Our Youth Group meets Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. During this time we will spend time with one another in conversation and fellowship, often completing a lesson before playing games and of course, laughing. Our aim is relationship building in a safe space with people the youth can comfortably share their questions, concerns and faith based inquiries.
Freshman and older individuals are asked to look deeper at the ideologies of Methodist denomination, their relationship with Christ and their own beliefs in regards to their faith. While meeting with their peers youth are encourage to dig deep and examine the type of person they would like to be and how following Jesus can help in this endeavor.
The New Year brings many exciting things for the Youth Group at Denville Community Church! The Search for Christian Maturity retreat falls on January 5-7 this year and 4 young adults from our Congregation will be serving. The retreat is for youth 14 +, if you have a young adult in your life that you think may be interested please check out the website or email Janice.
Youth Group will be held on January 14th & 28th from 6—8PM for both Junior and Senior High. Please bring $5 along with you if you’d like to enjoy pizza, or contact Janice otherwise.
In the month of January we will be meeting for Confirmation on the 14th, 21st & 28th following worship. On January 7th several members of our class will be attending the Search for Christian Maturity Retreat to enrich their walk with Christ. Please pray for them as they embark on this ex-citing endeavor.
Looking forward, on February 25th the class will be tak-ing their yearly trip into NYC to worship with John Street Church, the first Methodist Church in the United States! Prayers for safe travels are much appreciated!
Youth Group for the month of December will meet at our special Advent worship (Follow the Star) at lake communities around Denville. Please see the schedule below and join us for a meaningful time during this season of expectation and joy!
In the month of December the Confirmation Class will be meeting on the 3rd, 10th & 17th following worship. Jean & Janice would like to thank Lee & Glenda Haase for subbing for us on December 3rd to keep the momentum of classes going!
Parents, please let Janice know if you are considering the Search for Christian Maturity Retreat the weekend of January 5-7!
Our first meeting of the year had a great turn out including both Junior & Senior High members. We got to know each other through Ice-Breakers and created our own Ground Rules for our time together. The dynamic of both groups seemed to jive really well so it was decid-ed that for the time being both Junior & Senior High will meet together from 6—8 PM.
Youth Group will be meeting throughout October on the 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd with a Halloween party on the 29th! Costumes & yummy treats are encouraged!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! We’ve also chosen a date for our Lock-In to paint our mural on the downstairs hallways! December was the best for most Youth Group members so we will be meeting at 12 PM on December 16th to complete our master-piece and then enjoy fellowship through-out the evening!
Our very first Confirmation event will be held on September 17th! We will be having our Parent/Confirmand meeting at approximately 11 AM. Afterward we will be having our first outing as a Confirmation Class! We’ll be going out to The Chatterbox for lunch followed by some apple picking!
Classes will begin on September 24th and will be held following worship through Confirmation Sunday on April 29th, 2018. We do need to know how many Confirmands will be attending so that we can sort out how many vehicles and drivers we will need. Thanks!
Mark your calendars! September 17th we will be holding our Confirmation student and parent meeting following worship. Any youth in grade 9 or above who wishes to be confirmed as a member of our church, is welcome to come and be part of this faith journey. It is important that both Confirmands and parents attend the meeting as we will be going over critical information that your family will need in order to be confirmed and the year’s many fun activities. Please bring your family calendar so you will be able to note important activity dates.
Following the meeting the Confirmation Class will head out on their first official outing as a group. We may do Apple Picking and lunch at The Chatterbox again, or Janice & Jean are looking into other fun activities for the class. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our first class will be following worship on Sunday, September 24th.
Confirmation Sunday will be held on Sunday, May 7th during worship. This day is an opportunity for the Confirmands to show the congregation who they are and where they have been on their faith journey. Please join us for this celebration, which is a culmination of 9 months of prayer and discovery for our church’s young people!
The Confirmation Class had an incredible day walking in the Purple Stride to Wage Hope for those fighting Pancreatic Cancer! The team raised over $4,000, one thousand over their original goal! Thank you to everyone for your prayers and monetary donations! We are very blessed to have the support of such a wonderful congregation!