Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Merry Christmas all!

This year's retreat to Monadnock Bible Conference will take place the first weekend of February, the 6th-8th. This date is swiftly approaching, and I am sorry we haven't gotten that information out to you sooner. I (Monica) had some communication problems and so we were not completely sure about our registration date until today. But now we definitely are! February 6-8th! The cost per student is $136. If price is an issue please let us know as scholarships can be provided. If your teen wants to attend, we will find a way to make that happen!

We need final numbers and our total payment to Monadnock by January 9th (again, sorry this is so quick!) so if you are planning to attend please let us know asap and bring a check to church on Sunday Dec 28th or January 4th. You can give the checks to Monica or one of the other youth volunteers and we will make sure they get to the right place.

For more information about what we will be doing on the retreat, check out Monadnock's website here: http://www.monadnockbible.org/encounter/index.shtml

Please direct all questions to this email or our FB page.



Saturday, December 20, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Final Youth Group tomorrow night!

Also, there will be an info meeting for the high school summer missions trip to France at 5pm in room 126. All interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend. If you cannot be at the meeting but you would like information about the trip please contact Monica or Liz at Immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming soon...

Hello all!

Happy *almost* Thanksgiving!

As a reminder, we will not be having Youth Group this coming Sunday, Nov 30. 

Coming down the line on the calendar...

Dec 6 there is an opportunity for the youth to serve some families of the church by providing childcare for the evening. If interested the teens should contact Jayson Chambers as soon as possible.

Dec 12/13 -- Youth Group Lock in! 8pm-9:30 am. We will have snacks, drinks, and breakfast but please eat dinner before you come. There will be games, a time of testimony and worship, movies, more games, and lots of fun!! If you have any questions please email us at this address. 

Dec 21 -- Champfleuri Informational meeting. This July we will be taking a short term team to Champfleuri, an evangelical camp in the French Alps. This is an opportunity for teens between 14-18 years old. For more information, come to our presentation, 5pm at Immanuel.

Dec 21 -- Our final YG before Christmas! 

--The YG staff

Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Remember: No Youth Group this Sunday, November 30th.

See you all in December!

Also, the lock in is swiftly approaching! December 12/13th. Be there or be square!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

YG tonight--and upcoming events!

Join us for YG tonight, 6-8. We're playing Thunderball and learning about 2 Samuel 24!

ALSO: Mark your calendars. The YG lock in will be on December 12th-13th. More details soon!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Missions Night

This Sunday (10/19) there won't be a normal Youth Group--but you should come to Immanuel anyway!
We will be hearing from all of the short term teams that went out this summer. Many of our youth were involved here in the US as well as overseas. Come hear about what God has been doing and how He might want to use YOU!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

YG tonight!

Join us at Youth Group tonight! 6-8pm at Immanuel.

We'll be hearing Buddy's testimony, and Joe will lead us through the saga of David and Bathsheba.
Plus games, gruding, small group, snacks...who could ask for more?

See you there!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Youth Group This Sunday!

Between our first 2 weeks of Sunday Night Youth Group we've had almost 50 youth come through our doors. What an exciting time to join us!

Come on back THIS SUNDAY from 6-8pm to keep the fun going! We'll have games, gruding, snacks, a testimony, small groups, and a message from 2 Samuel 7 about the God's covenant with David.
How does David connect to Jesus? Come to Youth Group to find out!

Any questions or comments, please email us at immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Youth Group Tonight!

Join us for Youth Group tonight from 6-8pm. 
All 6th through 12th graders are invited for games, testimony and fun!

There will also be a presentation from Thierry Mirone about ministry in France in the Sanctuary.
All youth who are interested in seeing the presentation are welcome to go and then join us afterward.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Great first night!

So much fun to see everyone again tonight at Youth Group! 
We had an amazing 41 youth turn out, plus our 8 committed adult volunteers.
Thanks very much to Dave for reviewing our message series from last year and kicking off this year as we continue to learn more about David, his life, his prayers, and his offspring Jesus!

For more information on what we are studying this year, check out our "Lessons" page.

Join us next week for a special presentation from Thierry Mirone, a friend of the church who is currently planting a church in Aix Les Bains, France.

Questions? Comments? Contact us at our YG email: immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com

*Parents: If you did not fill out a waiver form today, please contact us so we can get you a copy.


Tonight is our first Sunday Night YG meeting of the year!

All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join us tonight from 6pm-8pm at Immanuel Church.

See you there!

Thursday, September 11, 2014



Fall Kick off service event! We will be teaming up with the 20s and 30s small group (which includes Jess, Joe and Monica among others) to serve the community in Lawrence.

Please join us at 8:30 am at the Manchester Street Park Pavilion (circled in green in the image below). There will be a sign for Immanuel Church.
Note that the flyer states the address is 75 Manchester St, but Google puts a marker for that address a bit away from the actual park.
Anyone participating under 18 will need a parent or guardian's signature. The form is available here:http://www.groundworklawrence.org/spicketrivercleanup.
Some people have let us know that they will be coming, but if you have not decided yet there is still time! Send us an email so we know to look for you on Saturday. We will finish up at 11am, find us at the same place where we met earlier. Parents/families are also welcome to join the fun!

Youth group returns! 6-8pm for all 6th-12graders. There will be games. There will be snacks. There will be a welcome-back message from our very own Super Dave. We will have small group times, some testimony, all in all a really fantastic evening planned. *Parents we will have a contact/information form for the 2014-2015 year so please make sure to fill one out when you are at the church Sunday. We will have them available in the morning and at Youth Group.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Service Day Kick Off

We will be kicking off our year of Youth Group with a service day at the Spicket River clean up. 

More information can be found here: http://www.groundworklawrence.org/spicketrivercleanup. 

There is also a permission slip found on the website that needs to be completed for any youth attending. 

Please let us know if you are interested by this Sunday, Sept 7.

Youth Group Returns September 14th!

Our normal Sunday night schedule will being on September 14th!

All 6th-12th graders are invited to join us from 6-8pm for games, a Bible lesson and group discussion.

Questions? Email the Youth Staff at immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

Drivers needed for Canobie

We are going to have a great time tomorrow, and a number of people have RSVP'd.

We need at least 2 more drivers (Maybe only 1 more if they have a mini van) to get us up to the park and back.

*If you are interested in joining us as a chaperone the youth team would like to purchase your ticket for you!

Please let us know if you are available by emailing us at immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com

Canobie Lake Tomorrow!

We are going to Canobie Lake Park tomorrow evening!

You can join us by either,
1. Meeting us at the Park entrance at 5pm
2. Meeting us at Immanuel Church at 3:45 (to leave by 4)

Cost: Normally after 5pm the price of admission is $24 per person, but with the soda can special -- more info available here: http://www.canobie.com/specials.php the price per person is $17

We will aim to return to the church by 10:30pm for pick up.

If you are interested in meeting us at the church please email immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com so we know how many cars we need.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We will be meeting at Immanuel at 3:45 and will be leaving at 4 to make sure we get as much fun time as possible at the park (hoping to get to the gates at 5pm.) We will be leaving the park in time to return to Immanuel at 10:30pm for pick up.

The price without the soda can coupon is $24 per person, it is $17 per person with the soda cans, so be on the look out! You can find out more at  http://www.canobie.com/specials.php

Thanks very much to those of you who have already let us know that you will be joining us on Saturday!

Please continue to respond with how many people will need a ride from Immanuel.

Also, we are still looking for a few parent chaperone/drivers if you are available!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Canobie Lake!

Join us THIS SATURDAY evening (the 23rd) for our final YG summer event.

We will be meeting at Immanuel at 4:15 to drive up to Canobie (or you can feel free to meet us there). Be on the look out for Pepsi and Mountain Dew cans so we can take advantage of this offer:


We will return to Immanuel at 10:30pm.

The cost with the coupon will be $17 per person.

If you plan on meeting/picking up at Immanuel, please let us know so we can make sure to have enough drivers and cars.

If you would like to volunteer to be a driver, please let us know that too!

Any questions please contact us at our FB page or at immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Get ready to get WET!

Saturday 1-3 pm. Immanuel Church. Bring your water guns. Bring your towel--you will get wet!

Rain date Sunday, same time.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Water Fight!

Hey guys,
Did you have fun at the fire pit/s'mores party? I certainly did!
Let's keep the Summer fun going THIS SATURDAY at our YG water fight! Bring your squirt gun and we'll have some water balloons.

All info is on the calendar. See you then!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

YG events

Great time last night!

Looking forward to seeing you all at our EPIC WATER FIGHT on August 9th!

Remember, bring your squirt gun and get ready for a battle!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday Night Bonfire

Join us THIS SATURDAY EVENING for a bonfire at Immanuel.

All youth from Immanuel and all teen VBS volunteers are welcome!

Bring some marshmallows to share (and maybe a comfy chair) and join us for an evening of stories and songs and s'mores.

Check out the calendar page for more info about other upcoming summer events!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Events (UPDATE)

The Fire Pit/Smores night will be taking place on SATURDAY July 26th so as not to interfere with the VBS fun night.

ALSO The Canobie Lake Day will actually be a Canobie Lake Evening.

Check out this page for the Evening Pepsi can deal!


Summer Events!

Hellooooo Immanuel Youth Group!

It was so exciting to see so many of you in front at church on Sunday getting commissioned for Hartford and France. We are so blessed to have many opportunities to reach out and serve this summer!

Of course, we also want to have a chance to get together as a group this summer for fellowship and fun!

Be on the look out for the following summer events:

Fire Pit/Smores party -- July 25, 7pm-9pm*

Come on by after VBS to share a time of stories and smores around the fire pit at Immanuel. This will be a great opportunity to invite any new friends that you make while volunteering at VBS! (Bring marshmallows, chocolate or graham crackers to share)

Epic Water Fight -- August 9, 1-3pm*

Bring your water squirt gun and we'll provide the water balloons. Pray for a hot and sunny day!

Canobie Lake -- August 23, 11am-7pm*

We'll be making the annual trip up to Canobie Lake Park--we are especially looking for Parent drivers/volunteers for this one!

If it is raining on the originally planned day, the event will take place the day after.

Questions or comments? Feel free to email us at immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com

Friday, June 13, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Join us this Saturday, June 14th, for a Movie Night!

Bring yourself and maybe a snack to share at 5:30pm at Immanuel.

See you then!
THANK YOU  for a great year of Youth Group at Immanuel Church!

We look forward to seeing you at our Summer events, at VBS this July, at Church on Sunday mornings and, of course, back at Youth Group when we resume our regular schedule in the Fall.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hey Team!!

GREAT Youth Group on Sunday Night.

It was so wonderful to play some soccer outside (how about that weather, right?) and learn about mercy. Greg gave us some insight into 1 Samuel 28 and 29-- God showed great mercy to David and he in turn showed mercy to the Egyptian man, and then to his fellow warriors. We were encouraged to think about how God has shown us mercy, and who we might be able to show mercy to.

How can you reflect God's mercy toward you this week?

Join us next week for our FINAL YOUTH GROUP!

(That's right, our last YG of the year will be June 8th)

And then join us again on Saturday June 14th for a special movie night.

See you then!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


No Youth Group tomorrow, Sunday May 25.

Join us next week as we continue our study of David, with fun games and fun times to match!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We hope you all enjoyed time with your families last week!

This Sunday (May 18th) we are having an Important Parents Meeting during Youth Group to discuss the exciting future of Youth Group at Immanuel.

So please come on out with your parents and join us from 6-8pm. See you then!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We hope you had a wonderful Easter last Sunday--

Join us this Sunday, April 27, as Youth Group returns!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Awesome time at the Winter Retreat!!

Join us this Sunday back at Youth Group as we learn about when David got an opportunity to kill Saul. Will he do it? Find out Sunday at 6pm!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Winter Retreat!!

If you are coming on the Retreat, remember to bring your stuff, your medical form, and your already-having-eaten-dinner self to the church at 4:30 today! We will be leaving promptly at 5 and we want to make sure you are with us to go : )

Also because of the Retreat, NO YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK.
If you aren't joining us for the Winter Retreat we will see you again next weekend!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join us for Youth Group tomorrow night!

Games, music, teaching, snacks, small group, what more could you ask for?

We'll be looking at the story from 1 Samuel 23 where David has another encounter with the Philistines. Will it go down the way it did with Goliath? Come to Immanuel at 6pm to find out!

Also in Youth Group News: the Winter Retreat is coming up next weekend! If you have any questions regarding the retreat please ask us at Youth Group or email Jayson. We're looking forward to it!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Great Youth Group last night!

Thanks for joining us as we played Thunderball and learned about David's interactions with the priests at Nob and his time in Gath when he pretended to be insane.

Join us next week as we continue the story of David. What will happen to the people of Nob after David leaves? Where will David go next? When God tells him to trust Him and go to battle, will he do it? Will Saul catch up to David? Come to Youth Group to find out! (Or read ahead in the story, 1 Samuel 22 and 23)

Don't forget: The Winter Retreat is coming soon! The weekend after next we will be heading to Monadnock. Can't wait!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hey guys! Here's an event happening this Saturday at a nearby church. Check it out!

What: Rescued (A night of worship, prayer, testimony and fellowship)

Who: High School - College Age

When: Saturday March 8, 2014 7:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Calvary Chapel Chelmsford

Some of our students have put together a special night of worship, prayer, testimony, and fellowship directed at high school and college aged young people. The name of the event is "Rescued" and the theme of the night is finding hope in Christ. This event isn't just for the young adults at our church but is open to any high school or college aged person that would like to come. So if you know someone that doesn't go to our church that could use hope (hint: if the person is breathing then they need hope), please extend an invitation and pray for God to use our young people to make an impact for Him.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Youth Group tonight! 

Last week we learned about David's epic battle with Goliath* and this week we'll find out what happened next to our young hero. Want to know more? Join us at 6pm!

*Don't forget our memory passage:

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied." 1 Samuel 17:45

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Our memory verse this week is 1 Samuel 17:45

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied."

Are you remembering our past verses? To help you review:

1 Samuel 15:22But Samuel replied:“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices    as much as in obeying the Lord?To obey is better than sacrifice,    and to heed is better than the fat of rams."

1 Samuel 16:7(b)But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance,but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Keep up the good work!

Thanks to all the parents who made it out to the meeting on Sunday night.If you were unable to attend, please send an email (with your preferred email address) to immanuelchelmsfordyg@gmail.com. We are compiling a contact list to better keep in touch with you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


We will have a parent meeting on February 23rd during Youth Group time. Please join us for a discussion about communication!
As part of youth group, we're memorizing verses from the lesson. This week's verse is 1 Samuel 15:22,

But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LordTo obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams."

How are you memorizing the verse? Word by word? With a song?

Share the verse and your memorizing strategy during small group time this Sunday at Youth Group.
See you there, 6pm!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Youth Group Tonight!

Come on out tonight to Youth Group! We'll laugh, we'll sing, we'll have a great time. See you there -- 6pm at Immanuel!

Monday, February 3, 2014

We hope you all enjoyed the Super Bowl!

Regular Youth Group returns this Sunday, February 9th at 6pm.