EMC Youth Group has continued this term after a successful first year. We have lost a few members to university or increased school pressures but have gained new members.
This term we have had lots of fun. Some of the highlights were making the alphabet out of items found at Church (including a children's xylophone and picture of a zebra from Noah’s Ark!), having discussions, playing games and learning teaspoon prayers.
Mark and Judith led an evening and we had a bonfire evening hosted by Chris. We enjoyed carving pumpkins with nice images, eating sausages and toasting marshmallows.
We are open to anyone aged 12+ and meet every other Sunday evening from 7 to 8.30pm usually at EMC. Our final meetings this term are on 3rd and 17th December. We will be having a Christmas party on 17th! We have not decided on dates for January so look out for posters and a note in Weekly Notes or contact Rachel King for more information.
We meet every other Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30pm at EMC
for fun, fellowship and to learn more about God!
We will meet on Sept 10, 24, Oct 8, 22, Nov 5, 19 and Dec 17
If you are between 13 and 18 come along and see what we do
Although the youth club has only been around since September it has already embedded itself into my Sunday evenings. Every other week sees me hurrying through my dinner at such a pace that Usain Bolt would be jealous, only to arrive at the youth group to find more food. Perfect! Rachel quickly found out that the way to make us all participate was through our stomachs. So pretty much since the very first evening, Rachel has been prepared with all kinds of goodies. Obviously though, the youth group isn’t all about food. We do lots of activities that try and help us to develop our personal relationship with God. After the activities we usually have a discussion, which usually leads to a debate, which usually ends up about us arguing over America’s president… we’re forbidden to say his name. It’s great fun and I look forward to going. It’s an informal way of reaching God which, for me personally, is really nice because I’m not great at sitting still and praying and prefer to do something active. Our discussions have ranged from talking about housing Syrian refugees led by Neil Dallen, to having communion twice, once with Nik and once with Mark. It’s a great opportunity to listen to everyone’s viewpoints and what they have to say on current matters, The room is truly full of inspirational minds. The thing I like best about youth group is the fact that there is a time of silence, time together, time for food but most importantly time for prayer. We always have an open prayer at the end of the meeting where anyone can add in a prayer which is done in various ways- from prayer scrabble to consequences. Recently we’ve started prayer partners and for 10 minutes in the evening we discuss with our partner things that might be troubling us. There’s a prayer jar for any prayers we only want to share with God. It’s come so far already, so here’s to the next year of youth club! All we need to do now, is to finalise our name…