Youth Ministries

Building Connections to God, the church, and each other

For more information or to join one of our youth ministries programs, contact (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address), (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address), 716-625-8306, or the contact person listed for the program.

Youth Group

7th-12th grade

Come join us for Youth Group at the church! We meet most Sundays from 6:00-8:30 PM. Youth are invited for a fun night of fellowship, team building, devotions, scriptures, spiritual guidance, large group and small group time, and, of course, snacks! Our goal is to always let God’s light shine through each one of us, as we see each of our unique personalities come alive.

Upcoming meeting dates: Sundays - 5/2 and an all day fun day on 5/16. More info on the fun day soon.

Youth Bible Study

7th-12th grade

As much as we want to be together, we’ve decided that we can actually share and discuss better right now doing our study online.

We hope that all of you will be back this year. It won’t be the same without you! We have something new planned for each week, so you won’t want to miss a Sunday.

If you plan on being there, contact Dan and Kelli at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address) and we’ll make sure you get the link.


6th-12th grade

A Confirmation Class is offered every year for youth grades six through twelve. We hope that in the end, the youth will have developed a solid Christian understanding, made close relationships with other Christian youth, explored different ministries, determined where their gifts lie, and feel confident and passionate about continuing in ministry.

Confirmation classes offer youth the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Through discussions, activities, field trips, exploration of ministries in the church, and a retreat, youth will develop a more personal relationship with Christ, with each other, and Christian leaders as they prepare to become members of the church.

Please call the church office at 716-625-8306 with any questions.

We will not be holding a 2020/2021 confirmation class. We expect Confirmation will begin again in September 2021.

Hot Chocolate with God & S’mores Leadership

7th-12th grade

Youth in 7th grade and up who are interested in leadership and working with children are invited to become a leader in Hot Chocolate with God & S'mores. We meet on the first Friday of the month for their Bible study, planning time, and fellowship time. On the other Fridays, you get connected to and teach a small group of children.

Youth Retreat

7th-12th grade

Each year, usually in January, we go to Camp Findley for an amazing, fun-filled weekend jam-packed with fellowship and learning God’s word. The Youth Retreat is for all youth in 7-12th grade. Young adults are welcome to join us and help lead, connect, and be a role model for our youth.

We had an amazing time at our 2021 “Activate Your Light” Youth Retreat! We worked through the challenges of COVID to be together at the church building this year and had tons of laughs, lots of smiles, and many memories made.

We are looking forward to the next time we get to spend time together, and we encourage you to keep seeking, changing, and acting on the word of God.

Youth Mission Trip

Every summer, youth have the opportunity to go on a week-long mission trip working on homes of families in need. We work on fundraising activities beforehand, such as car washes, and a chicken BBQ.

Youth must be at least 14 years old before the departure date to attend this trip.

We’re not sure what this year’s mission trip will look like yet. Check back later for more info.