When We Meet

Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am
Sunday and Wednesday Evenings @ 6:00 pm*
*Check blog updates for Sunday afternoon times and activities.

Text "JOIN SWAT" to 40650 to receive SWAT Youth updates via text.

A Ministry of Cook's United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 2013 @ SWAT

It's hard to believe 2013 is already coming to a close! This year at SWAT has been a great one, but we're excited because as grow individually and as a group we realize that greater things are still to come!

Here's a look back at some of the great experiences we've had this year.

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Be the Change! Jordan

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Turkey Month

We're now past the half-way point of this semester but we've still got a full calendar through the end of 2013! Here's a look at some of what we have going on throughout the month of November. 

Plus, this month sign-ups open for Resurrection 2014 featuring The City Harmonic!

We hope you'll join us throughout the month of November!

Be the Change! Jordan

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Welcome Fall!

It's been a great start to the new school year here at SWAT Youth Ministries! Here's a look at everything we have going on during Wilson County's fall break and the rest of October.

Here's the Youth Ministry Newsletter for this month.

Speaker & Worship Leader: Shaun Willis

We're also excited about the launch of our new Wednesday night youth small groups! Join one! 

For more information on youth events and activities, e-mail our youth director at jordan@cooksumc.org

Be the Change! Jordan

Monday, August 5, 2013

Welcome to SWAT 4.0

It's hard to believe, but with the beginning of this school year we begin our 4th year being known as SWAT Youth Ministries. God has done some amazing things in the lives of our youth over the past 3 years, but we're even more excited to see what He does this year! We hope you'll join us!

Here are some images from our Fall Kickoff Week (Whitewater Rafting the Hiwassee and Messy Games Night).

Here's a look at some of the happenings this month in our August Youth Ministry Newsletter

Other happenings not mentioned in the newsletter this month are:
  • The launch of this year's Youth Leadership Team (YLT)
  • Wednesday Night Meals each week at 5:30pm
  • The launch of the Fall Edition of Core Group
  • Tickets go on sale for next month's Silent Auction & Fish Fry

To stay up-to-date on all of our youth ministry's activities, sign up for our youth ministry text messages. You can sign up directly from your mobile phone by sending "JOIN SWAT" to 40650.

Friday, July 5, 2013

SWAT Summer Updates: July 2013

In just a few short weeks our youth will be going back to school, but we're not there yet!

To find out more about this month's events and more, check out the July Youth Ministry Newsletter

Two of the events we have coming up this month are aimed specifically at our incoming 6th graders. First on July 14th, we'll be attending Nashville Shores with hundreds of other United Methodist youth from around Middle Tennessee. Next, we'll be going whitewater rafting on Saturday, July 27th, at the Hiwassee River. 

Please stay tuned for more specifics on these events and more throughout the month. 

Be the Change! Jordan

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hold on Tight, Summer is Here!

It's hard to believe but summer is already here which means that things are about to kick into high gear at SWAT Youth Ministries. With that said, if you don't have a church home, we'd love to have you come check us out this summer! 

Here's a look at what we have going on through the month of June

For more frequent updates and information, check the twitter feed on the left. 

Come and See! Jordan

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Congratulations Class of 2013

We are filled with emotion as we congratulate the graduating class of 2013. We are sad to see this group of seniors leave, but we're excited about all the ways that God will use them in the future. Here is  SWAT Youth Ministry's class of 2013.

"ConGRADulations" to you all!

With Great Love,
The Youth of Cook's UMC

Saturday, May 4, 2013

SWAT May Updates

What's going on with Cook's youth this month? Check out the youth ministry's monthly newsletter to find out!

Also, let's say congratulations to all of this year's graduates! This year our graduates include Brandon Mitchell, Andie Rochester, Tiffany Shubert, Michael Vaughn, and Quinton Wilson. 

 Please join us every Sunday night, excluding Mothers Day, this month for a series on the Holy Spirit. The services begin at 6pm.

Please contact our youth director, Jordan Littrell, at jordan@cooksumc.org if you have any questions or would like more information. 

Be the Change!  Jordan

Friday, March 1, 2013

Lent & More

With a big event sponsored by The Gate Annual Youth Conference on March 3rd, our month is off to a fast start! With worship being led by SKYHOOK and an inspirational message by Kourtney Brownlow, this will be a night to remember!

Check out the youth ministry's March newsletter to find out what else is happening this month at Cook's!

Also, if you enjoy friendly competition, join us for a little March Madness fun!
Details and registration instructions are available in the church newsletter.

Let's go be the change! Jordan

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It's been a busy month here at Cook's. Between a BIG Super Bowl Sunday, church wide meetings about values, mission and vision, Ash Wednesday services, and more, we haven't been able to get our monthly blog update out until today! What a blessing! With over 100 in attendance for our Super Bowl party, and heavy youth involvement in our church's planning for future years, we're extremely excited and blessed to be so busy. 

Now, we want to look ahead at what's coming up the rest of this month and other large happenings coming up in the very near future.

With the arrival of Lent we've asked the youth, "what do you want to be like when Easter arrives?" Now is the time that we are challenging each youth to pursue that vision by following through with his/her commitment. 

March 3rd, we'll be hosting a "Mini Gate" sponsored by The Gate Annual Youth Conference. This is a completely free event and it's open to individuals and groups from all across the Nashville area.  The last time we hosted this event (August 2010), we had over 180 youth in attendance. We hope to have similar numbers this year. 

Our guys & girls purity retreats are coming up soon and sign-ups are available now. The guys retreat will be April 5th-7th and the girls will be April 12th-14th. This event is for 8th-12th graders only and the cost is $75. We hope you can join us!

If you have any questions or need any other information, feel free to e-mail our youth director Jordan at jordan@cooksumc.org or call the church office during regular business hours at 615-449-2573. 

Be the Change! Jordan

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 Is Here!

Now that 2013 is here, we pause for a moment to give thanks to God for everything He did in 2012, but we can't pause too long because He's not done yet. In just a matter of days, we'll be leaving for Resurrection in Gatlinburg. Here's a glimpse of what to expect when we get there.

Check out the Youth January Newsletter to find out what else is happening at SWAT this month.

Now, here's a look back at some of what we experienced in 2012...

We look forward to seeing everything that God has in store for SWAT Youth Ministries in 2013! We hope that you'll be a part of it. Join us from 6pm-8pm on Sundays and Wednesdays. See you there!

Be the Change! Jordan