We provide a few offerings for the youth of our parish. Youth are always welcome to stay in the service and participate in worship with the parish community!
Upcoming for High School and College in SeptemberStudent Missions Conference
Childcare for ages 6 and under is provided during the 10 am service only.
This Preschool/Nursery ministry includes a Bible story and activities related to the story like a coloring page or craft.
Kids Church (10 am service only), ages K-5.
On most Sundays from September to May, a team of two adults lead an age-appropriate children’s time. Parents can drop off their children at the beginning of the service (greeters will direct) down the hall from Kresge Auditorium. Our leaders provide teaching and some activities to reinforce the Scripture lesson for the wee; then during the Peace & announcements, parents collect their children back to the worship service so that students may join their families during Communion. On the last Sunday of the month there is no Kids Church, and youth volunteers are given more responsibilities during the worship service.
Older Youth are given the opportunity to assist the clergy during the worship service. This carries some extra responsibillities so training is handled by Barbara Middlekauff and Fr. Greg. Let either know at church or through the office if your student is interested in being part of the worship service in this way.
We place a high priority on encouraging the faith of our youth and creating space and time for teens to develop good friendships with other Christians, and most importantly, to see God build up their relationship with Him. Our hope is that through fellowship, learning and multi-faceted discipleship, our youth will grow to have confidence and joy in the Lord, with a faith that will withstand the challenges of High School, college and other tough situations that may come their way, for we know that happens to us all! Nancy Frey is in charge of organizing Youth and Sunday School ministries. Please see her and/or keep an eye out for further announcements this summer regarding our Fall schedule.
College-bound & College-aged
Here is a link to a program that helps connect collegiates to campus ministries around the U.S. There is info in this regard for students as well as parents. As our students transition into adulthood, we continue to pray, encourage, teach, and make available all the resources we can muster! This is a time in life to take full ownership of one’s faith in the face of great temptation. Here are just two of many recommended books that can help us know our own faith better and help answer the challenges of disbelievers in colleges and universities (and really, in all our modern society) today. Making Sense of God: an invitation to the skeptical, and The Reason for God: belief in the age of skepticism.