The PBC Youth Ministry is a time for Middle and High-School Students to grow in their walks with God and in their relationships with one another through weekly Youth Group Gatherings (Sunday afternoons from 3-4:30pm), Monthly Activities, and Summer mission-camp opportunities. For more information about the youth ministry, please contact Pastor Armal.
One of our goals is to do regular activities designed to engage students in a variety of fun ways. In the past, we have had a hayride/bonfire, scavenger hunt, D-Now overnight event, Christmas-themed progressive dinner, bowling, dodgeball and more. We’ve also served at Madison Fields, a farm that focuses on people with special needs, packed meals for Rise Against Hunger, and have served at the Frederick Rescue Mission.
Plans for the 2023-2024 School Year:
Mark your Calendar and Please join us at our youth events and community service opportunities:
- *Poolesville Day – Saturday, September 23rd (8am-6pm)
- Youth Cook-out/Kick-Off Night – Sunday, September 24th @ 5pm
- Scavenger Hunt – Sunday, October 15 (3-5pm)
- *Rise Against Hunger – Saturday, October 7th – (10am-1pm) – we’ll gather in the gym at church to pack up approximately 15,000 meals to be sent all over the world.
- *OCC Shoebox Packing Party, Saturday, November 4 @ 9am – We will gather to pack Christmas shoeboxes for kids around the world by partnering with Samaritan’s Purse. Our goal for this year is 100 Shoeboxes!
- Medi-Memo Retreat – Friday-Sunday; November 10-12 @ Skycroft Center; Cost $155
- Progressive Dinner – Saturday, December 2nd (6pm-10pm). We’ll go to a few different houses for various parts of the meal (appetizer, main course, dessert), play games, and exchange white elephant gifts.
- Chili Cookoff/Auction – December 30 (time TBD) – This is an opportunity to fellowship with the family at PBC while also raising funds for the Summer Youth Activities.
- *M-Fuge Summer Trip – Virginia Beach – (June 17-21) – Cost: $TBD
- *Adventures in Art Camp – July 15-19 (9am-12pm)
- Cedarbrook Camp, PA – Dates/Cost: TBD
*Indicates Service Opportunity for youth in middle and high school to earn SSL hours.
If you have thoughts and ideas for some fun things we can do to build relationships and make a difference in our community, feel free to contact Pastor Armal.
We believe that students can make a difference in the world and in our community. These are some ways they can serve and impact their world and community:
- M-Fuge Virginia Beach – June 17-21, 2024- Cost: $TBD – M-Fuge is a summer camp and mission trip all wrapped up together. There are crazy summer camp games, meaningful times of worship, and growth oriented Bible Studies – along with impactful opportunities to minister in the community. If you’re interested in going – contact Pastor Armal for more details.
- Frederick Rescue Mission Enrichment Camp – Dates: TBD – This is an opportunity for youth and adults to come along side at-risk elementary aged students in Frederick count to provide a fun and engaging experience in games, academics, Bible stories, and more.
- Adventures in Art Camp – July 15-19, 2024 – this is a summer camp for kids in grades 1-8 that PBC hosts. High School students are invited to help serve and make a difference in the lives of elementary and middle school students in our community.
- Cedarbrook Camp – Dates: TBD – This is a fun and enriching summer camp for all ages of students – from 1st through 12th grade. Contact Pastor Joel for more information.
Check out more details on the PBC Youth Group Page.