YOUTH MINISTRY (6th-12th Grade)

Mentor2Youth
Approximately 5 years ago, youth from Chelsea First had the opportunity to work with the children at Parkridge Community Center in Ypsilanti, MI. In the Mentor2Youth program, we encouraged each other through structured programs, play, crafts, outings to Concordia, and listening in the quiet spaces of free time. 

In late spring 2019, a member of Chelsea First purchased a home in Jackson to renovate, using the profits from the sale of the house to support Mentor2Youth's mission and vision. With the exception of weeks spent sheltering in place, work has steadily moved forward toward our goal of placing the house on the market in early September of 2020. Enjoy the slideshow below.
The High School youth traveled to Kansas City this Summer to participate in the Youth 2019 conference.  Enjoy a slideshow from their visit below:
The Middle School youth participated in the Motown Mission last Summer, volunteering at Arts & Scraps, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and the Noah Project.  Enjoy a slideshow of photos from their trip below.
"Youth Ministry is about holding a young person's deepest identity until he or she is able to see it too. We hold on to the knowledge that these young people are the beloved of God, that the gifts they have enrich the world, and that their presence is cause for celebration. We hold this understanding of young people until they can hold it for themselves. We seek to reveal their beauty back to them until they can see it, until they believe it, until they can live from it grounded in God's love." 
 
-Mark Yaconelli
Weekly Schedule
To eat, laugh, and seek their identity in a safe space, to develop a relationship with God that ... more

Forms & Resources
Chelsea First United Methodist Church requires two forms to be completed in order for youth to ... more