What is youth group?
Our name says it all! We are a group of youth (6th - 12th grade) who typically gather twice a month. This is an excellent place to make new friends of the same faith. We go on trips, host dinners, attend church services, and have lots of fun together. Come on out and give us a try.
Must I attend all events?
This is not a requirement of the confirmation program or of the church. You can come to any of the events that you choose to attend. If you need to leave an event early or come late, just let a leader know.
How do I sign up for youth group?
There isn't an official "sign-up" method for the general youth group. There will be sign-up sheets for each event posted on our youth group board in the narthex when events are getting close. All you have to do is add your name to the sheet and show up. We also have a Facebook page for anyone who is on Facebook. Events are posted there every month and this is another place you can sign up. Join our page "Youth Group Rocks" to start receiving events. Even your parents can join the group.
Must I fill out any forms?
Yes. We now have a permission slip for youth group that is good for an entire year. We call it our permanent permission slip. This keeps us from filling out paper work every time we have an event. Fill it out, sign it electronically and email it to the youth group or print one out and bring it with you to your first event. You are good to go until next September!
Is it fun? Are the kids friendly?
We take in new youth every year! We always have a great time and once you are in the youth group, you are there to stay. The youth are very welcoming and take in everyone. Our congregation is also very supportive of the youth group. Still not sure you want to join? Talk to a youth group member!
Can I bring a friend who isn't a member of our church?
Sure! We welcome friends to most youth group events. Just be sure to sign them up too so we know how many supplies we need for events. Also, they need a permission slip as well. They don't need a permanent one, just a general permission slip. Print one out here, fill it out, and bring it along to the event.
I have more questions. Who can I ask?
If you have any questions about Hope's youth group you can email Pastor Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at the church office 610-767-7203 ext. 13.