Youth Group

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The Glenview New Church youth program offers young people (grades 5 through 12) a place to be and a group of people to be with. It’s a place where you’ll discover new things about your peers and about yourself, a place where you’ll be challenged to think about what you believe, a place to learn and grow spiritually, and a place where you’ll choose what you’d most like to do as a group.

The youth program has two parts–a Junior youth group and a Senior youth group:

Junior Youth Group is for grades 5 through 8. It meets once a week for social activities and fun. Meetings are on Friday afternoons, 2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., from Labor Day through Memorial Day, except holidays. For further information, please contact Amanda Tozer at chubberly@gmail.com, 773.349.1743.

Senior Youth Group is for grades 9 through 12. It meets once a week for social activities and fun. Meetings are on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., from Labor Day through Memorial day, except holidays.

Goals for weekly meetings include the following:

  • To establish friendships, cement relationships, and gain a sense of belonging within the context of a group of peers
  • To learn and talk about God, your emerging faith, and living a life of faith
  • Learning to care about others and to be of useful service in the surrounding community
  • Group activities, socializing, and fun
  • Event planning and follow-through:
    • Day Trips
    • Weekend trips and retreats
    • Service projects and opportunities
    • Fundraisers

The Senior Youth Group also meets once a month for an outing. Outings happen on random days and times decided on by the group and in collaboration with parents. In the summer of 2014 there will be a summer camp from July 12 through July 19, and a trip out west from July 20 through July 27. All young people in grades 9 through 12 are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Brannon Smith at brannonkara@hotmail.com, 847.729.3638.

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