Youth Connection

The Youth program at New Providence strives to fully embody the baptismal promises, to guide, nurture, and encourage through our love, our prayers, our witness, and God’s faithfulness, each and every youth who comes through our door on their journey of faith…

Youth have an opportunity each Sunday to grow in their faith.  Each class allows youth to engage in content and curriculum that is age appropriate and Bible-centered. All faith formation classes occur during the 10:00am Sunday School hour.

 

 

iGroup Sunday School (6th-8th)  meets in Eastminster wing, Room 219.

Youth Connection HS Sunday School (9th-12th) meets in the Westminster wing, Youth Room, W-201.

Youth Connection meets on Sunday nights to engage in meaningful conversation, fellowship, and relationship as we give voice and action to our faith.  Regular programming begins with iGroup (6th-8th) meeting at 4:30.  At 5:30, the entire Youth Connection plays games together and shares a meal provided by youth families.  At 6:30, Youth Connection HS (9th-12th) meets.

 

During group times, we check in with one another, take prayer requests, study scripture, and talk about how our faith impacts our lives.

Each Summer, we try to offer ample opportunity to Youth to participate in programs of service, faith building, and fun.  These programs range from local service projects, mission trips, youth conferences, and intentional group building through recreation and play.

 

 

Upcoming programs for Summer 2020

 

 

Montreat Youth Conference (rising 9th-graduating seniors)-  June 6th-13th

2020 Montreat Youth Conferences

 

 

Summer of Fun and Service (SOFAS)–  various dates, more information to come

 

 

iGroup Mission Trip–  TBD

Beginning in January 2020, the Youth Connection is making a focused effort to care and support one another.  Part of this effort will be the formation of several new programs including: a Bible Study Small group on Wednesday nights for our High school youth; Youth leadership team (high schoolers who would like to take more initiative in the planning of youth programming); and our Youth Deacons program (11th-12th graders who will help in the caring for the youth group, including praying for our prayer list and checking in with all of our youth on at least a weekly basis).

 

 

New Providence also allows for up to two youth to serve as youth elders on the Session each year, serving 1 year terms.

New Providence is a part of a wonderful collection of Presbyterian churches called the Presbytery of East Tennessee (PET).  Each year, PET provides several opportunities for youth from around the Presbytery to gather together to learn and grow in their faith.  PET also supports the Presbyterian Youth Council, high school aged youth from around the Presbytery that serve as planning and leadership for Presbytery Youth events.

 

Programs through the Presbytery

 

Middle School Retreat at Camp John Knox               September 25-27

 

High School Youth Summit in Chattanooga              February 21-23

 

Small and Mighty Gatherings                                      Various Dates

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Dates to Keep In Mind

 

 

Click on picture then link to register for Youth Summit

Regular Sunday Night Schedule

 

 

Having trouble transporting your Youth to and from Youth Connection?

We have set up a group of volunteers to help transport youth to and from Youth Connection on Sunday Nights.  If you are in need, please contact Rev. Louden at louden@newprovidencepres.org prior to Sunday.

Youth Connection Goes International:  Guatemala 2020

Interested in helping the Youth Connection go on a Mission trip to Guatemala in Summer 2021?  Consider purchasing an ornament from the Stained Glass series.  You can Pre-Order at https://form.jotform.com/93235451851154 .  Click on the pictures below to catch a glimpse of the ornaments before you order.  Ornaments can be paid (cash/check) and picked up any Sunday morning in December.

For any additional information, inquires, or interest, please contact Rev. Louden Young at louden@newprovidencepres.org or call 865-983-0182 ext. 109