JAM - we would like to thank you for taking time to read all about our youth group which is for young people in school years 7 and above. We would like to give you a quick rundown as to what actually happens at JAM.
JAM is actually short for Jesus and Me and this is our main aim to share Jesus Christ with the young people in West Row and surrounding villages. We meet every Friday evening (in term time), we kick off at 8pm where we begin with a few active games such as speedball, crab football, human battleships, dodge ball, rag hockey and bucketball – these games usually last up to 45mins. After a time of active games we then have a short time together listening to God’s word. This time together may involve a particular focus on a Bible Character like Joseph or Esther or a more topical subject for instance; if we could ask God one question what would it be?? During these talks we may have a time of interactive discussion too.
For the final part of our evening together we sometimes have a more leisurely activity such as quizzes, human Cluedo and other more relaxed games. The evening finishes at 9.00pm.
Usually once a term we spend time with other church youth groups in the area where a similar programme is followed, we may also go off campus for a night of bowling or the local sports centre. Throughout the evening a tuck shop is available from which you can purchase sweets and drinks.
In the summer months we do try to take advantage of the lighter evenings and hopefully nice weather so that we can play active games outside such as rounders, catch the flag and the wide game. We may also venture out into the village for a treasure hunt or trade an elastic band for something bigger and better, this seems to bring much fun to the young people.
During the summer holidays we try to arrange a week away at a young people’s activity centre, located in mainland UK. This is a week where we can have more fun together playing competitive team games, outings and enjoy a lot of food prepared for us. The camp does involve a time of listening and trying to understand what God has to say to us from his word the Bible.
We try to put together a fun filled programme each week and it would be great to see you so why not come along and see for yourself what JAM is all about.
For more information contact Neil Green - firstname.lastname@example.org