Adult Advisory Team
Confirmation Classes
Salt River Tubing (10-12th Graders)
Summer Camp for 5th and 6th Graders
Tirosh Retreat
Wednesday Night WOW
Wellness Advisory Team
Youth Band


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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 2018-2019 Begins Sunday, Sept. 23rd
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


Christian Summer Camp for
Incoming 5-6
th graders

Offered July, 2018

If interested in attending one of these camps

Please contact Camp ALOMA



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Salt River Tubing!!!!

Sr High Youth Event – Invite your Friends

(10-12th grade)

Wednesday, August 1

9 AM meet at LOC

Bring water and lunch


  • . TIROSH (Youth version of Cursillo)  has been scheduled for January 18-21, 2019 (See "More Ministries" for details).

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.