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Youth

Welcome to youth at Canterbury

Junior High and Senior High 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. 
 


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Weekly Events

 

Sunday School

Sunday Mornings | 9:15 AM
7th - 12th Grade | Canterbury Hall

Sunday mornings are times when we dive deep into the Bible. Students begin each morning with announcements, games, and a table discussion about a topic presented from one of our youth staff. Join us!

MYF - Sunday Night Worship

Sunday Nights | 5 PM - 6:30 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 Canterbury Hall followed by a games and small groups. We will then move into a time of worship with a message from one of your youth staff. This is a great time to bring a friend!

 

Rise - Sr. High Breakfast Group

Tuesday Mornings | 6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
10th - 12th Grade | Various Locations

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

MidWeek

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

Wednesday nights are a time for worship, games, and more in depth Bible study. We split into a Jr. High and a Sr. High groups. Join us each Wednesday night as we dive deeper 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 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 | 5:45 - 8:00 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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Upcoming Events

 

JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER TRIPS

(CURRENT 6TH-9TH GRADERS)

Junior High BigStuf

June 24-28, 2019
Panama City Beach, FL

BigStuf is a camp in Panama City Beach, Florida, and it is awesome. The camp features great messages by incredible speakers in the morning and at night, along with an incredible worship environment. The BigStuf team puts a lot of thought in how to engage students effectively, and it shows. This trip has all that you need for a student to grow in their relationships with God and with each other. We cannot recommend this camp enough, as we have seen so many students go on to say that this trip was life-changing. Check out this video to see why we love BigStuf!

Registration opened on March 11th!! Spots are limited, so sign up ASAP!

Cost: $500

 

Junior High Mission Trip

July 7-12, 2019
Rome, GA

Our Junior High students will be partnering with Student Life - an organization based out of Birmingham. We’ll go to Rome, Georgia; and we will be staying at Shorter College. We have requested to either work with kids by doing some type of low-key Bible School program or to do some light construction, and we will know our assignment as it gets closer to that week. This will be a great trip for our Junior High students to bond with each other and to grow closer to Christ through worship, service and fellowship. It is going to be a great time!

Our Junior High Mission Trip is now full. Please click the button below to add your student to our Waiting List!

Cost: $400


Student scholarships are available for both Junior High summer trips. Please contact Elizabeth Hayes if you would like to know more about our scholarships.

 
**Cancellation Policy: For our week-long summer trips, cancellations before May 15, 2019 may be given a partial to full refund. Cancellations after May 15th will still be required to pay the full amount, unless we find someone to replace your student's spot on that trip.

senior HIGH SUMMER TRIPS

(CURRENT 10th-12TH GRADERS)

Senior High BigStuf

June 17-21, 2019
Panama City Beach, FL

BigStuf is a camp in Panama City Beach, Florida, and it is awesome. The camp features great messages by incredible speakers in the morning and at night, along with an incredible worship environment. The BigStuf team puts a lot of thought in how to engage students effectively, and it shows. This trip has all that you need for a student to grow in their relationships with God and with each other. We cannot recommend this camp enough, as we have seen so many students go on to say that this trip was life-changing. Check out this video to see why we love BigStuf!

Registration opened on March 11th!! Spots are limited, so sign up ASAP!

Cost: $500

 

Senior High Mission Trip

July 21-27, 2019
Memphis, TN

Our Senior High students will travel to Memphis, TN in July to work with SOS, an organization that helps those in need. We will be roofing houses and working on other construction projects. This will be a great trip for our Senior High students to bond with each other and to grow closer to Christ through worship, service and fellowship. It is going to be a great time!

Registration opened on March 11th!! Spots are limited, so sign up ASAP!

Cost:$400


Student scholarships are available for both Senior High summer trips. Please contact Elizabeth Hayes if you would like to know more about our scholarships.

 
**Cancellation Policy: For our week-long summer trips, cancellations before May 15, 2019 may be given a partial to full refund. Cancellations after May 15th will still be required to pay the full amount, unless we find someone to replace your student's spot on that trip.
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Thursday getaways

 

Six Flags

Wednesday, May 29th | 7am - 10pm
Atlanta, GA

Our first Thursday Getaway of the summer…is actually happening on a Wednesday. Join us on May 29th for a day at Six Flags!

Cost: $100

Sr. High Rafting Trip

Thursday, June 6th | Time TBA
Ocoee River

Our Sr. High students (current 10th-12th grade) will head to the Ocoee River on June 6th for White Water Rafting! We’ll leave that morning and return later that evening. We’ll send out more details about what time we’ll leave and return closer to the date.

Cost: $75

 

Braves Game

Thursday, July 18th | Time TBA
Atlanta, GA

We’re headed to an Atlanta Braves game on Thursday, July 18th! We’ll leave that afternoon and get back later that evening. We’ll send out more details about what time we’ll leave and return closer to the date.

Cost: $50

Ziplining

Thursday, August 8th | Time TBA
Red Mountain Park

Our final Thursday Getaway will be ziplining at Red Mountain Park! Join us as we zip through the forest to celebrate the last few days of summer! We’ll send out more details about what time we’ll leave and return closer to the date.

Cost: $40

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Resources

 

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. 

SOCIAL MEDIA

We post frequently to both our Instagram and Facebook pages, and we would love for you to follow along! You’ll find pictures from events, news about upcoming events, and more on these pages.

We also post videos from retreats and events on our YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe to our channel to follow along!

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Connect with us

 

Seth Moon
Director of Student Ministries
seth.moon@canterburyumc.org

Gann Waters-Wright
High School Coordinator
gann.waters-wright@canterburyumc.org

Elizabeth Hayes
Logistics Coordinator
elizabeth.hayes@canterburyumc.org

Natalie Moon
Youth Assistant
natalie.moon@canterburyumc.org


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