FIRST...if your student is new to West Zion Youth...

  • a completed and signed Consent Form must accompany them to their first event. 
  • the form can be completed electronically at the link above or printed off with the link at the bottom of the page.

SECOND...we are pleased to let you know that you are now able to pay Youth Group Registration Fees by eTransfer. 

  • you must follow the instructions (including the password specifications) at this link - eTransfer Instructions
  • you must let the event registrar (Ardith) know that you paid by eTransfer so they can mark you PAID

September 16 - Youth Kick-Off at West Zion

  • Bouncy House night
  • Snacks
  • Introduction to our new Youth Program Directors, Jon & Deanna Woodard

September 22-24 - Youth Kick-Off Kampout

  • at the Vass Family Farm - just west of Highway 22
  • no school Friday - leaving WZ at 4:15pm and returning at noon on Sunday
  • $40 each plus money for food at Canmore after Johnstons Canyon hike.
  • Please click on this link Overnight Permission Form to get all the details
  • DEADLINE for registration, payment & submission of Overnight Permission Form is Sunday, September 17

September 30 - Carstairs Community Youth Night Outreach

  • 7:00pm at the Hugh Sutherland Gyms
  • Finger Darts & Floor Hockey




Please mark these dates down:

  • September 16 - Roatan Fundraiser Event
    • Selling Vesey Bulbs door-to-door to community members on Saturday afternoon in Carstairs from 1:00-3:00pm.  MEET AT PASTOR KEITH's at 12:45pm

  • October 15 - Team Meeting
    • Meeting at WZ at 6:00pm - SUPPER is NOT provided but we will have a SNACK
    • $200 deposit required at this meeting
    • Chapters 2&3 in AHA must be complete -work on questions in the back of the book
    • Testimony in student's journal should be complete

  • November 19 - Race Day Fundraiser
    • you can enter a car for $10 if you like
    • you can make a batch of chili to enter into the Chili Cook-Off - free entry
    • come help with set-up and clean-up for the meal after Worship Service

If your youth is not sure about going to Roatan next year, encourage them to talk to Pastor Keith in the next few weeks.  We understand that things can change over the course of 8 months since we first started the application process and want to give opportunity for them to express their thoughts.  It is totally OK if things have changed for them, but we will soon need to have a firm commitment one way or the other as the $200 deposit will be needed by October 15.

Note From Pastor Keith: Just a reminder to Roatan team members and a possible heads-up to parents that we have told the youth, and they have agreed, to place the Roatan mission team as a priority over this next year, giving us an 80% commitment to planned team activities.  Although we would love to see 100% we understand that we are not the only commitment in their lives.  From my experience with running many teen mission trips I have found a correlation between team unity and team attendance and therefore we are holding fast to the 80%. This may mean after 4 absences your youth may be cut from the team.  We do not wish for anyone to be cut and we will take into consideration extreme circumstances, like hospitalization.  In our world today the idea of commitment is taken very lightly hence the ever growing number of divorces in our communities.  A major part of this missions trip is the preparation in teaching, team unity, spiritual formation, individual development, personal assessment, discipleship building, servant leadership and the list goes on.  But to do this, we need the entire team on the same page, walking the journey together.  No meeting will be the same as the previous meeting; each meeting will be one step that leads to the next step that leads to the next.  Basically, I am trying to emphasize the importance of your youth setting these times together as a priority and they may need your help in doing this.  I would like to say once again I am very excited to have your teen on this team and I would like all of them to stay as part of the team.  I look forward to seeing their continued growth in the Lord with in the church and the community.  God bless.

If you have any questions concerning the Roatan Team, please contact me directly at either - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 587-576-1536

Pastor Keith


 West Zion's Youth Ministry exists to enable youth to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ by creating a safe and loving place for them to grow.