Our week kicks off worshipping alongside the other members of our church at one of two services: the 9:30 AM Informal worship in the sanctuary or The Bridge 9:40 AM contemporary worship in Drowota Hall. Since both our youth leaders regularly lead worship at the 9:40 AM service, The Bridge provides neat leadership opportunities for students, from reading the scripture passage to creating some of the interactive reflection spaces.
When whatever service that students attend is over, they are invited to hang out and fellowship in the Youth Lounge, which opens at 10:30 AM. Youth Sunday School begins at 11:00 AM. This time each week is dedicated to studying scripture and what it can say to our lives today. We introduce the topic with the entire group before breaking up into smaller, age-based discussion groups.
Music is an important and valuable way we can express and explore our faith. We offer two opportunities, Jubilation and Youth Choir. Youth Choir is the entire Youth Group, which will sing roughly 4 times a year. Jubilation is our Youth ensemble choir, led by Moriah Domby Pirtle, a local songwriter, Woodmont member, and one of our youth sponsors. Jubilation rehearsal is from 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM and individuals of all musical abilities are invited to join!
Youth Group is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This is a time for fun, fellowship, and community building, where the group grows closer together by focusing on friendships. We start off the evening with dinner, typically followed by some large group activity. We’ll wrap up in the evening in our age & gender-based small groups led by our Youth Sponsors. Some weeks we’ll take the bus to head off campus for laser tag, ice skating, mission projects, and more.