Everyone knows that being a teenager can be a really difficult time in anyone’s life. We also know that having a good group of friends around us can make it a lot easier and certainly a lot more fun!
At Canterbury Salvation Army we have a thriving and growing group of teenagers who get together regularly to socialise and build friendships as well as spending time exploring ideas of Christianity and faith. We have a number of activities that anyone aged 12 to 17 is welcome to join.
On the first Friday of each month the SAY (Salvation Army Youth) Group meet at 7.45pm. It is a chance to spend an evening making friends, enjoying a variety of activities and then spending a few moments thinking about what it means to be a Christian before sharing in a prayer.
Over the course of the year the group watch films, play sports, do some cooking, take part in games, and once they even enjoyed a banana themed evening!
Whilst the children are in Sunday School in the lower hall, the teenagers go to Teen Cell in the Annexe. This starts at round 10:30am every Sunday whilst the adults continue the morning service in the main hall.
The group is led by a number of CRB-checked volunteers who spend time leading the group in Bible study and prayer, exploring themes and ideas connected to how life as a teenager can fit in with Christian values.
East Kent Youth (EKY) brings together the teenagers of several different Salvation Army Churches in the area. They meet together a few times each year for a variety of social activities and a chance to think about God. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new people whilst having some fun.
In the past the group has enjoyed quiz nights, BBQs, sumo suit wrestling, an evening of live music and arts and crafts activities – something to suit everyone.
If you want to know about the next EKY event then please contact us – and indeed, get in touch if you’d like to know anything about our teenage programme.