Youth Ministry at Knox

Youth Ministries

Every student asks three major questions: “Who am I?” “Do I matter?” and “Does anybody care?”

Our youth ministry focuses on helping students answer these three questions by welcoming them into fun, creative environments to deepen their relationship with God and others.

Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings (except for the first Sunday of the month), middle school and high school students join in worship with the larger church. After the children’s sermon, they are dismissed to the Northside House for middle school and high school specific small groups. On the first Sunday of the month, middle school and high school students remain in the worship service for the sermon and communion.

Sunday Nights

Branch youth group meets every Sunday night (from August to May) from 6:30 pm to  8:00 pm. Students are invited to come hang out, play games, hear a message and spend time sharing together in small groups. On the first Sunday night of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, instead of regular Branch program, we have Living RoomLiving Room is a low-key hang out focused on helping the students build deeper relationships with one another across middle school and high school and with their leaders. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Lock-In

We are joining up with our friends at Glendale Pres for a Lock-In next Friday, November 8th from 8 pm to 8 am.

What is a Lock-In, you ask? Lock-Ins are age-old youth ministry traditions where middle school and high school students meet up at the church for an all-nighter (or as long as they last) filled with food, games, raffles, scavenger hunts, and more.

Why? There is a particular mystery about Lock-Ins– I don’t know if it’s the games, the sugar, or the late nights, but somehow the students build lasting memories and friendships at these nights.

If your kid/s love the idea of playing games but also really need their sleep, they are more than welcome to just come for part of the night.

This is a great outreach opportunity for our kids so please encourage them to bring their friends. All are welcome! To RSVP txt “YES” and your kid’s name to (626) 415-0311.

 

 

Branch Friendsgiving Dinner

Bring a friend and a plate of food to share for our first annual Branch Friendsgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 PM at Knox. Click here to RSVP.

 

 

 

Service Project – Dec 8

On Sunday, December 8th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, our MS and HS students will be making lunch for a group of people transitioning out of homelessness and hear from Kevin Nye at the Center for Homelessness as he shares about what they do.

If you are interested in donating ingredients for the meal, please txt: (626) 415-0311.

 

Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

It is time for our Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party! So dust off those ugly sweaters and get ready for a night of games, raffles & the infamous and cutthroat White Elephant!

There will be prizes for the BEST ugly sweater.

To Bring: a $10 White Elephant gift.

To RSVP: Txt “Yes to Christmas” & your name to (626) 415-0311.

 

 

Escape Room

MS and HS students and our Confirmation Mentors are invited for an epic Escape Room experience at Exit Game in Monterey Park on January 19th at 6:00 pm.

Cost: $35pp

Register at: http://bit.ly/branchescaperoom

 

 

 

More Information

Click here for our Branch Waiver for June 2019 – May 2020
Click here to download our latest Parent Newsletter

Click here for the Winter Calendar 2019-2020

 

YOUTH MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS

 

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Contact: Annelyse Thomas