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Our congregation is dedicated to the education and nurturing of our youth. Our goal is to become their home for faith, friends, fellowship, community service and fun — providing a safe place and caring support for them during their teen years.

The Youth Group meets both in person and online via Discord. Please contact Shannon at shannon@tequestapres.org for more information.

We’re not just for church members!

All middle school and high school youth are welcome to attend the weekly and numerous special activities designed just for them.

Sunday Evening Youth Group takes place from 5 – 7 p.m. via the Discord app. Please refer to our calendar for our schedule. Please email Shannon at shannon@tequestapres.org if you would like to join us.

T-shirts: The Youth Group designed their own T-shirts.  They are available upon request.

Rock the Universe at Universal, Orlando: We have such an amazing time at Rock the Universe each year! We spend Saturday and Sunday during the day at the parks, riding rides and eating way too much food. On Friday and Saturday nights, we dance and sing at the top of our lungs with some of our favorite Christian rock bands. It is an amazing weekend filled with the love of Christ and music dedicated to Him.

Youth Christmas Party: Each year the group picks what they would like to do for their Christmas party. Last year we went to Palm Beach Ice Works for some cold, ice skating fun and then to dinner at Cracker Barrel, where we had a white elephant gift exchange.

Youth Group Lock-ins – We have two lock-ins each year, one on New Year’s Eve and one at the end of summer right before school starts. We go to dinner and some other event such as the movies, horseback riding, ice skating, or mini golf. We also have a devotion, play games, dance, sing, and watch movies. This is a great time that the kids really look forward to all year!

Souper Bowl of Caring – The Youth Group sponsors this event each year to help fight hunger in our area. They collect food items from church members and preschool families, then give them to a local food pantry.  Thank you to everyone who helps make this event such a success!

Gleaning – We look forward to joining other members of the congregation to glean each year. We support CROS Ministries food banks by picking any left over fruits or vegetables at area farms. This year we helped collect over 9,000 pounds of tomatoes and this produce was donated to help feed the hungry in our community.

Strawberry Cafe – The Youth Group does an amazing job supporting the annual Strawberry Festival by serving in the Strawberry Cafe.

Youth Fall Retreat – Each year we join other Youth Groups from our Presbytery at the Lake Placid Christian Camp for a weekend of devotion, games, campfires, s’mores and fun!

Being the hands and feet of Christ – Besides the Souper Bowl of Caring and Gleaning mentioned above, our group is involved in many activities to help our communities. Each year we collect school supplies to fill backpacks for the Real Life Children’s Ranch, Family Promise, and the Edna Runner Tutorial Center, and we fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This year we also began assembling welcome packages for the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital and traveled to the airport for Honor Flight Operation Homecoming to welcome home WWII, Korean, and Vietnam veterans who traveled to Washington D.C. for the day to visit the memorials. Ms. Shannon has gone on this trip as a volunteer, and it is truly an emotional, moving, and inspirational experience.

 

2019 Youth Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Sunday – The Youth Group did an amazing job leading the service on Youth Sunday. Natalie and Keira shared the sermon, and the words came from the whole group. The group sang in the choir, led the congregation in responsive readings, prayed, and read Bible verses. The sermon was about what it is like to grow up in our information-at-your-fingertips world, entitled “24/7.”

Summer fun activities – We have lots of fun going to lunch, bowling, and the movies throughout the summer.

Mission Trip – Each year we spend a week on a mission trip to help others. This year, the Youth will be traveling to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We will be working with Youth Works to help in the local community. Some examples of that work are helping at a nursing home, at a local church teaching Vacation Bible School, or teaching children to read.

Our upcoming events can be found on the What’s Happening page and the calendar.

Come join us for all our activities and invite a Friend! 

2019 Summer mission trip in Savannah, GA