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Children & Youth - Upcoming Activities

Upcoming Youth Group Meet-ups

Youth group meetings wind down during the summer.  Both groups have their last meetings for the school year on Sunday, June 4th.

   June 4th – 10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Senior High trip to play Laser tag.  We’ll leave church after worship-meet in fellowship hall; stop for a quick lunch on the way and be at Laser Storm Pittsburgh (7715 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237) by noon.  Bring $15 for two games, plus money for the arcade if you want.  We’ll leave the venue around 1-1:30 and be home between 1:30 – 2pm. RSVP to Amy so we know who’s going for transportation purposes.

    June 4th - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - 3rd-8th grade youth group in room 110.  Don’t miss this end of year event, including a year in review of pictures, and share some "best of" memories.  


Youth groups resume meetings in late August with youth group kick-off events.  Stay tuned for dates.


Summer Sunday School and Nursery Coverage – Volunteers Needed

Summer Sunday school format begins on Sunday, May 28th.  Kids will hear a short children’s sermon/story and then have time to socialize and enjoy our playground.  Older youth are invited to help lead activities like chalk, crafting, or bubbles.  Here is the link to sign-up

Childcare is available during the worship service as usual, but there will be no second hour coverage.


3rd – 8th Grade Youth Adventure Camp at Crestfield July 9-14

It’s not too late to join the 5 youth (and Amy) registered for our first-ever youth group week at Crestfield this summer.  The week will be balanced with lots of fun (adventure through challenge activities including ropes courses, canoeing, swamp ball) while discovering God’s Word and growing our spiritual life.  Campers will enjoy evening activities such as Capture the Flag, Gold Rush (a Crestfield favorite similar to Capture the Flag), and Lip Sync Night.  We will also enjoy some quiet moments of song and reflection in our beautiful outdoor chapel at the end of each day.  Campers will be housed in the Cottages and Lodge, and weather permitting, will get to experience a camp out night under the stars.  If you’re interested, click on this document for registration instructions.

Blast Off with Bower Hill's VBS: July 31-Aug 4

Join us as we journey to Mars and Beyond on an adventure to explore God's love this summer.  Bower Hill's VBS will follow a youth-leader model again this year; with younger kids attending from 9:30-noon each day.  Older youth from 3rd grade and up will serve as helpers in the morning, then stay through 3pm each day for more in-depth activities just for them.    Registration is now open - both campers and youth volunteers must register using this link. Click here to register for 2023 VBS.


When:  July 31- Aug 4.

Who:  Pre-school (must be potty trained) through 2nd grade can be campers.  3rd grade and up can register to volunteer.

Times:  9:30 a.m. - noon, with 3rd grade and up staying until 3pm each day. 

Cost: The cost is $30 for younger campers (pre-k through 2nd grade) and includes a camp t-shirt.  Older youth volunteers pay $15 to cover their t-shirt cost (their supply fee is waived).

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