Youth is fleeting. What happens to church youth when they become adults? We want to retain our youth in our churches. It starts now, and with what we believe. Youth is a time to be a hero, not an excuse to goof off. Youth is a time to serve, not permission to be selfish. Youth Connect is our way of saying that youth in the church must remain connected to the rest of the church body: other youth, parents, siblings, adults, elderly, young children, disabled, missionaries, and believers living far away. Instead of expecting a separate ministry for themselves, youth are expected to blend in and become the glue – the people who connect the rest of the body of Christ.
Our activities surround three areas of Christian life, that we call Triple S:
Service: to help other people with our youthful energy and strength.
Study: to study God’s Word and what it says for our Christianity even before we become adults.
Social Activities: to spend time with other youth having fun together – on roller coaster rides, or playing youth games, or enjoying snacks.
For example….our November leaf raking service project was a lot of fun!
We worked hard! Our stack of empty bags… Raking and raking. More raking. Jump in! Everyone jump in! Smile, you are not raking. Tired from raking. Very tired. Big pile of leaves! standing in the bag. Who is that guy?
buried, almostcan you get up now? This is a real photo. Yes it is. Um, time for raking. Make like a tree and leave. A happy bunch. A hard working team.This is not leaf raking. This is a game at youth connect called “train wreck”. That is why we are blurry. We are moving fast!
Grades 6-12 meet the second and fourth Sunday evenings of the month after the evening worship service at 7:15pm. See upcoming events.
Nature Camp (Vacation Bible School) 2017
The camp is held the third week of July. For 2017, the dates were July 17-21. Camp is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Watch for online registration to begin in the Spring.
Every summer, for one week, Falls Church is transformed into Nature Camp. This is a great way for kids to learn about God and His creation through stories, nature lessons, crafts, hands-on activities, games, and songs. In past years, we’ve learned about rocks & minerals, insects, wonderful water and birds. The theme for 2017 is Terrific Trees! We end the week on Friday with lunch and a program by the children.