Turning Point Youth Group


TURNING POINT YOUTH GROUP

Turning Point is a place where you can learn and grow in your walk with Christ at your own pace. We strive to make a safe place for students to be themselves and to turn their lives towards Jesus Christ.

Don’t worry about where you stand in your faith walk. Whether you are a Bible Vet or still figuring out where Genesis is, YOU ARE WELCOME! We would love to have you.

You will have the chance to meet new friends, learn new music or sing along to songs you already know, experience the Bible in a completely different way.


It is whatever you need it to be, come see what we're all about!

If you have any questions about the youth ministry at Pender please fill out the comment form below.

All youth in grades 7th-12th are invited to bring your friends and join our Turning Point Youth Group every Sunday night.

How to get involved in the Youth Ministry at Pender…

Sunday School- Join us for a journey deep into THE WORD. We don’t just read the scriptures. We discuss together what they mean to us and how we can apply them to our faith journey. Come see how you can grow your appreciate for The Word and add it into your daily life.

Topic: Youth Sunday School
Time: Sundays @ 10am-11am
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2255907959
Meeting ID: 225 590 7959
Passcode: Text "youth" to 540.712.6278 to get the Zoom password

Youth Group– Youth Group meets most Sunday evenings from 7pm- 8:30 pm via Zoom. We have a bunch of laughs, time to connect with each other, and time to dive deeper into the Bible! This is NACHO average Zoom call!

Zoom Link
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98465216472?pwd=VVlFZGpsRnhQNE1POUVGeWRsdVNXUT09
Meeting ID: 984 6521 6472
Passcode: Text "youth" to 540.712.6278 to get the Zoom password

Gaming Hours Mondays @ 4:30-5:30, 5:45pm-6:45pm Starting Feb 8th

Join us on Mondays at 4:30pm-5:30pm and at 5:45pm-6:45pm for some video games! No that is not a typo, come play some games with us. And if Raymond is on the controller, prepare to lose. Sign ups will be limited to 4 people per session. Masks are required and social distancing will be required. Sign up via the sign-up genius HERE. If you sign up and then cannot attend, please undo your sign up so that someone else can attend.

Youth Bells Tuesdays @ 6pm-6:45pm Starting Feb 16th

Youth Bells is back!. We are going to bring bells back in a small group fashion (quartets, trios, etc). This allows us to stay safe as well as have some fun as we can ring again. Youth Bells will start on Tuesday Feb 16th from 6pm-6:45pm. . Masks are required and social distancing will be required.

Sign up via the sign-up genius HERE. If you sign up and then cannot attend, please undo your sign up so that someone else can attend.

Bible Study Wednesdays at 4:30pm-5:30pm Starting Feb 10th

Bible Study is Back and Better than ever! Join us on Wednesdays at 4:30 in the youth room for video bible study. We will watch a short video, have a discussion, and explore how it relates to the bible. There is no extra work or reading required before or after. You can also attend via zoom. Sign ups limited to 10 people. Masks are required and social distancing will be required.

Sign up via the sign-up genius HERE. If you sign up and then cannot attend, please undo your sign up so that someone else can attend.

Attend virtually HERE.

Tai Chi Feb 20th- 10am-11am @ Pender

Pandemic got you in a twist? All stressed out with nothing to do? Join us on Feb 20th for 10am-11am for a Tai Chi class led Blake a local Tai Chi instructor. Sign Ups limited to 10 people. Masks are required and social distancing will be required. Sign up via the sign-up genius HERE. If you sign up and then cannot attend, please undo your sign up so that someone else can attend.

 

Social Justice Event w/ Steve Jennings Feb 21st 7pm-8pm @ Pender

This is the rescheduled Social Justice Event from Jan 31st. On January 31st at Feb 21st 7pm-8pm, Steve Jennings from Teens Opposing Poverty will join us to talk about poverty in our community. Teens Opposing Poverty is an organization that enables youth to take a leadership role in the fight against hunger and poverty. Sign up to attend in person HERE or find the link to view online live HERE.

 

Youth Hikes

Fairfax County Released a first hike of 2021 list full of family friendly hikes. Challenge officially accepted! We are going to tackle these trails once a month until we complete the list. The dates and locations for all the hikes are below. Make sure that you bring water and dress appropriately for the activity and the weather. Sign Ups are limited to 10 people. Masks are required and social distancing will be required. Sign up via the sign-up genius HERE. If you sign up and then cannot attend, please undo your sign up so that someone else can attend.

 

Saturday Feb 27th 11am-12:30pm Hike @ Cub Stream Valley Trail CUB RUN STREAM VALLEY TRAIL
4630 STONECROFT BLVD, CHANTILLY, VA 20151

 

Saturday March 13th  11am-12:30pm @ Hollows Trail

RIVERBEND PARK – HOLLOWS TRAIL
8700 POTOMAC HILLS ST, GREAT FALLS, VA 22066

 

Saturday April 17th 11am-12:30pm  @ Lake Accotink

LAKE ACCOTINK CCT FROM LAKE ACCOTINK DAM NORTH
7500 ACCOTINK PARK ROAD, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22150

 

Saturday May 15th 11am-12:30pm @ Wetland Boardwalk Trail

THE WETLAND BOARDWALK TRAIL
3701 LOCKHEED BLVD, ALEXANDRIA VA 22306

 

Volunteers Needed 

We are in search of some volunteers that can help served the various upcoming events in the youth ministry. We are looking for Sunday School Teachers to be added to our rotation of Sunday School Teachers. We are also looking for mentors for confirmation. Confirmation mentors are people who will connect and form a relationship with our confirmands as they learn more about their faith and our church. We are also looking for volunteers to help put together encouragement bags to be distributed to our youth! If any of these these opportunities seem like a fit for you, please contact me. We would love to get you involved with our amazing youth ministry.


Mission Trips– In the summer the youth group takes a trip to Philippi West Virginia and works for a week in the community of Philippi. We work with a United Methodist organization called Heart and Hand. In Philippi youth and adults are able to serve others through working on various work sites. In the evenings there is time for games, worship, and student lead devotions. This is a great week to really connect with God and each other.


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