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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.

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.

Youth Sunday School is from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Room. Please refer to our calendar under the What’s Happening tab above for our Sunday School schedule. If it is not listed before worship, we are not meeting on that day. We also take time off during the summer.

Following Sunday School, we reserve seats in the sanctuary for youth who would like to sit together.

Sunday Evening Youth Group takes place from 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Youth Room.  Dinner is included. Please refer to our calendar for our schedule.

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

Youth Group Breakfast – We meet once a month for breakfast at 8 a.m. for some fellowship and fun before school.

Disney’s Night of Joy

Rock the Universe at Universal, Orlando:  We have an amazing time at Rock the Universe in September each year!  We spend the whole day at one of the parks, riding rides and eating way too much food.  And on Friday or Saturday night, we dance and sing at the top of our lungs with some of our favorite Christian rock bands.  It is an amazing night 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 Flying Panda Extreme Air Sports Trampoline Park for some bouncing 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!

2017 Youth Group Christmas party at Flying Panda Trampoline Park

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 Spring 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!

 

2018 Youth Sunday

2017 Youth Group Christmas gift exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Sunday – The Youth Group did an amazing job leading the service on Youth Sunday. They presented a skit entitled, “In God’s Image.” We see ourselves in positive ways and in ways that are not always so positive, but God always sees us in the most wonderful ways possible, an image of Himself, and He wants to show the world what He looks like through us.

Summer fun activities – We have lots of fun going to breakfast, 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 Daytona Beach. We will be working with Youth Works to help in the local community. Some examples of that work are helping at the Salvation Army, at a local church teaching Vacation Bible School, or at a soup kitchen.

Youth Group breakfast – Summer fun 2017!

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! 

 

 

2017 Youth Group Summer kick off pool party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am very excited about working with our amazing Youth Group and look forward to all of us growing our relationship with our Lord!  Please feel free to contact me about our Youth Program.

God is good!

—Shannon Sloan Trevino, Director of Youth Ministries

561-707-8045 (c)
561-746-5161 (church office)
shannon@tequestapres.org

 

Youth Group God Sightings:

 

Liani – cool clouds

Sarah’s dog having a graceful nap

 

 

Liani’s sunset God sighting

 

 

 

 

Ariana’s friend took this God sighting picture

 

 

 

Parker’s sunset God sighting

 

 

 

Beautiful swirls in the clouds – Ms. Shannon

Parker and his dad built a fire

Sunset over Lake Okeechobee – Ms. Crystal

 

 

 

 

Parker’s God sighting while fishing

 

Ms. Shannon thinks fog is very peaceful

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah’s wolf in the smoke

 

 

 

Brenna’s and Elise’s “pack of wolves”

 

Liani’s salt life

 

Sarah’s “blood moon”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful sunset – Ms. Shannon

 

 

 

Kate’s beautiful peacock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ariana – beautiful sunset

Brenna – beautiful sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Shannon loves Colorado, snow, and the mountains!

The early morning moon through the pine trees – Ms. Shannon