Youth


JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP

Wednesdays | October through May  | 3:30-5:30pm

Jr. High youth get together after confirmation class each Wednesday. Confirmation classes and Jr. High Youth Group begin October 5th. Jr Highers are also invited to join the Sr High when they volunteer in the community one Wednesday per month at 7:30pm. After Confirmation Sunday (February 26th), Jr Highers are invited to continue coming to the church building on Wednesdays after school for Youth Group from 3:30-5:30pm. 


SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP

Wednesdays | September through May | 7:30-9pm

Wednesday evenings include games, snacks, a study and discussion led by Karen. Youth and leaders explore themes, messages, movies, projects, and more as they continue to learn about God and what’s expected of us as disciples of Jesus Christ, and as a faith community. One Wednesday a month, the youth group volunteers in the community. In the past, youth have volunteered at the food shelf, United Way, Lake Region Takes Root Community Garden, trash clean-ups, and a local thrift store.

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CONFIRMATION

7th/8th Grade | Wednesdays, October through Lent | 4:00-5:00pm
9th Grade | Wednesdays, October through Lent | 6:30pm

First Year (7th Grade)
Students examine the stories and themes of the Old Testament, and are invited to discover the unfolding story of God’s love and partnership with humanity, and to embrace this narrative as their own.

Second Year (8th Grade)
Students explore the life of Jesus, the letters of Paul, and the history of the early church. Youth are encouraged to consider their place in God’s created order and to begin their walk as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Class requirements for first and second years:
Worship regularly
Attend class faithfully
Complete forty (40) sermon notes
Attend the Confirmation retreat

Third Year (9th Grade)

Students apply their Biblical knowledge to the issues of faith as they reflect on God’s grace, salvation by faith (not works), the in-working of the Holy Spirit in their lives, and their gifts for mission and ministry.

Class requirements for third year:
Worship regularly
Attend class faithfully
Attend the Confirmation retreat
Lead worship twice (2x)
Prepare a Statement of Faith
Meet with Deacons & Elders


SUMMER

The Jr. and Sr. High Youth Groups come together for various events throughout the summer – lake days, service projects, missions trips, Valley Fair trip, fundraising events, picnics.
During the summer months, see the calendar for upcoming events.