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Youth

Welcome to youth at Canterbury

Middle School and High School are major times of transition for students. We want to come along side students and parents during this transition and provide a place for students to feel safe, grow in their relationship with God, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime.


What We Believe

Worship

We believe that God has called us to a life of worship. While music and prayer are a part of the life, we believe that God has called us to also understand worship as a continuous action. This means that we view every breath we take as an opportunity to worship God with our words, actions, thoughts, and passion.

Learn

We believe that God has given all of humanity the amazing gift of thought and learning. At Canterbury, that gift is something that we value deeply. We believe in a thoughtful and inquisitive faith that is more afraid of simple answers than it is of difficult questions. 

Serve

We believe that God has called us to love our neighbor. Throughout Scripture, we see God calling us to do that with not only our words, but with our actions. We believe that when Jesus called us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty, and proclaim the good news of our Lord, he literally meant it all. 
 


Learn More

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Weekly Events

 

Sunday School

Sunday Mornings | 9:15 AM
7th - 12th Grade | Youth Center

Sunday mornings are times when we dive deep into the Bible. Students begin each morning with announcements and then break into four classes: 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, and Senior High.

MYF - Sunday Night Worship

Sunday Nights | 5 PM - 7 PM
7th - 12th Grade | Youth Center

MYF is a great night to come and have a lot of fun, play games, eat together, and worship. We begin the night in the Youth Room with a meal ($5) followed by a quick game. We will then move into a time of worship with a short talk from one of your youth staff. This is a great time to bring a friend!

 

TMIT - The Most Important Thing

Tuesday Mornings | 6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
7th - 9th Grade | Youth Center

At TMIT, our Jr. High students eat breakfast together and divide into gender-specific groups for specialized bible studies led by different adults from Canterbury. After TMIT, students walk down to the school together.

Rise - Sr. High Breakfast Group

Tuesday Mornings | 6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
10th - 12th Grade | Piggly Wiggly

Rise is our Sr. High morning devotional group where students meet for a time of Bible study, discussion, and fellowship.

 

Small Groups

Wednesday Nights | 6 PM - 7 PM
7th - 12th Grade | Youth Center

Wednesday nights are a time of small-group based discussion around a Biblical passage. We split into a Jr. High girls, Jr. High guys, and a Sr. High co-ed group. Join us each Wednesday night as we look deeply into what God is doing in and through our lives.

 
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Missions

 

Project Hope Mission

One of our core values here at Canterbury is that we should always be searching for ways to be in service to our neighbor. We believe this so much in the student ministry that we have dedicated an entire section of our ministry to fulfilling that central calling of Jesus in our lives. We call this effort "Project Hope." Every month we offer 2-4 opportunities for our youth to participate in local and area wide mission projects. Below you will find this month's opportunities.

 

Firehouse Shelter

1st Tuesday of Each Month | 6 PM - 8:30 PM

Each month we travel downtown to the men's Firehouse Shelter where we prepare a homemade dinner and serve it to the homeless men who stay at the shelter. This is a great ministry where you are able to serve along side your friends.

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Seasonal Events

 

Summer Missions

The summer mission trip has already happened.

 

Journey Fall Retreat

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Camp Ocoee

Join us for a Fall Retreat at Camp Ocoee. We will spend the weekend together enjoying the great outdoors and growing closer together while deepening our relationship with Jesus. Activities include white water rafting on the Ocoee River, horseback riding, paintball, high ropes course, and mountain biking.  Lodging and food is included in the price. We hope you will join us for this adventure of a lifetime!

Register:

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Resources

 

Calendar

While the majority of our communications are digital, we know the value of having a calendar to hang on the family refrigerator.

Weekly Newsletter

We want to make sure that you are always up to date with the latest in Canterbury Student Ministry News. We communicate each week with parents through a weekly email that includes the happenings for that week, as well as ways that you can engage your student in their spiritual lives. If you would like to receive this weekly email please subscribe below and you will be added to our mailing list. 

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Connect with us

 

Brian Ward
Director of Student & Family Ministries
brian.ward@canterburyumc.org | 205.874.1526

Samantha Hartsoe
Director of Relational and Outreach
samantha.hartsoe@canterburyumc.org | 205.874.1568


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