Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Worship 4 Youth, Sunday, November 12

Middle School Youth only | Register HERE

Youth Ministry Team Goals

  • To create opportunities for youth to develop personal relationships with God by their own initiative.
  • To provide service opportunities where students may express the faith they have developed.
  • To encourage intergenerational opportunities that engage in the life of Unity Presbyterian church
  • To help establish a spiritual foundation grounded in Scripture
  • To establish a safe place for welcoming and inclusive fellowship/community to occur.


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Youth Group Information

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

5:00-6:00 pm on Sunday evenings

Middle School Youth Group is place where youth in grades 6-8 can gather in fellowship and fun, explore their faith, and serve their community. On a regular youth group evening, we will have 25 minutes of games, a 10 minute devotion, 20 minutes of small group discussion and activities, and a 5 minute challenge.

Middle School youth can be dropped off at the Youth Wing Parking Lot (by the cemetery) and picked up in the Fellowship Hall Parking Lot. All youth participating in regular youth group or any other event must fill out the 2016-2017 Youth Ministries Registration Form.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

6:45-8:00 pm, Sunday evenings

High School Youth Group is a place where youth in grades 9-12 can gather in fellowship and fun, explore their faith, and serve their community. On a regular youth group evening, we will have 30 minutes of games, 10 minutes of devotion, 30 minutes of small group discussion or sharing, and a 5 minute challenge.

High School Youth should park in the Fellowship Hall Parking Lot or should be dropped off by the Youth Wing Parking Lot (by the cemetery). All youth participating in regular youth group or any youth event must fill out the 2016-2017 Youth Ministries Registration Form.

Dinner:

All year long, dinner will be served from 6:00-6:45 pm in Fellowship Hall. During Sunday Night Live, the cost for dinner is $6 per person, and reservations should be made in advance on the church website or by calling the church office (walk-ins will still be admitted). During Regular Youth Group, the cost for dinner is by donation (suggested donation is $3-5 per person). Dinner is provided by parents and church members, and the money is used to reimburse families or to supplement our meal fund if they choose not to be reimbursed. Reservations are not needed when SNL is not in session. Here is the link to sign up to provide a Youth Meal:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aabaf2ca46-youth1


 Sunday School

INFORMATION

On Sunday mornings, we offer Sunday School for all ages during the Sunday School Hour of 10:00-10:55am. In Middle School, our classes are focused on bridging the gap between biblical knowledge and practical faith application. In High School, our class is focused on faith development and practical application.

CLASSES
We offer the following Sunday School classes regularly:

  • 6th-7th grade: Room M107
  • 8th grade Confirmation: Unity Hall
  • High School: Room M108 (Youth Room)

SCHEDULE 
Middle School Sunday School Schedule

Confirmation Sunday School Schedule

High School Sunday School Schedule


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Confirmation 

INFORMATION

In the Presbyterian Church USA, when we practice baptism, we believe that we are proclaiming the completed work of God in giving grace and mercy to the individual being baptized. We welcome the individual into the fold of God often before he/she can even respond. In baptism, families and the congregation promise to raise the child in the way of God. In Confirmation, we confirm the promises made on our behalf at our baptisms by professing our faith in Jesus Christ and becoming full members of the congregation.

At Unity, we invite all eighth graders to be a part of the Confirmation Journey. In this journey, youth will be expected to participate in classes during Sunday School, attend worship regularly, attend a retreat, attend Sponsor Group meetings, and write a Statement of Faith to be shared with the Session.

Confirmation Class during Sunday School (10-10:45am) is held in Unity Hall.

If you would like to be a part of the Confirmation Class of 2017-2018, please contact Lindsay White as soon as possible (lwhite@unityfortmill.org) and fill out the Commitment Form found below.

SCHEDULE

The 2017-18 Confirmation Schedule is here.

IMPORTANT DATES

August 20: Class Begins

August 27: Parent Meeting, 10:00 am, Unity Hall

October 13-14: Confirmation Retreat, Bethelwoods, $50 per person

December 10: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-2:00 pm

January 28: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-2:00 pm

March 4: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-2:00 pm

April 1: Personal Reflections Due

April 23: Session Meeting (mandatory), Fellowship Hall, 6:00 pm

April 29: Confirmation Sunday


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Schedules

Fall 2017 Schedules

Youth Group Fall 2017 Calendar

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Register For Events

High School Beach Retreat, September 22-24, Surfside Beach, $100 per person.

Register Here

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Safe Place Policy

Unity is a Safe Place for all of God's children. Anyone interested in volunteering with youth and children at Unity is required to complete a Volunteer application, which authorizes us to complete a background check, and to attend Safe Place Training. Training is offered for new volunteers on a regular basis. Contact Kathryn McGregor at 803.547.5543 or KMcGregor@UnityFortMill.org to inquire about our next training.  Below are the Safe Place Policy and Volunteer form.

DATES FOR UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS

Check back for these

SAFE PLACE POLICY

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM


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