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    740.983.4675

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    Village Chapel United Methodist Church

    30 Circleville Avenue

    Ashville, Ohio 43103

    740.983.4675

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    Monday - Friday

    8 am - 5 pm

    Saturday - Sunday

    8 am - 8 pm

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Welcome to Encounter Youth Ministry

Encounter Youth Ministry is a ministry of Village Chapel Church to Middle School and High School youth (grades 6th-12th). Like to rest of us, Middle School and High School youth are looking for purpose and meaning in life as they struggle with their own sin, hurts and bad habits. We whole heartedly believe the cure for all of those is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus was 100% man and 100% God who died on the cross and rose again on the third day to redeem the world (all of us) from ours sins, hurts, and bad habits. His sacrfice meant our freedom from our sins, hurts and bad habits! We believe that anyone who has a relationship with Jesus should be equiped to live for God (#livefor1). So that is our why we do what we do: "we equip middle school and high school youth to live for God." (#livefor1) How do we do that?

  • 1.  Events- All of our events are designed to help your Middle School or High School youth live for God. To stay in the loop about upcoming events please scroll down to the "stay in the loop" section on this page, and follow the instructions. 
  • 2.  Weekend Worship and Youth Group/LifeGroups- Weekend worship and Middle School/High School groups are designed to help Middle School and High School youth get connected with God, whether you are a follower of Christ or not. Sign up by clicking on the link below for a middle school or high school group:
    https://villagechapel.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=9
  • 3.  Middle School or High School Discipelship Training on Sunday mornings- Discpleship training is designed for Middle School and High School Youth to learn how to read God's Word, and understand it. Class times and locations are listed below. 
  • 4. Serving-  We believe that teenagers are gifted by God to build up the kingdom of God and ultimatly lead people to the hope that we have in Christ. For serving opportunies please email Josh Riffle at jriffle@villagechapelumc.org

If you have any questions please feel free to email Josh Riffle at jriffle@villagechapelumc.org We hope that your middle school or high school youth will join us soon! 

Encounter Youth Ministry Team!

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

If a level 2 or 3 snow emergency is declared any time after 3:00 pm on a Wednesday, all Wednesday night children and youth programing is cancelled.  If a level 1 snow emergency is in affect Wednesday programing will take place but parents are asked to use their own discretion.  If weather is forecasted to worsen and potentially exceed a level 1 snow emergency, all Wednesday programing will be cancelled and the cancellation communicated via email, social media and local media outlets such as channel 10 news.

 

Stay in the Loop

To recieve emails about new happenings in our youth, click the button below.  E-mails contain information about upcoming youth events, opportunities to serve, and times of fellowship.

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Event & Event Permission Slip

 

High School Event

 

Mark your calendars

2019 High School Summer Mission Trip

Dates are: June 24th-June 28th, 2019

More details are coming in the fall!

 

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Columbus Clippers Baseball-Dime-A-Dog Night

High School Youth

July 30th

(Going into 9th grade - exiting 12th grade)

Cost $7 per person

Please turn in money by July 29th to the church office. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Village Chapel and in the memo write: Clippers youth event

Event Details:

  • We will meet at Village Chapel Church (north side of the parking lot) at 5:00 pm and load up in the Village Chapel Van.
  • We plan to be at the Clipper’s stadium by 5:45 pm. High Schoolers will be allowed to walk around in groups under the direct supervision of a safe sanctuary trained adult.
  • The game will last approximately 3 hours, so we will arrive back at Village Chapel no later than 11 pm.
  • If you are a parent of a High School youth and would like to go along with us please contact Josh Riffle at jriffle@villagechapelumc.org.
  • High Schoolers will need to bring:
    • Money for food. Its dime-a-dog night so food is cheap, if you like Hotdogs.
    • Money for merchandise (optional)
    • Signed parent permission slip for 2018, if you do not have one on file.
    • Any friends who would enjoy a good baseball game and some good clean fun.

     

Middle School Event

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Columbus Clippers Baseball: Dime-A-Dog Night

Middle School Youth

August 13th

(Going into 6th grade - exiting 8th grade)

Cost $7 per person

Please turn in money by July 29th to the church office. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Village Chapel and in the memo write: Clippers youth event

Event Details:

  • We will meet at Village Chapel Church (north side of the parking lot) at 5:00 pm and load up in the Village Chapel Van.
  • We plan to be at the Clipper’s stadium by 5:45 pm. Students will be allowed to walk around in groups under the direct supervision of a safe sanctuary trained adult.
  • The game will last approximately 3 hours, so we will arrive back at Village Chapel no later than 11 pm.
  • If you are a parent of a middle school youth and would like to go along with us please contact Josh Riffle at jriffle@villagechapelumc.org. I am looking for six adults to go with us.
  • Middle Schoolers will need to bring:
    • Money for food. Its dime-a-dog night so food is cheap, if you like Hotdogs.
    • Money for merchandise (optional)
    • Signed parent permission slip for 2018, if you do not have one on file.
    • Any friends who would enjoy a good baseball game and some good clean fun.

 If your middle school or high school youth would like to attend one of our trips, please fill out an event permission slip. A new permission slip form is required to be completed every calendar year. Please click on the link below to download this years permission slip: 

 Permission Slip Permission-slip-forms-for-Events.pdf

 

Youth Group/LifeGroups:

At Village Chapel, we have many opportunities for your middle school or high school youth to use their gifts and talents or learn and grow in their walk with Christ. Below we have listed out the different groups that meet with a short description of each group. All dates and times are not published for security purpose please contact Josh Riffle at jriffle@villagechapeumc.org for details and time when groups meet.

Basketball Group- Are you in High School and love to play basketball? This group is for you! We have a short devotional and prayer time before each open gym. Then we divide up and play basketball!

Creative Arts Ministry group- Are you in middle school or high school and love to draw, paint, write, etc..? This group is for you! Each project is focused on a scripture passage, to help teach middle school or high school youth focus on why they are doing the project.

High School LifeGroup (9th-12th grade)- If you want to grow in your walk with Jesus or if you a curious about Christianity come and see what it is all about! We always have three things:
1. Lots of Fun
2. Food
3. A lesson to challenge your faith.

Middle School Youth Group (6th-8th grade)-  If you want to grow in your walk with Jesus or if you a curious about Christianity come and see what it is all about! We always have three things:
1. Lots of Fun
2. Food
3. A lesson to challenge your faith.

Paintball for High Schoolers - THIS SUNDAY APRIL 22!...4:45 pm- 6:00 pm Meet Behind the Skatepark; Paintballs, CO2, markers and masks will be available for use. Consider dressing in layers...paintballs sting and bring a change of clothes/shoes. It may be muddy. You can also bring your own marker and mask. If you have extra CO2 and paintballs, bring them. AND bring a parent or guardian to sign your permission form!

Sign up Here!!!!!!
https://villagechapel.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=9

Here are some quotes from parents, middle school and high school youth regarding how God has worked in their lives:

Middle School 7th Grade Girl:
"I started coming to Middle School youth group for my friends and the games because I grew up in the church. But as I have grown in my relatinship with Jesus, the leaders have helped m grow in my faith."

Mom of an 8th grader:
My daughter doesnt want to miss MIddle School Youth Group. I am proud to be part of a church that is helping our kids learn more about God and doing it in a way they understand.

High School Senior:
“I have gone to church my entire life but it didn’t mean anything, until I had my time and place with Jesus. By inviting your friend to church/youth group you are inviting them to have their time or place.”

If you have any questions please email me at jriffle@villagechapelumc.org! Thank you!
 

Discipleship Training & Confirmation Class:

Discipleship Training:

Middle School Discipleship Training meets at Village Chapel in room 230 from 9:00am-10:15am on Sunday Mornings

High School Disicpleship Training meets at Village Chapel in room 230 from 9:00am-10:15am on Sunday Mornings.

Confirmation Class: (basic information regarding confirmation class)

Where is the class being offered?

Room 244 in Village Chapel from 9:35am-10:15am

Why should teenagers participate in confirmation class ?

Confirmation Class is desgined to help your middle school or high school youth (6th-12th grade) understand the Absolute Basics of Christian Faith. For instance would your teenager know how to answer these questions:

1. Who is the trinity?

2. Who is God?

3. Who is the Holy Spirit?

4. Can you explain salvation?

If not you may want to consider signing your middle school or high school youth up for confirmation class.

When is the class offered? 

November 26th - January 28th

February 4th -April 8th

How do I sign my middle school or high school youth up for the class?

Please click on the link below and follow the instructions:

https://villagechapel.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/7/responses/new

Want more information?

For all information regarding the Confirmation class please contact Josh Riffle at jriffle@villagechapelumc.org

 

Serving Opportunites:

Our serving opportunities are based on a teeangers spiritual gifts. If your teeanger would like to serve in a ministry at Village Chapel, please set an appointment with Josh Riffle (Director of Youth Ministry) to discover your teenagers spiritual gifts. 

 

 

 

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Worship Times

SATURDAYS 
5:30 pm Village Table – FREE meal
6:30 pm The Gathering
6:30 pm Children’s Church

SUNDAYS
8:45 am Worship in the Chapel
9:35 am Discipleship Classes for all ages
10:15 am Worship in the Family Life Center

Listen to our online sermons

 

Visit us

30 Circleville Avenue
Ashville, Ohio 43103
740.983.4675

Get directions

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

Saturday - Sunday
8 am - 8 pm