High School Youth

Passing On a ‘Sticky’ Faith
Dr. Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute has coined the phrase ‘Sticky Faith.’ Sticky Faith refers to the kind of faith that Christian parents (and the Church!) desire to pass on to their children—a living, lasting faith that will ‘stick’ with them into adulthood.

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.

Month Activities
October 15 – Big Group Outing, 11:30-3:30pm: Edigers for Chili & Pumpkin Carving
22 or 29 Small Groups encouraged to meet.
November 4 SERVE FIRST: 9:15-11am Volunteers needed for our monthly Mobile Food Pantry food distribution and our Special Hat & Glove give away. Sign up by contacting Annette or Ben by Oct. 26!
Note: Your small group could be awarded the Best Volunteer Participation Award and get a $30 certificate for JB’s Pizza! Talk to your small group leader for details.
5 – Congregational Dinner, 11:30 am: high school students (and a pre-selected COS guest of their choosing) are invited to sit and eat together. Talk to Annette to make arrangements for your desired guest.
10-11 – Craig’s Cruisers Lock-In: 10pm-7am. Meet your leaders at COS at 9:30 pm or at Craig’s Cruisers at 10 pm. Cost: $25–but you can invite a friend to attend for free! (Friends cannot be members of COS.) Students will return to COS at 4:30 am. Parents can pick up youth from COS by 7 am.
12 – Small Groups encouraged to meet
19 – Big Group Event: 6-8pm Capture the Flag Tournament in the woods at COS. Capture the Flag student planning team needed. Contact Annette if you want to help plan this event.
December 2 – SERVE FIRST: Fall leaf removal and/or Christmas light installation for COS members. Time (& Awards?) TBD.
3 – Christmas Brunch, 11:30 am: high school youth invited to sit and eat together.
9/10 – Small Groups encouraged to meet. Note: Camelot Community Partners Annual Christmas Party is taking place from 12-2pm on Sat., Dec. 9. Volunteers needed Friday for set up (12/8) and Sat. for help with crafts and games for kids and/or cleanup!
17 – 6-8pm, Big Group Christmas party at COS!
24 – Christmas weekend. Small groups likely not meeting.
Month Activities
January 6/7 – SERVE FIRST: service project TBD (Idea: Reverse Mentoring – students help adults with tech questions.)
7 – Congregational Dinner, 11:30am: high school youth invited to sit and eat together.
14 – Small Groups encouraged to meet. Note: ‘Winter Jam’ may be taking place this Sunday?
21 – Lunch at COS & Ice Skating at Rosa Parks, 11:30am-3pm
28 – Small Groups encouraged to meet
February 3 – SERVE FIRST or Winter Retreat? TBD
4 – Congregational Dinner, 11:30am: high school youth invited to sit and eat together.
11 – Small Groups encouraged to meet
18 – Big Group Event: Winter Retreat or TBD
25 – Small Groups encouraged to meet
March 3 – SERVE FIRST: service project TBD
4 – Congregational Dinner, 11:30am: high school youth invited to sit and eat together.
11 – Small Groups encouraged to meet
April 1 – Easter Brunch! High school youth invited to sit and eat together.
1 – SERVE FIRST: Instead of a Big Group service project, youth are invited to attend the 6pm Testimony Service.
8 – Small Groups encouraged to meet. Consider doing a service project together this month.
15 – Big Group Event: Plan Youth Service Auction! Time TBD
22 – Small Groups encouraged to meet. Discuss if your small group has a service they could offer for the Auction
25 – Youth Service Auction & Dinner: The focus of this auction will be acts of service that our youth can offer to help raise funds for our Intergenerational Hurricane Relief Work Trip in June
May 5 – SERVE FIRST: service project TBD
6 – Congregational Dinner, 11:30am: high school youth invited to sit and eat together.
13 – Small Groups encouraged to meet. Last official meeting of the program year.
20 – Big Group Event: Senior Send-Off
June 16-23 – Hurricane relief trip
July Date TBD: Happy Mohawk Canoe/tubing trip
August Date(s) TBD: Drive-in Movie* and/or Michigan’s Adventure
*Getty hours of operation: mid-April – mid-September