Community

Calendar of Events
If you need more information about an event and it is listed below, please email Tim Smith or  Jayne Markin.

December 19 - Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
December 26- No Youth Activities
January 2 - No Youth Activities
January 9 - Parent Night
January 16 - Movie Night
January 23 - Andy B's
January 27 - Pastor Led Confirmation Class
January 30 - Skyzone
February 3 - Superbowl Party
February 6 - Wednesday Night Worship resumes for Spring  semester
February 8 - 10 - Middle School Retreat
February 29 - Winter Jam @ JQH Arena
March 1-3 - High School Retreat
March 10 - 15 - International Mission Trip
April 7 - Pastor Led Confirmation Class
April 28 - Confirmation Sunday
May 12 - Senior Sunday

No Youth - Wednesday, December 26 & Wednesday, January 2
We will NOT be meeting on Wednesday, December 26 & Wednesday, January 2, in honor of Christmas and New Year's Day.  We hope that everyone has a great Christmas and a wonderful start to 2019!

Christmas Eve
Please join us for one of the Christmas Eve Services:
Modern Service - 12/23 @ 5pm or 12/24 @ 10am
Kid-Friendly - 12/24 @ 4pm
Traditional - 12/24 @ 6pm & 8pm
Go HERE to learn more about Schweitzer's Christmas Eve Services .


Youth Events

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
TONIGHT is our youth Christmas party! There will be snacks, games, prizes, and a whole lot of merriness. All students are asked to wear a Ugly Christmas Sweater. There will be a prize for best sweater. We will have a white elephant gift exchange and ask each student to bring a gift of $5.00 or less (preferably something they have around the house that they would like to share with others).

We would like to have lots of food and drinks for our students to enjoy throughout the evening and are asking for your child to help make this possible.   We would like to have the girls bring drinks to share and the boys to bring snacks to share. The drinks and snacks will replace the dinner that we typically serve on Wednesday nights.


Parent Night
We hope that all parents and students can join us for our Parent Appreciation Night on Wednesday, January 9, at 6pm, in Memorial Hall.  This is an evening designed to thank the parents of SUMC's Youth Ministry for all of the support they have shown us over the year. The evening will be filled with dinner, fellowship, information for the upcoming semester, and lots of fun!  

Please RSVP HERE.


Cold Winter Nights
Before we start our next Wednesday night message series, we are excited to spend the month of January growing more connected with each other.  We are planning three Wednesdays of fellowship and fun!

January 16 - Movie Night
On Wednesday, January 16, we will host a movie night in the youth room.  The movie will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude by 8:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.  We encourage your student(s) to dress comfortably and bring a pillow to enjoy watching the movie on the big screen in the youth room.  

January 23 - Andy B's
The Youth Ministry will be going to Andy B's on National and Battlefield on Wednesday, Wednesday, January 23. We have reserved lanes in the VIB Lounge that will provide a fun and unique experience with boutique still cosmic bowling, upscale seating, and high-definition jumbotrons.

Each student that attends will play one hour of bowling (with shoe rental), play one game of Laser Tag, get a $10 GAMEcard, 2 slices of pizza, soda and a voucher for a Free Activity on their next visit for $21.95 per student. We will meet at Andy B's at 6 p.m and anticipate being done around 8:00 p.m. Transportation is NOT provided to this event.

Please sign-up HERE to attend Andy B's.

January 30 - Skyzone
On Wednesday, January 30, we will meet at Skyzone at 5:00 p.m. to allow students to jump from from the time they arrive until 7:00 p.m., when Sky Zone closes for the evening.  Wednesdays at Sky Zone are WOW Wednesday and for $14 participants can jump from the time they arrive until close. We are asking each student that plans on jumping to purchase their ticket directly from Sky Zone.  To ensure that the jump times do not sell out, you can purchase your tickets ahead of time HERE .  

All students under 18 that will be jumping need to have a waiver completed by their parents in this calendar year.  Please go HERE to complete the Sky Zone waiver.  Sky socks are required for all participants.  If your student(s) already has some, please make sure they bring them.  If your student(s) needs to purchase Sky socks they are $2.00 plus tax and are reusable.

Transportation is NOT provided to this event.  Students can be dropped off at Sky Zone at 5:00 p.m. and need to be picked up at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Youth Dinners

As we are preparing the Wednesday night worship schedule for the spring semester, we are looking for parents to support our Wednesday ministry by volunteering to provide dinner.  We are so appreciative of those who volunteer to provide dinner for Wednesday night worship. Many of our students come directly from extracurricular activities. After a busy day of school and activities, the students appreciate the meals that are waiting for them before we kick-off the evening.

It is helpful to drop off food at 5:45 p.m. at the gym entrance.  We begin serving dinner at 5:50 p.m. Texting Tim or Jayne is great, because we send students down and help carry the food upstairs!  Please plan to feed an average of 70 students/leaders.

We realize that thinking about preparing food for 70 people can seem intimidating and we do encourage parents to work together.  If you are interested in helping prepare a meal and would like to pair up with another parent, but need some help connecting with another parent please let Jayne know.  Below are the dates that we are looking for volunteers to provide dinner. Please email Jayne at jmarkin@schweitzerumc.org if you are interested in volunteering to provide a meal or if you have any questions.

February 6:
February 13:
February 20:
February 27:
March 6:
March 20:
March 27:
April 3:
April 10:
April 17:
April 24:  
May 1:
May 8:


Thank you for your support and generosity to the
Youth Ministries at Schweitzer!


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Spring Retreats
We are excited to give all Schweitzer youth (and any friends) an opportunity to unplug from the chaos of their lives and take them on a weekend retreat to Discovery Ministries in Eminence, Missouri. At Discovery Ministries students can experience the adrenaline rush that comes from experiencing challenge while growing in their faith.  The staff at Discovery Ministries will introduce our students to adventure while guiding them toward Jesus!

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
The Middle School Retreat will be Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10.  We will leave after school on Friday and return on Sunday afternoon. We believe that this retreat experience is an important component to the confirmation curriculum and are asking that all students in the confirmation class plan on attending this retreat, if their schedule allows.  This cost of the retreat is $40.00 per student. The cost will cover all the meals, lodging, and activities for the weekend. Please sign your student up for the retreat by Sunday, January 27.

Middle School Retreat Sign-Up


HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT
The High School Retreat will be on Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3.  We will leave after school of Friday and return on Sunday afternoon. The cost of the retreat is $40.00 per student.  The cost will cover all the meals, lodging, and activities for the weekend. Please sign your student by Sunday, February 17.

High School Retreat Sign-Up