CORE Youth Ministry



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Hey friends!
The lock-in is almost here, woohoo! In spite of all the weather conditions going on, we’re still having the lock-in tonight where we’ll be nice and toasty! Join us tonight, starting at 7pm for an awesome night of Glow-In-The-Dark Dodgeball, Glow-In-The-Dark Capture the Flag, Glow-In-The-Dark Gaga Ball, Glow-In-The-Dark Sleeping, and a whole bunch of other fun activities tonight! Pizza will be served tonight at 7:30pm along with chips, granola bars, and an assortment of other snacks. We’ll play until 11pm, where we’ll take a brief pause for a fun and light devotional, then we’ll resume Glow-In-The-Dark craziness until curfew at 2am. After a short but hopefully restful bit of sleep, we’ll get up tomorrow morning at 7am, get ourselves ready, have some breakfast, and then clean until it’s time to go at 8am.

Be sure to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, pajamas if you like, and any hygiene products you might need, i.e. toothbrush and toothpaste. Bring $3 for food, bring the stuff I just mentioned, and friends are always welcome!

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Sorry friends, this is a cell-phone free event. You will only be away from your family for a few hours, you can talk to them when you see them. And, if plan it right, you can still keep your Snapchat streak going even if you leave your cell phone at home. Go figure.

If you have any questions, please let me know!


CORE Youth Ministry gives youth a consistent time and place to gather together during the school year, enjoy fun activities, and grow in their faith in a safe and nurturing atmosphere.

We celebrate young people for the great gift they are…

  • to their families
  • to one another
  • to our congregation
  • to their community
  • and to the world.

Through action and word, we hope to help our youth know what it means to believe ‘God created me, and it was very good’ and to learn to love God and love one another.

Our CORE Youth Ministries program is blessed with incredibly devoted and talented volunteer support who host a variety of youth activities designed to give our youth opportunities to experience the transforming power of God’s love in their lives, develop their individual gifts and talents, and walk along on their journey of faith.

CORE provides a number of avenues for our youth to grow and walk on their faith journey. Beginning with CORE Worship on Wednesday nights to mission opportunities both within our community and beyond to fun fellowship to retreats and camps, CORE provides tons of opportunities for our youth to engage in a meaningful relationship with a loving faith community.

There are many ways to get involved!

CORE – Middle School and Sr. High youth gather every Wednesday night during the school year for dinner and fellowship

Mission – monthly activities involve youth in outreach efforts on local, national and international levels

Media Technology – youth help make videos, create and run computer media for CORE worship and operate the sound board for the band

Music – an all-youth band leads CORE worship and sometimes also plays at other church gatherings and some Sunday worship services throughout the year

Art – from painting to music to crafts and activities, youth are creatively involved in many different ways and encouraged to express their faith through a variety of media

Retreats – CORE provides a number of retreats that allow our youth to explore and grow deeper in their faith

For more information, contact Jose Lopez,

Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Ministry,

at 946-5680.