Wintonbury Youth (WY) is all about helping students follow Jesus together...wherever He leads. Open to all 7th - 12th grade students, our youth group aims to create genuine community where individuals love, care for, and encourage one another in Christ, while sharing His love with the world.
Youth Ministry Director: Brian Sullivan
Youth Admin Assistant: Michele Dailey
WINTONBURY YOUTH SUMMER
During the summer, Wintonbury Youth have the opportunity to participate in a variety of special events and outings like those listed below.
July 11 & 25
August 22 (August 8 event canceled)
6-8pm at Wintonbury
Students entering grades 7-12, and those who just graduated 12th grade, join us and bring a friend! We’ll hang out and play games like ultimate Frisbee, Gau-Gau, Terminator, Pillow Polo, and more followed by a 20-30 minute devotional discussion.
THE HARTFORD PROJECT TEAM MEETING
Friday, July 12
6:30-8pm at Wintonbury
Our THP Team, students and adults, will be meeting this night to discuss the important information of the trip as well as go through some training to prepare for the trip. This will also be a great opportunity to grow as a team.
THE HARTFORD PROJECT MISSION TRIP (see below)
Please pray for our 28 students and six leaders as we serve in Hartford!
MOVIE NIGHT & COOKOUT
Saturday, July 20
7-10pm at the Dailey’s
Youth Ministry will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and s’mores stuff. We ask any youth attending to bring chips, drinks, or desserts to add to the fun.
Saturday, July 27
9am - afternoon
Meet @ the Dailey’s at 9am. Arrive at Matt’s Outback Paintball in Coventry by 10am and play all morning and into the afternoon. Cost = TBD based on participation. Sign up with Brian by July 21.
Sunday, July 28 - Thursday, August 1
Join the adventure and share the love of Christ with kids at Wintonbury by volunteering!
Contact: Cheryl B
WEEKEND OF SERVICE
Backpack Ministry Set-up
Friday, August 2
12pm at Wintonbury
Students and leaders will help set up for the Backpack Ministry Packing Party, which begins at 6:30pm. Come at noon or arrive later in the day. A pizza dinner will be provided for those staying for the whole afternoon. RSVP: Brian S
CHURCH ARMY WORSHIP & MINISTRY
Saturday, August 3
11:30am at Hartford City Hall
Worship service on the steps of City Hall where we will serve the homeless and the poor in Hartford. Brian will meet students there!
ALL-CHURCH SUMMER CELEBRATION
Saturday, August 24
Our last hurrah for the summer! We’ll celebrate with outdoor baptisms, food, games, Gau Gau and Cornhole tournaments (with prizes!), bonfire worship, and more. Come for part or all of the day. Friends welcome. Details here.
The Hartford Project Summer 2019
July 14 - 18
The Hartford Project (THP) is an urban ministry immersion experience for teenagers in New England. During THP, church youth groups are invited to come and spend the week in Hartford, where they will serve the community, learn about poverty, experience racial reconciliation, and build relationships with the wider body of Christ. This year, Wintonbury is participating in Week 2 of THP. Register today to secure your spot!
WINTONBURY YOUTH SCHOOL-YEAR
From September to June, students in 7th-12th grade meet on Sunday nights at Wintonbury. Every week, students have time to hang out and connect with one another in community. Our weekly focus will vary between the three formats listed below. Contact Brian or Michele to be added to our email list.
Bible Study Nights
Students and leaders will dig into God's word together. The night will include the study of one or more Bible passages, group discussion that includes how to apply Biblical truths to life, and prayer.
Social Issue Discussion Nights
Guest speakers will address current social issues, allowing students the opportunity to consider each topic through the lens of God's word. There will be time for questions, answers and honest discussion.
Could be (just about) anything as long as it's fun. Some things we have planned this year include aurvivor games, a movie night, and our annual Christmas parties.
The Hartford Project FallServe
The Hartford Project (THP) is an urban ministry immersion experience for teenagers in New England. During FallServe, church youth groups spend the weekend in Hartford, serving the community, learning about poverty, experiencing racial reconciliation, and building relationships with the wider body of Christ.
Middle School & High School Retreats
Each year, typically in the winter, Wintonbury participates in two weekend retreats: one for middle school students and one for high school students. Youth leaders will contact students and parents directly with details and registration information.
YOUTH GROUP PARTICIPATION RELEASE FORM
Parents: Please complete the following form for any students who want to participate in Youth Group.
A Note About Youth Group Volunteers
All Wintonbury Youth volunteers are carefully screened through an application and interview process; they also must agree to and pass a criminal background check before working with our youth.
All-Church Summer CelebrationSat, Aug.24, 10:00 AM
Shelter MinistrySat, Sep.14, 3:30 PM
Campus Serve DaySat, Sep.28, 9:00 AM
Clothes ClosetSat, Aug.17, 9:00 AM
Faith Quest 2019Sun, Jul.28, 6:00 PM
Bake SaleSun, Jul.28, 10:00 AM
A Taste of CitadelWed, Jul.10, 6:00 PM
Revitalize Community Health OutreachSat, Jun. 8, 9:00 AM
Easter Week at WintonburySun, Apr.14, 9:00 AM
GO Week 2019Sun, Feb.24, 9:00 AM
40 Days of PrayerSun, Jan.27, 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving at WintonburyWed, Nov.21, 7:00 PM
The Winty AwardsWed, Nov.21, 5:00 PM
Christmas Toy DriveSun, Nov.18, 9:00 AM
YES! WeekendSun, Sep.30, 9:00 AM
10 DaysSun, Sep. 9, 12:01 AM
I <3 HartfordSat, Aug.18, 10:00 AM
21 Days of PrayerSun, Jan. 7, 12:00 AM
YES! CHRISTMASSun, Dec.17, 9:00 AM