YOUTH GROUP

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.


CONFIRMATION CLASS

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.



UPDATES

DECEMBER 2018

YOUTH 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!

  • December 2nd we will meet at the Rock Ridge Lake Community Club at 6:00PM
  • December 9th we will meet at Community Club at 6:00PM
  • December 16th we will meet at the Lake Arrowhead Club at 6:00PM
  • December 23rd we will meet at the Mount Tabor Christmas Tree at 6:00PM

CONFIRMATION In the month of December the Confirmation Class will be meeting on the 2nd, 9th & 16th following worship. Janice would like to thank YK for stepping in as Supportive Adult in November!


Parents, please let Janice know if you are considering the Search for Christian Maturity Retreat the weekend of January 4-6! Please visit www.searchretreat.org for more information.


NOVEMBER 2018

YOUTH Due to a busy month, Youth Group will meet once in the month of November on the 18th from 6-8! We’ll be having a “Friendsgiving” so please bring your favorite Turkey Day treat! We’ve invited Mount Tabor UMC’s Youth to join us!

Any youth in 9th grade or above are encouraged to attend the Search for Christian Maturity this upcoming January 4, 5, 6. Visit searchretreat.org for more information or to register.


CONFIRMATION Confirmation Class will be held on November 11th and 18th following worship. Our Confirmands have all chosen their Mentors and have begun working with them growing their faith and deciding on their Service Projects. Please join us in support and prayer for our Confirmands as they continue on their walk with Christ!


OCTOBER 2018

YOUTH Junior & Senior High will meet together from 6—8 PM. Youth Group will be meeting throughout October on the 7th, 21st and 28th.


CONFIRMATION We began with an informational meeting on September 16th, followed by a class trip to lunch & Apple Picking!


Confirmation class will continued into October on the 7th, 21st & 28th following worship. The Confirmands will be choosing their mentors over the next few weeks so please keep them in prayer as they discern this important aspect of their faith journey.


SEPTEMBER 2018

YOUTH If any Youth would like to help with Games and Crafts on Rally Day, please let Janice know! We have Ladder Ball and Corn Hole and loads of crafts from past VBS activities. Rally day will be on September 9th following worship and any help will be gladly accepted! Our first Youth Group gathering will be held following Rally Day after cleanup! Those who are interested please contact Janice as she plans a Bowling Outing! We will be going to Circle Bowl in Ledgewood—parent drivers needed!


CONFIRMATION Our very first Confirmation event will be held on September 16th! We will be having our Parent/Confirmand meeting at approximately 11 AM. Afterward we will be having our first outing as a Confirmation Class!


The meeting and outing are mandatory for all 2018-2019 Confirmands. Please let us know if you and your child will be attending.


Classes will begin on September 23rd and will be held following worship through Confirmation Sunday on May 19th, 2019.


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!


AUGUST 2018

YOUTH Youth Group in August will be announced weekly via email & text. If you’re interested please contact Janice!


Come fall, Youth Group will be held Sundays from 6-8 PM for both Junior & Senior High.


CONFIRMATION 2018-2019 IS BEGINNING! Mark your calendars! September 16th we will be holding our Confirmation student & parent meeting following worship. Any youth in grade 9 or above who wish 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 & parents attend the meeting as we will be going over critical information that your family will need in order to be confirmed, as well as the year’s many fun activities. Please bring your family calendar so you will be able to note important dates.


Following the meeting the Confirmation Class will head out on their first official outing as a group. We look forward to seeing you there!


JULY 2018

CONFIRMATION Mark your calendars! September 16th we will be holding our Confirmation student and parent meeting following worship. Any youth in grade 9 or above who wish-es 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 Confirma-tion Class will head out on their first official outing as a group. We may do Apple Picking and lunch at The Chatter-box again, or Janice & Jean are looking into other fun activities for the class. We look forward to seeing you there!


JUNE 2018

YOUTH GROUP - We will be meeting June 3rd & 24th from 6—8 PM with both Junior & Senior High.


Looking forward into July we will be having a special event with Pastor Valosin! Keep your eyes on your emails for a decided date!


CONFIRMATION - It may be a bit early to be thinking ahead to September, but in order to plan appropriately, Janice and Jean would like to know if you have a youth entering 9th grade or above who would be interested in joining our confirmation class for the 2018—2019 year.


Confirmation is a journey of faith, learning and fellowship for our youth. It is a time for them to make their own choices on what their relationship with our church will be. We certainly have lots of fun as we get to know each other—but it is also an important time for youth to be able to sort out their faith, ask questions and make life changing decisions in a non-judgmental environment.


Confirmation candidates are expected to be in worship and class each Sunday (there are “days off!”). Class is immediately following worship and lasts until approximately 12:30. In past years, there have been informal gatherings off site where we get to know each other, a SEARCH retreat in January, and a field trip to worship in the oldest Methodist church in the USA. The year culminates with a special worship service, created by the Confirmation class, where they make their commitments.


Contact Janice with any questions.


MAY 2018

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

We celebrated the Confirmation on April 29th. The class chose a selection of music and scripture that reflected their faith journey this year.

All four of the Confirmands chose to read their Credo aloud to the congregation. We congratulate them on their commitment to Christ.

YOUTH GROUP

During the month of May Youth Group will meet on the 6th & 20th from 6—8 PM. Please keep an eye on your email for any other activities or events.


APRIL 2018

The 2018 Confirmation year is winding down as we head towards our finish line of April 29th. It had been a truly wonderful year of theological conversation and laughs. After multiple cancelled Bridges Runs the class has decided to do a drive for Saint Peter’s Residential Programs right next door. After contacting the organization, they realized that there is a great need for many different supplies and are working together to figure out the best way their efforts can be useful. The Confirmands will be making an announcement on April 8th during worship. Please keep your eyes on your email & your bulletin for details on how you can help out this wonderful mission.


In the month of April Youth Group will be meeting on the 8th & 22nd from 6—8PM. We’re almost done with our mural downstairs & are very excited to officially announce its completion!


MARCH 2018

Youth Group will be meeting on March 11th, 18th & TBD on the 25th from 6-8PM! During this time we will be finishing our mural in the downstairs hallway so please keep an eye on your email for information regarding those dates!


FEBRUARY 2018

The month of February is very busy for the Confirmands with classes on the 4th & 11th, as well as our trip into New York City to visit the historic John Street Church on the 25th.


Following worship with the folks at John Street, Confirmands and their mentors will head down to Battery Park to tour Ellis Island museum & view the Statue of Liberty.


Coming up on March 7th the Confirmands will complete a Bridge’s Run as their Class Service Project. We’re hopeful that the Congregation will help us make this a successful run by preparing lunches for our street friends.


Please encourage our Confirmands has they head into their final 4 months of their faith journey and continued to deepen their relationship with Jesus.


DCC Search Alumni will be hosting the reunion on February 11th for all those who have attended the retreat! Following that our Youth Group is invited to enjoy pizza with the PA folks before they head home & YG will follow with some Search friends!


We will also be meeting on February 19th for those sticking around this Presidents Day Weekend! Time & events to be determined so please watch your emails! Contact Janice with any questions.


JANUARY 2018

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!


December 2017

YOUTH GROUP
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!

  • December 3rd we will meet at the Rock Ridge Lake Community Club at 6:00PM
  • December 10th we will meet at Indian Lake Community Club at 6:00PM
  • December 17th we will meet at the Lake Arrowhead Club at 6:00PM
  • December 24th we will meet at Denville Community Church at 7:00PM


CONFIRMATION
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!


October 2017

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!


September 2017

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!


The meeting and outing are mandatory for all 2017-2018 Confirmands. Please let us know if you and your child will be attending. Please contact Jean or Janice.


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!


August 2017

CONFIRMATION 2017—2018 IS BEGINNING!

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.



EVENTS

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!