Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

At Covenant UCC, Pastor Ozzie, is well aware that the youth are our church!  To that end, he has provided three divisions of Christian education for our youth: Children Church (ages 3-8), Youth Church (ages 9-12), and Teen Church (ages 13-18).  As Covenant attempts to aid our youth in the initiation, development of and cultivating of a relationship with Christ, we are blessed by the spirit of the children, youth and teens. This ministry is led by youth ministry pastoral staff and numerous dedicated teachers, monitors and support staff that volunteer their time and talents.

Worship experiences, programs, and activities include:

  • 11:00 am Sunday worship services on the first, second and third Sunday of each month at Covenant's North Campus
  • Fourth Sundays are Family Sunday  families worship together in the main sanctuary ( Covenant  South )
  • Fifth Sundays are Youth Sundays - the youth provide every aspect of the 7:30 am  & 11:00 am worship service in the main sanctuary.
  • Children, Youth and Teens are invited and encouraged to come and worship with us.  We encourage parents to remain present with their children for their first or second visit with us.
Confirmation

Mission Statement:
To study and explore scripture and activities to assist participants to understand what it means to confirm ones and consequently to actively and intentionally engage and develop and closer relationship with God. Meetings: Wednesdays - 7:00 p.m.

Girls Mentoring

Mission Statement:
The mission of “Sisters Helping Sisters” is to provide nurture and support for African American Christian girls as they develop into African American Christian women. This will be provided through mentoring relationships that enhance the ‘whole child’ and represent the best our culture and Christian family has to offer. Meetings: Every fourth Saturday - 1:00 p.m.

Girl Scouts

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Girl Scouts is to offer a program that will attract and retain girls and adult membership within a Christian setting based on a belief in God, diversity and growth. The Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Our activities with Girl Scouts will provide girls with the opportunities for fun, friendship and creativity, while fostering the development of leadership and self-esteem. Meetings: Every second and fourth Saturday - 9:00 a.m.

God's Little Angels Choir

Mission Statement:
God's Little Angels provides an opportunity for our youngest members to collectively lift up their voices in praise to our Savior. We provide a foundation of musical praise excellence for our children. God's Little Angels sing monthly in our main worship service. Rehearsals: Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m - 6:45 p.m.

Junior Deacons

Mission Statement:
The Junior Deacons are called and ordained to serve the Church of Jesus Christ. As teenagers, their ministry is to the youth as well as the adults of Covenant United Church of Christ to serve as worship leaders and serving Communion. The Junior Deacons serve in both youth and adult worship services.

Liturgical Dancers / Alpha to Omega Steppers

Mission Statement:
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the mission of the Total Praise Dance Ministry and Alpha 2 Omega Steppers for Christ of Covenant United Church of Christ is to provide our youth the opportunity to develop, discover, and praise God through spiritual dance and to “Step to Jesus” with one sound serving one God. Dancer Rehearsals: Saturdays - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Stepper Rehearsals: Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Male Mentoring

Mission Statement:
We are a progressive, proactive, and passionate male mentoring program, providing love and support as we nurture assist with shaping, and provide fraternal formation for today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders. We are committed to teaching life essential life-skills-with an emphasis on self-worth, family, and community-fostering lasting values upon sound Christian principles, as we build and enhance the kingdom of God on Earth.

Young Prophets

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Young Prophets of Covenant UCC is to place faith and justice in conversation through education, leadership development and advocacy training in order to create sustainable faith, sustainable food, sustainable finances and sustainable futures. The Young Prophets are teens aged 13-18 who use their gifts to impact change.

Youth and Teen Choir

Mission Statement:
The Youth / Teen Combined Choir and Praise Band provide opportunities for our youth to utilize their musical gifts, both vocally and instrumentally to glorify God. Our youth are guided by a loving and supportive team including world class musicians to help them reach their full potential and lead in the musical aspects of worship. The choir and band minister in the Youth Church services as well as monthly in the main worship services. Rehearsals: Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m.

 

It is our sincere hope and prayer that your visit with us would be an enjoyable on.  We look forward to seeing you soon.