GraceYouth

GraceYouth is the student ministry of Grace Church. We are committed to creating exciting environments where students can learn about Jesus and build life-giving relationships with their peers and caring adults.

Our vision is to equip young people to make and be fully devoted followers of Jesus. We do this through two ministries:

Our life groups are the core of our student ministry. Students in grades 6 through 12 gather throughout the week in homes all around Erie County. During these nights they’ll catch up about their week over great food, be challenged by The Word, and be encouraged by their peers and supportive adult mentors. Get connected to one today! Check out Group Finder to be directly linked with a GraceYouth Life Group Leader. 

The goal of The Exchange is to create a place like no other for young people in our community. We invite students of all backgrounds and stories to bring their drama, their stress and their worry - and walk away with hope, life, and the knowledge that there is a God who loves them and is for them. The Exchange is a common ground worship experience for anyone in Grades 6-12.

The Exchange happens the first Tuesday of every month (September-May) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at our Grace McKean site. We offer shuttle services from Harbor Creek High School and Girard High School at 6:00 p.m. Friends are encouraged to come! For more information, E-mail or visit theexchangeerie.com.

Hey guys, we know where the fun is at.

You’ll find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter at @whoisgraceyouth and @theexchangeerie.

A Word to Parents:

  • Parents, your student’s safety is incredibly important to us. Our amazing team of leaders and volunteers have successfully gone through an application, interview, and background screening process.
  • GraceYouth volunteers are top notch. Passionate and dedicated adults are ready to come alongside every student that walks through our doors. Our volunteers lead student small groups, lead worship, and work to create an all-around fun experience for students. Think you’ve got what it takes to join our team? We have a place for you! Contact us today.  

2018 SUMMER CALENDAR

EMAIL KRISTIN HESCH WITH EVENT QUESTIONS

Spend your summer getting to know Alex and Abby Scott, our new GraceYouth Girard Site Leads! Alex and Abby are opening their home this summer to give you a time to relax, meet new friends, and have fun!

  • Friday, June 8: Blast Into Summer Bonfire, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Drayer Residence: 355 Edge Park Drive, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Tuesday, June 12: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session One 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Wednesday, June 13: Ultimate frisbee, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Scott Residence: 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Tuesday, June 19: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Two 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Wednesday, June 20: Ice Cream Social, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Scott Residence: 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Tuesday, June 26: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Three 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Wednesday, June 27: Soccer, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM  Scott Residence: 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Tuesday, July 3: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Four 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Wednesday, July 11: Movie Night, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Scott Residence: 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423 Saturday, July 21: Day Trip to Darien Lake Amusement Park Drop Off 7:30 AM, 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423 $10.00 per person
  • Tuesday, July 24: The Exchange: Join the Team - Part 1 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean Part 1 is a vision casting night for all students interested in being part of The Exchange team during the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Wednesday, July 25: Volleyball & Kickball, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Scott Residence: 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Tuesday, July 31: The Exchange: Join the Team - Part 2 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean Part 2 is a training night for all students interested in being part of The Exchange team during the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Wednesday, August 1: Recs & Craft Night, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Scott Residence: 2371 Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Saturday, August 11: GraceYouth Tubing Trip Drop Off: 9:00 AM at Grace McKean A Coach bus will drive us to Cook Forest where we’ll spend the day together floating down the Clarion River. Students will bring a bagged lunch and we’ll provide dinner! Cost: $20.00/person
  • Tuesday, August 21: The Exchange: Preview Night, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Grace McKean Come ready to worship Jesus and prepare for the school year ahead! Plenty of games, food and music. We will also be welcoming our new 6th graders!
  • Tuesday, June 12: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session One 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Friday, June 15: Outdoor Movie Night, 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM 2420 Cumberland Road, Erie, PA 16510 Join us for a movie under the stars! We’ll provide the entertainment and snacks! You bring something to sit/lay on and bug spray. Cost: $5.00 per person.
  • Tuesday, June 19: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Two 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Tuesday, June 26: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Three 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Tuesday, July 3: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Four 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Saturday, July 14: Beach Party, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Beach 6, Presque Isle Food, games, and plenty of fun! Look for the GraceYouth flag! Don’t forget sunscreen, towel, change of clothes and swimsuit.
  • Tuesday, July 24: The Exchange: Join the Team - Part 1 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean Part 1 is a vision casting night for all students interested in being part of The Exchange team during the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Tuesday, July 31: The Exchange: Join the Team - Part 2 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean Part 2 is a training night for all students interested in being part of The Exchange team during the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Saturday, August 11: GraceYouth Tubing Trip Drop Off: 9:00 AM at Grace McKean A Coach bus will drive us to Cook Forest where we’ll spend the day together floating down the Clarion River. Students will bring a bagged lunch and we’ll provide dinner! Cost: $20.00/person
  • Tuesday, August 21: The Exchange: Preview Night 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Grace McKean Come ready to worship Jesus and prepare for the school year ahead! Plenty of games, food and music. We will also be welcoming our new 6th graders!
  • Tuesday, June 12: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session One 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Tuesday, June 19: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Two 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Tuesday, June 19: Mini Golf & Bumper Boats, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Sunview Golf, 12246 Edinboro Rd, Edinboro, PA 16412 Join us for a night at Sunview Golf in Edinboro! Mini golf games, bumper boats, and plenty of food! Cost: $10.00 per person.
  • Tuesday, June 26: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Three 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Tuesday, July 3: The Exchange: Life of Jesus Conversation – Session Four 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean We’ve worshipped him all year! Now, take it one step further as Anna Bentley walks us through a fun 4-part experience getting to know the amazing King we worship.
  • Tuesday, July 17: Wet & Wild Water Games, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Grace McKean, 7300 Grubb Road, McKean, PA 16426 Get ready to be soaked! We will have all your favorite water games ready to go! Bring a towel, swimsuit, a change of clothes.
  • Tuesday, July 24: The Exchange: Join the Team - Part 1 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean Part 1 is a vision casting night for all students interested in being part of The Exchange team during the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Tuesday, July 31: The Exchange: Join the Team - Part 2 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Rooms Y1/Y2 at Grace McKean Part 2 is a training night for all students interested in being part of The Exchange team during the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Saturday, August 11: GraceYouth Tubing Trip Drop Off: 9:00 AM at Grace McKean A Coach bus will drive us to Cook Forest where we’ll spend the day together floating down the Clarion River. Students will bring a bagged lunch and we’ll provide dinner! Cost: $20.00/person
  • Tuesday, August 21: The Exchange: Preview Night, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Grace McKean Come ready to worship Jesus and prepare for the school year ahead! Plenty of games, food and music. We will also be welcoming our new 6th graders!
Kristin Hesch
Central GraceYouth Leadoffice: 814-790-4973 x 238