Southside has a strong commitment to our children and youth. We seek to be faithful to the promises we make at the baptism of children, to guide and nurture them by word and deed, with love and prayer, encouraging them to know and follow Christ and to be faithful members of His church. We do this through weekly Sunday school classes, providing nursery care for our youngest friends, monthly youth groups for grades 3-5 and middle and high school youth; and yearly retreats, mission trips, preparation for confirmation, and church camps.
Director of Children & Youth Ministries: Stefan Warner Elders for Children & Youth: Travonne Smith & A.J. Jordan Contact: 520-623-6857
Church camp registration is open!
June 16-21, 2019 at Camp Emanuel Pines in Prescott, Arizona.
The 1st & 2nd graders camp will be June 16th through the 19th, the 3rd through 12th grade students camp will be June 16th through the 21st.
The Southwest UCC and Arizona Disciples of Christ are co-coordinating this year with the theme of “Be The Spark!” Register HERE.
Scholarships are available thanks to generous donations to the Kathy Jackson Fund. Please consider donating HERE to help Southside students attend church camp.
We love worshipping God as a family of faith every Sunday morning at 9:30am and the participation of everyone from our very youngest who delight us with their wiggles and giggles to the oldest amongst us who enrich us with their wisdom -- worship is better when we are together.
And so, on Sunday mornings we begin together as a community of faith in our main worship space, the Kiva. After the Time for Children, the children 5 and over are dismissed to Sunday School and our younger friends head to the Nursery. Sunday School kids rejoin us for the end of our worship service and the nursery aged kids can be picked up in the nursery at the conclusion of the service. For more about both the Southside Nursery and Sunday Sunday School click below:
Youth Group We have regular youth group gatherings which are generally divided into three groups: 3rd-5th Grade, Middle School, and High School. Information about these gatherings are share in the weekly church email.
Check out these photos from our recent gathering: Southside Families BBQ, S'Mores, & More!
Check out Pictures from Vacation Bible School 2018: Building the Beloved Community!