TNT Youth Group

Open to everyone in 6th – 12th grade

You are strong!

God gives you the power to change the world together in the name of Jesus Christ!

TNT Youth is our group of middle and high school students who meet weekly during the school year.

Be strong in the Lord
and in his mighty power.

Ephesians 6:10

Questions? Do you have questions about your faith or don’t really know what faith is all about? You’re not alone. Everyone is welcome to join us to know and grow for fun, faith, and friendship.

Confirmation Information

2024 Events and Dates

Sunday events take place at 6:00pm at Jackson Church unless noted

March 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (Mar 10): Creative Arts Night/UMCOR Hygiene Kit Assembly
    • Scripture: Exodus 35:31-32
    • Devotion: Discussing creativity as a gift from God.
    • Game: Bible-themed Pictionary.
  • 4th Sunday (Mar 24): Pre-Easter Celebration
    • Scripture: John 12:13-15 (Palm Sunday)
    • Devotion: The significance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.
    • Game: Easter egg relay race.

April 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (Apr 14): Post-Easter Reflection
    • Scripture: Luke 24:6-7 (Resurrection)
    • Devotion: Discussing the impact of the Resurrection.
    • Game: Resurrection-themed scavenger hunt.
  • 4th Sunday (Apr 28): Community Service – TBD
    • Scripture: Matthew 25:35-40
    • Devotion: Serving others as serving Christ.
    • Game: Icebreaker games at the service location.

May 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (May 12): Mother’s Day Special
    • Scripture: Proverbs 31:25-30
    • Devotion: Celebrating the influential women in our lives.
    • Game: Mother’s Day-themed charades.
  • 4th Sunday (May 26): Talent Show
    • Scripture: 1 Peter 4:10
    • Devotion: Using our gifts to serve others.
    • Game: Talent show preparation and presentations.

June 2024:

  • June 1 &2: Stage Crew and Help for The Little Mermaid, Jr.
  • 4th Sunday (Jun 23): Music and Worship Workshop
    • Scripture: Psalm 100:2
    • Devotion: The importance of worship in our lives.
    • Game: Create your own worship song.

July 2024:

  • Friday-Saturday July 12-13: Retreat to the Beach (Ocean Grove)
  • Friday Evening: Arrival and settling in, beach games, campfire with worship songs and devotion (Scripture: Psalm 46:10, Devotion: Being still and knowing God).
  • Saturday: Morning devotion (Scripture: Lamentations 3:22-23, Devotion: God’s mercies are new every morning), beach activities, team-building exercises, reflection session, and closing ceremony.
  • 4th Sunday (Jul 28): Summer Picnic
    • Scripture: Acts 2:46-47
    • Devotion: Fellowship and breaking bread together.
    • Game: Frisbee and picnic games.
  • August 2024:
  • 2nd Sunday (Aug 11): Back to School Preparation
    • Scripture: Joshua 1:9
    • Devotion: Being strong and courageous in the new school year.
    • Game: Back-to-school bingo
  • 4th Sunday (Aug 25): Art Night
    • Scripture: Ephesians 2:10
    • Devotion: We are God’s handiwork.
    • Game: Collaborative art project.

September 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (Sep 8): Volunteer at a Local Charity (TBD)
    • Scripture: James 2:14-17
    • Devotion: Faith in action through service.
    • Game: Team-building exercise with the charity.
  • 4th Sunday (Sep 22): Faith and Challenges Discussion
    • Scripture: 1 Peter 5:7
    • Devotion: Casting all your anxieties on Him.
    • Game: Trust fall and group discussion.

October 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (Oct 13): Autumn Festival
    • Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1
    • Devotion: Embracing life’s seasons.
    • Game: Pumpkin rolling contest.
  • 4th Sunday (Oct 27): Pumpkin Carving and Bible Verses
    • Scripture: Matthew 5:16
    • Devotion: Letting our light shine.
    • Game: Carve pumpkins with Christian symbols & themes.

November 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (Nov 10): Thanksgiving Outreach
    • Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
    • Devotion: The importance of giving thanks.
    • Game: Preparing care packages as a team for homebound members and friends
  • 4th Sunday (Nov 24): Night of Gratitude
    • Scripture: Psalm 107:1
    • Devotion: Sharing our stories of thankfulness.
    • Game: Gratitude circle and sharing.

December 2024:

  • 2nd Sunday (Dec 8): Christmas Celebration
    • Scripture: Luke 2:11
    • Devotion: The birth of Jesus.
    • Game: Secret Santa gift exchange.
  • 4th Sunday (Dec 22): Caroling and Reflection
    • Scripture: Isaiah 9:6
    • Devotion: Reflecting on the meaning of Christmas.
    • Game: Caroling to homebound

IGNITE Conference

September 29 – October 1. SIGNUP DEADLINE IS SEPT. 10TH

IGNITE is a high-energy 3 day experience in Wildwood, NJ for 6th – 12th graders. We go done on Friday and come back on Sunday afternoon. Youth from across New Jersey and PA come together for worship, speakers and concerts in the morning and evening with sessions throughout the day.

But IGNITE is more than bands and speakers. It’s about connecting with God and growing in your own spiritual journey. It’s about being inspired to share God’s love. It’s about making lasting friendships that you hold onto for life.

Please contact Pastor Denise if you’d like to go! If you would like to know more about IGNITE, Sue Moore will be at church this Thursday, September 7th, at 7:00pm.

Important Information

Parent meeting for final information will be on September 24th at Youth Group.

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