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High School Ministry Contacts

Josh Karhan

Josh Karhan
Pastoral Staff, High School Ministry
jkarhan@calvarygr.org

Abby Nuenke
Facilitator, High School Ministry
anuenke@calvarygr.org

Rodney Velting
Facilitator, High School Ministry
rvelting@calvarygr.org

Ann Bagley
Ministry Assistant, Kids, Students & Young Adults
abagley@calvarygr.org

Ministry Focus

HSM is Calvary’s high school youth group (Ninth to Twelfth Grade). We’re committed to creating a community where you belong. HSM is where deep friendships are formed as we experience Christ together, grow in our understanding of His purposes and plans for our lives, and have a blast all along the way with fun games and awesome events planned for students by students.

To stay connected with us, please see our opportunities below!

Visit us anytime on these channels:

YouTube
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Instagram
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Check out these photos from our HSM Day Retreat – Messy Olympics! 

Summer 2021 – Save These Dates!

Restore & Rebuild Summer Theme

Our theme for High School Ministry this summer is “Restore & Rebuild.” Restoration is the return of (or to) something lost or taken and rebuilding is the practical work of raising up that which has fallen. As we come together on Sunday evenings, we’ll discover how Jesus – the restorer of all things – is the way for our return to peace, emotional & mental health, justice, and joy among others of God’s blessings. We’ll also consider biblical life patterns and healthy habits we can build into our lives as practical structures for living in God’s promises.

At Calvary Church, we wholeheartedly believe that when God works, it’s not just for “us” but for “others” as well. That’s why we won’t just be talking about the concepts of “R&R” – Restoration and Rebuilding in high school ministry, but also loving into our communities through authentic conversations about Jesus and practical acts of service to those who are in need. So, whether you’re figuring out Jesus for the first time or eager to be used by him to impact the world around us, we invite you to join us this summer on Sunday evenings and each Thursday to experience joy and purpose in Christ.

Sunday Night Dates:

  • June 13, 27
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursday R&R Dates:

  • June 10 – RESTORE: Beach Day @ Millennium Park
  • June 17 – REBUILD: Serve @ The Storehouse
  • June 24 – RESTORE: Walk around Reed’s Lake & ice cream @ Jersey Junction
  • July 1 – REBUILD: TBA
  • July 8 – RESTORE: Biking from Riverside to Rockford
  • July 15 – RESTORE & REBUILD: Service TBD, Bonfire hangout following
  • July 22 – REBUILD: TBD
  • July 29 – OFF WEEK
  • August 5 – RESTORE: Tubing & Lunch
  • August 12 – REBUILD: TBD
  • August 19 – RESTORE: TBD

Events

Jun
24

High School: Rocky Road Event! | 1:00pm-3:00pm

HSM – Join us for a walk around Reeds Lake and then dessert at Jersey Junction!

Jun
27

HSM Summer – Sunday Nights | 7:00pm-8:15pm

HSM – Join us on Sunday evenings for Youth Group! We will play games, worship and discuss relevant topics that will help you grow closer to Jesus – all while having fun!

Jun
27

High School Ministry: Glow Pool Party | 9:00pm-10:30pm

Stay with us after High School Youth Group on Sunday, June 27 for a pool party!

Jun
28

HSM United: Camping with Tom | 12:00am-11:30pm

HSM Incoming Juniors and Seniors – Applications to join us on our annual Camping With Tom outing are due June 28!

Jul
01

High School: Restore and Rebuild Days | 8:00am-5:00pm

HSM – Restore and Rebuild with us this summer!

Jul
08

High School: White Pine Trail Bike Ride | 5:00pm-7:30pm

HSM – If you have completed 9-12th grade, join us for a bike ride on The White Pine Trail!

Jul
11

HSM Summer – Sunday Nights | 7:00pm-8:15pm

HSM – Join us on Sunday evenings for Youth Group! We will play games, worship and discuss relevant topics that will help you grow closer to Jesus – all while having fun!

Jul
15

High School: Restore and Rebuild Days | 8:00am-5:00pm

HSM – Restore and Rebuild with us this summer!

Jul
18

HSM Summer – Sunday Nights | 7:00pm-8:15pm

HSM – Join us on Sunday evenings for Youth Group! We will play games, worship and discuss relevant topics that will help you grow closer to Jesus – all while having fun!

Jul
21

Calvary Kids Carnival | 6:00pm-9:00pm

It’s an all-church CARNIVAL! Join us for an evening of fun, food and families connecting. Registration is required.