Acceptance, encouragement, fun, and lots of love.


We are absolutely delighted to introduce Mr. Shea Watts as our new  
Director of Youth Ministries
Shea comes to us with wonderful experience as a youth leader, worship leader, and musician. He and his wife, Kathryn, moved here for her to finish her degree in Endodontic Dentistry at OSU. Shea is working on a Ph.D from Chicago Theological Seminary (he's there Mon.-Wed. each week), and brings a vibrant sense of faith and fun. He will work with Verge and Older Youth, and may lend his preaching and music abilities from time to time at Gathering. Contact:


Teenagers want a place where they are accepted as they truly are - no pretense, no facades. This is where they can share their worlds, their struggles, the things that make them laugh. They do service work, both locally, nationally, even internationally sometimes.

Sunday Mornings:
Youth Groups start at 10:00 Gathering. After that they go to explore the bible as they connect it to their world.

Spiritual Verge is our Sunday School class for 6th - 8th graders taught by Tom Billman on the Lower Level 006. This group dives deep into questions about how we read scripture in community, about how the Spirit speaks to us through scripture, about how we engage with the bible to help figure out how to live. Here, we pay attention to the chronology of the bible, and we really learn about the arch of the whole story. 

Sunday Evenings
Note: 8th graders may attend either/both Verge and/or High School Youth Group

--- Verge (grades 5-8), unless otherwise specified, 4-5:30pm.

Sun., March 5 - VERGE will be going to the Idea Foundry, a community workshop learning center, and creative space. We'll be doing blacksmithing and virtual reality "stuff." We'll leave Covenant by 3:40 to arrive at the Idea Foundry for our 4pm start time. You are also welcome to meet us at the Idea Foundry, 41 West State Street in Franklinton. If you plan to come, please let Jenny Speas know AND if you need transportation. We have a limited number of spots available for this activity. We will be wrapping up by about 5:45 or 6pm. 
Sun., March 19 - For those not on spring break, drop by for some serious fun with our new hipster Youth Director Shea Watts. 
Sunday, March 26, 4-5:30pm:  This week we will be preparing for Covenant Cafe—working on decorations, organizing auction items and pretty much anything else they need help with!  Covenant Cafe is a dinner and auction that serves as the primarily fundraiser for our youth mission trips.  
SATURDAY, April 1:  Covenant Cafe!  Please sign up to volunteer to help make this a successful evening.  CLICK HERE to sign up for both youth and adult volunteer opportunities.  

--- YG (Youth Group) (grades 8-12), unless otherwise specified, 5:30-7:30pm. 
We have a new joint venture with Boulevard Presbyterian Church with planned events twice a month, one with Boulevard and one with just our youth group. When we don’t have a planned event, we’d love to have you come volunteer with Verge and stay for F3 (Fellowship, Friends and Food).

Sat., Feb. 18, 10a-12p - Help at Westerville Area Resource Ministry’s (WARM) food pantry sorting food donations in the warehouse. Meet at WARM and bring non-perishable food items for their food pantry. Note the warehouse is not climate controlled so dress appropriately. Let Erin Wise or Jenny Speas know if you’re coming. 

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