Our youth ministry partners with youth to belong and grow in faith and community. We are accepting – we invite, welcome, and embrace all youth; committed – we are dedicated to Christ and our community; enthusiastic – we are passionate and energetic; and authentic – we are genuine about our strengths and weaknesses.
How do I connect with Roots Youth Ministry?
ROOTS MEAL DONATIONS
We’re always looking for people to partner with us to supply food for Roots dinners. You can get together with a few friends and do a meal as a group, or you can donate money or food we can store in the kitchen — such as pasta, peanut butter, etc. Contact Beth Stillabower (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get plugged in.
The time and energy volunteers give to the youth makes way more of an impact than anything else. It’s not very often that teenagers can connect with a caring adult who is interested in their lives on a personal level. Serving behind-the-scenes fosters those relationships between teenagers and an adult mentor. It also frees up the church staff to train people up, spend time with parents, and do all the administrative work required for the ministry to function.
If you’re interested in serving, please fill out this form. This is simply to gain more information; there’s no commitment involved. You can find a list of potential ways you can serve here. At the end of the day, we want to match you up in an area that best fits your gifts and strengths.
6-8pm, SYC, Dinner provided
February 2 - Superb Owl Party (5:30pm - Halftime)
February 16 - Family Fusion (5-8pm | Showing the movie Overcomer)
March 15 - Roots Coffee House (5-8pm)
SUPERB OWL YOUTH PARTY
February 2, 5:30p, SYC
Join us in the SYC for our Superb Owl Party! We're going to watch the game where millionaires tackle each other on the big screens! Of course there will be food, games, art, and Gaga Ball. Invite friends, and see you there! It ends at the beginning of halftime.
SHROVE TUESDAY: PANCAKES, BAKE AUCTION, & TALENT SHOW YOUTH FUNDRAISER
February 25, 5:30-7:p, Price Hall
Our annual fundraiser is coming up in a few weeks! We're serving breakfast for dinner, hosting a talent show, and auctioning off baked goods. The cost to attend is a free will donation. If you want to work this event, you can raise money for an upcoming mission trip. Show up at 4pm to set up and cook food. Clean up will last until 8pm. Email Jake Brooks if you want to serve at email@example.com.
ROOTS COFFEE HOUSE
March 15, 5-8p, SYC
Drink some delicious hot beverages, eat some delicious treats, play some games, and enjoy the creativity of our Roots community. This night is for getting together with the people you care about, relaxing, and highlighting our individual creativity. Invite your friends and family no matter what age they are. This event is for EVERYONE. If you want to submit a work of art or sign up to perform on stage, e-mail Jake Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS SMALL GROUP
TBA, 5:30-7:30p, OARC
A group of us get together once a month to play through campaigns and eat food! If you're a beginner, expert, or just want to hang out, this group is for you. The next date we're meeting will be announced soon.
GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP
May 30-June 7
All youth currently in grades 8-12 are eligible to go with us this summer as we partner with Mission Guatemala. Grace Church has a long-term partnership with this organization, and the youth take a trip down there every three years. To sign up, click on this here and pay the $250 deposit. Click on "Give" at the top of this page to pay online, or you can send in a check made payable to Grace Church.
Grace United Methodist Church
1300 E Adams Dr,
Franklin, IN 46131
Saturday: 5:30pm Casual Service
Sunday: 9:00am Traditional, 11:00am Contemporary, 11:00am The Vine