Summit Springs Youth Group Reconciling Statement
The Summit Springs Youth Group at Quail Springs United Methodist Church is a collective of students committed to radical inclusivity. Our members are committed to welcoming all persons regardless of race, social status, gender identity, or sexual orientation into a loving and supportive community. We believe in the sacred worth of all people and in equal rights as prescribed by Jesus in his instructions to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The members of Summit Springs demonstrate our love and acceptance through community action and advocacy as well as study and discernment.
No matter who you are or where you come from, if you are in 6th-12th grade, you are welcome at Summit Springs Youth. Our desire is to create a welcoming environment, in the midst of the busy lives of our students, where youth can encounter God’s love and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We hope you will join us as we share God’s love, love one another, and have some fun!
Each Sunday, 6th - 12th Graders meet for "Holy Spirit Check-in" from 9:30am to 10:00am in the Christian Life Center. During this time, we discuss how we have seen the Holy Spirit moving in our lives in the past week. It's a time of reflection to recognize both the large and small ways that God works in our everyday lives.
We either attend the 10:00 Summit Worship or 11:10 Sanctuary Worship as a group so that we can experience as many expressions available at QSUMC.
All ages gather from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for Youth Fellowship. During this time, our main purpose is to strengthen the bond between the youth who attend through food and fellowship. Examples of Sunday evening activities include community service, attending MetroWorship (quarterly worship service geared specifically for youth open to all youth groups in the OKC Metro), or playing giant icebreaker games, which is our chance to run around and be silly. Through these various Sunday evening activities, we hope our youth build strong bonds that evolve into lifelong friendships.
On most Sunday evenings, Youth Fellowship meets in the CLC, but be sure to subscribe to our e-mail list to be up-to-date on all the latest youth happenings.
All ages meet for Wednesday Evening "Bible Study" from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
On Wednesday evenings, we focus on scripture analysis and how the Bible can relate in the complex life of today's teenager. We work through both the inspirational bits and the "tough-to-get-through" parts and we take a critical look at what it means to be a Christian, what it means to be a Methodist, and how we live this out in our daily interactions.
Bible Study meets in the CLC every Wednesday.
We have many opportunities for adults to volunteer with Summit Springs Youth. Whether you currently have a child in the group or not, we would love to have you join us! Check out the list of opportunities and click here to complete the Summit Springs Volunteer Form to get started!
Transportation to MetroWorship, community outreach events, and other various needs
Donating Youth Fellowship meals on Sunday evenings
Volunteering during summer camp (the number of youth that can go depends on the number of adult volunteers that come with us)