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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Tubing at Brandywine!

   Who:    You and friends in grades 6-8.

  PARENTS:    We will need drivers!  Can you come?  Tubing not required, but if you do, we'll cover your lift ticket.  It's great hang-out time.

   When:  THIS Friday, Feb 14, 7:00 - 10:45 pm

   What:   Snow Tubing at the Brandywine Ski Resort!  There are several groomed chutes to zoom down and a moving sidewalk to relax on on the way up.  It's a blast.  And there's a nice shelter to warm up in if you need it.

   What to Wear:  From their site: "The best way to dress for winter is to wear layers. An exterior protection layer of a shell and pants serves as your guard against the elements and should be waterproof. Cover your head--with a hat, hood or both--as this is where most of your body heat escapes. Keep your hands warm by wearing gloves/mittens (preferably waterproof) that fit well. Other essentials are warm socks.and boots." No helmets. 

   Why:   It's winter fun at its best.  Invite a friend or two.

   Cost:  $15.  Assistance is always available, just ask Curt.

   Where:  Meet and pick up in the Jr Youth Room of the church.  We'll carpool to Brandywine at 1146 West Highland Rd, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067.


On Feb 23, the youth will be leading all three worship services!

Rehearsal is Sunday, Feb 16, 12:15 - 2:30 pm and will include lunch.  Let Curt know ASAP if you're name is below and you can't make rehearsal.

We are wrapping up the "Humans Being" worship series, based upon Jesus' Sermon on the Mount where he lays out some mind-blowing stuff on how we can life the full, abundant life that God offers and calls everyone to.

We spent two Sunday mornings choosing roles and beginning work on them. Below is who's doing what.  If you're name isn't listed, I don't have you in a spot yet, but would LOVE to add you!  Text/email/call me!

Message Givers: Tom B, Eliot C, Wes C, Lucy C, Lukas C, Lillian K, Garrett R, Aaron Y, Derek Y
Call to Worship: Marcus H
Prayer of Confession: Bella S, Henry Y
Prayers of the People: Alaire B, Emma B (author only)
Offering Dedication Prayer: Ian H, Colin R
Benediction: Emilie L, Leslie Y
9:30 Welcome: Emilie L
9:30 Worship Team: Emilie L
Welcome & Announcements: Vince H
Hymn Selection: Emma B, Ian H
Scripture Reading: Jes C, Leslie Y
9:30 Sound Room: Elliot G, Aaron L
9:30 Camera: Kai C
Greeters: Alaire B, Michael D, Ian H, Lukas V, Jacob W, Riley W, Xander W
Ushers: Emma B, Kai C, Elliot G, Aaron L, Colin R

Breathe Respite
Sign up to Serve by Feb 17

   What:    Give families of kids with special rights a break by hanging out with their kids for a couple hours on a Friday night.  These kids and families are amazing.

   Why:     We are able to help families find just a little space that they couldn't otherwise get.  Space to go on a date or to run errands or to pay the bills or to take a nap or whatever they need.

   Who:    Youth and friends in grades 6-12 who are signed up to serve.

   When:   Friday, Feb 21, 5:30 - 9:00 pm. 
      Dinner for volunteers at 5:30 so we can be ready at 5:45.
      Cleanup/put away 8:30 - 9:00.

   Where:  Meet and pick up inside the Great Hall (we need to keep the lobby free.)

   Finally:  While we encourage youth to participate in all of our serving opportunities, this happens to be an event where we need every youth volunteer to WANT to be there to serve.  This is a voluntary thing where we have limited ability to help keep our volunteers "on task".  If you'd like your son or daughter to participate even though they are reluctant or their primary motivation is to hang out with their friends, we invite you as the parent to please sign up and serve alongside them (which is a cool thing to do!).

We are excited to have such a great group eager to care for our neighbors!

What's Coming Up?

Youth Sunday Rehearsal

Sunday, Feb 16, 12:15 - 2:30 pm
Youth Sunday is a BIG DEAL.  Our youth have so much to offer.  We want to give God our best, and we want to make sure that we are comfortable with everything so that it's also a lot of fun. Lunch included!

Breathe Respite

Friday, Feb 21, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
See details above.  Sign up there or HERE by Feb 17!

Youth Sunday!

Sunday, Feb 23, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lots of details above.  We have NINE message-givers and many more assisting in many other important ways.  Our youth offer perspective and experience that only they can provide, and it will be great.
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!

April 3-5
Mini Mission Trip to Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland!
July 11-19 (estimate)
Youth Mission Trip
(location TBA)

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...

Sledding - or Tubing! - down a hill is a total rush.  Muscling your sled in those clunky boots back to the top isn't.  Boston MIlls-Brandywine took the heavy lifting out of the trek to the top of the hill by installing giant conveyors - oversize versions of the grocery store check-outs that keep your Cheetos Brand Crunchy Cheese Snacks moving toward the cashier.  Stand on the conveyor with your tube and it hauls you up!

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)

What if WE are called to be conveyors?  Doing the work to enable another person to be lifted up?  There's a hundred different ways that could play out, as unique as each person's calling.  Helping someone out.  Speaking up for someone who is ignored.  Even simply being kind. As each of us pitches in, the uplifting cycle of change and right-making starts to have a broader impact.  Schools, neighborhoods, cities, and beyond.

Take a minute to talk with God about how you could lift up someone else.  Who's around you that's overlooked or in a rough spot.  Chill with God and listen for how you could step in for them, then do it.
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