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Encounter (Youth Group)

6-8pm, Fellowship Hall & Great Hall
Food ($3), Fun & Faith

Snack Supper will be held in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Youth Group in the Great Hall.


Encounter is the new name that has been chosen for Youth Group.
The purpose of Encounter is to expose our students to a non-threatening church environment that is energizing and fun while still introducing students to Christ. This is a time when we incorporate the overall vision of the church of Worship, Connect and Serve. We do this by building relationships through sharing a $3 meal together in the Fellowship Hall. After dinner, we move to the Great Hall to participate in games and other activities before worshiping together. Our Student Leaders have an opportunity to serve during Encounter as well as all students during Encounter Serve and Encounter Off Campus.
Come join us any Sunday night from 6-8pm!

ENCOUNTER SERVE & ENCOUNTER OFF CAMPUS
Each Encounter Serve and Encounter Off Campus looks different depending on the night. For information regarding these nights, please check the website, our social media updates an the Student Ministry News emails or contact Ashley@clearlakemethodist.org.



 

Encounter News

All Student Ministry Activities including Encounter, Sunday AM and MidWeek Connect Groups will take a break December 15-January 3. ​We encourage you to take this time to celebrate Christmas with your families. 

♦ Encounter Kick Off – Sunday, January 4

 

Upcoming Student News:

UPCOMING...

♦ Confirmation
All students are welcome to participate in Confirmation. Rev. Tony Vinson will be leading worship this Spring. It will take place within our Sunday night program, Encounter from 6-8pm. Confirmation Retreat will be on February 13-15. More information regarding our [ Confirmation Program ]. We will open sign-ups on Sunday, January 4 and close on Sunday, February 1.

♦ Confirmation Volunteers Needed
We are looking for Table Leaders for Confirmation. We are also adding a new opportunity to serve and help with our Confirmands this year through Friends in Faith. Each Friend in Faith will be partnered with a Confirmand to aid them in their Confirmation process and spiritual journey. 

 


♦ Parent Meeting – Sunday, January 4, 4pm - Fellowship Hall
Denise Snider and Ashley Karlen, along with several of the Partners in Ministry for Student Ministries will be available at this meeting. We will have our Spring Calendar available as well as discuss our programs and answer any questions you may have. Meet us in the Fellowship Hall at 4pm.

♦ Black Light Night at Encounter – Sunday, January 4 (6th-12th Grade)
Let’s celebrate the new year in neon! Grab some glow sticks and meet us at 6pm for a black light night! Join us every Sunday from 6-8pm for Encounter. Come get to know some new friends and enjoy a $3 meal in the Fellowship Hall. After dinner, we move to the Great Hall to participate in games and other activities before worshiping together.

♦ Student Life Conference – February 6 & 7
We’re heading to a weekend conference to see what it means to “Stand Out.” This weekend will be jam packed with awesome teaching, music and a ton of craziness. Sign-ups will open on Sunday, January 4 and close on Sunday, January 25. (6th-12th Grade)






♦ Spring Break Trip – March 16-20
We are heading to Perryville, Arkansas to partner with Heifer International, an organization that works with communities towards ending hunger and poverty. Our students will have the opportunity to experience some of the daily struggles people in poverty face every day by being placed in a “family” and assigned to live daily life in a village that represents an area such as Zambia or Thailand. After a few days with Heifer International, we will spend a day to relax and explore Hot Springs National Park. The cost is $250. Sign ups open on January 4 and close on March 1. (6th-12th Grade)

♦ Sunday 11 AM Connect Groups (6th-12th Grade)
Our Sunday AM Connect Groups meet together in the Great Hall at 11am. After a time together with icebreakers, announcements and a little craziness, students split into their Connect Groups: 6th/7th/8th graders, 9th/10th graders and 11th/12th graders. We will not meet on the following dates: December 21 & 28. We will meet again on January 4.


♦ High School Mid-Week Connect Group (9th-12th Grade)
Our High School Connect Group meets on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm.
This Connect Group will Kick Off again on January 6



 

Student Connect Groups

The purpose of Connect Groups is to live out our church’s vision of clearly demonstrating the love of Christ in a small group setting. The students will be building relationships with each other while engaging in creative activities, praying together and learning how scripture applies to their daily lives. Through these groups, our hope is that students become disciples who are clearly marked by prayer, presence, giving, service, witness and growth.

Sunday 11 AM Connect Groups
Our Sunday AM Connect Groups meet together in the Great Hall at 11am. After a time together with icebreakers, announcements and a little craziness, Students split into their Connect Groups: 6th/7th/8th graders, 9th/10th graders and 11th/12th graders. We will not meet on the following dates: December 21 and December 28. We will meet again on January 4.


Midweek Connect Groups
Our Midweek Connect Groups are a place where students can grow in their faith surrounded by an intentional and consistent community. These communities delve deep into scripture and topics that are impacting student's daily lives. 
 
High School Mid-Week Connect Groups
Our High School Connect Group meets on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at the Stovall's. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this Connect Group, please email ashley@clearlakemethodist.org for more information. This Connect Group will not meet on the following dates: December 23 and December 30. This Connect Group will Kick Off again on January 6.

Encounter (6th-12th Grade)
Join us every Sunday from 6-8pm for Encounter. Come get to know some new friends and enjoy a $3 meal in the Fellowship Hall. After dinner, we move to the Great Hall to participate in games and other activities. We split Intermediate Students and High School for small groups before coming back together for closing worship. We will not meet on the following dates: December 21 and December 28. We will meet again on January 4.

 

Encounter (Youth Group) - Sunday Nights, 6-8pm


Encounter (Youth Group)
6-8pm, Fellowship Hall & Great Hall
Food ($3), Fun & Faith


Snack Supper will be held in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Encounter (Youth Group) in the Great Hall.


 

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