Starkdale Youth Ministry Schedule – November 2015

Nov. 1     All Hallows Eve Party! Pumpkin Bowling, Piñatas, Bobbing for Apples, costume contest, free pizza & candy. There will be a discussion about what the Bible has to say about the dark side (evil/demons) and God’s victory over evil! Costume is optional. 6-7 P.M.

Nov. 8     The Valley’s Got Talent Competition!  Similar to American Idol and The Voice. Come cheer on our Allegheny Angels. Brian Johnson of The Voice will be a celebrity guest judge! Big Red High School auditorium. 6-8 P.M.

Nov. 14     Chris Tomlin Concert–Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. $15 per ticket. We will leave the church parking lot at 5:30 P.M. and return at 10:30 P.M. Concert starts at 7 P.M.

Nov. 15     God & Science Night-What does the Bible say about science? Where did the world come from? What about evolution? Come out to hear about this topic in today’s skeptical world. 6-7:15 P.M.



Photos from the Youth Group Bonfire October 2015












Youth News – October 2015

 sym_logoHere are some youth ministry highlights from the last month…

 We had an average of around 35 people out for our last four youth meetings.

The Valley’s Got Talent event is coming again in November and will be bigger and better than ever and will feature celebrity guest judge Brian Johnson from “The Voice” TV show.  It will take place on Sunday night Nov. 8th at 6:00 at the Big Red Auditorium.  There also will be open tryouts at the center court of the Fort Steuben Mall Oct. 24th from 2:00-3:30 with registration from 1:30-2:00.

Maurice Clarett spoke to around 350 people at the All Valley Youth Rally and also to 650 students at Big Red HS.  He shared his testimony even at the school event!

The Toronto Jr. High Fellowship of Christian Athletes Program has started and after one week has doubled in size from 12 to 24 students!  The HS group at Toronto will begin soon!

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Youth News – September 2015

Dear Starkdale Parents, Youth and Friends,

It was an exciting summer for the youth ministry highlighted especially by the Philadelphia/Allentown mission trip in late July. We also took part in the Hometown Talent Celebration, the Back-to-School bash at the Urban Mission, the Trash to Treasure sale, the Victory in Da Ville Festival, and a number of us took part in preparing and serving food to the homeless at the Urban Mission on a weekly basis. We also have been having an average of 7 teenagers every Wednesday night for the Wednesday night adult Bible Study.

We just had around 35 people out for a last three youth meetings. Sunday night, September 13 will be an unbelievable evening featuring 10 youth acts including the Allegheny Angels and then followed by a dramatic testimony by former Ohio State Buckeye national champion football player Maurice Clarett. It will run from 6:00-8:00 and will take place at the Big Red Auditorium and it is free of charge.

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Youth Ministry Fall/Winter 2015 Schedule

Aug. 30                    Bowling Kick-Off Night.  At Steel Valley Lanes in Weirton.  We will meet at the church at 5:45 and return at 7:45.  Cost for bowling, shoes, and pizza/pop is $5.

Sept. 6                     Labor Day Weekend – No youth meeting.  Enjoy time with your family.

Sept. 13th                All Valley Youth Rally Featuring Maurice Clarett and 10 different youth artists including the Allegheny Angels.  6:00-8:00 at the Big Red Auditorium.  Free of charge.

Sept. 20th                “Storytellers Night”!  This is one of our most popular nights as we will have a number of people share their life story/testimony!  Tamika Sutton, Victoria Fallon (of AIM Ministries) and a couple of others.  You won’t want to miss it and everyone is welcome!  6:00-7:30

Sept. 27th                “God & Hip Hop Night” A night of great music and a powerful message featuring the Fletcher Boys and Elias the Prophit.    6:00-7:30 @ Starkdale Church Youth Room

Oct. 3th                   iServe Steubenville at Urban Mission from 9-3 PM including a bunch of area churches this year as we will help out urban mission sort food, paint etc.

Oct. 4th                   Starkdale “Hymnfest” Night featuring the Allegheny Angels and lots of other dynamic bands. Free of charge and starts at 7:00 and ends at 8:30. There are free desserts and drinks at the concert as well. Last year everyone I spoke with loved it!

Oct. 11th                 Firing Line Night – You have tough questions about God and the Bible?  Bring them on!!!  6:00-7:15

Oct. 18th                  All Valley Youth Rally @ Big Red Auditorium with great bands and an inspiring message.  Will take place from 6:00-8:00

Oct. 25th                  “Storytellers Night”!  This is one of our most popular nights as we will have a number of people share their life story/testimony!  You won’t want to miss it and everyone is welcome!  6:00-7:30

Nov. 1st                    “All Hallows Eve” (Halloween) Party!!!  This has been our best attended regular youth event at the church the last two years!  It is awesome!  There is Pumpkin Bowling, Piñatas, bobbing for apples, a costume contest, tons of free pizza and candy and a talk about what the Bible has to say about the “dark” side (evil/demons) and God’s victory over evil!  Dressing up is optional but either way please attend this meeting if at all possible!  Invite friends too!  6:00-7:30

Nov. 8th                   The Valley’s Got Talent Competition! @ Big Red High School Auditorium. Do you like American Idol or “The Voice”… if so come on out and cheer on (hopefully) our ”Allegheny Angels” during this awesome event!!!   We had over 700 there last year!  It is free of charge and Brian Johnson of the Voice will be a celebrity guest judge! 6:00-8:00