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High School Youth Group (HSYG) | The Dover Church

Youth Ministry Service Trip
HSYG service trip

High School Youth Group (HSYG)

We recognize the great gifts, as well as needs, that the youth of Dover (and surrounding towns) bring into our midst and we welcome them—regardless of whether their families are active in our church.

Our High School youth group provides safe space, trust, community, challenge, and guidance for young people as they share, play, reflect, serve and grow. We strive to be wide in our welcome, generous in our support and love, serious in our inclusion, and open-minded in our service toward others!  We encourage our High School youth to come with us on a service trip in June.

What we do: 

A typical High School youth group meeting usually looks like this:

  • We eat snacks.
  • Play games. Sometimes silly. Often team-building. Always fun!
  • Share in small groups. 
  • Have a closing circle. The group sits in a circle as the lights are dimmed and a candle lit. It's a chance to share whatever's on your mind: joys, concerns, experiences from the week, reflections on small group. Closing circle ends with a blessing, said in unison:   "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another".

Now that you know a little about who we are...come join us for a youth group event so we can learn who you are!

Check the church calendar for our next HSYG event.

If you have questions, please contact the Co-Leaders, Max Olmstead and Sarah Hefter.

Click the buttons below to register for High School youth group and then pay the registration fee.

Click here for our activity waiver form.  Please complete the form and return to the church.

two women engaged in a service program

At the center of the Christian life is a commitment to justice in the service of the hungry, poor, sick and homeless. Each of us have our unique calling. Our Justice and Service Ministries are always evolving to match our gifts with the needs of our neighbors.

Children playing at The Dover Church

The Dover Church is not just for grown-ups. From nursery school through high school, we have opportunities for young people to learn and grow, do good and share God’s love.