|New magnetic chalkboard wall in Youth Room.|
We have added three comfortable couches in the Youth Room and now have ample seating for our Youth Group that includes a large incoming sophomore class from Coming of Age last year. We want to be sure there are not only seats for those we expect to join us, but also always room for one more. A welcoming space is the first step to facilitating a vibrant Youth Group. In the fall, all the youth will have the opportunity to add their creative touches to the room and turn it into a true home when they begin connecting with each other through sharing, learning, worship, and service.
|Added couches create space for everyone.|
I encourage our youth and their families to communicate with me about what they would like to see in youth programs. We want to engage our youth in the varied opportunities for growth that they seek. Within those experiences there will be surprise self-discoveries and bonding with others that forms a safe space in which to be held during the teen years. The self-confidence and understanding built upon those relationships will sustain the youth throughout their lives.