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

We're going digital for now.  At COTS Youth, we are focused on relationships - with God, with each other. Every week we go through the ABC's - everyone is Accepted as they are, everyone Belongs to the group from day one just by being there, and we strive to make sure each youth is Cared for by each other and by the leaders. None of that changes when we go digital, but it does look a little different.

In the coming weeks, we will get creative in how we maintain and grow those relationships.  We hope you'll come along with us as we try to figure things out.  Youth group and Sunday morning groups we will do using Zoom.  Worship is live streamed at cotsumc.org/live-stream 

This isn't easy.  Select all those that apply to you: Schooling from home.  Working from home.  Suddenly not being able to work and having to figure out bills, food, shelter.  Suddenly being home from college.  Being in the same space as your siblings/kids/parents for looooooooong periods of time.  Routines upset.  Uncertainty about tomorrow, next week, month, and year.  And more.

We are here for you and want to help.  Who's WE?  Church of the Saviour.  Our pastors.  COTS Youth.  The youth leaders.  The other youth.  Other parents.  We may be physically isolated, but we are not on our own.  If you find yourself in need of anything - from food to conversation and everything in between - tell someone (Curt or anyone else in the WE above).  We are the Body of Christ and we are in this together.

   Who:    YOU and your friends in grades 6-8.

   When:   Tonight!  Friday, March 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm 

   What:    Everyone meets up through Zoom - either by phone, tablet, or computer - and we'll do a scavenger hunt for stuff in and near your house.  I think it could be a bit chaotic, but it's going to fun to try it!

   Why:     We can't not be together for however many weeks this thing's going on!

   Where:  On the Zoom app from each of our own homes. 

   How:    You'll need to download the Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer.  It's for doing video chats - with up to 100 people!  Invite those friends.  If you click the link below, on most devices it will automatically take you to where you can download it if you don't already have it.  Allow access to camera and microphone and you're in!

   Topic: COTS Jr Youth - Scavenger Hunt
   Time: Mar 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
   Join Zoom Meeting
   https://zoom.us/j/838214067?pwd=MjFVTTk3SlEzcDh5NnRlRkpTQ0daUT09 
   Meeting ID: 838 214 067
   Password: 016627

Sunday Morning Groups

(AKA Sunday School)

Now is a GREAT time to try our Sunday morning youth groups.  We meet Sunday mornings - normally at church, this time on Zoom - there are 3 groups - one for Jr High, one for Sr High, one for youth in confirmation.  Here are details on the Jr High Sunday morning group...

   Who:    Youth and friends in grades 6-8.  Led by veteran youth leaders, Brian Broadbent and Tom Wadsworth.

   When:  This Sunday, and every Sunday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm             

   What:  It's God's story and our story.  We ask questions about what we read in the Bible.  "We laugh our heads off doing it." - a 7th grader.

   Where: Zoom video meeting.
   https://zoom.us/j/988052554?pwd=bGlhNWhheFpULzJIYVRWVVN4cm5HUT09
   Meeting ID: 988 052 554
   Password: 885194

   How:   You'll need to download the Zoom app on your phone, tablet, or computer. If you click the link below, on most devices it will automatically take you to where you can download it if you don't already have it.  Allow access to camera and microphone and you're in!

   Why:   COTS Youth is all about relationships with God and with each other.  Both are critical to living the full life that God wants for us.

What's Coming Up?

Something!


Friday, Mar 27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Don't know what this is going to be yet, but it'll be something!
Online COTS Kids & Youth Registration 2019-2020
A completed COTS Kids & Youth Registration is required for each youth and is valid for the school year.  Please help us by having friends' parents complete the waiver.
Revised 10/17/2019

Save the Date!


July 11-19 (estimate)
Youth Mission Trip
(Brooklyn, NY) for those entering 8th grade & up

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 cotsumc.org/grow/#youth.








































































 
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...


"Don't be with anyone."  Even those on the more introverted end of the spectrum will eventually feel confined.  How do we live with that?

So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already.
---1 Thessalonians 5:11 (CEB)


There's SO much to this coronavirus thing - to how we live and how we look at life.  For some the needs are immediate and physical.  For some the needs are more emotional.  What if there are spiritual needs in all this, too?

Take a minute to talk with God about your needs.  Take a minute to talk with God about the needs of those around you, and those who are a part of your life.  Where do you need encouragement?  Tell someone.  What encouragement can you offer to others?  You could be exactly who God placed on earth to offer it.
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