The InsideOut (IO) Youth Ministries theme for 2016-2017 is CREATE(D)!!! Each youth fellowship gathering and event will be shaped around the idea of being CREATE(D) whether it’s BY God, FOR community, TO leadership, or TO DO missions. This theme is intended to inspire creativity, to remind of God’s creation, and to remind us of how we are each a masterpiece of God. Throughout the year there will be a variety of opportunities to CREATE in the youth wing on Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and on retreats. Supported by Youth Minister Kate Beiler, the IO Youth Council will take charge of youth fellowship this year. IO Student Leaders will lead games, give talks, co-lead small groups, and plan events. If you are able to help with our IO Youth Ministry, even for just one month, contact our Youth Minister Kate Beiler.
2016-2017 IO Youth Council:
Senior’s: Maggie Pontz, Clayton Dombach and Emily Kuhn
Junior’s: Tyler Coder and Jarod Steed
Sophomore: Johnny Franklin
Freshman: Sophia Steed
Youth Christian Formation Classes meet every Sunday morning:
Middle School meets in room 2.
Confirmation Class meets in room 4.
Senior High meets in room 1.
To kick off the Sunday Morning Christian Formation 2016-2017 year the youth worked together with Graffiti artist Ramon Trevino to “Create” a new Jesus mural on Sunday September 11. Pictures of the projected are featured below.
InsideOut Sunday Youth Fellowship Calendar (click to print copy)
Fellowship gatherings will happen every other Sunday in the afternoon or evening. Led by our IO Youth Council and Adult Leadership Team with Youth Minister Kate Beiler’s guidance.
Sunday, March 19 @ 6-8 PM: in the Youth Wing and Celebration Center
Sunday, April 2 @ 6-8 PM: IO in the Youth Wing and Celebration Center
Sunday, April 16: NO YOUTH FELLOWSHIP due to Easter.
Friday, April 21-22: 30 Hour Fast Overnight: Holy Hunger Games
Sunday, April 30 @ 6-8 PM: in the Youth Wing and Celebration Center
Sunday, May 7: YOUTH SUNDAY
Sunday, May 21 @ 6-8 PM: Youth End of Year Blast place TBA
The Breakfast Club, is back this year. This gathering is led by Kate Beiler and students Elena Harnish and Tyler Coder. The Breakfast Club meets at the McDonalds next to McCaskey High School every other Friday morning at 6:50 a.m. for a theological/topical discussion and fellowship. Sponsored by the First Church Thrift Shop.
Other small group opportunities beginning in October will be a youth girls small group called Gal Pal and youth boys small group called Boys Brigade. They will meet once a month in people’s homes along with special outings. Kate Beiler and the student leader Emily Kuhn will be leading Gal Pal. Moms are always more than welcome to join. The different boy student leaders will lead Boy’s Brigade each month with the help of their dads.
For more information about our InsideOut Youth Ministries please contact Youth Minister Kate Beiler via email or phone 717-394-7231 ext. 307.
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."