south meridian youth sunday school

Room: Choir Room
Leader: Blake Alford

Our theme for this year is Love Remains. Our focus will be how the love of Christ impacts us. We will be discussing how each person is to have healthy relationships with friends, family, elders, strangers, enemies, our physical bodies, our environment, our resources, our gifts and community. We will examine and explore these things through Scripture, media resources, experimental activities, service projects, creative outlets and discussion. Come join us! No sign up necessary, just join us!

smy gatherings

Place: Check in at main entrance, Entry A
Leaders: Pastor Mike Snyder, Blake Alford

On Thursday nights, youth gather together for a time to hear a story or word of wisdom. Youth then break into grade-based small groups. SMY also has large group nights where we may do activities all together, split up by gender or grade, or go off campus for special events.

youth tutoring

Room: 207, 208 (check in at main entrance, Entry 'A')
Leader: Pastor Mike Snyder

SMY is hosting tutoring on Wednesday night for grades 6-12. Space is limited to 15 students, so sign up soon. Come and enjoy a safe space with great adults who will help you excel in your school work. Contact Pastor Mike Snyder to get enrolled.

SMY Small Group Descriptions

junior high boys

A safe place where celebrating and mourning can happen in our faith journey. Students guide the discussion as much as the adult leaders do. A variety of games and fun activities are played and experienced because we believe work and play should be part of our daily lives.

junior high girls

This small group is a place to foster a safe sense of community through the sharing of experiences and by learning from and with each other.

senior high guys

This is a balanced and safe place to be ourselves: we can joke, play, and tap into awareness of and presence to all our emotions. We hope to provide an experience that demonstrates life is best done in community.

senior high girls

Everyone has her own seat at the table here. We believe we all have amazing potential, and are valuable, beautiful daughters of God. We will talk about scripture and life, and share with and pray for each other.

Youth Athletics

thursday night basketball

Room: 200, Gymnasium (enter through alley door)
Leader: Blake Alford (Sr. High), Nate Shane (Jr. High)

A space where junior and senior high students can play basketball and build relationships with adults from our congregation. Basketball is open to all students who wish to play, but no students may attend who are not planning on participating. After the first time attending, a guardian must sign the first-time participation form.

SMY Basketball tournament

Room: 200, Gymnasium
Leader: Blake Alford

This tournament is for students who are in 8th grade - 20 years of age. This will be a 3-on-3 tournament with prizes awarded to the top two teams. Come have some fun, compete, and make memories together.

martial arts

Room: Fellowship Hall West
Leader: Pastor Mike Snyder

All ages (6+) are welcome to join this ongoing group who trains in Tae Kwon Do under Fourth Dan Coach, Gene Fletcher. Come develop confidence, strength, and self-control with us. There is no charge for the activity (uniform and belt tests do cost, but are not required to participate), but you need to contact Pastor Mike Snyder to get enrolled.

Interested in serving with the Youth Ministry? Contact Pastor Mike Snyder or call the church office.