At COTS Youth we aim to be real in our faith, have fun, & meet each person where they are.
Every youth can belong.

Donuts -> Ramps -> Games 


#1: Donut Day at the Sperls' + Ramp Building

   Who:    Youth & friends in grades 9-12.

   When:  THIS Sat, Nov 2, 9:00 am - estimated 4:00 pm.  It's okay if you can't make the whole thing.  You can come late or leave early if you need to. Call Curt to get directions before you leave to meet us..

   Where:  Meet at the Sperls' for donuts (2958 Scarborough Rd, Cleveland Hts, OH 44118).
We will carpool to Ms Althea's (contact Curt for address) and to Cory UMC (1117 E 105th St Cleveland, OH 44108). We'll go to a fast food place for lunch. We'll drop you off when we're done.

   What:    Experience the best community event around with the annual Sperl Donut Day.  Mr Sperl's famous donut machine cranks out many, many dozens of donuts every hour.  Open to the public and a GREAT mix of people.  After we've had our fill, we'll divide and conquer, with some of us going to Ms. Althea's to finish her ramp, and others to Cory UMC to repair their main ramp.

   Lunch:  We'll pause for lunch and buy the crew lunch.

   What to wear:  Dress to be outdoors for several hours. Lots of layers.  Appropriate would be 3-5 layers on top and 2+ layers on the bottom. Winter/snow pants is a great idea. (If get dressed and you think you might get cold, you should add more layers.) The work site is muddy so waterproof boots are a GREAT idea. Hat & gloves are a must. Bring a change of shoes for the car. 

   Why:     Serving others in the name of Jesus is great for others, and super fulfilling for us.  This is Acting Justly, Loving Mercy, and Walking Humbly with God.

#2: Night Games at COTS

   When:  THIS Sat, Nov 2, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

   Where:   Meet & pick up in the Sr Youth Room 207 at the church.

   What:    Our youth leadership team, aka the "Goon Squad", is putting together a couple of hours of fun games at the church.  Hide & Seek.  Invasion.  Sardines.  Our church is a GREAT venue for stuff like this.

   Why:     It's good just to get together and play sometimes. Bring a friend!

Christmas Greens Mission Trip Fundraiser

This is a great opportunity!
1) We meet the decorating desires of our congregation
2) We raise money to support our mission trip ministry!
Last year each youth selling greens for each 30 minute shift raised $53 towards their mission trip fundraising requirement.  (That's $106/hour!!!)  Sign up now!  All you have to do is be friendly at a table in the church parlor.  We also need a few to package and sort after they arrive.  First come, first served.  Reserve your spot by emailing

Oct 20     9:15 - 9:45    Aaron L    Lilliian K 
           10:30 - 11:00    Emilie L    Michael D
           12:00 - 12:30    Kaiya B    Derek Y 

Oct 27     9:15 - 9:45    Lucy C    Leslie Y 
           10:30 - 11:00    Derek Y    Lucy C 
           12:00 - 12:30    Wes C    Eliot C 

Nov 3      9:15 - 9:45   ______  _______
           10:30 - 11:00    Lukas C    Ian H
           12:00 - 12:30    Abraham P   _______

Nov 27, 4:00 pm Sort and package greens
 Jacob W   _________  _________
Dec 1, 8:30 am Setup greens for pickup
_________  __________
Want to order your greens right here & now?

Click here.

What's Coming Up...

Serving: Project FEED
Food-Packing Event

Sunday, Nov 17, 12:30 - 6:00 pm
We will jump in on Day 2 of this two-day, two-location event to help pack 100,000 meals.  Cost is $15, or $10 with a canned good.  Tell your friends!

Serving: Rake Leave +
Mama Santa's

Saturday, Nov 23, 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Get your rakes and tarps!  There are a number of older folks in our congregation who get pretty overwhelmed by the fall yard cleanup.  They just can't do it.  So we help.  We'll get delicious pizza at Mama Santa's in Little Italy afterward.  No cost.  Your family members can help, too!
Online COTS Kids & Youth Registration 2019-2020
A completed COTS Kids & Youth Registration is required for each youth for any COTS ministry and is valid for the school year.  Please help us by having friends' parents complete the waiver.
Revised 10/17/2019

Save the Date!

Apr 3-5
Mini Mission Trip at Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland
Apr 24-26
Sr High Retreat! (decided!)
July 11-19 (estimate)
Youth Mission Trip
(location TBA)

What is COTS Sr Youth?

COTS Sr Youth is our ministry for youth in grades 9-12. We're at Church of the Saviour United Methodist and meet most weeks for youth group or to serve others.  Learn about all the ways to get involved at

Curt Campbell is the Youth Director at Church of the Saviour.  Please contact him to get involved, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or just want to catch up!
M: 216.903.9610

Something to Think About...

Just ONE thing.  Life is pretty darn complex - it can feel like we're being pulled in so many directions.  Sometimes it's refreshing to have just one thing to think about.   

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly with your God.
---Micah 6:8 (NIV)

There are 31,120 verses in the Bible.  Some of them are really good at summing things up.  This is one of them.  This year, the mission trip, our retreats, our youth group devotions, the ministry focus of our church - it's all centered around Micah 6:8 - and it's pretty darn good at summing up the best way to move through life.  Do you have an idea or saying or scripture verse that is your catch-all for how to approach things?  Take a minute to talk with God about what anchors you.
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