Youth Ministry ~ We offer recreational, service, educational, and relationship-building activities that nurture middle school and high school youth
(Grades 6 – 12)
Our Youth Ministry Committee offers fun opportunities for youth to grow together in faith, friendship, and service. Youth contribute ideas for activities and events as well. We gather in our Youth Room for 1st Wednesdays Youth Group on the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30-7:30 pm (6:00 pm meal). Friends and visitors are always welcome!
Minnesota Conference UCC Youth Events
Our youth and adult leaders attend middle school and high school youth events, hosted each fall and spring by the Minnesota Conference UCC at Pilgrim Point Camp on Lake Ida in Alexandria. Our youth grow in faith and have lots of fun, enjoying time with each other and youth from our wider church.
Summer Youth Camp at Pilgrim Point
Our youth and adult leaders participate in a one-week summer youth camp each year with friends in the Minnesota Conference UCC.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education
We offer the OWL program most years, either for grades 7-9 or for grades 10-12. This excellent curriculum was developed by the UCC and UUA in collaboration with secular sexuality educators. Learn more about this empowering program here: http://www.ucc.org/justice_sexuality-education_our-whole-lives.
National Youth Event
Every four years, youth of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church Disciples of Christ gather from across the country for our National Youth Event. While there, we participate in a variety of workshops, service projects, worship services, social justice immersion, fellowship, and much more. We had a blast in 2016 and look forward to 2020!
Confirmation Program ~ Exploring faith questions, expanding understandings, and confirming our ongoing journey in the Christian faith in the company of peers and supportive adults
Our 8th graders engage in a 1-year Confirmation program. Core beliefs we explore include Community Life, Our History and Heritage, God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, the Church, and God’s Gifts and Our Response. The program includes field trips, an ongoing conversation with an adult faith companion, leadership formation and more. Newcomers are welcome!
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