Youth Ministry

This Week

Each week Vicar Lee will email out the Zoom invites for various youth activities. Here are our weekly in-person and virtual options:

 

  • High School Sunday School – 9:45 AM on Sundays-Taught by Jodi Sorenson and Barb Coen-offered virtually and in-person
  • Junior High Sunday school – 9:45 AM on Sundays-Taught by Michael Neumann-offered virtually and -in-person
  • Confirmation-9:45 AM on Sundays-Taught by Vicar Lee-offered virtually and in-person
  • JAM (Junior High Bible Study) – 6:30 PM on Tuesdays-Taught by Vicar Lee-offered virtually only
  • MESH in the Couch Room- We will meet at Messiah from 7 to 8:30 PM this Wednesday-offered in-person only

News

Sunday School – The approved safety plan for in-person Sunday School has been emailed out. For the approved Sunday School plan, Click here We will continue to offer an online ZOOM or Google Meet option for all of our classes as well.

 

No youth events are taking place. Only weekly gatherings are being offered at this time.

 

The church leadership has begun the process of actively searching for a youth minister/DCE. Please keep us in your prayers as this process takes place.

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MYM-On Hold

Messiah Youth Ministry

Once a Month on Sunday Nights, 5:00-7:30 p.m. for grades 5-12 in our couch room!

All of our students enjoy fellowship and learning God’s Word during MYM.  This year we will be having theme nights once a month and we have extended our time for MYM, which will be lots of fun for students! We will have time to hang out and enjoy fellowship from 5 to 5:30, eat a delicious dinner provided by a volunteer parent from 5:30 to 6, and have a large group game followed by a devotion based on a movie clip led by Vicar Lee or one of our amazing volunteers from 6:30 to 7:30. 

MESH

Wednesday Nights: 7:00-8:30 p.m. for grades 9-12

MESH is a Bible study led by Michael Neumann.  We spend the first half of our time together hanging out, catching up, eating snacks, and laughing really loudly.  The second half is spent studying a book of the Bible.  We meet in the comfiest room at Messiah – the couch room!

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JAM

Tuesday Nights, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for grades 5-8: ZOOM only

Vicar Lee leads this Tuesday night gathering where Junior High students (5th through 8th graders) can enjoy fun, fellowship, and prayerful support apart from their busy school schedules. We pray, have a devotion, and play lots of fun games which provide students with a nice break in the middle of the week from school and extracurricular activities!

Confirmation Camp

Messiah approaches confirmation in a unique way. First of all, we ask that our youth come to Bible Class on Sunday mornings for regular strengthening in the Word. Our fifth graders study the Old Testament, our sixth graders study the New Testament, and our seventh graders study Luther’s Small Catechism.  Rather than adding to that a weekly confirmation class, we’ve created a yearly camp experience. Every summer we gather our students who have just completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and we take them to Camp Briarwood, where we run a Confirmation Camp for four days. We also take along some of our fantastic senior high youth who volunteer to serve and  mentor our younger students, while helping in various ways throughout the camp. During this time, our students have devotions together, worship God, spend serious time with our pastors and DCEs studying God’s word and the Catechism, do service projects, make crafts, play games, eat surprisingly tasty camp food, laugh at everything, and grow together. We’ve found that this time is often one of the best relational and spiritual memories our youth carry with them.