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 The acolyte’s primary responsibility is assisting with communion.  When an acolyte is scheduled and is not present it may disrupt the worship service.  Acolytes benefit from this ministry in several ways:

  • They may be participating in a service they are unfamiliar with and thus have an opportunity to see and experience a different side of worship
  • “Serve” and thus be on “the other side” of things during worship which reinforces the concept that they are partners in the ministry
  • Opportunity to connect with the Lord as well.

 Confirmands can also sign up to read scripture, usher, or be greeters with their families.  Students can also serve as crucifers or communion helpers on festival Sundays such as Easter or Christmas.  Additionally, if you notice that an acolyte is not present during a service you can offer to assist, please ask Pastor or worship leadership if you can assist by lighting candles, or helping with communion.  Here is the Acolyte link:



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

Youth Christian Education 2018-2019 
A Journey of Faith & Life Together.  Please make sure to register your youth!

Information can be found on the Youth table and the Children's Ministry table in the Center of Compassion (COC).
Sunday schedule:
10:15-11:10 Jr. High assist with Sunday School and service projects
10:15-11:10 Sr. High Bible Study in the Youth Room

11:15-11:30 snacks for Jr. and Sr. High
11:30-12:15 Confirmation classes for 7-9th Graders

Questions about Youth Ministry? Contact Renee at




Upcoming Events



What’s new on Sunday mornings?

Faith Formation Sunday!

Parents and children learn together

One Sunday a month

 Register your Children!!!!

Sunday school, Confirmation, and WOW paperwork on youth and children’s ministry tables.


Adults - We need your help:

  • Email coordinator (Sign Up Genius)
  • Help with Youth Auction fundraiser (see youth table)
  • Please start to collect your high-end auction items for dinner auction (Feb 24)



                  7-12th grade                  


Are You Good at planning?

Are you creative?

Do you like to do projects?

Do you simply want to be a part of the youth leadership?




Welcome to our Relaxation Station!

7-9th grade every Sunday


Green Room

Check it out!


 Youth Calendar



20 Youth Group/PIE NITE!

24 TIM and Confirmation

 24  ALL CONGREGATION picnic and hike, 4-7PM

 27   Youth Group

31   TIM and Confirmation


March 24


All congregation Hike and picnic

at Usery Park


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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). Kiernan Steiner, 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- "Sounds of Salvation"

Sounds of Salvation, the Youth Praise Team, is open to all junior and high school students who are interested in sharing their musical talents to assist with leading worship.  Throughout the year, youth will have the opportunity to perform special music and intermittently lead worship at our 9am service.  Rehearsals are from 5:30pm-6pm on Wednesday evenings. Contact Kiernan Steiner at   for more information.


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Our kids are awesome and they are doing amazing things!
Youth News has resumed
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

  A bit about our Director of Faith Formation 

Renee Bennett has been our youth director since 2015 and recently became our Director of Faith Formation.  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.