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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.
Dear <<First Name>>,
COVID Update:  We may see some changes in the near future.  For now, we aren't going to be meeting indoors just yet, but as long as weather permits we will meet every other week for Lunch & Connect outside at the church.  Be sure to wear your mask and keep 6' distancing.  If you're not feeling well, get rested up and join us next time.

Care Packages
for Grads from recent years

Sr High Lunch & Connect


 

   Who:   You and your friends in grades 9-12.
   
   RSVP:  Greatly appreciated, not required - to ccampbell@cotsumc.org or 216-903-9610

   What:  Our grads from recent years have made it through a TOUGH year - whether working, volunteering, serving in the military, or going to college.  We're going to assemble 58 care packages to be hand-delivered or mailed to wherever they are to celebrate making it through the year and to let them know we love them.

Come to In-Person Senior High Lunch & Connect.  You bring you, we'll bring the food and drinks and supplies for the care packages (Please let Curt know if you're coming!)  ccampbell@cotsumc.com or text him - See you Sunday!  (It's ok to bring your own food, if you prefer.)
 
   When:  This Sunday, May 23, 12:15-2:00 pm

   Why:   Gotta care for our people!!!

   Where:  AT THE CHURCH in the front lawn under the tents.  Wear your mask and bring a camp chair.

Youth Annual Conference 2021


REGISTER BY May 27 to get your Party Box!

   Who:   You and your friends in grades 6-12.

   When:  Saturday, June 12, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
   
   What:   Affectionately referred to as YAC, this large gathering (several hundred!) of youth is designed by youth to reach out to youth who desire to grow in their relationship with God and their youth group while understanding what it means to be a leader in our connectional United Methodist movement. 

Experienced live, this interactive event will include the worship band, goofy fun stuff, time with Shane Claiborne, discussion, live chat, breakouts, polls, a prayer room, and more.

   Who is Shane?  "Shane is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living 'as if Jesus meant the things he said'. Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. Now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty and help stop gun violence."

   Why: It's not only fun to be together, it's also a time for personal growth and reflection, a time to learn, a time for worship. 

   How: Outdoors at the church.  We'll participate through a big ole TV, but the experience is best if you also have your own device - phone, tablet, laptop, etc - for interacting and polling. 
 
   YAC Party Boxes: If you register by 5/27, you'll get a t-shirt, lanyard, and other goodies!
   
   What to bring:
  Your digital device (phone, tablet, etc) and a chair if you prefer comfy seating.

   Cost:  $10.  Please let Curt know if you need assistance - it is always available.

Save the Date!

Youth Mission Trip 2021 is a GO.

July 10-16, 2021


There are many details to work out, but here's what we know:
   It will be in Cleveland. 
   COTS will be HQ.
We will sleep in our homes.

The COTS Youth Mission Trip is about loving God and loving our neighbor - putting our faith into action - and is for youth entering grades 8 and up, including high school grads and adult leaders.

The experience will be different than other years, and in many ways it will be the same.  There's a lot of potential to do new, great things that aren't possible in other years.
One thing is certain - God will move in us and through us! 
Email Email
COTS Kids & Youth Registration & Med Info 2020-2021
The link will ask you to sign up for an InFellowship account.  If you received this from the church, please use the email address that the church has on file for you (the address this email was sent to).  A completed COTS Kids & Youth Registration & Medical Info form is required for each youth and is valid for the school year.  Please help us by having friends' parents complete the form.

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 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...


Have you ever faced a decision on whether to do good, but it was a little bit scary or difficult?  You knew what the right or good thing to do was, but you were feeling a strong dose of I-don’t-wanna?  Some possible examples: talking to a person who has no home, saying something good about God or Jesus in your friend circle, giving away money you’ve been saving up, talking kindly to your siblings, finding joy in less-than-ideal situations (covid, anyone?)

"Rather, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  
--- Acts 1:8 (CEB)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against things like this. 
--- Galatians 5:22-23 (CEB)


Some tools run on electricity.  Some run on air.  Some people run on their own power.  We ALL can run on the Holy Spirit's power.  Take a minute to talk with God about how you interact with the world.  Are you doing it on your own?  If you are, ask God for Spirit power.  You'll get it.  And it's good.
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