Of course, learning during the COVID-19 pandemic looks different than it normally does, but we are still a community & still learning together about God's boundless love for each of us as God's children! We are hoping to offer a hybrid style of learning for those in grades 6-12 this year, with learning happening both virtually and in occasional, small group, in person gatherings. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the church office.
For details by grade level, click on the appropriate link below:
All youth participants must have a Participant Information Form on file, completed at the beginning of each school year.
Click here for the PI form.In addition, this year everyone must also complete a COVID-19 release form.
Click here for the COVID-19 form.
The following information describes what our programs "typically" look like:
Wednesdays following Worship on Wednesday! (WoW)
Confirmation is the next step on your Journey of Faith! Confirmation is an integrated ministry of learning, service, fellowship, and prayer for 6th - 8th grade students; however, you don't have to be a middle school student to participate. Adults learn alongside the students and lead small group experiences. A meal is served at 5:30pm followed by Worship on Wednesdays (WoW) at 6:00pm. At 6:30 learners meet for a large group time taught by Pastor Jamie and end with small groups and a blessing. Confirmation is a safe space for youth to learn about who they are as children of God and learn the basics of the Christian faith.
Senior High Youth Night (SHYN!)
Wednesdays at 6:45 PM during the school year.
Senior High youth gather each Wednesday evening for about 45 minutes to eat, build friendships, play games, sing, and pray together. Our goal is to have some fun and fellowship, leave our everyday stresses, and come hang out with friends for an hour. In addition to our time together on Wednesday nights, we also participate in various service opportunities throughout the year, and have the opportunity for several weekend retreats.
Each summer, youth have the opportunity to participate in taking a trip to grow in faith & fellowship together.
High School Youth and other young adults are invited to participate on a trip each summer. Our trips rotate on a 3 year cycle: Service Trip, National Youth Gathering, and Adventure Trip. We begin planning, team-building and fundraising in the fall prior to our trip each summer. These trips are always fantastic opportunities to grow in friendship & fellowship with our trip-mates, as well as strengthening the faith of all those gathered together.
Summer Stretch is a ministry for middle school youth, led by high school youth! We meet for a week in the summer and do various service projects throughout the community each morning, then participate in a (top secret) just-for-fun activity each afternoon. Our week culminates with a day together at Valley Fair. Stay tuned for details regarding Summer Stretch 2021.