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The Youth Ministries of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church
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Middle School Fall Retreat | Camp John Knox | October 1-3 | Cost $100
Meet at SHPC at 4:00 pm on Friday and return to SHPC at 1:00 pm on Sunday
This trip is offered to 6th through 8th grade youth and any friends in middle school that want to join!
Our weekend will be packed full of all the fun activities including time on the waterfront, rope swings, high ropes and so much more! We will also eat campy food, play games, and have a great time of worship and fellowship together.
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High School Service Trip in Nashville | City. Service. Mission. | “CSM” | November 19-21, 2021
This trip is offered to those currently in grades 9-12. There is no cost for the trip, but students are asked to bring enough money to cover 3 meals on the road.
Purpose: This trip is a unique chance for high school students to experience Nashville in an entirely new context that engages both faith and service.
What we’ll be doing: Helping in different types of non-profits in inner city Nashville, eating at restaurants with international food, debriefing and sharing devotional times as a group.
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Middle and High School Weekly Activities
DEEP – Sunday Night Fellowship is the front door to our ministry. It is a great place to bring friends or try out youth ministry for the first time. We will meet on the third Sunday of every month at 6:30pm for a time of hanging out, playing games and learning about who Jesus is and how he wants to change our lives.
DEEPER – Sunday School starts at 9:45am in The Loft (Upstairs Spitzer Ed) every Sunday morning. Both high school and middle school students will gather for a bit to catch up and hang out. Afterwards, we will dig deep into God’s Word together as we study, ask questions, and learn about the Bible. This time will be led by volunteer leaders and youth staff. This year, we’ll be going through the first two books of the Bible (Genesis and Exodus) which provide a basis for our understanding of God and our faith as a whole.
DEEPEST – Wednesday Night Small Group is the place where we will go the deepest in our pursuit of Jesus. There will be different groups for middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys, and high school girls. We will meet at various locations throughout the church on Wednesday nights, and each group will be led by our youth volunteers and staff. Although each group may discuss different topics, this semester we will look at how our faith as Christians can impact our everyday lives.
Sunday Mornings in The Loft
When we start talking about the big story of the Bible, there’s no better place to start than at the beginning! The book of Genesis introduces us to several of the main characters, events, and themes of the story that God will unfold throughout the rest of the Bible.
Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
and Small Groups
For better or worse change shows up in our lives and tests what we’re made of. In some of our Wednesday Night Groups, students will be challenged to rethink how they view change and we’ll explore how God’s commitment to us doesn’t change, even if everything else does.
Dinner opens in Barron Hall at 5:00 p.m. Cost for your dinner is $10.
Middle School Boys | 6:00 p.m. | The Loft
Middle School Girls | 6:00 p.m. | The Loft
High School Boys | 7:00 p.m. | The Loft
High School Girls | 7:00 p.m. | The Loft
Hello hello! It’s a pleasure to see you on our Youth Ministry page. I’m the Youth Director here at Sequoyah Hills, and I love helping others learn about God and His work in the world. I’m originally from Ohio, but moved to Knoxville where I played college basketball and met my wife Madi. Together, we spend most of our free time playing tennis, Just Dance, and eating spaghetti. I’m also a huge nerd when it comes to guitars, ping pong, musical theatre, reading YA, and watching the NBA. Feel free to stop by and chat or reach out anytime!