Illumination Youth Group

Illumination Youth Ministry News for Jan. 2018

Illumination Youth Ministry is a shared youth ministry of St. John UCC-Bellevue, Christ Church UCC-Fort Thomas, and First Christian Church-Fort Thomas. Middle School and High School Youth (Grades 6-12) are invited and encouraged to attend.  Our regularly scheduled meetings are on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of each month. Friends are always welcome—we just ask that everyone sign in for meetings with appropriate emergency contact information.

During the first quarter of 2018, our first Wednesday meetings will be held at First Christian Church (1031 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas), and our third Tuesday meetings will be held (or start at) Christ Church UCC (15 S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas).  During the second quarter of 2018, our first Wednesday meeting will continue to be held at First Christian, and our third Tuesday meeting will be held (or start at) St. John UCC (520 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue).

Our theme for January through June of 2018 is taken from Hebrews 12:1 . . . “Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.”  We took the liberty of “driving” instead of “running” in January, as youth designed their own race cars and each created a personalized road of what they think is “set before them” in 2018.

February Illumination Events:

Wednesday, February 7th, 5:30-7:30PM at First Christian Church:  In addition to some games related to “the race”, we will be making valentines to send to folks on the prayer lists from all three churches, as well as others who “need” a valentine.

Tuesday, February 13th,  Special Fundraising Event at Christ Church UCC, 5-7PM: Illumination Youth will host a Craft/Activity table for children at Christ Church’s annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper.  Members of all three Illumination Churches are invited to attend the Pancake Supper, as proceeds go to Illumination.

Tuesday, February 20th, 5:30-7:30PM at Christ Church UCC:  We will have a “Mario Kart” tournament and pizza.

For more information, please contact the Illumination Coordinators:

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

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