Acceptance, encouragement, fun, and lots of love.

Erin Wise, Director of Children's & Youth Ministries
Contact Erin.

Youth Worship
Sundays 10am, Chapel
Please join us for youth worship Sundays at 10am in the chapel. We have time to hang out and share about our week before moving into a message, music and prayer together. We have snacks! All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join!

- Youth Vocal Ensemble and Youth Instrumental Ensembles perform 3-4 times throughout the year.  See Erin for information on rehearsals.

- Youth special events and activities are scheduled throughout the year.  See Erin to get added to the email list so you don't miss the fun!


All youth who have completed grades 6-12 and are older than 12 years old are eligible to attend.

Learn about Appalachian culture, serve through home repair and partner with local organizations to meet ongoing needs in the community. Youth will serve through painting, cleaning, yard work, minor home repairs, provide summer programming for children and work with other local organizations including Energy Express and School of Harmony. We will visit an exhibition coal mine including an old time town (complete with company store and coal museum) and an underground coal mine tour. We will explore a state park, attend a local youth-led worship service and help host a community cookout.

We will again be using Pave the Way as our main fundraising campaign beginning in late January. Final cost of the trip will be determined once we know how many students are going. Scholarship opportunities are available, so please let me know if cost is a concern.
Questions? Email Erin Wise.
“Our youth had a great time at our ax throwing event this fall.
Stay tuned for more fun activities this winter!”

Service Opportunities
Children learn to love one another by doing it.  
- Our children bring in food for our church's food pantry and sometimes help stock it.  
- We take field trips to places like the Westerville Food Pantry and work there. 
- We make cards for people who cannot make it to church anymore and for others who could use a good dose of love.

Feed the Funnel
In October 2019, youth participated in the all-church Feed the Funnel party to pack meals to help our neighbors in need.
A huge thank you to all of our church friends and family who showed up to help us Feed the Funnel!  With your help, we were able to pack 12,409 meals which we donated to the Mid-Ohio foodbank!  Helping those who are food insecure in our community is such a gift. Being able to have a party while we do so was an incredible bonus!
Special thanks to a generous grant from The Jay Fund for helping make this event happen.

The Jay Fund (shorthand for “The Jay Armstrong Endowment for Youth in Ministry”)

The Jay Fund (shorthand for “The Jay Armstrong Endowment for Youth in Ministry”) provides money to support youth ministry. This fund was established in 2014 thanks to generous gifts from Jay himself through his estate as well as from family and friends in his memory. Every year, the Jay Fund Committee determines how proceeds from the endowment will be distributed. The grants can be for mission or service (local, national, or worldwide), and can be for either expenses or capital, and can benefit Covenant’s youth or friends of our youth. The criteria are this broad so that the endowment might “enliven Jay’s giving spirit and dedication to youth ministry forevermore!” Since it was established, the endowment has raised $65,000 (and counting!) and has granted $12,000.  In early 2019, the Committee decided to adjust the funding year to coordinate with the Youth Commission’s budgeting process and discussions, so decisions on funding are now made in the April timeframe. Through the endowment, we wish to carry on Jay’s tradition of helping the Covenant youth to engage in the community through mission and service while growing their faith. 

     Most recently, the Jay Fund provided $3,000 to help finance the FEED THE FUNNEL event on October 12, 2019 where 12,409 meals were packed by children, youth, and adults of Covenant for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. 

Thank you!
The Jay Fund Committee: Cathy Levy, Peggy Siegel, Anne Remias, Tim Augsback, Carol Craven, Betsy Patterson, and Erin Wise

 Youth Trip to Triennium
Took place July 16-20
The youth would like to thank the congregation for their generous support of the Pave the Way fundraiser. Thank you so much for believing in our youth, for supporting them financially and through prayer. We are so grateful to each and every one of you for your love, support, and encouragement. Our stories and experiences of faith will last a lifetime: