SURGE YOUTH GROUP
Youth Coffee Hour
10:15- 11:15 Sundays
Sr. High Lounge
As W@W returns, Jr. High and High School students will start new book studies together. After dinner with everyone in Wesley Hall, Jr. High students will go with Stephanie Hoy and Chris Gjesfjeld to read Bad Things, Good People and God by Brian Bliss, and Sr. High students will go with Kelsey to read Baptized in Tear Gas by Elle Dowd. All students are invited to attend and will have a place to be on Wednesdays. If you want to know more about the books we are reading and what we are talking about, reach out to Kelsey at 618-558-0748.
Remember that Surge Sunday School meets weekly in the Sr. High lounge. Stop by the garden room for a donut, then join us for a coffee hour discussion about God, faith, and life together. All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to attend during the Sunday school hour! (8th graders will go to confirmation starting in January).
Kelsey is always available to reach out to students who may be interested, so please see her if you need any help!
Protect yourself if you have immune deficiencies:
Wear a mask when inside the church
Wash hands and use sanitizer
Stay home if you are not feeling well
Stay home if you've been exposed to COVID within 14-days
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SURGE spends our Sunday afternoons together and has all our great programmings in one night. Every Sunday at 5:30 pm, have dinner in Wesley Hall provided by parents/families of our Youth Programming. Stay tuned for a sign-up sheet if you want to prepare/provide dinner on a Sunday! Check below for more on Sunday Events!
Our kick-off date is Sunday, August 15th, when we will have a parent meeting and dinner from 6-8:00 pm!
If you have a sibling that does bells/choir but you don't, you can still come early during their rehearsal time. We will have rooms open for homework (and teachers available to help you) and other areas of the church open for hanging out/fellowship.
If you are on Youth Cabinet this year, we will meet immediately following the 11:30 Sunday worship service, with lunch provided on the 3rd Sunday of every month.
SURGECAST is the Wesley United Methodist Church youth podcast that dives into questions aimed at our youth. These are questions from our youth answered by our youth. Join us as we include special guests, challenging topics, insightful answers, and question anything. Monthly releases are available on our YouTube channel, which you can subscribe to and connect with HERE.
HERE IS A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS!
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6:30 pm Sr. High Youth Bible Study @ Wesley United Methodist Church Bloomington
Sr. High Youth Bible Study @ Wesley United Methodist Church Bloomington
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In Baptized in Tear Gas, minister and activist Elle Dowd tells the gripping story of her transformation into an Assata Shakur-reading, courthouse-occupying abolitionist with an arrest record, hungry for the revolution.
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- All 6th/7th-grade students are invited to continue their Sunday School class in the 6th/7th-grade boys' small group room led by Torey Dahmm.
- 9th-12th grade students will participate in "coffee hour" in the Sr. High Lounge. Enjoy a complimentary coffee/sweet drink from our Keurig machine and join in the meaningful discussion using a spiritual question or sentence prompt with some Surge adults.