Youth are involved in the life of the church. In addition to programs specific to them, youth regularly participate in worship, share musical gifts, participate in service projects and are supported to initiate projects around issues they are drawn to and to serve as leaders in children’s programs.
Synergy Youth Group meets monthly, on Wednesday evenings, from September to May. Youth 4th to 6th grade join for conversation and activities, and grow in spirit through being together in a caring, accepting community.
The Gathering meets monthly, on Wednesday evenings, from September to May. Youth in 7th grade gather to learn more about the Bible and our faith tradition, to ask questions and explore leadership roles, break bread and 'do' community together. The anticipation is the The Gathering youth will move next year into Confirmation.
Confirmation is a year long journey for middle school youth that meets twice each month, on Wednesday evenings, from September to May. Youth more deeply explore our faith tradition, visit with other faith communities, and ask larger questions about beliefs and issues. After going through the process, each youth decides whether to be confirmed, which happens during worship in the spring.
Senior High Youth Group meets throughout the year as a safe and energetic place for young people to explore and question. Here they can continue to develop leadership skills and be a part of service and mission projects.
Camps and Retreats: Middle School and High School youth get a sense of the concerns and joys of the larger church, and have opportunities to develop relationships with youth from across the state, as they participate in events offered through the MN Conference. During the summer, along with adult leaders from our church, they journey to Pilgrim Point Camp for a week long youth camp experience.