Activities for Children and Youth

Youth Groups

Our youth groups for children from kindergarten to 6th grade meet monthly for fun, learning and a wide variety of mission projects. The groups are:

Kids Who Care:  K-2nd
If you have a child in kindergarten through 2nd grade and would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive information about Kids Who Care activities, please send an e-mail with your child’ s name and information to kimfumc@gmail.com  If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Kim Crosen @ 748-2612
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God Squad:  3rd-4th
Our God Squad is made up of 3rd and 4th grade students who get together outside of Sunday School monthly to “live their faith out loud!”  Sometimes we do service projects, sometimes fundraising, sometimes we just have fun fellowship together, but all the time we are focusing on God and His direction for our lives.  If you have a child in 3rd or 4th grade and would like to be added to the e-mail list to receive information about God Squad activities, please send an e-mail with your child’ s name and information to kimfumc@gmail.com  If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Kim Crosen @ 748-2612.
 
Mission 56:  5th-6th
Mission 56 is geared toward students in the ‘tween years of 5th and 6th grade.  Led by Kirby Cain, the group undertakes a variety of mission and fun activities.  These include things like serving dinner and leading activities for the women and children of Hope House in Middletown and joining together once a month for worship service, lunch or dinner and a special activity.  If you are interested in having your child get involved in Mission 56, please contact the church office.
 
Youth Group:  7th – 8th and 9th-12th
Our youth groups for Jr. & Sr. High youth meet most Sunday evenings during the school year from 7:00 to 8:30.  They too have a wide variety of mission projects throughout the year including special events such as Believe and mission trips to various areas. They also assist the Women in Faith and United Methodist Men with projects when needed and they are invaluable helpers during our summer Vacation Bible School.
 

You can access a release forms  here that you can download for Youth Group activities for special events. The Download button on the upper right, above the form.

 

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Upcoming Events
Kids Who Care (K- 2nd grade)
 

We hope you can join us for our upcoming Christmas event on Sunday, December 10.   We will have an old fashioned “Happy Birthday Jesus Party” to celebrate Jesus’ birth!  Kids Who Care should plan on meeting at church at 2:30.  Bring a gift of diapers, baby food, etc. and a baby picture of yourself (but don’t show anyone!).  Please let Kim know if you have any questions or would like to help with any of the activities.

 

  

 

 

 

 

God Squad (3rd and 4th grade)
 

Join us for our upcoming Christmas event on Sunday, December 10.  We will have pizza then go caroling and make a joyful noise for all to hear!  Please meet at the church at 5:30 for pizza and voice prep.  Afterwards, we will head out for some Christmas caroling followed up with a hot chocolate bar!  We should be done about 7:30.  If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Kim.

 

 

Mission 56 and Junior High 

 

Weekly Activities

  • Sunday Night Youth Group: Junior High Youth Group will not have Sunday night Youth Group in November due to other special activities during the month.
  • Wonderful Wednesdays: Every Wednesday through November 15.  The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. (no dinner) with a time of prayer, then small groups.
  • Every Friday – LIFT (Grades 6 – 8): LIFT (Living in Faith Together) meets after school until 3:30 p.m. at the Springboro Junior High Band Room.            
  • Every Wednesday Morning – PAW (Prayer & Worship) – Springboro Intermediate & Junior High: 6th, 7th and 8th graders have the opportunity to gather with Christian Youth at their school for a time of prayer and worship from 6:45 – 7:20 a.m. Milk and donuts provided.
 

November Special Events

  • Saturday, November 25 – Hanging of the Greens: Plan to join members of the church for worship, dinner and decorating.
  • Wednesday, November 29 – Lunch with Kirby at Springboro Junior High: Kirby will provide pizza, chips, drinks, and dessert. Each youth is asked to bring $4 and will be allowed to invite a friend to join you.

December Special Events

  • Sunday, December 3 – “Church, Lunch & Fellowship” (Grades 5 – 8): 10:35 a.m. Sunday morning service, lunch and giving tree shopping.  Pick-up will be around 3:00 p.m.  One parent volunteer needed to assist with lunch and fellowship time. 
  • Tuesday, December 5– Hope House Mission: Center for Women and Children: Provide dinner and games or crafts for the women and children of Hope House in Middletown from 4:45 – 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan on joining us.
  • Friday, December 8 – “Kim’s Movie Night”, 5:30 – 9:30 pm: 16 youth needed to help with this event.  Look for a future e-mail explaining how to sign-up.
  • Wednesday, December 13 – Lunch with Kirby at Springboro Intermediate: Kirby will provide pizza, chips, drinks, and dessert. Bring $1 for Faisha.
  • Thursday, December 14 – Lunch with Kirby at Springboro Junior High: Kirby will provide pizza, chips, drinks, and dessert. Bring $1 for Faisha.
  • Saturday, December 16 – Mission 56 Christmas Party: Join Kirby for the 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening service.  Pizza, fun, games and fellowship after service.  9:00 p.m. pick-up.
  • Sunday, December 17 – Traveler’s Christmas Eve Service & Youth Group: Join Kirby for the Traveler’s Christmas Eve Service followed by our annual Youth Christmas Party. Look for a future e-mail with more details.

 

 

Senior High Youth

  

Our senior high youth will have regular Sunday evening meetings on December 3 and 10.  On the 17th, we will hold our Christmas party.  Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and a wrapped white elephant gift for a fun exchange.

Winter Retreat at UMC Camp Wesley:  Thursday, December 21 to Saturday, December 23.  Cost is $60. 
 

Fall Yard Clean Up

The Senior High Youth will be happy to help with fall yard clean up, leaf raking, picking up sticks, etc. for congregation members in need of help.  Please call Brian Schlise to schedule a job. 

 

 

 

 

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