The youth ministry at North is a vibrant, active program for youth in sixth through 12 grades. Its mission is to learn, serve, and celebrate God’s love with everyone. It encourages youth to participate in a number of opportunities to grow in their faith and build relationships with other youth, including Sunday school, service projects, mission trips, retreats, and fellowship activities.
Sunday school classes are available for middle school and high school students at 9:45 a.m.
Youth Group meets most Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students share a meal, build friendships through games and activities, and share their faith through prayer and discussion. The group’s main fund-raising project each year is its Cookie Project, which raises funds for North’s participation in the Appalachian Service Project (ASP).
ASP is a 27-year-plus tradition at North for youth and adults. Crews travel to Appalachia for a week during the summer to help make homes warmer, safer and drier, and to build relationships with those they serve. See the ASP website for more information.
Retreats and outings like hayrides, Christmas parties, trips to movies and sporting events and other times for fellowship are offered at various times throughout the year.
In addition to the church’s main communication avenues of its newsletter, social media and its group email system, there is a separate electronic newsletter just for youth, a youth Facebook page, and two apps (Remind for group text updates and reminders, and Band for calendar and picture sharing) for students and parents.