Virtual Youth Group Info and more!

Lara Schopp Special Events, Uncategorized, Youth Ministry

Tyler has designed a series of activities to keep us connected during the stay at home order.

Virtual Youth Group
Starting this upcoming Sunday, March 29, we’ll be doing “virtual youth group” on Sunday nights from 5:30 to 6:30pm as a way to stay connected socially until we can be together physically! Each week, we’ll have a Zoom meeting room open, and all youth grades 6-12 are invited to join for an hour of conversation and hanging out. We’ll have little to no agenda each week other, and may break off into separate middle school/high school calls after the first week.

We’ll send out more information about how to access the Zoom room each week via our Thursday newsletter (to which you’re subscribed if you’re receiving this) and by text message with Remind. I’m excited for the chance to connect as a youth group each week and to remember that we’re still the church together, even when we’re apart.

Devotional Activities

Every Monday, I’ll send out a simple devotional activity via email & Instagram for you — youth and families — to do at home. These activities will be themed with Sunday’s sermon and will include opportunities to submit things like photos and quotes to share with others in the church. On Thursday, our regular youth newsletter will include a meditation on the activities, including any pictures, quotes, or other materials submitted throughout the week. Check out this week’s devotional via this PDF.

Online Office Hours & More
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00pm, I’ll have Virtual Office Hours open via Zoom for youth, parents, or anyone else to connect with me (and anyone else who may be logged in). You can click the Zoom link below to launch my office hours meeting room on a browser or via the Zoom application on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Alternatively, you can go to or open the Zoom app, click “join a meeting” and type in the Meeting ID below. Or, if you want to tune in just with voice, call the phone number below, enter the Meeting ID when prompted, and you’ll be connected. I know that school schedules are largely yet-to-be announced; I will revisit these times and adjust as necessary as we continue to adjust to the changes in our world.
  • Direct Link:
  • Meeting ID: 237 035 141
  • Phone:  312-626-6799
Other Updates:
  • Every Sunday, we’ll livestream worship at 9am, 10am, and 11am. You can join us by visiting Sunday mornings or by visiting our StreamSpot profile. Grab some bread & juice to join together in a sermon, song, and communion, and snap a photo to share with your church family!
  • Most of our mission partners are requesting donations first to support their work providing aid & relief to communities in need. Stay tuned for more information on other ways to give and support vulnerable people.
  • For those involved with Pastors’ Class or the Senior Recognition Lunch, stay tuned for direct communication & more info.
  • If you have any ideas on other ways to stay connected, please share them with me!