Community

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

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 28 - 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
Youth Events

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 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.

Winter Jam
Join us for Winter Jam 2019 on Thursday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) at the JQH Arena. 
The cost is only $15.00 and we will get to see:
Newsboys United
Danny Gokey
Madaisa
Rend Collective
Ledger
Newsong
Hollyn

Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis - tickets will not be guaranteed until they are paid for.  You can pay for your 
ticket online when you complete your sign-up or by bring cash 
or check to the Youth Team. If you student wants to attend 
Winter Jam, please do not delay in signing them up for this event.  

Tickets will be available to pick-up starting in February.
Sign-up for Winter Jam HERE .
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 27:
March 6:
March 27:
April 3:
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