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Senior High Youth Group

Calvary’s Senior High Youth Group is open to any high school youth, regardless of religious affiliation. This fellowship group provides senior high youth the opportunity to learn and grow in their faith with God through Christ, shared in fellowship and discussion groups; retreats; mission activities; and participating with other United Methodist youth groups and Conference events.

Regularly scheduled meetings 

Meetings are held the first and third Sunday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the youth room.

Retreats and Activities

Several recent retreats and activities have included:
  • Skye Farm Retreats – Friday thru Sunday retreat at Skye Farm Camps in Warrensburg, NY. Weekend filled with fellowship, Christian message, worship and fun.
  • Fun activities and trips: midnight bowling; snow tubing; and trips, such as Hershey Park!
  • Fundraisers to support mission projects and Youth Group activities have included: pancake breakfasts, holiday boutique, Super Bowl snacks, Dulcimer Festival luncheon, and spaghetti dinners.
  • In early May, the Senior High Fellowship develops and leads Sunday morning worship. Each service is unique and completely youth driven.

Mission Opportunities 

There are several opportunities throughout the year to spread God’s message, they include:
  • Mission of Peace – an opportunity for a youth to travel to places like India, Nicaragua, Cuba, China, etc to learn how they worship God. This is coordinated through the Northeastern Jurisdictional Council.
  • Collect Aluminum Tabs to support the Shriners Hospital in Boston
  • Serve meals at the Capital City (Albany) Rescue Mission
  • Provide a monthly stipend to Compassion International to support an “adopted youth” in Burkina Faso, Africa

Fellowship with Methodist Youth

Calvary participates in the Upper New York Annual Conference Youth Gathering in Syracuse in late April. Youth gather to share a unique message, in a youth organized environment.

Every four years the Methodist Youth hold a national gathering. In the past these events have been held in Greensboro, NC and Purdue University, Indiana. This is a 5-day event with over 8,000 youth to share their love for Christ and learn new ways to spread his message.

Staff 

Steve Balogh, Director of Senior High Youth Group