Legacy is about a community within a community. Teens feel connected to each other. They form bonds that go beyond the church walls.
The Legacy Youth meets every Sunday from 4-6. This is subject to change, depending on what events are taking place and teens’ schedules. We meet in the Legacy Youth room most Sundays.
We learn about the bible in various ways. Currently, we are using the online series called “Gospel. We also tackle real-life issues that are relevant to the teens that attend youth group. We have addressed issues from drug use to study skills. Teens help us develop topics that are relevant to them.
Legacy helps teens prepare for real life. We have had many cooking and canning lessons. We figure out budgets for meals and plan accordingly. We have helped teens plan out budgets for weekly or monthly bills.
Legacy attends the United Youth Rally each year. It is held at the Great Wolf Lodge. They have classes for students to connect with God and each other. It is a chance for youth to connect with other teens from around the state of Michigan.
Legacy is active in many charity activities. We lend a hand cleaning lawns in both fall and spring. Often we help out at Helping Hands Ministry. Each holiday season, we ring the bell for Salvation Army.
We have been involved with pantries throughout Mason County. We like to remain active within our community. We have volunteered to help the Jaycee’s with the mini golf course.
We rake, plant, blow leaves, lay bricks, weed, paint, and do any other chores that may need to be done.
Legacy goes on mission trips to various states within the continental United States. Youth are encouraged to go on 1-2 mission trips within Michigan before going on trips out of state. Mission trips are filling and rewarding, but at the same time, they can be heart-wrenching. We have been on trips that have taken us from the inner city to very rural settings with no electricity.
Lastly, Legacy strives to be a place where teens enjoy themselves. We have gone bowling, to the zoo, dune riding, to Michigan Adventure, and many other fun activities that allow teens to for lasting memories.
If you are in 6th grade to 12th grade, consider joining Legacy. Build your connection with God and teens within the United Methodist Familly.