Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 520 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073

St. John United Church of Christ

Youth at St. John

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“No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
(Matthew 5.15-16)

 
Youth Group
 

WELCOME

to St. John United Church of Christ! This brochure has been created to help parents, guardians, and youth find their way into the life of St. John Church and welcome all youth as full participants in this faith community.

Youth are not the future of the church; they are the church now!

 

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What are the Illumination Youth Ministries?

 

The Illumination Youth Ministries (for youth in 6th through 12th grades) is a youth ministry of the participating and managing congregations of the Southwest Ohio Northern Kentucky Association of the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ. Currently these are the congregations involved:

Christ Church,
United Church of Christ
15 S. Ft. Thomas Ave.
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

St. John
United Church of Christ
520 Fairfield Ave.
Bellevue, KY 41073

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
1031 Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075

Illumination Youth Ministries are governed by the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) made up of youth, pastors, and lay leaders.

SPECIAL EVENTS/PROGRAMS:
Each congregation organizes, oversees, promotes, and leads spiritual, educational, service, and social events on a rotating schedule. Summer provides a different schedule of events than the school year.

PARTICIPATION IN WORSHIP:
Youth are invited and encouraged to participate in the worship life of the church. A young person may serve as an Usher/Greeter; sing solos or in the choir or other groups; lead as a Liturgist(worship leader who reads the scriptures and leads other parts of the service); or participate in drama, dance, playing instruments, serve as Acolytes(candle lighter)or participate in other parts of the worship experience. If you are interested in serving and leading in worship contact Pastor Keith at 859.261.2066 or Pastor@StJohnChurch.net or write a note on your Sunday morning Information Card and drop it in the offering plate.

BIBLE STUDIES & SPIRITUAL GROWTH:
Each year Pastor Keith designs a Spiritual Growth Series which is planned for youth and adults. Check the e-newsletter,Prevues, for the latest classes and seminars. To receive the e-newsletter contact Office@StJohnChurch.net.

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OUTDOOR MINISTRIES:
St. John United Church of Christ is part of the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The Ohio Conference offers a full list of Outdoor Ministries experiences from Golf, Hiking, Swimming, Music, Drama and much more. A full brochure is available every year or you may visit www.ocucc.org.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES:
are offered annually running from mid-September through January on Wednesday evenings in conjunction with the regular Wednesday schedule. Pastors and others lead the confirmation program.

NATIONAL YOUTH EVENT (NYE):
every four years the denomination hosts a NYE. Other years there are regional events.

VISIT UCC YOUTH WEB PAGE:
http://www.ucc.org/youth/

STICKY FAITH ARTICLE:
http://stickyfaith.org/articles/the-church-sticking-together

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MORE INFORMATION:

Alicia C. Taylor-Byers
Interim Coordinator
Illumination Youth Ministries
859.609.0814
aliciataylorbyers@hotmail.com
or
Keith M. Haithcock
Pastor & Teacher
859.261.2066, ext, 202
Pastor@StJohnChurch.net

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St. John United Church of Christ
520 Fairfield Avenue / Bellevue, Kentucky /
41073-1014 / 859.261.2066
www.StJohnChurch.net