Programs - Events - Activities:Black College Tour:
Gives youth the opportunity to tour historically black colleges throughout the south, during the Easter break each year including fellowship with an out of town church. This is a Christian educational event that helps high school students to begin preparing themselves for their educational future with information and first hand visual awareness.
Date: April during Easter break
Coordinators: Marcia Rogers Rodger Rogers Diane McGhee
Black History Month:
The youth department provides the activities that are designed to emphasize the importance of Black people in America, who they are and the contributions they made to the country and the world. We have activities which display the talents of our youth, challenge the knowledge of the youth and adults, and celebrate the heritage of our people. One Sunday out of the month we dress in the attire of our forefathers, either African or plantation dress. On that Sunday there is a soul food dinner that we share.
Date: Month of February
Coordinators: Diane McGhee Dorothy Lamb Program
College Bound Program:
Encourages our youth in pursuit of higher education, by demonstrating that the New Hope Family loves them, cares about their trials, supports their effort, and keeps them in our prayers. This is accomplished by providing a care package to college students living away from home, which includes personal care items, cleaning supplies, snacks, a letter from the pastor, an audio-tape of a morning service, and when possible a Sunday school book. The college students who are at home are sent a letter from the Pastor, and a monetary token, to let them know they are continuously in our prayers.
Dates: April and October Coordinators: Dorothy Lamb Stephaine Williams
Give Me My Flower Day:
This is the day the youth department provides flowers to be purchased by any church member or visitor, to give to someone special in their life or someone who has provide spiritual inspiration or assistance. During both services, the Pastor will allow time for the congregation to distribute a flower to each other. The song, “Give Me My Flowers While I can Smell Them” is sung during this special part of the service. Much love is communicated in this simple action.
Date: March (7:50 and 10:45 a.m. services)
Coordinators: Merry Stewart
Linda Sykes, Patricia Moncrease - Food Glenn Miller - Decorations
Graduate Honors Ceremony:
An opportunity to showcase the graduating youth, and demonstrate our pride in their accomplishment. There will be a dinner and each graduate will receive a token of love.
Date: May Coordinators: Merry Stewart Gigi Moore Parents of Grads.
Outstanding Scholarship Program:
Acknowledges the scholastic achievement of all students who have earned a place on the honor roll or Dean’s list. The students place a copy of their report cards in the youth box, and at the end of each semester, a celebration pizza party with the pastor is held. This reinforces the importance of education and assures that our youth recognize that New Hope supports and encourages their effort.
Dates: January and August
Coordinators: Beverly Hicks Tracey Pruitt
Round table with the Pastor:
A number of sessions with the youth and the Pastor, where discussions and questions that are of concern to the youth are addressed by the Pastor. Sometimes the sessions are for the young men and young ladies separately and sometimes the groups are combined. This forum provides an opportunity for the youth to learn practical application of their Christian learnings for everyday use.
Dates: To be determined
Coordinators: Males: Roger Rodgers Express Yourself Females: Diane McGhee Dorothy Lamb
Youth Annual Day:
This special day is planned, and conducted by youth for both services. A youth minister brings the word, the youth choirs sing, the youth praise team renders service, the Jr. Deacons, ushers, candy strippers, and all serve in the appropriate capacity. A special offering is collected and a monetary gift is presented to the church for the building fund.
Coordinator: Diane McGhee Youth Leaders
Youth Bible Study:
Enables and empowers youth spiritually by providing on-going Biblical teaching of the Old and New Testament from the Bible. Provides instruction, direction, reproof, correction in righteousness according to the word of God. Provides the opportunity for youth to discuss God’s Word, ask questions, and fellowship with each other while sharing ideas and personal experiences on a weekly basis.
Date: Every Wednesday evening, at 7:30 p.m, in Youth Room Conference room, and room 115 Teachers: Diane McGhee Debra Burks Stephaine Williams Jackqueline Albert Donnell Green Michael Brown
Allow youth the opportunity of being together sharing Christian interest, as well as, experiences among themselves and other community churches, while providing a congenial, Christian safe atmosphere to promote comradeship and Christian growth.
Coordinators: Stephaine Williams
Youth Retreat / Camp:
Empowers the youth membership to witness more effectively for Christ. To optimize the experiences in youth and their knowledge of the word, resulting in more dynamic and bolder witnesses for Christ: maturing spiritually, accepting both the challenges and privileges of a Christian, and achieving the overall goals of the church.
Coordinators: Jackie Albert Dorothy Lamb
Youth-beat Section of Newsletter: A newsletter to keep the membership informed about the various activities of the New Hope Youth. Each of the different program coordinators would report on activities, youth would report their school and community activities, and request for assistance, members, and attendance at youth department events would all be written up in the newsletter.
Dates: Quarterly Distribution
Coordinators: Dorothy Lamb Krista Jones
New Hope Youth Ministries
Adult Youth Council Boy / Girl Scout Troops Christian Debutants Boys to Men Warriors Christian Dance Ministries Children's Church Christ Puppeteers College Bound Program In Movement for Christ Junior Deacons Junior Nurses Praise Team Scholarship Committee Youth Evangelistic Team Youth Mission Youth Music Department Youth Ushers