The mission of our youth programs is to:
“Listen to the Creator so that we understand his love more completely, worship more fully, and share his love more outwardly.”
Our goal is to enable students to keep the faith through college, and into adulthood. The programs focus on Scripture, prayer, worship, service, and fellowship. Students are encouraged to be involved in the church as a body as well as the community in which we live. Service activities and fun events are planned for all who wish to participate. Financial assistance is available for activities, if needed.
Wednesday Night Live
During the school year, the Middle School Youth Group — for students in grades 7 and 8 — meets on the first three Wednesday evenings of each month, after the all-church dinner. We study the Heidelberg Chatechism, eat, and play games. We also do a fun activity outside of youth group once a month.
Wednesday Night Live Schedule (currently meeting via Zoom)
Contact Annette Ediger to be added to the Youth Newsletter email list to stay up-to-date with what’s happening with COS Youth.
High School Youth
The mission of the high school youth group at COS is to create a safe, fun, and loving space for all students where discussions about God and the world we live in can take place guided by the framework of a reformed, Christian perspective.
At COS, we are striving to pass on a sticky faith to our children and youth. For our high school students, we do this through Sunday school classes, Bible study, Small Groups, involvement in church leadership, large group discussions on potentially divisive issues, retreats, service projects, and summer trips. All of these ministries rely heavily on building authentic, caring relationships between the students themselves and, of equal importance, between students and the members of our church. We pray that the Spirit will work through these relationships to strengthen our faith and bind us to Christ for the rest of their lives. In other words, we pray for sticky faith.
While we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adjusting our typical pattern of High School meetings. To stay informed about what is happening with COS youth, contact Annette Ediger to be added to the Youth Newsletter email list.