Youth & Young Adult Ministry
THE ORCHARD is the whole Youth Ministry at South Church Hartford. Our ministry is building an IDENTITY in Christ, a COMMUNITY in which to belong, and a PURPOSE to change our culture. We are planting the truth into youth so they become men and women of Jesus Christ.
Check out our Youth website: http://theorchardhartford.weebly.com/
Lost and Found
Our youth group is called Lost & Found, and it is designed for our 6th-12th grade students. We meet on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. We do Bible study, games, events and arts. This is a safe place for our youth to grow, have fun, and build on our community. We are a small number of students from various backgrounds.
This is our Sunday morning classes for youth to emerging adults. Here, our goal is to teach Christian education, life skills, and insight in scripture. We create groups based on needs: some groups will be mixed, some will be just young men, young women, etc. We meet from 9:30 – 10:45 am every Sunday morning.
War Art Redemption (WAR)
WAR is a gaming fellowship for online gamers and fantasy gamers (tabletop, card, etc). Our hope is to create gaming guilds and clans that reflect a Christian atmosphere for all types of gamers. We currently play Star Wars Tabletop, PS4 and PC. All are welcome to help build this community.
The Hartford Project
We also partner with The Hartford Project (THP). THP is an urban ministry immersion experience for teenagers in New England. Church youth groups are invited to come and live at South Church for a week at a time in the summer. During the week they serve the community, learn about poverty, experience racial reconciliation, and build relationships with the wider body of Christ. For more info visit: thehartfordproject.org
Every summer we send youth (ages 7 to 12) and leaders for a week of fun and spiritual growth. Summer camp experiences change lives forever. You do not want to miss this amazing opportunity.