Upcoming Youth Events
May 8, 12:30-5p
District wide youth event at Mendon Ponds - free. Check out the poster. It looks like lots of fun activities.
https://files.constantcontact.com/.../5a896532-8c5a-4cd5… (poster info)
June 26 at 7pm
Campfire, games and possibly a movie. Who doesn’t love a s’more and popcorn!
As a group, we decided to meet up for Kingdom Bound. The schedule isn’t fully out yet but tickets are on sale now. I was looking and ticket prices go up again after May 31. If you’d like to attend, I’d suggest buying them in May. We will decide how/where to meet as it gets closer. Pastor Todd said he would use money from the Jerusalem Fund for those who need financial assistance to purchase. One day is $59.00 and 4 days are $149.00. Ticket prices include all the rides, concerts and events.
August 25 at 1pm (tentative time)
Minnehans Fun Center (Kart Racing, batting cages, mini golf). Dorothy is looking into a group rate which would include getting some dinner from their grill. We would need to know a count at some point. It’s a lot of fun!
Rush Hour is our church's youth ministry for students in grades 7-12
At Rush UMC, we believe that teens are not the future of the church--they are a big part of God's plan for the present of the church. We are committed at Rush Church to developing Christ followers early in their Christian walk "that they may not stray from it." How do we do this? Here are a few ways we will begin once again when it is safe to do so:
Each week students participate in their own youth focused service, which includes praise music, teaching/preaching, and discipleship (Sunday 5-7pm), but we also seek to integrate our youth in the celebration of our Sunday morning worship services. The youth actually lead the entire worship service one Sunday each year. Being a part of the church at large is an important part of a young faith journey!
Weekly games, snacks, and conversation help us build meaningful relationships with each other. We also enjoy fun events outside of weekly youth group meetings such as overnights, drive-in movies, soccer games, costume parties, slip-n-slides, and ice cream field trips.
Our team of youth leaders is diligent to build personal relationships with our teens in which they will feel comfortable talking to us about their spiritual development. We encourage them in their personal devotions and help them work through difficult questions.
We believe it is important for the youth of the church to be involved in helping the church do its ministry and in helping its members through life. Teens are encouraged to do this regularly through AV, Super Sale, Turkey Dinner, VBS and more. We also participate in "life support" or service projects to give free aid to families in need within the congregation.
Missions are different from service because the focus is to make the name of Jesus known through our actions. Every summer, Rush Hour forms a team and attends a weeklong mission trip to another city where we offer practical help but also practice giving our testimonies and sharing the basic truths of the gospel with people outside of the Church. In 2017 we were a part of local annual missions event Flower City Work Camp for the first time and as soon as it is safe, we will participate once again.