Who & What?
A benefice run youth group exploring Christianity in a fun and interactive way
YOUTH Here in the United Benefice (Youth HUB) is for young people from Yr 3 to Yr 13. There is a charge of £1 to cover the cost of snacks and help fund materials and social activities.
When & Where?
Youth HUB meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month (see What’s On for dates) from 4pm to 5.30pm at Orsett Churches Centre to enjoy fun activities, friendship, worship and some snacks.
The young people are split into two groups – Yr 3 to Yr 6. and, Yr 7 plus, who undertake fun activities to explore a Christian theme in age appropriate way, or, talk from an invited guest, or, other activity. It is also planned to visit other youth groups, churches and places of interest.
As well as the regular meetings, the group have social events, generally involving food of some description; they also take part in wider faith based activities. Older members of Youth HUB sometimes assist with Kidz K’nexion Plus, our holiday club for children.
Young Enthusiastic Service (YES)
The group also does something we call ‘YES’ (Young Enthusiastic Service), where the young people organise and run a Family service 3 times a year, once in each church in the Benefice. Which involves; greeting people, taking the collection, leading the service, writing a lesson based on a bible passage or story and prayers.
These services have been met with praise and positive comments from those attending.
A number of the older young people and adult helpers have attended the ‘SOLID’ Christian Youth Event at Stubbers Outdoor Centre in Upminster for the last 2 years. Some have stayed for the whole weekend and some of the younger ones have just come for the Saturday. SOLID offers opportunities to for worship and for taking part in a range of activities and using the facilities at Stubbers. It encourages teamwork as the young people help and encourage each other and grow in faith. https://www.hobnob.org.uk/news/solid-7-8-july-2018-stubbers/