Awesome Upcoming Church Events Offer Fun, Fellowship

Illumination Youth Ministries, the shared youth group of First Christian Church (Fort Thomas), Christ Church UCC, and St John UCC (Bellevue), would like to invite Youth in Grades 6-12 to join us for our upcoming meetings and events.

Tuesday, Sept. 19th5:30-7:30:

We will have a picnic and fun at Smale Park, a Cincinnati riverfront park.  While we are there we will explore the labyrinth and learn the discipline of walking a prayer labyrinth.  Meet and pick-up at First Christian Church, unless prior arrangements are made.  Picnic dinner will be provided.

Sunday, October 1st, 1:30PM (An Event for Youth, Families, and Adults):

We will participate in the Greater Cincinnati CROP Hunger Walk.  This is event for Illumination Youth AND all members of their congregations!  Money raised from this event goes to Church World Service, an organization that provides help after natural disasters, and works in the areas of refugee resettlement and improving water, food, and medical resources in the developing world.  Money also goes to local causes such as the Henry Hosea House (ECHO) and Family Promise. Youth, families, and adults from all three churches will participate in this two mile walk together.  The walk starts at St. John’s UCC, 415 Park Ave. in Newport.

Wednesday, Oct. 4th5:30-7:30:

Our theme will be “Celebrating Others in Our Lives”.  We will be learning the basics of cake decoration. Dinner will be provided.  We will meet at First Christian Church.

Tuesday, October 17th    (?):   We will celebrate the season by visiting a local corn maze, and have some Fall fun.  Please note—this date may change to a different day of the week due to the operating hours of the farm.

Please contact the Illumination Co-Directors with questions:

Nancy Bardgett email:, Call or text:  (859)466-6946

Melanie Sorrell email:,    Call or text:  (859) 468-8076