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HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
Welcome to Chapel Hill HSM!
We are dedicated to discipling and serving high school students in Gig Harbor and the surrounding area.
SUMMER WITH HSM
In light of the continually unfolding situation surrounding COVID-19 and Gov. Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Safe order, Chapel Hill will be following all CDC guidelines as we plan our programs. Per Gov. Inslee's direction, churches are allowed to have up to 100 people gather outside. Since we believe fellowship is a deeply important part of Christian life, we will be meeting physically outside on the lower side of Chapel Hill from 6:30-9:00 PM each Sunday. As is our tradition, we will alternate each week between program (worship, message, discussion, etc.) and a night just for fun and fellowship. On the fun nights, we're hoping to be able to put movies on a big projector, play games, and enjoy our community. Both nights, however, will be compatible with physical distancing. There is very little that we as a staff can force minors to do (ie., stand 6 feet apart), but we are committed to making physical distancing an option at all our events so that health concerns won't cause students to miss out on anything we do. And if even physical distancing sounds too risky, check out HSM ONLINE to see how students can stay connected from home. If you have more questions, please feel free to reach out to us via our Contact page! Keep an eye on our calendar for when everything is happening!
Note: Current CDC guidelines prevent us from providing dinner like we usually do over the Summer, so make sure to eat ahead of time.
Christ and Culture
As Christians, we are called to have a unique relationship to the culture we live in. On the one hand, we must be highly critical of what we consume and support, as it may be at odds with the will of Christ. On the other hand, there are many good and worthy parts of our culture that ought to be recognized and encouraged. In light of the recent events surrounding systemic racial injustice, we felt it our duty to help students learn to think Christianly about what's happening in the world around them. This is the primary way we are moving to meet that need, at least for now. Every Monday night from 5:00-6:30 beginning June 29, we will be providing teaching and discussion on hard topics like race, gender, politics, and more. A schedule of topics will be on our calendar page as soon as they're locked in.
This group will be led by Eric Anderson, who has extensive training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from his time working as a campus ministry coordinator and an RA, as well as academic study of justice and feminist/multicultural philosophy at Whitworth University.
Yes! Summer camp IS happening! August 10 --14 we'll be down at Black Lake Bible Camp near Olympia. Registration is open now at the sign-up form below, and be sure to sign up soon as we have a hard 50-person cap for health reasons. We'll also be running SquadQuest the week before, so the sooner you sign up, the more likely you are to get the people you request on your team. If you're joining us for the first time this year and have never heard of SquadQuest, don't worry! It's a ton of fun and a great way to make new friends. Signing up for camp also signs you up for SquadQuest, but if you or a friend is just interested in SquadQuest and not camp, there will be a separate form for them as we get closer to August.