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

Hide & Seek!

   Who:    You and friends in grades 6-8.

   When:  TODAY! Friday, Jan 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

   What:   We've got the place all to ourselves!  After we explore how each person on the planet (which includes us!) is gifted for a purpose, we'll shut all the lights off in this Big, French Gothic, sometimes-a-little-spooky church.  And then it's Hide & Seek time. Bring friends!

   Where:  Meet and pick up in the Jr Youth Room 097 of the church (down the stairs inside the carport entrance). 

   Why:    Every time we gather together, the group gets a little closer, whether you're a first-timer or an old-timer.  And really, Church of the Saviour is just about the best hide and seek venue around.  That's fun!

Souper Bowl of Caring

On Feb 2, youth all across the country are standing up to fight hunger in their own communities.  Over the last 11 years the COTS Youth & Softball Teams have collected over 1.75 tons of food and over $7000 supporting the Heights Emergency Food Center (Clev Hts) and the Cory Hunger Center (Glenville neighborhood).  This is something WE can do to help our NEIGHBORS in need right NOW.

What to Wear:   Any COTS Youth shirt you may have.  I've got a few extra if you don't have one yet.

Who:   COTS Youth and the COTS Softball Teams

Sign up:   By texting or emailing Curt where you'd like to be and when.  Sign up for as many spots as you want!

  2 youth at   8:15 am  at the Chapel entrance
  2 youth at   9:15 am  at the Chapel entrance
  4 youth at   9:15 am  at Great Hall lobby
  4 youth at   10:30 am  at the Great Hall lobby
  4 youth at   10:35 am  at the tower sanctuary entrance
  2 youth at   10:35 am  at the rear sanctuary entrance
  4 youth at   12:00 pm  at the tower sanctuary entrance
  2 youth at   12:00 pm  at the rear Sanctuary entrance

Why:  Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God. There are opportunities every day to live this out.  Here's a great one.

What's Coming Up?

Indoor 9-Square in the Air & Great Hall Dodgeball

Friday, Jan 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Moving in the Great Hall.  Bring your friends.

Souper Bowl of Caring

Sunday, Feb 2, before and after the 8:30, 9:30, 11:00 am worship services
A nationwide youth-led battle against hunger.  100% goes to local food centers.  We collect money and canned goods at the door as folks enter and leave worship.

Chili Cookoff & Big Game Watch Party

Sunday, Feb 2, 6:00 pm - End of Game
Hot competition for the best chili - which, ironically, is rarely spicy.  Bring a side or dessert to share or enter a chili of your own!  This is for the whole family.  Leave when you need to - many leave after the chili winners are announced after half-time.

Decorating Derek's "Hearts for Haiti" Cookies

Friday, Feb 7, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
What if there was a way to make a difference in the lives of school-age students in a small rural town in Haiti?  There is!  All the money that Derek and the rest of the Yost family raise selling all of these cookies supports the salaries of the teachers in our friend school of Dondon 
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...

Do you know how to knit?  Have you seen someone doing it?  Have you ever looked closely at a knit cap or blanket or scarf?  It's like a combination of great attention to detail and magic. Everything about it is intentional (when it goes right).

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)

If God is calling us to a life where we act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with God, how can we do that if we're nothing special - if we're pretty much like everyone else?  But what if that's not the case?  What if we ARE special - born with gifts, interests, and growing in experience?  

You are the one who created my innermost parts;
    you knit me together while I was still in my mother’s womb.
I give thanks to you that I was marvelously set apart.
    Your works are wonderful—I know that very well.
---Psalm 139:13-14 (CEB)

Take a minute to talk with God about you.  Imagine God "knitting" you together.  As Larry the Cucumber says, "God made you special, and he loves you very much."  NAME what makes you special.  You were made on purpose for a purpose.
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