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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Pics from Christmas Eve

Adrenaline Monkey!

REQUIRED: Adrenaline Monkey Waiver AND COTS Kids & Youth Registration (if not completed yet this school year). Both are online.  Both must be completed to join us. Be sure to tell your friends about them! 

   Who:    Youth grades 6-12 and friends.

   Parents: Can you join us?  We'll probably need some help.  Please let Curt know.

   What to wear:  Clothes you can move around in. Tennis shoes

   When:  THIS Friday, Jan 3, 7:00 - 10:20 pm

   What:   It's all about stretching yourself - even if only by a little bit.  We'll set some plans for 2020 then head to Adrenaline Monkey for 2 hours.  High ropes course.  Climbing walls.  Ninja warrior courses.  There are activities for all skill levels.  Nobody has to do anything they don't want to.  Check out their website for more info.

REQUIRED: Adrenaline Monkey Waiver AND COTS Kids & Youth Registration

   Where:   Meet and pick up in the Jr Youth Room 097 at the church (down the stairs just inside the car port entrance).  We will carpool to Adrenaline Monkey: 26800 Renaissance Pkwy, Warrensville Hts, OH 44128.

   Why:    This place is a lot of fun and a great way to shake out the Christmas break cobwebs.  Bring your friends!

   Cost:   $15 (assistance is readily available, just talk to Curt).

Breathe Respite Training!

   Who:    Youth and friends in grades 6-12 and parents who are Breathe Respite first-timers or haven't yet attended training.

   What:    Receive training on how to safely and effectively 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 want this to be a great experience for our guests and those who are serving.  Training prepares us to host a great experience!

   When:   Tuesday, Jan 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
                Wednesday, Jan 22, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
                Monday, February 3, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
        Reply to Curt if you can come to training.

   When is the next Breathe?  Feb 22, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

   Where:  Meet and pick up in Room 161 (the meeting room outside the Great Hall at the church).

   Please note:  While we encourage youth to participate in all of our service opportunities, Breathe Respite 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 (a cool thing to do).

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

What's Coming Up?

Serve: Souper Bowl of Caring

Sunday, February 2
9:15 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm
Join the gazillions of other youth across the US who are raising funds and collecting canned goods for local food banks.  Our collection goes to the Cory Hunger Center and the Heights Emergency Food Center.
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...

Welcome to 2020! How did your plans go from last year?  What plans do you have for yourself for this coming year?  Some call these plans resolutions.  That's fine, but there's a lot of baggage there. Sometimes my plans met my goals.  Often they don't.  For 2019 I wanted to read just 12 books this year.  That's one a month.  I think I read like 3.  Apologies to Mrs. Miller (my high school English teacher.)  I also set out to read the Bible with commentary (notes) in a year.  I'm 89 days behind - but I'll get that one done soon. 

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)

With this school year's focus on Micah 6:8, what's God calling you to do?  Maybe it's not related to justice, mercy, and walking humbly with God.  Maybe it is.  Maybe it could be. Take a minute to talk with God about your plans this year.  Is it something clear enough that you could write it down?  Or better yet - tell someone?  Whatever it is.  Offer it up to God.  Dedicate it to God.  Our actions are how God is putting the world the way it should be.
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