We meet every other Sunday from 7:00 to 8:30pm at EMC on 4th June, 18th June, 2nd July and 16th July for fun, fellowship and to learn more about God!
If you are between 13 and 18 come along and see what we do
May 2017 Youth Group News
EMC Youth Group
Although the youth club has only been around since September it has already embedded itself into my Sunday evenings. Every other week sees me hurrying through my dinner at such a pace that Usain Bolt would be jealous, only to arrive at the youth group to find more food. Perfect! Rachel quickly found out that the way to make us all participate was through our stomachs. So pretty much since the very first evening, Rachel has been prepared with all kinds of goodies. Obviously though, the youth group isn’t all about food. We do lots of activities that try and help us to develop our personal relationship with God. After the activities we usually have a discussion, which usually leads to a debate, which usually ends up about us arguing over America’s president… we’re forbidden to say his name. It’s great fun and I look forward to going. It’s an informal way of reaching God which, for me personally, is really nice because I’m not great at sitting still and praying and prefer to do something active. Our discussions have ranged from talking about housing Syrian refugees led by Neil Dallen, to having communion twice, once with Nik and once with Mark. It’s a great opportunity to listen to everyone’s viewpoints and what they have to say on current matters, The room is truly full of inspirational minds. The thing I like best about youth group is the fact that there is a time of silence, time together, time for food but most importantly time for prayer. We always have an open prayer at the end of the meeting where anyone can add in a prayer which is done in various ways- from prayer scrabble to consequences. Recently we’ve started prayer partners and for 10 minutes in the evening we discuss with our partner things that might be troubling us. There’s a prayer jar for any prayers we only want to share with God. It’s come so far already, so here’s to the next year of youth club! All we need to do now, is to finalise our name…
Youth Hall Song
This song, written by Abigail Janes, was sung by Allsorts on 21 April 2012 at the Youth Hall Opening to the tune of ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
Once a jolly scout hut, built some forty years before, Sat in the shade of our dear EMC, It had seen its fair share of children passing through its doors, All on a voyage of discovery.
This was our scout hut, 7th Epsom's scout hut, Built for a purpose, and built solidly. It was used, it was loved, it was filled with kit, and toys and games, Lifetimes of laughter and Gang Shows and glee.
Soon this old scout hut started showing signs of wear, Damp, peeling paint and lost tiles, two or three. So the leaders decided the time had come to ask for help Raising the funds for a 'Hall Charity'.
We need a Youth Hall, shiny new Youth Hall, Curtains and cushions, a nice pink settee ... With space for the Rainbows, Brownies, Cubs and Beavers, too, Space for the Guides and the odd scout marquee.
Discussions abounded, time went by and folk despaired, 'When will there be something concrete to see?' But the diggers arrived and started on the building work, Men fuelled with biscuits and large cups of tea!
Where is our Youth Hall? We need our Youth Hall! 'Where is our car park?' was cried desperately. And then, slowly but surely, the walls grew up from empty ground; Built in accordance with planners' decree.
Now it's one year later, the building's up, the diggers gone. Dust is still settling, but hearts are set free. 7th Epsom have now got a cracking new headquarters here. The papers are signed, and we're holding the key!
We've got a Youth Hall, we've got a Youth Hall, Proudly it rises behind EMC, Where youngsters are nurtured through challenge, fun and TLC, Writing the next page in youth history.