At Sherwood Community Friends Church, we approach youth ministry with the goal of practicing and pointing out the Kingdom of God. Active spirituality doesn’t have to wait until adulthood; rather, we encourage youth to explore the Bible, Jesus, and various pieces of our faith tradition within the context of a safe, trustworthy, and fun community.
Mondays at Symposium coffee, grades 6-12
Discipleship classes traditionally have been an opportunity for excellent Bible teaching, and ours is no exception. Often times the Bible is described as boring by youth—we aim to show the dynamism and relevance of the Bible by reading the text of our favorite stories and asking ourselves:
- What is something new we noticed about this story?
- Is there anything surprising about this story?
- What does this story tell us about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, etc.?
- Why is this story important to us now?
These lessons are discussion based and facilitated by adults with extensive knowledge in the Bible.
Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m., grades 6-12, located in the Youth Room
Youth Fellowship is a casual opportunity to be in community with other believers, practice the perfect dodge ball throw, and explore ways our faith can affect our everyday lives. Each week we check in with one another, play a game or two, and have a lesson. Past lesson topics have included: healthy relationships, identity, addiction, money, and family. Each lesson is discussion based and designed to help students integrate their faith with everyday life.
September – March, grades 6-12, practices are Sundays at 1 p.m.
Bible Quizzing is program that emphasizes Scripture knowledge with the added fun of competition. Students involved in the quizzing program participate in quiz meets to test their knowledge against other Friends churches. The season runs from September to March and includes weekly practices, four quiz meets, and a retreat.
- Coming Soon!
Youth Events & Outings
All year, grades 6-12
There are a variety of youth events and outings that take place throughout the year, and each outing serves to bring the community closer together and offers opportunities to see God at work outside of the church building. Some of our yearly events include:
- Movie Nights
- Spring Break Serve Trips
- Mexico Serve Trip (every other year — next trip is in 2019)
- Tween Camp
- Northwest Yearly Meeting events
Events and outings require a completed Parent Release Form.
Upcoming Schedule of Events:
Youth Leader Volunteers
Our youth workers are a group of individuals who highly value the youth community of SCFC. These remarkable people give up their evenings and weekends to show love and model spiritual maturity to our students. Our youth workers are serious about the role of Jesus in our everyday lives as well as the importance of fun in healthy communities. Each volunteer undergoes an application process and background check to ensure the safety of our youth.
Contact Youth Program Volunteer, Molly Zettlemoyer, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.