2022-23 Cubes

Sundays, beginning September 18

CPC Youth Registration and Information

for 2022-2023

 

Dear Middle School and High School Students and Families,

 

We are excited to announce our return to Sunday nights at CPC! We will begin our program year on September 18 at 5pm and we invite you to join us! Our youth ministry leadership team has some exciting plans (and back-up plans) to share with you! Whether you are a returning Cubee or it is your first time joining the middle school group as a sixth grade, you have a place at CPC. 

 

  • Fall-tastic Fun at the Forge, August 28, 12-3pm. Students and their friends are invited to some high flying fun adventure or low-key hangouts over snacks at The Forge: Lemont Quarries. Please register by August 26 as we need to share our final number with the site! Event information can be found by clicking here!

 

  • Forms are due Sunday, September 4, whether or not you are going on the high school retreat! Feel free to forward this to friends! The early deadline is so we can be ready to go on retreat as well as start to form cubes.

 

  • We are moving to online registration this year! Hooray! Please note: while the registration is for your students, parents/caregivers also need to “register.” Make sure the boxes of both students eligible for the program AND adults/caregivers are checked!

 

  • Click the button below to register and pay online! We still need some annual forms like the medical form, copies of insurance cards and retreat waivers returned to us on paper. You can find those on the online registration form. (We will be happy to copy your card here in the church office.)

 

  • Often cubes are better when you are not with all of your best friends – there is more to talk about and you get to know more people. Please consider leaving the ‘who do you want to be in cube with’ spaces blank or filling them with names of people who you would like to get to know better.  

 

  • High School retreat is September 9-11 at Great Oaks Camps in Lacon, IL. Make every effort to come – it’s a great weekend! The waiver is included in this registration information. Cost is $150, but full and partial scholarships are available so contact Pastor Susan for more info. 

 

  • Freshmen students will be placed in cubes with students from other classes. If 9th graders are interested in being confirmed, we will have opportunities for them to do so throughout the year with Confirmation Sunday being celebrated on May 14, 2023.

 

I am looking forward to the start of CPC Youth 2022-2023! There is a lot of fun to be had and a lot of great topics to talk about!! If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out to me by email or phone (630-323-6522).

 

In Christ,

 

Susan Tindall

Transitional Associate Pastor

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You can find all the up-to-date news in our weekly youth email, or by contacting Pastor Susan at susan.tindall@chcpc.org.

Not on the mailing list? Contact Pastor Susan!

Visit the Events page for weekly updates!

Visit our Worship page for more information on how to worship with us on Sunday mornings.

Details: August 28, 12-3pm, $5 cost

Hey CPC Youth! Join us to kick off the cubes year with some Forge fun!! We wanted to start the program year off in a truly spectacular way! All CPC middle school and high school students and their friends are invited to The Forge: Lemont Quarries on Sunday, August 28 from 12-3pm!

With the generosity of the BJ Wright Fund, this event will only cost $5 which includes food and admissions ticket for the climbing walls and zip-line attractions! Whether you want high flying fun or chill catch up time, we have something for everyone.

Bring friends to either hang out in our gazebo area or go crazy on all of the climbing/zipline attractions. There will be pizza!! Transportation is on your own but if you need a ride we can connect you with families we know are attending!

You must RSVP by Aug. 26 as we have to give a final count 24 hours prior to the event and also must fill out the online waiver form**

Register at  https://onrealm.org/cpc/Registrations/Registrants/c4399f46-f25d-40f9-a6d5-aee7013b702b?congregantView=True

Fall Kick-Off - Falltastic Fun at the Forge!

 

High School Cubes

Begins Sunday, Sept 18 5:00 - 6:-15 pm

Cubes is our High School Youth program for youth in grades 9-12. It's open to all CPC families and friends. ALL are welcome! Our youth are encouraged to further explore their faith in Jesus and what being a Christian means in today’s world. Students meet with leaders in “Cubes” - small discussion groups - for study, discussion and activities that help them to explore their spirituality, values, and relationships with others and with God. Cube time is a safe place to explore and discuss issues without being judged. Two retreat trips are typically scheduled each year with the Fall retreat September 9-11 at Great Oaks in Lacon, IL.

 

9th grade students will be placed in cubes with students from other classes. If 9th graders are interested in being confirmed, we will have opportunities for them to do so throughout the year with Confirmation Sunday being celebrated on May 14, 2023.

For more information regarding Youth Ministries, contact:  

Rev. Susan Tindall, Transitional Associate Pastor/ Acting Director of Youth and Family Ministries, at susan.tindall@chcpc.org

 
 

Westminster Fellowship

WF is all about fun and Christian service, and it is open to any and all high school students. WF will meet on select Sundays, typically following Disciples and Post-Disciples Cubes. Students are invited to participate as often as they’d like. CPC Youth activities sponsored by WF have include a road rally, dodgeball nights, the summer work mission trips (Caravans), rake-n-run, a dinner theater fundraiser, 30 Hour Famine, Whirly Ball, gutter sundaes (aka: “eating ice cream out of  a gutter” .. (don’t worry, it’s clean!). Hope to see you there!

Weekly Schedule

High Cubes will typically meet Sunday nights from 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm, discussing such things as friendship, acceptance, forgiveness, being called by God, families, and other topics relevant to life as a high school student. We also have a variety of special events scheduled throughout the year so be sure to sign up for the ALL youth email list by contacting the office at office@chcpc.org

 

Retreats

2022 High School Cubes Retreat 

Sept. 9-11

Great Oaks Camps, Lacon, IL

 

Make every effort to come – it’s a great weekend! The waiver is included in this registration information. Cost is $150, but full and partial scholarships are available so contact Pastor Susan for more info. 

The weekend will be full of great small group discussions, engaging times of learning, meaningful & fun music, great games & activities, and the opportunity to enjoy a weekend away with old and new friends! Retreats also, and most importantly, provide an incredible space to further explore and deepen our faith in God.

High School Youth will attend two weekend-long retreats a year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring.  

For more information regarding Youth Ministries, contact:  

Rev. Susan Tindall, Transitional Associate Pastor/ Acting Director of Youth and Family Ministries, at susan.tindall@chcpc.org

 

Summer Caravans

Youth and their adult leaders have been participating in annual summer Mission Caravans for generations at CPC. In recent summers, Caravans worked on construction and rehab of homes in West Virginia and Virginia, as well as volunteering with special-needs children at Camp Courageous in Iowa. 

Virginia Caravan: June 11-18

We are in conversations with Binns-Counts Community Center and hope to return to this beloved site to build and learn about the ways they are sharing generosity and compassion in Virginia! The trip is designed for high school students but we are always looking for adult chaperons to join us!

 

Camp Courageous Caravan: July 31-Aug 5

High School students are invited to spend a week as volunteer counselors at a camp for mentally and/or physically challenged children and teens. You will work long hours, do meaningful work that will help campers have a great week, and have a great time doing it!

Applications are still being accepted!!

For more information regarding Caravans, contact:  

Rev. Susan Tindall, Transitional Associate Pastor/ Acting Director of Youth and Family Ministries, at susan.tindall@chcpc.org

 

Youth Group Fundraisers

Each year Caravan participants pay to go on Caravans, but that doesn’t cover the entire cost.  The Youth Group does fundraising to make up the difference.  We also welcome program donations to help defray the expenses.

 

College Ministry

How do we stay connected with our youth who have gone on to college?  Periodic communications and a winter retreat or open house during school break help keep college students connected. Check out the CPC Youth Alumni Facebook Page for current events geared to the 18-25 yr old age group.

Post-Post Disciples Christmas Break Event for

Classes of 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Tuesday, December 28

11:00 am-6 pm

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Former youth program students are invited to go bowling, eat pizza and paint on the youth lounge walls during Christmas Break! We will be gathering from 11am-6 pm on December 28 to reconnect and make some new memories, too! If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Woody or Pastor Susan. We look forward to hear about all of the amazing things you are doing after high school.

 

How Can You Help?

Volunteer to be a Cube leader or a WF leader! These ministries don’t happen without the loving and hard-working presence of adults from our church who love Jesus, love CPC, and love to mentor youth! If you’re interested in joining in and getting a front row seat to the work God is doing in our next generation, contact Lauren Cochran, Associate Pastor, at lauren.cochran@chcpc.org