Youth

Family Sunday School is offered after church (11:15- noon) downstairs in the church hall for both the young and young at heart!  Creative Bible lessons, led by devoted teachers include playing Family Feud based on the Bible, writing lyrics to popular hymn tunes and creating a marketplace from Biblical times.

Club B- (pronounced Club B minus) is the prequel to the highschool group Club Barnabas (which means Encourager) and targets kids in Grade 5 to Grade 8.  We meet in the North Wing every other Friday from 7-9 p.m. for games, music, road trips, devotions, drama, snacks and lots of FUN led by our enthusiastic staff!

Chancel Chimes is a medley of talented members (aged 12- 80+) who love to share their joy of ringing God’s praise!  We play handbells and/or chimes at Easter, Christmas, the Youth Service and other special occasions.  Seasonal practices are on Thursdays at 6:15-7 p.m.  There is always room at our table for newcomers!

The Annual Youth Service is a highlight at ABC every June when the young people plan an entire service and treat us to their drama skills, creative readings, musical talents and infectious energy and exuberance!

Prayer Partners bridges the Generation Gap at ABC by pairing a young person with an adult who both commit to pray for one another throughout the year, as well as acknowledging each other’s birthdays and other special occasions.

The Rev. Fred Ward Memorial Library, located in the Narthex, offers young people an appealing variety of fiction, non-fiction, videos and music, available for loan.

Spring Fling is our annual overnight campout held at Springwater Conservation Area, Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, in June.  Kids of all ages love the canoeing, fishing, scavenger hunts, and singing around the campfire, not to mention the good eats!  Church is held by the beach (inside the schoolhouse if it rains) and we’ve been privileged to witness Believer’s Baptism at this service.  Keep posted for info about Spring Fling 2015!  You won’t want to miss it!

VBS (Vacation Bible School) is an energetic, fun-filled week-long summer program for kids in Grades 1-6.  Crafts, games, music, snacks and new friends make this an unforgettable Bible learning experience!  Stay tuned for more info!

Mission Trips – ABC is passionate about mission outreach!  Many of our young people have become “mission trippers”, working hard to fundraise in order to travel to New Orleans, Inuvik, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Alberta.  The faithful support of our church family has enabled them to hone their cleaning and painting skills, teach Bible School and bring hope to others, especially those devastated by natural disasters. Our next Mission Trip is in 2016.

Please contact the church office for more information about any of these programs. (519-773-7293)

 

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