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Youth and Their Families Ministry
Empowering Youth and Their Families for Lifelong Discipleship

Becoming Diciples

Rooted White 2016-2017Our youth and families team follows the vision “Empowering Youth and Their Families for Lifelong Discipleship.” Everything we do with our young people, we do, so that by the time they graduate from High School they have grown deep roots in the faith through biblical literacy, spiritual practices, relationships with other youth and mentoring adults as well as mission within and  outside the walls of Woods. The goal is that our young people “practice discipleship” now so that it comes naturally for them when they reach adulthood and beyond. You are invited to grow deep roots in the faith through programs, events, retreats, Sunday morning study, evening fellowships and more. Click around our site and find out how YOU can plug in as a parent or a youth. Click here for details about our vision and the scope and sequence for the youth programs. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Meet the Team!

Holly Albrecht - Staff:  Interim Director of Family Life 
Jon Wood - Chair of Ministry, Elder
Mark Bennett - Elder 
Megan KilpatrickElder
Bonnie Habicht - Confirmation Co-Chair
Kathy Maxa - Confirmation Co-Chair
Vic Marone - WoodsWork Adult Chair 

                      YATF Ministry Member 
Holly Albrecht - MS Sunday Night LIve
Andrew Wiley & Elysia Merrill - HS SEEK
Nancy Jackson - 10th-12th grade

Coordinator of HS Sunday Bible study and Mission
Greg & Karen Gonyeau - 8th grade “CHOSEN” 

                                           Sunday school Leader
Kayleen Clute - 6th & 7th Grade 

                         Sunday school Leader 
Emma Cooley -  WoodsWork Youth Chair

Donna Stolarczyk - Staff: Coordinator for Family Ministries

How Do I Connect?


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Follow us on Facebook! Middle School can connect through Instagram! See what is being talked about with the High School on Twitter. We also send out weekly email updates, and information is always posted on the youth bulletin board outside of Zimmerman Hall and within our Sunday bulletins. You can even email Donna Stolarczyk with any questions, issues or ideas if you cannot find what you are looking for!

We want to send you reminders through text about upcoming events! Use Remind. Sign up is easy!

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Picnic Table Build 2016

Service Opportunity for all Grade 6-12 Youth

We are building picnic tables for the Local Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake that they will give to local Habitat families. Extra tables we build will either be sold in the Habitat ReStore or taken on the WoodsWork Mission trip to be donated to the new Habitat homeowners.

There are two shifts to accommodate your busy weekend schedule. Come for one or both (all are encouraged to come for both.)  No skill level is required.  CLICK HERE to see more details.

Shift 1:  9:00am -11:30am

Shift 2:  12:30pm - 3:00 pm

SIGN UP for the Picnic Table Build Sunday mornings in Confirmation, Middle School Sunday school, High school Bible study, MS Sunday Night Live, HS Seek, OR HERE to register on the web.

Participants Need a Woods Church 2016-2017 Liability Form

Must wear work boots or closed toe shoes

Lunch will be provided at 11:30AM

Work will take place in the back parking lot next to the CDC and garage storage units

Questions? contact Scott Wiley