We have many opportunities for youth to make friends, grow in faith, and serve God – on Sundays, weekdays, weekends, and during the summer. Youth are vital members and leaders within our congregation. For more information on any of our youth ministries, contact Kendi Holcomb-Densmore, Director of Education & Youth Ministries.
Sunday Night Youth (Recreation & Small Groups), outdoor in-person, 6-7:15PM
Daily Scripture posts on slfumc_youth Instagram
Seasonal activities include an autumn hayride, pumpkin painting for shut-ins, going to a corn maze, playing whirlyball & nine-square, and Christmas cookie decorating.
Community Connection - All Ages!
Wednesday nights, 5:30-6:45PM
Outdoor, in-person, gathering for all ages! Bring your lawn chair/blanket and mask.
5:30-6:10 Socially distanced activity or act of kindness (i.e. lawn games, bike ride, mission project).
6:15-6:45 Intergenerational small group conversation centering on the previous Sunday’s worship scripture.
Our largest youth event is our summer mission trip, Mountain T.O.P. Our youth share the love of Christ by repairing homes and building relationships with residents of the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee (www.Mountain-TOP.org) During this week-long mission trip, youth and adult leaders make new friends from all over the country while working, playing games, and worshiping outdoors.
Our high school mission team, Valley Below, shares the love of Christ in our own hometown. Once a month youth complete mission projects for local families by doing yard work, home repair, cleaning, and small construction projects.
Detroit Cass Mission Trip
Our high school youth also do a summer weekend mission trip at Cass Community Social Services. While there, the youth do services projects of all sorts as they serve the residents of Cass and the city of Detroit.