SPUMC Rooted YouthMatt Jones, Director of Youth Ministries

Saint Paul’s Youth Covenant…

As a youth group we are committed to being respectful to all that enters our doors. To show respect we will disconnect from our electronic devices (cell phones, iPads, Nooks, tablets, etc…) so we can connect with each other. We will support one another through encouragement, accountability and love. We recognize to fully commit to this we must be honest with each other and be present in one another’s lives!

A Note from Matt Jones

Hello, Saint Paul’s!  Another month has gone by and I will admit being happy to bring March along.  As many of you know, our group at ROOTED Youth suffered an incredibly difficult loss this month with the passing of Coleson Davis.  It has been difficult to find the words to comfort our students and families in this trying time.  I don’t think March could come at a better time.  In this month we will be entering the Lenten season as a church.  It is a season that gives us the opportunity to focus on our need for God in our lives.  March, also, brings the beginning of spring, which for many represents a new beginning or awakening after a cold harsh winter.  I can’t think of a better illustration for what we must ask our students to do.  Depend on God, and embrace a new beginning as we do our best to move forward.

This month we will offer an opportunity to ask questions.  When I was a camp counselor at the Warren Willis UM Youth Camp I always looked forward to Friday night cabin devotions.  Traditionally, this was the night we would open up the floor to our campers and let them ask questions about anything they wanted…questions about life, God, Christianity as a whole, the Bible, and how all those things interacted with each other.  On March 26, our last Sunday of the month, we will try to recreate those devotions here at Saint Paul’s with a question and answer night.  Students will have the opportunity to send in questions all month long, and that night hear some of them answered by a diverse panel of people in our community.  I’m very excited to see what this night will bring and what questions will be asked!  Thank you church for supporting this youth ministry.  Thank you for loving our students in the way God loves them.  May God bless you all.

 

ROOTED News

Spring Break Week

Monday March 13 – Bowling at Capital Lanes from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Come bowling with us at Capital Lanes to kick off spring break! Cost is $13 to cover 2 hours of bowling and shoes....bring extra cash for food or arcade games if you so desire 🙂 Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday March 15 – Movie Day at the church from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Come and watch a movie with us here at the church on Wednesday during spring break! Meet us in the foundation at 12 noon, we'll walk over to sonic together for lunch, then come back and watch a movie together with popcorn and soda! Bring $ for food and that's it! We'll see you then!

Thursday March 16 – Trip to Blue Springs from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Come join us on a trip to Blue Springs Park in Marianna, FL, to close out spring break! We'll meet at the church at 10:00 a.m., and will return to the church for pick up at 3:30. All you'll need to bring is a bag lunch, your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. We hope to see you there!

 

Q&A Night – On March 26 our students will have the opportunity to hear questions they have submitted answered by a diverse panel of thinkers and leaders in our community.  We will welcome all questions about God, life, culture, the Bible, Christianity, or any other thing that has our students’ minds turning.  Its sure to be a night you won’t want to pass up!

Open Foundation ~ Open Foundation is a safe place for youth (6th-12th grade) to come after school and enjoy fellowship, work on homework, eat a snack, and check in with each other.  Wednesdays from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Foundation.  Please contact Matt, 385-5146, or email if your youth needs a ride.

Sunday Morning

At Saint Paul’s we offer three worship experience. We have two Traditional Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Both are in the Sanctuary.  At 9:45 a.m. as well we have our contemporary service in Sanders Hall, The Gate.

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.  Middle School and High School meet in our Foundation.

Youth Schedule for March

Wednesday, March 1
Open Foundation
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Foundation)

Wednesday Night Study
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Room 305)

 

Sunday, March 5
ROOTED
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Sanders Hall)

Youth Choir
7:00 -7:45 p.m. (Choir Room)

Wednesday, March 8
Open Foundation
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. (Foundation)

Wednesday Night Study
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Room 305)

Sunday, March 12
ROOTED
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Sanders Hall)

Youth Choir
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Choir Room)

Wednesday, March 15

NO Open Foundation

NO Wednesday Bible Study

Sunday, March 19
ROOTED
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Sanders Hall)

Youth Choir
7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (Choir Room)

Wednesday, March 22
Open Foundation
2:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Foundation)

Wednesday Bible Study
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Room 305)

Sunday, March 26
Q & A Night
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29
Open Foundation
2:00 – 5:30 p.m. (Foundation)

Wednesday Night Bible Study
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Room 305)

 

 

 

Forms for Parents

Youth Covenant

Parent - Guardian Form

Medical Release

Youth - Parent Handbook

 

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