Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

2195 Words Apr 13th, 2016 9 Pages
Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church has two different youth groups, one for the Senior High and one for the Junior High. The Edge program, which is the youth group as a whole, consists of dividing the students into young teen and senior teen. Every Sunday night the youth group meets from 6pm to 7:45pm. Ryan Moline is the youth pastor of the young teens, he has split the youth group into the 7th and 8th graders which meet on Sunday nights and 5th and 6th graders that meet on Wednesday nights. I decided to visit with the 7th and 8th graders on Sunday night. My choice to meet with the 7th and 8th graders was based on all my experience with that age group back home. Most of my volunteering comes from working with the 7th and 8th graders and the 5th and 6th graders. Also I was only available to meet on a Sunday night. Once I got there I was immediately introduced to some of the leaders, one of which came up to me and introduced herself. Ryan walked me through what we would be doing that night and handed me a sheet that outlined the night. I was paired up with one of the workers, Christana Newkirk, to shadow and see what she does while she is there. We went into the gym and let the kids play for a little while, I was even invited to join a game of volleyball some of the girls had started. We went back into the room where they have service and they did announcements and gave out 2 random prizes. After that they went back to the gym and played dodge ball, which was really fun to…
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