Awaken Students!

The name of our student ministry is "Awaken".  We want to awaken students to a deep connection with God and help them discover the destiny with which He has created each one.  "Awaken!" meets every Thursday night from 6:30-8:15pm.  The students begin by hanging out together, and then they divide middle school and high school students for their own Bible studies.  Each meeting is ended in a time of worship and prayer and seeking God together.  It's awesome and we invite you to join us!





reverb youth event

AWAKEN Youth will attend Reverb at the MassMutual Center on Friday, November 1st! This is an all-night event (5pm Friday, Nov 1st  to 7am Saturday, Nov 2nd) for teens in 6th - 12th grade with lots of FUN! They will watch a professional hockey game, enjoy indoor group games, food, inflatables, prizes, and they'll hear the Gospel! Tickets are $56 until October 30th and includes all activities, food and transportation. This is a perfect opportunity to invite friends!


Register HERE.


Print, Sign, & Return permission/waiver for Launch Trampoline Park (last event of the evening). Give to Jodi Hoover on Youth Group nights or email to secretary@newriverchurch.org. Launch Permission/Waiver

Winter Retreat

Among the many events that our students enjoy, one of their favorites is the winter retreat.  At the beginning of February we load the kids into a couple of vans and take them to Camp Berea in New Hampshire for a weekend retreat.  God has met many of our students on these life changing weekends!

the Hartford project

One of the other life changing events that our kids participate in is "The Hartford Project".  For one week each summer, our kids join students from many other churches and show God's love to the City of Hartford. They clean up playgrounds, serve food, and wash cars all to demonstrate God's love in practical ways.