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.
3rd Sunday, 5-7pm, Price Hall
Family Nights occur on the third Sunday of the month at Grace Church and is open to all families. For more information please contact the following three people: Jake Brooks at email@example.com, Sarah Cordero at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Pastor Jenothy Irvine email@example.com.
SUMMER OPENING GAMES
June 2, 5-7p, Province Shelter at Province Park
ATTENTION ALL CURRENT 6TH GRADE STUDENTS! In a few short weeks, you will be officially a part of Roots! It’s definitely an exciting time. I fully acknowledge how intimidating it can be when you’re the youngest person in a group of people you don’t know very well. That’s why we’re hosting the Summer Opening Games. We’re hanging out at Province Park to play games, do a few crafts, and eat food. This is a low-key opportunity for you to be introduced to the group.
SUMMER ROOTS SCHEDULE
5-6:30p, Dinner will not be served
June 9 - Whitmans'
June 16 - NO ROOTS
June 23 - NO ROOTS
June 30 - Wakefields'
July 7 - Otts'
July 14 - Phillipses'
July 21 - NO ROOTS
July 28 - NO ROOTS
August 4 - Incoming Youth Hangout
PROVIDENCE MISSION TRIP
June 21-28, $650
Read about last year’s life-changing mission trip through our online trip journal. Click here to check out our recent trip to Providence. Want to go this year? Click here to sign-up!
August 11, 5-8pm in the SYC
Save the date! Our annual start-of-the-school-year party is on August 11. We'll start with an overview of the entire year in the Roots Youth Ministry - both youth and parents should attend this. Then we'll have dinner, games, and all kinds of activities. Our Kickoff Planning Team is currently working on theme ideas. Keep your eyes open over the next few weeks for more info!
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