Resources for Families, Youth, and Young Adults

Families,
Youth,
and Young People

are impacted in many ways by Covid-19. Shea James, Director of Youth and Outdoor Ministries offers these ideas for kids of all ages!

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For Families

Spring Heights Camp and Retreat Center is offering a virtual day camp! Starting Monday, 3/23/20, Spring Heights will daily post crafts, activities, and live videos to their Facebook account at 1 pm!

What a great way to bring camp home! To participate in virtual day camp, follow the Spring Heights Facebook page!

Cokesbury is offering online worship for families! For more information follow this link. 

Pandemic of Hope is a daily devotion for families to use; it includes many fun faith-based activities for your family!

Illustrated Ministries is offering free weekly resources to families to help keep kids occupied while at home and helping to flatten the curve. They specialize in coloring sheets and curriculum for children and youth. You need to register for this resource, but they will only contact you regarding this resource.

For Youth

Follow WVUMC Youth on Facebook or Instagram for daily inspiration and activities!https://www.instagram.com/wv_umc_youth/ (please note, I’m locked out of Instagram. Hoping I can bust in, but hold off on this until I give you the OK- Thanks!)

Scavenger Hunt options! Thank you Western North Caroline Conference for these scavenger hunts!

Virtual Scavenger Hunt 1

Virtual Scavenger Hunt 2

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Tent building can become EPIC!

For Youth Workers

Resources for connecting with students during this time!

Youth Group

UM Lead

Youth Worker Collective has excellent resources for ministering to youth during this time! Check here often for updated information

Social Distancing can be hard! This article contains helpful information about self-care and ministry!

Youth pastors have used Zoom to:
1) Have Bible Study
2)Small Group Check-ins
3) Games,
4) Silly things (my favorite recommendation was seven at seven. They sent their students seven random questions to answer on a 7 pm zoom call!)

When meeting with your kids online, be sure to share some basic Zoom Meeting etiquette with them to set your time up for success!

Follow this link for additional tips on how to use Zoom. 

For Young Adults

WVUMC Churches throughout the state have offered to let students use their Wifi for free!

If you need an internet connection to complete coursework, please contact sjames@wvumc.org for a list of churches and their contact information!

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Use this time to try something new!