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Connecting and Serving Students in Grades 6-12 and their Families.

Salem Youth Ministries partners with families and the wider church to connect students to one another and to Jesus Christ, and to help them grow in their relationship with Christ. Through experiential learning, worship, service, and fun, students are challenged and equipped to live a “whole life” faith that shapes every aspect of their lives.

Our youth program utilizes the Orange curriculum and program to our youth ministries. Orange focuses on relevant, biblical teaching, engaging small-group interactions and intentional connection with and resourcing of parents. Our goal is to have students open themselves to God’s ongoing work in their lives beyond their time with us at Salem. Special events throughout the year will offer opportunities for fun, discipleship, meaningful service, and for inviting friends to come to experience God’s love.

Luke Korthuis
Youth and Young Adult Pastor
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Sue Pederson
Youth Ministry Assistant
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Sunday

Each Sunday (September-May) from 10:10-10:50, students in Grades 6-12 gather for Sunday School. Grades 6-8 each meet separately. Grade 6 centers on the Old Testament, Grade 7 on the New Testament and Church history, and Grade 8 on our statement of faith and the mission of the Church. These classes also represent Confirmation (see separate tab), but students do not need to be in Confirmation to participate. Grades 9-12 meet together in the youth room and will often break into elective classes from there.

Wednesday

Wednesday Bible studies (September-April) provide a mix of fun, connection, biblical teaching, and small group conversations. Middle School (grades 6-8) meets in room 13 from 6:45-8:00 p.m. High School (grades 9-12) meets in room 16 (youth room) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is open by enrollment to students in grades 6-8. Confirmation classes take place during the Christian Education Classes (10:10-10:50 a.m.), and are designed to engage students in basics of the Bible and Christian faith. Beyond the classwork and weekly devotional exercises, students have the opportunity to take field trips to other churches, engage in service projects, and go on a fall retreat. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Pattie.

Special Events

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fall/Winter Events

Students in grades 6-8

Paintball
Sunday, September 22, 2:00-7:00 p.m.
We will be headed to Wisconsin for some paintball! We will gather at Salem and head out and play paintball for a few hours. We will stop for dinner on the way back and be at Salem about 7 p.m. Cost is $40 ($30 for paintball, $10 for stopping on the way home) Additional paintballs can be purchased: $6 for 100 paintballs, $20 for 500 paintballs. Parental consent waiver required. Register HERE or with Sue by Wednesday, September 18.

Confirmation Retreat
Saturday, September 28
Get ready for games, lessons, and fun activities! More information to be shared in Confirmation class. Register HERE.

Junior High MEA @ CPBC
October 16-18

Life is crazy. Even for middle schoolers. Between school, sports, plays, choir, friends, and family, it’s difficult to make time for God. Register online at covenantpines.org. Cost: $128 (by Sept. 1) $138 (by Oct. 1) $153 (after Oct. 1) Salem Discount Code & Scholarships available, ask Luke!

Orchard Trip
Saturday, October 26, 5:00-9:30 p.m.

We’re headed to Afton Orchard for an evening of corn mazes, hayrides, and fun times with friends! Bring a few friends and a bag dinner. Cost is $15. Register online (coming soon) or with Sue!

Service Project
Friday, November 15
More info will be coming in your weekly email.

Babysitting Night
Sunday, December 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
More info will be coming in your weekly email.

Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Join us for good snacks and fun games as we celebrate Christmas here at Salem! A great evening to bring a friend.

                                                                   

HIGH SCHOOL

Fall/Winter Events

Students in grades 9-12

Paintball
Sunday, September 22, 2:00-7:00 p.m.
We will be headed to Wisconsin for some paintball! We will gather at Salem and head out and play paintball for a few hours. We will stop for dinner on the way back and be at Salem about 7 p.m. Cost is $40 ($30 for paintball, $10 for stopping on the way home) Additional paintballs can be purchased: $6 for 100 paintballs, $20 for 500 paintballs. Parental consent waiver required. Register HERE or with Sue by Wednesday, September 18.

Senior High MEA @ CPBC
October 18-20
Life is crazy. Especially for High Schoolers. Between school, sports, plays, choir, friends and family, it’s difficult to make time for God. Register online at covenantpines.org. Cost: $140 (by Sept. 1) $155 (by Oct. 1) $170 (after Oct. 1) Salem Discount Code & Scholarships available, ask Luke!

Orchard Trip
Saturday, October 26, 5:00-9:30 p.m.

We’re headed to Afton Orchard for an evening of corn mazes, hayrides, and fun times with friends! Bring a few friends and a bag dinner. Cost is $15. Register online (coming soon) or with Sue!

Craft Fair Fundraiser
Saturday, November 2
This is a HUGE fundraiser for the youth ministries, so we need everyone to participate. There is opportunity to serve on Friday for set up/baking or on Saturday for the fair and tear down. The money raised will help us with CHIC/mission trips./canoe trip.

Service Project
Saturday, November 16
More info will be coming in your weekly email.

Babysitting Night
Sunday, December 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
More info will be coming in your weekly email.

White Elephant Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Our annual Christmas Party! Bring a friend and a funny, appropriate white elephant gift to share. Games, snacks, and fun provided! Let Luke know if you have questions!

 

 

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