Adult Advisory Team
Confirmation Classes
Help with VBS
5-6th Grade Lock In
National Youth Gathering
Summer Camp for 5th and 6th Graders
Top Golf
Wednesday Night WOW
Wellness Advisory Team
Youth Band


A special thank you to everyone who helped make our Youth Healthy relationships lock-in such a success Friday night, April 20.  Thank you to everyone who donated food and who helped serve it (especially Dave Dohrmann).  Thank you to Pastor Steve, Nanette, Kurt Parker, Laura and Ivan Ontiveros, Susie Baker, Sam Buckpitt, Tara Christensen, Bella Berry, Michael Alexander, Olivia Running, Christine and Gabriella Deets. Thank you to Bobbie Sudberry of Kaity’s Way for sharing her daughter’s story so that our teens may be better able to recognize the signs of abuse by boys or girls. We all need to continue the dialogue with our teens about the importance of healthy relationships.  Look for more workshops and information in the coming months!


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Be sure to “like” the LOC Youth Group page for more information, event updates, and great pictures!

Confirmation Classes...
Sunday Morning Schedule and Calendar...

Youth Christian Education 2017-2018
A Journey of Faith & Life Together Confirmation (Grades 7-9th)
Sunday schedule:
10:15-11:15 service hour
11:15-11:30 snack
11:30-12:15 Confirmation classes

Questions about Youth Ministry? Contact Renee at

Upcoming Events


FLYTE  5/6th grade


MAY 18 / New date


Friends invited!!!!
See Children's Ministry table.






Christian Summer Camp for Incoming 5-6th graders

Offered June – July, 2018

If interested in attending one of these camps

Please contact Camp ALOMA





Campfirmation 2018

June 15-18

Open to all incoming 7-9th graders

Jr counselor positions open for

10-12th graders

Student cost $150 (includes horseback riding and t-shirt)  JC $75



VBS 2018

July 9-13

Look for ways you can help!




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National Youth Gathering in Houston (where we will gather with 30,000 youth from around the country to do acts of “service” for the people of Houston, TX)

June 25-July 1

43 Youth and Adults will be attending

 We are starting to investigate airfare for our trip to Houston. Right now it looks like American Airlines at $320 per person (plus tax) is our best bet.  We now have 43 of us going!!!! This will be our largest group, ever!  Your generosity during our dinner auction is allowing us to fund 80% of the trip.   If you would like to make a donation toward this trip, please contact Renee Bennett at or 480 981-6199 X18.

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Wednesday Night Youth Group 

 Wednesday night 6-7:30 is youth group night for all youth 7-12th grade...
**We could use 1 or 2 more adult leaders during this event.** We meet every Wednesday for fun and fellowship (unless otherwise noted on the youth calendar). Adam Stein, our contemporary music leader, has been introducing our time together with 15 minutes of music and worship. Our senior high youth leadership team, C.R.E.W. ends many of the evenings with a brief testimony. This is a wonderful way to take a short break mid-week and join your fellow Christian friends for fun and fellowship! It is also a great way to make new friends. Feel free to invite others. The more the merrier!!

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Youth Band

 Are you in Jr. or Sr. High and have an interest in sharing your musical gift with others? Then join our Youth Band called, “Elisha and the She-bears”. Contact Adam at for more info!

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Our kids are awesome and they are doing amazing things!
Youth News will resume in September
I need your news:
• Birthdays
• Upcoming dance or music recitals
• Sporting events
• Art shows or exhibits
• Science fairs, clubs, scouting….
***See youth table for more details***
Or send your info to
***our newsletter is changing to quarterly***
Submit your info now

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The C.R.E.W. ministry team is an amazing branch of the youth program here at Love of Christ! We meet every Wednesday in the Youth room at 3:15pm. Named for Christians Ready, Excited & Willing, this small core group of active youth...The C.R.E.W. ministry team is an amazing branch of the youth program here at Love of Christ! Named for Christians Ready, Excited & Willing, this small core group of active youth takes on a powerful role of planning, promoting, and publishing events that the youth themselves would like to have available, as well as personally encouraging and inviting other youth to attend and join in the experience. This group will also be receiving leadership and mentor training to prepare them in future roles of leadership in the church. Your C.R.E.W youth members include Tara Christensen, Morgan Hansen, Bella Berry, Becca Geiser, Hunter Bennett, Jake Baker, Eliot Baker and Lindsay McConnell and Kate Walberg. If you would like to know more about C.R.E.W., please contact Renee right away!

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Adult Advisory Team

Adult Advisory Meetings! 2nd Monday of the month at 6PM in the youth room. Our next meeting will be Monday, May 9 at 6PM. Our April meeting is an offsite planning meeting. Please join us to find out what is happening in our youth program, It takes a village. You don’t have to have kids in the program to be a part of this group. The strength of our youth program affects our entire church community. We need your input. Current team members: Amy Peters, Amy Schenkel, Anita Christensen, April Lucas, Eric Walberg, Lars Hansen, Lisa Hansen, Jim Johnson, Kurt Parker, Nicole Cumberledge, Susie Baker, Nancy Tollefson,Cathie Gerber, Helena Mamaril, Penny Skaehill, Penny Day, and Patti DeLaney

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Wellness Advisory Group

Meets once a month during the school year. Developed two years ago to disseminate information to parents and youth on healthy habits for mind, body, and spirit.  Events have included suicide awareness, conversations about healthy relationships, social media, dangerous relationships, stress reduction techniques, depression and self injury.  If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Renee Bennett at

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  A bit about our Director of Christian Education 

Renee Bennett has been our youth director since 2015 and recently became our Director of Christian Education.  She was a volunteer for the youth program here at Love of Christ for 12 years and was a volunteer youth director in Connecticut prior to moving to Arizona.  Renee has over 20 years of teaching, Bible education and youth experience.  She has a BA from the University of Connecticut.  Her corporate work experience includes MCI, SPRINT, EQUANT and a few market research companies most recently working as a VP of sales in NYC prior to leaving corporate America to work with kids.