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What Is The Purpose Of Student Ministries?

For students in 6–12th grade, the Student Ministry of NEPC exists to see students connect to God and each other by gathering, growing and going. The Student Ministry of NEPC values a Gospel-Centered ministry where students can Experience God’s Love and Express Love to God and Others.

Get Connected With Student Ministries

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PARENT U IS NOW OPEN!

REGISTER HERE!
  • The Gathering meets at the following times:

    • Middle School meets Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 pm in the 803 Auditorium. 
    • High School meets Sunday nights from 5:45-8:00 pm in the Student Auditorium and includes dinner. 
  • For more information or questions please contact Julie Palekas.

  • Student Small Groups meet at the church at the following times:

    • Middle School meet Wednesday nights following The Gathering large group teaching. Middle School Small Groups are led by 1 adult and 1 high school student.
    • High School meet Sunday nights following The Gathering large group teaching. High School Small Groups are led by 2 adults. 
  • For more information or questions please contact Julie Palekas.

  • Middle and High School Students meet together in the 803 Auditorium each Sunday:

    • 10:00-11:00
    • 11:15-12:15
  • For more information or questions please contact Julie Palekas.

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Middle School and High School “GATHERING” Topics for January 2019:

Jan 9– Conforming Your Mind, Jason Pittman (MS)

Jan 13– Kick-off: Conforming Your Mind, Jason Pittman (HS)

Jan 16– Poverty and Homelessness in our Schools, Abby Cobb, lead Social Worker for Richland 2 school district (MS)

Jan 20– Poverty and Homelessness in our Schools, Abby Cobb, lead Social Worker for Richland 2 School District (HS)

Jan 23-Stress, Anxiety and Depression and how they affect you, Laura Edwards and Audrey Mallard, School Counselors (MS)

Jan 27– Stress, Anxiety and Depression and how they affect you, Laura Edwards and Audrey Mallard, School Counselors (HS)

Middle School and High School Current Sunday School Topics:

Jan 6- Outreach Introduction

Jan 13- Outreach: Lost and Found

Jan 20- Outreach: Burden for the Lost

Jan 27- Outreach: Spread the Word

Feb 3- Souper Bowl of Caring Food and Fellowship

Feb 10- Outreach: Purpose vs. Presence

Feb 17- Knowledge Introduction

Feb 24- Knowledge: Revealed

What can you do?

  1. Bring in your non-perishable food items to support the Richland 2 School District food pantries.
  2. Serve at the NEPC Soup Kitchen Wednesday, January 30.
  3. Participate in the HS service day on Feb 2.
  4. Volunteer to collect money and/or donate financially on Souper Bowl Sunday,
  5.      February 3rd. (donations support Transitions)

Look for sign-up sheets for any of the above at MS or HS Gatherings or Sunday school.  More questions?

Contact Caroline Reynolds, 760-4903 or Sammy Grace Henning, 803-240-4009

Needed Non-perishable food:

All items need to  be non-perishable (nothing that needs to be kept cold/frozen or with expiration date that will expire soon)

We need two different types of items in the pantry:

-Snacks that students can have access to while at school when they have not had anything to eat

-Food that students/families can take home with them to fix meals.

Examples:

  • Instant oatmeal & grits
  • Cereal
  • Cereal bars
  • Pop-tarts
  • Muffins
  • Packages of crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Individual packages of snacks (example: chips, cookies, trail mix, crackers, etc)
  • Beef jerky
  • Fruit snacks
  • Spaghetti noodles & sauce
  • Canned vegetables &fruit
  • Pastas
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Soup
  • Hamburger Helper meals / Tuna Helper Meals
  • Bottles of juice/Kool-aid
  • Mac n cheese
  • Boxes of rice/pasta
  • Sugar & Flour
  • Muffin mix / corn bread mix
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Ravioli / Spaghetti O’s
  • Rice / Box rice mix
  • Taco Kits

january

23jan5:15 pm7:30 pmWednesday Nights at NEPCJoin Us At 5:15 For Dinner!

23jan6:00 pm7:30 pmSM Middle School GatheringReturns Wednesday, Jan. 9th!

25jan6:00 pm9:00 pmParent University (Parent U)Online Registration Is Open Now!

27jan10:00 am11:00 amCommunicants Class 2019Classes Begin Sunday, Jan. 13th!

27jan5:45 pm8:00 pmSM High School GatheringResumes on January 13th @ 5:45 PM!

30jan5:15 pm7:30 pmWednesday Nights at NEPCJoin Us At 5:15 For Dinner!

30jan6:00 pm7:30 pmSM Middle School GatheringReturns Wednesday, Jan. 9th!

february

03feb10:00 am11:00 amCommunicants Class 2019Classes Begin Sunday, Jan. 13th!

03feb10:00 am11:00 pmSouper Bowl of CaringOpportunities all month! Offering on Feb. 3rd!

03feb5:45 pm8:00 pmSM High School GatheringResumes on January 13th @ 5:45 PM!

06feb5:15 pm7:30 pmWednesday Nights at NEPCJoin Us At 5:15 For Dinner!

06feb6:00 pm7:30 pmSM Middle School GatheringReturns Wednesday, Jan. 9th!

10feb10:00 am11:00 amCommunicants Class 2019Classes Begin Sunday, Jan. 13th!

10feb5:45 pm8:00 pmSM High School GatheringResumes on January 13th @ 5:45 PM!

13feb5:15 pm7:30 pmWednesday Nights at NEPCJoin Us At 5:15 For Dinner!

13feb6:00 pm7:30 pmSM Middle School GatheringReturns Wednesday, Jan. 9th!

17feb10:00 am11:00 amCommunicants Class 2019Classes Begin Sunday, Jan. 13th!

17feb5:45 pm8:00 pmSM High School GatheringResumes on January 13th @ 5:45 PM!

20feb5:15 pm7:30 pmWednesday Nights at NEPCJoin Us At 5:15 For Dinner!

20feb6:00 pm7:30 pmSM Middle School GatheringReturns Wednesday, Jan. 9th!

24feb10:00 am11:00 amCommunicants Class 2019Classes Begin Sunday, Jan. 13th!

24feb5:45 pm8:00 pmSM High School GatheringResumes on January 13th @ 5:45 PM!

27feb5:15 pm7:30 pmWednesday Nights at NEPCJoin Us At 5:15 For Dinner!

27feb6:00 pm7:30 pmSM Middle School GatheringReturns Wednesday, Jan. 9th!

Student Ministries Events

Meet Our Team

We are here to support and pray for you and your student(s). Please let us know if you have any questions.

Reverend Jason Pittman
Reverend Jason PittmanPastor of Next Generation Ministries
803-451-4645
Julie Palekas
Julie PalekasAssistant Director of Student Ministries
803-451-4634

Address

601 Polo Road
Columbia,South Carolina 29223

Worship Services

Traditional Worship 10:00 AM Sundays
Contemporary Worship 11:15 AM Sundays

Phone

803-788-5298

 Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Fridays:  8:30am – 12:30pm

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