Youth Ministry

The East Side Youth Ministry is a community of students, leaders and parents exploring and growing in the freedom and joy that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings. We exist to help East Side families flourish in the city.

Fall Schedule | Regular Programs

Fall Term Schedule

Middle School:


  • 9/10: Kick-off Family Picnic. Grab some lunch and join us in Central Park from 12:30-2pm! We'll be in the fields to left of the sidewalk just inside the 69th street entrance. Cancelled in the event of rain.
  • 9/15: First Friday Night Gathering! Join us for dinner and games at John Jay Park from 6:45-8 pm.
  • 9/17: Dive Deep begins! Join us for a kick-off breakfast party at 9:15 am.


  • 10/13-10/15: Fall Retreat. We're taking our middle-schoolers to a Young Life camp at Lake Champion.This promises to be a super fun and formative weekend. Invite a friend!
  • 10/28: Family Halloween Party. More details to come!


  • 11/17: Pie Bake! Sale the following Sunday (11/19)
  • 11/24-11/26: No programs (Thanksgiving Break)


  • 12/2: "Birthday Party for Jesus" Volunteer to help our Children's Ministry with this!
  • 12/10: Dive Deep Christmas Breakfast Party
  • 12/15: Family Christmas Party. More details to come!



Our Regular Youth Programs

Middle School

  • Dive Deep Discipleship Program - Sundays 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
    Location: Hunter West Building (Room 204)
    (Sundays, September 17 - June 3)
  • Friday Night Gathering - Meets weekly on the Upper East Side from 6:45-8 pm.
  • Join us for food, games, music, and teaching. This fall we'll be studying the book of Colossians together. Bring a friend!
  • Once a month we'll be having fun off-site. Stay connected to find out everything we're doing!

High School

  • Sunday Afternoon Community Group - 12:30pm-2:00 pm
    Location: Various hosts on the UES
    LUNCH PROVIDED - This is a great opportunity to bring friends for open discussion about Christianity!
  • Girl's Dessert Night and Guy's Burger Night
  • Join us once a month as we go around the city and try different restaurants! Stay connected to find out where we're going next