Haymarket Church Youth Group

A place for students in 6-12th grade

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 Youth Group out!

As we continue to walk through life in a pandemic, we are opperating under the mantra of FLEXIBILITY.

Currently we meet from 6:00-7:30 PM on Sundays at the Ministry Center (above Town Hall). We typically send out a youth group text each Sunday afternoon with updates and information about the evening.

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Masking Update

Masking Policy Changes: Youth Group

We want to update you on some changes to the masking policy for Youth Group and Confirmation. Beginning on Sunday, April 3, masking will be optional at Youth Group and Confirmation. Masking will be welcome, and we will have masks available for those who choose to continue to mask, but we will no longer require it when in our Ministry Center space or when outdoors.
Masks WILL be required on April 24 while in vehicles for our final Mystery Road Trip, as that is a much more enclosed space.
Please also know that we will continue to monitor the test positivity and transmission rates in our area and reevaluate as needed.

MYSTERY ROAD TRIPS

 Mystery Road Trips return on the last Sunday of the month in Feb, March, & April. Mystery Road trips are adventure nights that take place somewhere other than our typical space. Students bring $5 and come to the Ministry Center at 6 and then we are transported to our mystery location(s) by background-checked adult leaders and parents. Masks will be required at all times–including in vehicles. Pick up is at the Ministry Center at 7:30 PM. All participants should have a 2021/2022 Permission Form on file.

We know that families have varying levels of pandemic-level comfort. If you want your student to participate in a Mystery Road Trip but are not comfortable with them sharing a vehicle with other students/drivers, you are welcome to drive your student yourselfJust email us (youth@haymarketchurch.org) or text us (571) 475-8055 and we will work out details.

Current Schedule

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Summer Mission Trip

We are SO excited to bring back our Summer Mission Trip this year. Each summer we take a week to serve others. This trip helps strengthen our youth group community, teaches valuable skills to our students, and enables students and adult leaders to grow together as we serve together. The Mission Trip is open to students who are in the 6-12th grades during this 2021-2022 school year.

This summer we will travel to Western North Carolina the week of July 17-23, 2022 to do home repairs in Catawba, Lincoln, and Gaston Counties. We will be staying at Camp Dogwood in Sherrils Ford, NC and will be working through the Carolina Cross Connection (CCC) organization.

The Haymarket Church Leadership Team has discussed and approved our Summer Mission Trip but has noted that as we get closer to July, we may need to put some mitigation strategies in place to ensure the safest possible adventure. We will also be working within the guidelines and COVID protocols of CCC.

This year the trip will cost $550/student. We offer a $100 sibling discount on the additional student cost for those sending multiple children from the same household. We have scholarships available and never want the cost to be a hinderance for any student who wants to attend. If you’d like to discuss a full or partial scholarship, please email Kim at youth@haymarketchurch.org or call 540-840-7459.

Youth Ministry Forms

Please be sure to fill out the 2021/2022 Youth Information Form.

2021/2022 Youth Permission FormText Message List

Communication

Communication about youth group will come in these forms:

  • Text Message: (to get on our youth parents text message list, simply text the word Youth to the number 571-475-8055. That will allow you to opt into Haymarket Church Youth text messages.
  • Youth Parents Facebook Group: this is a private group for youth parents. You can request to join by visiting facebook.com/groups/haymarketchurchyouth
  • Youth Group Instagram: we post to the youth group instagram account (@youthontheroof) to keep students and families updated on what is coming as well as what is going on during our youth group events.
  • Email: You can always email youth@haymarketchurch.org 
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In-Person Youth Group

 

During youth group we will play games, hang out, have small group time, and celebrate the fact that after so much time apart, that we may now be in person together again.

 

At this time we will NOT eat dinner on Sundays. Masking is optional at Youth Group at this time.

 

Sign up for our text message list or follow our youth group instagram in order to receive alerts should the schedule change.

 

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