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

Youth Mission Trip Registration is Open!

  Lots more info here.  

Make a difference in Ironton, Ohio.
For youth entering grade 8 and older.
July 6-12.

Capture the Flag!

PARENTS:  We need driving help on this one - the bus won't be available.  Please reply ASAP if you can help.  Thanks!
   You & your friends in grades 6-8.

   What:   After a quick poll at Whirlyball last week, the group overwhelming opted for Capture the Flag at Southerly Park.  Saddle up!

   When:   THIS Friday, May 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

PARENTS:  We need driving help on this one - the bus won't be available.  Please reply ASAP if you can help.  Thanks!

   Where:  Meet and pick up in the Jr Youth Rm 097 (down the stairs just inside the carport entrance).  We will carpool to the westerly side of Southerly Park near 2866 W Park Blvd, Shaker Hts.

   Why:   Spring is here. CTF is always fun.  

   What to wear/bring:   It's going to be PRETTY MUDDY.  That's super fun, but we need to be kind to our transportation.  Please wear shoes/clothes that you're ok with getting messy.  Please bring a change of footwear for the ride back to the church or be prepared to go shoeless.  We'll provide plastic garbage bags to keep the seats clean.

PARENTS:  We need driving help on this one - the bus won't be available.  Please reply ASAP if you can help.  Thanks!

Youth Mission Trip Stock Sales Fundraiser

Can you believe it?  It's time to start raising funds for our Youth Mission Trip to Ironton, Ohio!  Every youth needs to raise (or pay for) $160 in addition to the $50 registration fee.  How do we do that?  We sell "stock" as an investment in this ministry where we care for people who need help with their homes.  We ask for a donation and collect donors' contact info so we can mail them a brief letter during the mission trip thanking them for their support and sharing a bit of your mission experience.  It's a fulfilling way for donors to participate when they might not otherwise be able to. 
Other mission trip info is coming out VERY soon.

An exceptionally easy way to raise a portion of your $160 is to work the Stock Sales tables after worship services.  (You'll still need to seek donations directly from friends, relatives, neighbors, and/or individuals at church.  Ask them - most people are excited to support!)
Two youth per time/place, first-come, first-served!

Sunday, May 12
  9:15 -   9:30 am Parlor            _______  _______
10:30 - 10:45 am Parlor            Julia K, Lillian K
10:30 - 10:45 am Great Hall      Aaron L,  Emilie L
12:00 - 12:15 pm Parlor             Amy J,  _______
12:00 - 12:15 pm Tower entrance ______  _______

Sunday, May 19
  9:15 -   9:30 am Parlor            _______  _______
10:30 - 10:45 am Parlor            _______  _______
10:30 - 10:45 am Great Hall      _______  _______
12:00 - 12:15 pm Parlor            _______  _______
12:00 - 12:15 pm Tower entrance ______  _______

What's Coming Up?

Gaga Ball Championships + 9-Square

Friday, May 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Both are games that anyone can join in on and do well.  Bring your friends!  We'll play in our gaga pit and 9-square outside by the youth room.

Confirmation Retreat!

Friday, May 24, 5:45 pm -
Saturday, May 25, 5:45 pm
For the confirmation class - The traditional rite of passage at Curt's in-laws' in Amish country!  Space to pray.  Space to play.  Pancake breakfast.  The capstone event or the confirmation journey.

Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 24
- No Youth Group - 

Beach Party at Mentor Headlands State Park

Friday, May 31, 5:00 - 10:00 pm
School is (almost!) out.  Set the stage for a great summer.  Bring your friends and whole family!
Online COTS Child/Youth Medical Info & Permission Slip
A completed COTS Medical Info & Permission Slip is required for each youth and is valid for the school year.  Please help us by having friends' parents complete the waiver.
Revised 3/22/2019

Save the Date!

April 26-28
Mini Mission Trip to Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland
Jul 6-12, 2019
Youth Mission Trip to southern Ohio (for rising 8th graders & older)

What is COTS Jr Youth?

COTS Jr Youth is our ministry for youth in grades 6-8. 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....

Did you get a chance to meet Joey and Kerry Davidson last Sunday?  They used to be a part of COTS before moving to Atlanta and then selling their home and moving to Africa and engaging in Business as Mission.  They've been in Liberia for a few years now, using their newly purchased 20-acre coconut farm and eco-tourism business to share Jesus with their employees and community.  

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    don’t rely on your own intelligence.
Know him in all your paths,
    and he will keep your ways straight.

--- Proverbs 3:5-6 (CEB)

They are great people doing some really cool work.  You don't have to spend much time with Joey and Kerry before you start to get know how they operate.  They've made some really bold choices and taken some pretty big risks.  Few would characterize them as "playing it safe".  What do they do instead?  They LISTEN for God, and then they TRUST God.  Constantly they're turning to God for guidance on how to proceed.  Big stuff and little stuff.  The result?  Now people around them know Jesus, are learning to work with the 150,000 coconuts their trees produce each year, and get paid to do it.

Take a minute to talk with God about how you decide how to move through life.  Are you on your own?  Do you spend any time listening for God?  What if what scripture says is true and trusting God will lead you down a straight path?  Consider seeking God's Spirit for guidance - right now.
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