Haymarket Church’s youth ministry serves students in grades 6-12. Being a teenager is difficult. Being a faithful teenager in today’s world is even more so. At Haymarket Church we work to provide a safe space for our teens to be themselves while experiencing and learning about God’s great faithfulness. We have outstanding adult leaders and a fabulous group of students. If you are in 6-12th grade or know someone who is, be sure to check us out!
What is Youth Group?
Youth Group (formerly called Youth on the Roof or YOTR) meets most Sundays during the school year at the Haymarket Church Ministry Center from 6:00- 8:00 PM. At Youth Group we play games outside (weather and daylight permitting), have a meal together, study Scripture through various means, and engage in conversation with one another. At times we venture out into our community* to serve our neighbors and to get to know one another better through scavenger hunts, challenges, and mystery road trips.
All 6th-12th grade students are welcome to join us for Youth Group. Be sure to check out the calendar below for updates and information.
*We must have a permission slip on file (updated yearly) for students to travel with us away from our Ministry Center.
Sign Up to Help Serve Dinner!
We all know that the way to a teenager’s heart is through tasty food. Will you help serve dinner this year? We serve dinner to our students every Sunday night. Please sign up to serve! You don’t have to have a student in the program to serve a dinner–serving a dinner is a great way to be involved with and minister to our Youth on the Roof students! Michelle Lebowitz coordinates our weekly dinners. Use the orange button on the right to sign up or Sign Up Here. Thank you!
Haymarket Church worships every Sunday morning at 10 AM at Haymarket Elementary School. Our teens are an active part of our weekly worship service–both as worshiping participants and as people who help make worship happen. Many serve on the tech team, running the sound equipment that makes the service go. Others are a part of the worship band. We even have some who help out in the Children’s church class or in the nursery. Youth are encouraged to help serve communion, assist with greeting and welcoming, and, of course, worship with friends and family.
Haymarket Church youth have many opportunities to serve. Our students are welcome to serve in many areas of worship leadership on Sunday mornings. We also offer opportunities throughout the year during Youth Group meetings for service to our community. Each summer we take a mission trip, where our students spend a week doing home repairs and community partnerships.
Haymarket Church also offers many opportunities for service (see our Serve page for more details) that our students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in.
Our youth summer mission trip is an important part of our year. Students spend a week away from home in service to the community. This week away is a great opportunity to get to know each other better and to engage in helping our neighbors in a real and tangible way. Previously we have served with Project SPY doing home repairs and Group Mission Trips doing community partnership ministry.
In 2020 we will head to North Carolina to do home repairs with Carolina Cross Connection (CCC). Our mission week is July 19-25, 2020. There are a limited number of spots on this trip, so students will need to get their reservations in early!
All students who sign up for our summer mission week will be expected to participate in at least 3 service opportunities at Haymarket Church during the school year. Such opportunities are noted on our calendar below.
Youth on the Roof hosts monthly study days during the school year at our Ministry Center. The building is open from 3 PM- 6PM on those days for students to hang out, play board games, play video games, and do their homework. Snacks are provided. Adult leaders are present during this open time. These take place on select Mondays during the school year.
From 5 – 6 PM on Study Days, the group transitions into Bible Study where we dig into Scriptures and topics together. This Bible Study is more in depth than our typical Sunday night program and offers students the opportunity to wrestle with the Scriptures and ask questions in a smaller group.
Over the summer we have a weekly Study & Shakes bible study at a local ice cream shop.
Youth on the Roof 2019-2020 permission form. This form must be complete and on file in order for a student to participate in Youth Group activities.
Download the Youth on the Roof 2019/2020 Information Calendar. This explains a bit about what we do at Youth on the Roof and what we have planned for this year.