Greetings from our District Youth Coordinator
I am Angela Renee Johnson and I am the district youth coordinator for the Rock Hill District. I am excited about being able to work with the youth in the district. I am a recent graduate of Winthrop University and I am serving as the Director of Youth and Young Adults at First United Methodist Church in Clover, SC.
I invite you to visit this web site often to keep up-to-date with upcoming events for the Rock Hill District Youth, Youth Workers and Parents of youth.
For more inofrmation about any vent, contact Angela Renee Johnson at (803) 222-3496, ext. 11 (office) or (864) 386-0358 (cell) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Rock Hill District - United Methodist Church Youth FACEBOOK Group! (Click on the link below)
Upcoming Events for Youth and Youth Leaders
February 26, 2011 - Leadership Day of Training at First United Methodist Church in Clover, SC at 9am - 4:30pm. The purpose of this day is for our youth to be empowered with how to have leadership in their local churches. We are encouraging youth 6th-12th grade to participate. Youth will be divided up into classes by grade level and interest. More information can be found HERE
Our District Council on Youth Ministries for 2008-2009
Chairperson: Jordan Rogers, Hopewell UMC, Lancaster
Vice-Chair: Taylor Rouse, St. John's UMC, Fort Mill
Mission Chair: Andy Harris, First UMC, Clover
Spiritual Formation Chair: Alyssa Walter, First UMC, Clover
Advocacy Chair: Haley Rabic, Belair UMC, Indian Land
Communications Chair: Stanton Adams, First UMC, Clover
Discipleship Chair: Maggie Helms, St. John's UMC, Fort Mill
Leadership Chair: Hunter Ligon, Trinity UMC, York
For more information about any Rock Hill District Youth Events, contact Angela Renee Johnson at her office - (803) 222-3496, ext. 11 - or on her cell phone - (864) 386-0358 - or by email at email@example.com
Links to Other Interesting Activities:
http://www.agelevel.org = SC Annual Conference Council on Youth and Familes
The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation = a two-week summer program for selected high school students to live in an intentional Christian community on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. Days are patterned by worship through word and sacrament, reflection on scripture, study, service, play; practices ancient and modern that nourish the life of faith. http://www.divinity.duke.edu/programs/youth/
http://www.eudorafarms.com/ = Our mission at Eudora Farms is to present an educational and interactive animal adventure like no other. Everything from Antelope to Zebra roam our countryside setting and we want to share our experience and the beauty of these animals with as many visitors as possible. Education is the key to preserving these animals for future generations to enjoy.
Paintball: www.jcattic.com/ = a full service Paintball Facility located in Rock Hill South Carolina. We carry all popular major brands of paintball equipment and supplies. We have have 5 full service fields to accommodate all paintball game modes including Scenario fields, Speed Ball fields, and our soon to be finished Woods field
Society of St Andrews/Harvest of Hope: (tackling hunger through gleaning, study, and worship.) www.endhunger.org. Participants learn about hunger throught the unique experience of gleaning local field for produce to deliver to local agencies. Weend and weeklong HOH events take palce June to November of each year. There's an event for everyone ageas 10 years and up! Costs varies from $50 - $185 per person and includes all meals, lodgings, and supplies. Call 1-800-333-4597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Soup to Go" Sunday = Sell quarts of soup with cornbread sticks after worship. Suggested price $7.00 (thanks to Mt. Holly UMC Salkehatchie Team, Rock Hill)
www.spirit-of-america.com/ = fund raiser ideas and fund raising programs for churches, schools, and other organizations who wish to generate additional revenues through sales of popular products and proven fund raising programs. Cookie dough, candy, planners, home safety, and personal gift items.
www.tkfundraising.com/brochures-2year.htm = cookie dough, pizza cards, candy, pocket calendars, candles, Christmas, Easter, Valentines, "Jingle Bell Shop" or "Elf Shelf" gift mart, cards and gifts. 1-800-574-3899.
www.ygp.com/ = beautiful calendars and notecards with scenery and scripture references.
www.arkalmighty.com = a good deeds program that matches up the needs in your congregation with the talents and skills of the members of your church. Gathering the needs of your attendees, these requests are compiled on a Craigslist-type website administered by your church. Then, the members of your church can easily search through the needs and find ways they can help.The ArkALMIGHTY.com website is designed to enable youth groups and churches to easily get involved in practical and tangible volunteer outreach.
Carolina Cross Connection: A week at CCC is a week of building a Christian community, practicing leadership skills, serving people in need, and knowing God more deeply. You and your youth group will gather at one of CCC’s five camp locations, with 60-70 other campers from all over the nation. Each day, youth and adults are sent out in small work teams to perform home repairs for elderly, disabled, lonely, and impoverished folks throughout western North Carolina. Projects might include construction (porches, steps, wheelchair ramps, floor repair, roof repair, outhouses, etc.), painting, yardwork, underpinning a mobile home, house cleaning, and other jobs. Our campers also strive to share the love of Christ with the folks for whom we work, ministering to their emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs as well. In the evenings, all participants return to camp to participate in community building, worship, games, devotional time, sharing, and all-around craziness! A week at CCC is a week of spiritual renewal, service to others, and growing in community. It is a week of experiencing the presence of God, and knowing Him more deeply. It is a week of faith in action…love in person. http://www.carolinacrossconnection.org/
Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs Children = contact local school or DSS.
www.heifer.org/ = Across the globe, Heifer donors, volunteers, staff and project partners strive daily to build communities, distribute resources fairly, improve access to education and preserve our environment. At Heifer, we offer children and adults a variety of ways to “turn on the switch” and begin enlightening our world about hunger, poverty and environmental issues. Includes "buy-an-animal" and "read to feed" program resources.
Host "A Funky Coat Party" = Come prepared with your new or gently used coat for a Funky Coat Contest! Might include refreshments and prizes. All coats are donated to charity. (Idea from Pleasant Hill UMC, Fort Mill)
Mystery Mission Trip = www.confrontationpoint.org. Set in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, we use a mystery theme to introduce and deepen thoughts, practices, and disciplines of classic Christianity. Each day your youth group will work together to solve riddles and puzzles and overcome challenges that will reveal their next move. They will participate in service projects, minister to the homeless or disabled, and share Christ's love with the local community. Your youth will explore the methods of sanctification of the ancient church fathers, and see aspects of God's character in His creation, whether on a mountain or in a cave as you focus on important Christian disciplines such as prayer, solitude, and contemplation.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week = Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness. For instance, students at Winthrop University Wesley Foundation participated in a sleep-out on one of the coldest nights of the year to promote awareness of homelessness. Each student made a box their home for the evening!
= Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.
www.samaritansfeet.org = an International ministry focused on brining a life-changing message of hope to youths and children through sports and recreational adventures. We provide relief to hurting people displaced due to poverty, ravaged wars, and religious persecution. We demonstrate compassion by washing and equipping their feet with shoes, and touching their hearts with the love of God. Interested in hosting a Shoe of Hope Drive in your city, church or school or a to book a Samaritan’s Feet representative to come speak at your function, please call toll free 866.833.SHOE or e-mail email@example.com
Students Against Drunk Drivers: www.sadd.org. SADD believes that young people can have fun, enjoy life and nurture positive personal relationships without the distraction and distortion of alcohol. SADD seeks to demonstrate positive and attractive alternatives to alcohol and other drug-infused activities for teenagers.
Youth Service Fund:Youth Service Fund is money raised by youth and administered by the Conference Youth Council to benefit children and youth in need. YSF enables youth to be disciples of Christ in helping others in SC, USA, and around the world. Projects that SC supports are Alston Wilkes Society; scholarships for youth in need; Street Children of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and a scholarship for a young person to attend Africa University.
Center for Puppetry Arts: www.puppet.org. The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry, and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.
Christian clown: Kaki the clown (Rock Hill). Carol Vinson. Home (803) 325-1713. Cell (803) 448-3622. Trained with Ringling Brothers. Non-denominational gospel ministry since 2000. Programs 20 - 30 minutes of age - appropriate illusions and Bible message. Can target children's audience, older audience, mixed audience. email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Clown: Peanuts shares the Gospel using her magic bag that only works with prayer. And then continues using balloons to complete the message. Peanuts has her very own guitar that she plays and sings, with several children up on stage playing her other instruments. You can also find peanuts using Bubbles to teach about missions at home and around the world. This is lots of fun! ( Seniors really enjoy it when Peanuts comes with this message ) If you would like to know more, please feel free to email me. I will come to your church event for, My Transportation, (or cost of), the cost of my supplies, meals and lodging if needed, and an honorarium according to your churches budget. Looking forward to hearing from you and coming to your church or event. http://morethanjustpeanuts.homestead.com/Peanuts.html
Family Ministries: Christian Home Month resource book-Family and Life-Span Ministries General Board of Discipleship UMC. Phone (toll free) 1-877-899-2780, ext 7119. FAX 1-615-340-7071. email: email@example.com. 2005: Called to Love; 2006: Called to Peace; 2007: Called to Justice; 2008: Called to Hope. Information includes worship and activity suggestions, Family Covenant for Living Together in Love, and a retreat model. Additional resources may be found at www.gbod.org/families.
Red Cross Babysitter's Course: for ages 11-15. Designed for 11- to 15-year olds, the Babysitter’s Training Course can help you: interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, perform basic first aid, learning diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, learn tips for safe babysitting, and more! http://www.redcross.org/services/hss/courses/babyindex.html
Rock Praise Band "TIED" from Jacksonville, FL: made up of college students. www.myspace.com/tied2jc or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zelnik the Magician: www.zelnikthemagician.com = a magician from the Charlotte, NC, area. He specializes in magical entertainment by creating lasting memories and fun for that special occasion! Greg offers educational magic, packages, and fund-raiser event magic. Fun for the whole family!
http://www.scouting.org/ = The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. Select one of the links on this page to learn more about Scouting and the BSA.
http://www.blueridgecouncil.org/default.aspx = Welcome to the online home of the Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America. We provide Scouting programs to youth in the Upstate of South Carolina.
http://www.geocities.com/~pack215/home.html = The Virtual Cubleaders Handbook
Places & Events:
www.bonclarken.com = Come enjoy fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery as you build teamwork and leadership skills with the zipline, the climbing wall, the high swing, the challenge course, the ropes course, and paintball. Plus nearby there's caving, hiking, the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, the Flat Rock Playhouse, shopping and dining. We have retreat packages to fit about any budget that include food, lodging, meeting space, and recreational activities.
www.doerivergorge.com. Day Camp at Doe River Gorge (Elizabethtown, TN) . Saturdays 10 AM - 4:30 PM. June 18 & 25; July 6,16,30, 2005. All day admission is $14 per person. Activities include zipline, water blast blob, water volleyball, AquaJump, train ride, Unimog, mountain boarding, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking.
Dolphin Tours in Georgia = This is from a brochure; there are probably other tour hosts out there. Join Cap Fendig, Woodly Shelnutt & Crew for the best fun in coastal Georgia! 90 minute boat cruise & dolphin tour. Adults $ 24. Children (10 & under) $12. See www.saintsimonstransit.com
. Or call 912-635-3152 (Jekyll Island) or 912-638-5678 (St. Simons).
www.girlsontherun.org/ = Encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Program address all aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being. (St. John's, Rock Hill, has participated in this program.)
www.revolvetour.com = Two day conference for teen girls in Greensboro, NC (Jan. 23-24, 2009). Sponsored by Women of Faith Conference Team.
"Talking Murals" = a 30-minute dynamic production featuring 3 Gospel stories on murals using computerized lighting, sound effects and narrations for an amazing and uplifting experience. Call 336-548-7083 or email email@example.com for more information. Admission is free.
"True Love Waits" Program = For middle schoolers and older. Peer pressure can be a powerful force. Jimmy Hester and Richard Ross created a way to help students commit to live a life of purity instead of giving in. A variety of program resources and workbooks are available through LifeWay Christian Resources. www.lifewaystores.com (Youth of Friendship, Rock Hill, participated in this program.)
Westville: where it's always 1850 (Lumpkin, Georgia) = Westville is a functioning living history village (located at the intersection of US 27 and GA 27, near the Alabama border) that realistically depicts Georgia's pre-industrial life and culture of 1850 for your educational benefit. A private, not-for-private educational museum. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM (Eastern Standard Time), except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Nominal admission fee includes all exhibits. For group rates and special events call 912-838-6310.
Wilderness Trip = www.confrontationPoint.org. More than adventure, your youth will unite as a team and develop leadership skills as they work together to overcome challenges and engage in team building initiatives/exercises. You customize the level of challenge for your group: Experience rock climbing & rappelling, using our multiple-safety system; Explore an underground non-commercial cave; Hike through Tennessee's Mountains and take a swim in one of the beautiful streams or waterfalls; Get soaked on a white water rafting trip on the Ocoee river, working together to brave the rapids.
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