Our Youth are engaged in the Cornerstone UMC community in many different ways. We strive together to understand God and ourselves more, so that we can love and serve both God and our community each and everyday. We do that in multiple ways with Sunday School, UMYF, and mission projects and trips that we go on to learn. We find ways to have fun and grow together while also searching how to be more Christ-like people who are part of God’s love in this world.
Every Sunday morning we meet in the Youth Loft at 9:30am to learn more about God, ourselves, and how we might be the light of Christ in the world today. With a basis in scripture, our discussions feature games, crafts, and activities that help us to reach for God in different ways. This time is a place for us to delve into scripture in a deeper way so that we can understand God and where the Holy Spirit is calling us each and every day.
Currently Studying: The book of Hebrews
We are going to be starting a new schedule for the new school year starting on August 19th.
6:00 pm – Practicing Music/Youth Band
6:45 pm – Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00 pm – UMYF
7:00 pm – Lesson
8:00 pm – Games
These changes will still have the same components that we have had with our Saturday nights, but it should allow more freedom for the youth to come for some of the activities and invite their friends as well. Hopefully this will allow the youth to continue to grow their gifts and allow others to find different gifts for themselves.
For four weeks (August 5th – September 2nd), we’ll be breaking down four essential elements to the life of a Christian: involvement in the Church, prayer, generosity, and sharing the faith. Attending church can fell like a chore to your youth and can even feel like a dispensable activity, but it has tremendous potential benefits. Beyond being a place where christians gather to worship God together, the church is also meant to be a place of mutually beneficial community to all its members, where God is encountered and our needs are met through generosity and compassion. Our hope is to convince your youth of the importance of church now so that they might continue to see its importance later in life. Your child is not only in need of the church but is needed by the church.
Director of Youth Ministries