in the Cove except the first week of every month.
    • We will not be meeting May 13th.  This is graduation Sunday during the 9:30 service.  All teachers want to be in the service and students can be present to support the graduates and hang out with Mom on Mother’s Day.
    • Youth Group will not meet until Fall.
  • High School:
    • Sunday Morning Class meets at 9:30 in the Cove. The class watches “The Bible Project” followed by  discussion.   We do not meet the first Sunday of every month.  This is so youth can worship with their families.
    • High School Life Group will not meet until Fall.  There will be a second group forming in the Fall for the incoming freshman.  Stay tuned for details.

Mark Your Calendars

  • May 18 – ‘Take a Stand’ (Human Trafficking Awareness Event) at the YMCA to play Dodgeball and 9-Square
    • Donate $5 or more to play.  All proceeds go to Destiny Rescue towards saving a child from human trafficking.
  • May 21 – Fish Fry
  • June 23 – All Church Day at Chain O Lakes 1:00pm

To see youth group photos go to our Facebook page

To learn more about Middle School and High School Camps click here.

For more information about Covenant’s Youth Ministry contact at 489-1888 or 267-1103.

Summer Schedule
June 3 – Preteen Kick-off for Sunday school and afternoon event (incoming 5th and 6th graders)
June 15-16 – Heiffer Village Experience
June 23 – Covenant Day at Chain-O-Lakes. 1:00p.m. (All Church)  Stay tuned for more information. 
June 24-29 – High School camp at Epworth and MS camp at Camp Adventure
August 4 – Back to School Rally at Epworth Forest

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