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!
Our Youth Group meets Sunday nights from September to early June at our Ministry Center (Above Town Hall).
Each week we serve a snack supper provided by parents or church members. This offers our students time to just hang out and eat and our leaders time to visit with them. If you would like to serve a meal on a Sunday evening, please SIGN UP HERE.
January Youth Group Schedule
Happy New Year! Here’s what we are up to for the next few weeks.
January 1: No Youth Group
January 8: Youth Group Returns!
January 15: Youth Group
January 22: Youth Group Bucket Night!*
January 29: Mystery Road Trip (Bring $5)
*Bucket Night is our annual ‘ask anything’ session. Students may put any question in the bucket (we add some questions too!) and then students and leaders take turns offering answers and having conversation.
Questions range from super serious to incredibly ridiculous. Our pastor is on hand for Bucket Night and our Middle School and High School students participate separately. This is one of our favorite and most important nights of the year!
NEW this year is an overnight retreat at Camp Highroad March 3/4. We are SO excited to offer an overnight opportunity for students to dig a little deeper into their faith. The retreat will cost $65/person and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday.
We will leave from the Ministry Center at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 3 and travel to Camp Highroad in Middleburg. (We will make a quick drive-through stop at Chick-fil-a where students can grab dinner OR they can bring dinner from home.) We will return home by 5:00 PM on Saturday.
Students will enjoy games, large group sessions, and small group time on the retreat.
Registration is DUE by February 12.
Summer Mission Trip
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 2022-2023 school year.
This summer we will travel to Western North Carolina the week of July 16-22, 2023 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.
This year the trip will cost $600/student. A Deposit of $200 will be due by October 16 to secure a place on the mission team. A Second payment of $200 will be due by January 15. The final payment of $200 will be due by March 19.
If you opt to pay in full by Nov. 1, your cost will only be $580/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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-840-7459.
Curious about a summer mission trip? Here’s a recap of our 2022 adventure to CCC in North Carolina.
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 email@example.com
Our youth group meets from 5:45-7:45 PM at our Ministry Center (Above Town Hall.)
During youth group we will play games, share a meal, hang out, and meet in a large group as well as High School & Middle School small groups.
We will eat dinner together on Sundays. A simple meal is provided by church members or youth group parents. A meal sign up will be posted soon.
Masking is optional at Youth Group at this time.
Our youth ministry leaders are background checked and safe sanctuaries trained. Learn more about our child protection policy here.