Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

Youth – 2022

Letter from Youth Chaplain Kenny Hubbell, May 4, 2022

1. Graduating Seniors: We are honoring our graduating high school seniors on Sunday, May 15th in all services. For that Sunday, we create a “Senior Insert” that highlights the graduating high school seniors in our midst. If you would like your senior included, please email ken@palmaceia.org with a recent photo, their plan for next year (gap year, vocation, college, etc), and their intended major (if applicable). 

2. Service Opportunities:– Our high school service trip “Serve Local” (July 18-22) is nearly full — be sure to sign up ASAP if you want your high schooler to participate. Our middle school service trip “Disciple Now” (June 6-10) still has room and so we are making a change: RISING 9th GRADERS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE! In order to accommodate as many students as possible, we are again allowing rising 9th graders to sign-up for Disciple Now (Flyer attached)
If those dates and times don’t work, think about signing up to assist with VBS! There’s a need and you might fill it! Just click the link below! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0444ABAE229-help1

3. Final Youth Meetings:– We have youth group TONIGHT, May 4, 2022 and our End of the Year Party is NEXT WEEK! Middle schoolers meet in the gym from 6:00-7:30pm and high schoolers meet in the youth room from 7:30-8:45pm. All are welcome!– Our final “Talking PTS (philosophy, theology, and scripture)” meeting for high schoolers is this coming Monday from 7:30-8:30pm in the youth room.– Our middle school Formation X meetings on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:45am will NOT meet this coming Sunday (Mother’s Day), but will have their end of the year festivities on Sunday May 15th.

All regular youth programming will start back up in August!

Stay tuned for our summer event schedule and have a wonderful remainder of the school year!

SUMMER TRIPS 2022:

Disciple Now June 6-10
9am – 4pm Monday – Thursday
9am – 2pm Friday
Cost: $100

Disciple Now Service Week is a 5-day trip that never leaves Tampa and is
for rising 7th & 8th graders! Students meet each morning in the Youth Great Room where they participate in devotions and learn about God’s heart for service. The rest of the day is spent serving in various ministries throughout the Tampa Bay area. Service partners in the past include Beth-El Farmworkers Ministry, Feeding Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, and several others! Students can receive 20 service hours for full participation.

DNow Info & Signup Form is Online Here

Serve Local July 18-22
9am – 4pm Monday – Thursday
9am – 2pm Friday
Cost: $100

High School Serve Local Service Week – July 18th-22nd, 2022 for rising 9th -12th graders is a 5-day trip that never leaves Tampa! Mon-Thurs, 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-2pm. Students meet each morning for devotions; the rest of each day is spent serving in various ministries throughout Tampa Bay. Contact Pastor Kenny with questions — ken@palmaceia.org. Sign-up forms are online here. Cost is $100 & students can receive 20 service hours for full participation!

Serve Local Info & Signup Form is Online Here

Wednesdays
6-7:30pm: Middle School Youth Group
7:30-8:45: High School Youth Group

Sundays:
10-10:45: Formation X for middle schoolers in The Couch Room – EM 204.

Mondays:
7:30-8:30pm: High School Bible Study, now called “Talking PTS” meets in a hybrid fashion — in the Youth Room (EM 204) or on Zoom, resuming in 2022 on January 10th.
In “Talking PTS” or “Talking Points,” the PTS stands for Philosophy, Theology, and Scripture. We will teach on those three topics in a rotation format on Monday nights for high schoolers.

To be sure you’re on the email list, email Youth Chaplain Kenny Hubbell: Ken@palmaceia.org

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