This very active group is led by Pastor Jodi Spencer whose heart is for those from 7th grade to seniors in high school. Youth meets Sunday mornings before service, Sunday nights from 6-7, and Wednesday evenings from 6-7. While they do fellowship and ministry activities such as visiting those who can’t make it out or may be in the hospital, helping at the Good Shepherd, helping with meals within the church, among other things, they also meet outside of the study and devotional times to do extracurricular activities such as going to Air Extreme (an indoor trampoline “park” in Niles), Kennywood, Ice Skating, camp outs, Lock-Ins, and many other things. As far as youth conventions go they participate in Thirst, which is held in Erie every year, and IYC (International Youth Convention) which is held every 2 years at different points in the nation.
Jodi and John Spencer
By law everyone involved in youth or children’s ministry must have the proper clearances on file in the church office.
1. Please submit the proper clearances as soon as possible. If you are not currently a resident of Pennsylvania or have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last ten years, you will need the FBI fingerprinting in addition to the child abuse history clearance and the criminal background check.
2. Application forms are available in the narthex.
3. If you have your clearances at home, please bring them in so copies can be made.
4. Check with Sharon Shannon if you are unsure which clearances you still need.