Sunday School and Wednesday Night Meetings
Teens are challenged to think more critically about what they believe and how faith influences their choices and relationships. Programs and lessons are designed to challenge teens in their Christian walk and help them grow in their faith.
Each summer, our 8th-12th grade students and their leaders head to a small town in this Appalachian state to spend a week helping with exterior home repair and renovation projects. The work is coordinated by a local organization. Our youth have made several trips to the mining communities in the southern portion of the state. Our 2012 trip was to Oak Hill, WV. Read about it!
This really is an eye-opening experience for a lot of our teens, some of whom have never been outside Northeast Ohio except for family vacations. It gives them the opportunity to see severe poverty right here in our own country, and how much their help--fixing a roof or building a safer deck--is appreciated by the families they meet.
The teens also have one day in the middle of the week to enjoy some of the local recreational offerings. White water rafting, zip-lining, and swimming are some of the favorites.
In November, we join other youth groups from the Akron area for a full night of friendly competition, crazy games, and worship.
Our retreat is typically held off-site from Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Activities include a full day of Bible study, movies, worship, devotions, team building games, great food and a whole lot of fun!
Other SPiCY events include scavenger hunts, cookouts, bowling, Laser Quest, Cedar Point, theme parties and whatever else we can think up!