Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Our Chestnut Youth Group welcomes all 6th-12th grade youth. Currently, we are meeting in our newly redecorated youth room. We have been steadily growing in size, and have already had many accomplishments. We've had two fundraisers, the most recent being chocolate Easter eggs, which brought in over $2000. This will go towards future events/activities such as our annual youth lock-in, mission trips, and retreats. 

We have youth Sunday School every Sunday morning from 10:45-11:45. There we discuss themes from the Bible and how they relate to our everyday lives, as well as plan our upcoming activities.

We strive to provide opportunities for growth through learning, social, and service activities.  They include not just opportunities for fun and fellowship, such as ski trips and retreats, but also service projects such as Rise Against Hunger. Descriptions of just a few of the activities:

Rise Against Hunger
A church-wide, indeed worldwide, project to feed some of the planet's neediest populations. Basic foodstuffs for thousands of meals are assembled by a few dozen volunteers in a matter of hours. This year we provided 20,000 meals. 

Youth Lock-in
Another fun and adventurous chance to join in fellowship and fun. There's a pool party, followed by games, an evening meal and devotional, and then more games and a sleepover at the church. Adult-supervised. An annual event held in summer.

Yearly Mission Trip
One week during the summer we travel to locations that can use our abilities to complete local service projects. Past trips included hanging drywall, painting, landscaping, and building a handicap ramp. We also enjoy fun activities and games with other participating churches. 

We hope to see our youth group continue to grow, and we sincerely welcome new faces to our upcoming activities!

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