We have so many fun youth activities going on during our Sunday mornings and throughout the week! Take a look below to see what's on, and send an email to Ollie if you'd like to join or find out more!
Powerhouse – Every Friday night we meet at our building in Putnoe to hang out together with game consoles, crafts and sports, play hilarious games and spend times in smaller groups chatting about specific topics, an event that’s happened, pretty much everything and anything. Powerhouse meets between 6:15 – 7:45pm and is primarily for Year 6 – Year 8.
Openhouse – Every Friday night we meet at our building in Putnoe to hang out together, play big group games and spend times in smaller groups chatting about specific topics, an event that’s happened, pretty much everything and anything. Openhouse meets between 8:15 – 9:45pm and is primarily for Year 9 – Year 13.
Devoted - Every other Sunday (most regularly in the evening) we meet together with those in Year 10 and above for a chilled evening at Ollie's house. A normal evening will see us playing games together with snacks and drinks with us then moving onto a bible study or activity. Whilst this is our most regular structure sometimes we will spend time just having a meal together or even attend another event as a group. For the most up to date information check out @woodsideyouth on Instagram or email Ollie.
Clusters – For the academic year either two or three young people will be put into a cluster with one of our incredible leaders. This will be a group where we can bible study together, chat about anything, and ask for and pray for each other. The aim would be for a cluster to meet once a month and this would be arranged depending on who is part of each group. We don’t expect everyone to want to do this but are opening it up to all age groups with a few adaptations made for those that are older, one of these being that if everyone is Year 10 or above we would have a Whatsapp group running alongside the monthly meetups.
Our youth take part in the service as well as having a specific time set aside for them. At both our Putnoe and Great Denham locations we play games, hang out and engage with teaching/learning activities.
During the morning those that are in year groups 6 - 8 go out after the worship three times a month and those in the age groups 10 - 12 go out after the worship 2 - 3 times a month. (This older group works very closely alongside our Devoted group)
Once a month at each venue when the youth are in the service the preach will be specified to a younger age making room for us as a youth group to be more a part of our wider church family. On these weeks we will also gather together in the evening as youth from both our locations and all our groups for Youth Church. An evening of Big Games and age specific teaching/worship.
Throughout all of our Sunday activities we love and aim to see our young people not only build life long relationships with each other but also a life long relationship with God. We believe that by varying the size of our gatherings through the week and on Sundays, all our young people will be best equipped to do this.
Ollie Hearn - Youth Pastor
Dave Hunt (Trustee with Youth Oversight)
Matty Andrews (Powerhouse Lead)
Abi Tuffin (Putnoe Lead - alongside Ollie Hearn)
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
If you (or your young person) are in a school year group between 6 – 13 and want to come along to one of our groups then we would love to see you!
If it is your first time it would be really helpful for a parent/carer to complete our Youth Permission Form and send it to Ollie Hearn or bring it to your first group. After that you are all sorted and are welcome to join us. There’s no need to book in to any of our regular meetings, however if it is your first time and you want to let us know feel free to email Ollie or drop us a DM on our Instagram (@woodsideyouth).