For Youth: Grades 6-12
Education for discipleship is a life-long endeavor. Every child of God from cradle to grave is on a spiritual journey, and we provide the opportunities and resources for all ages to learn, stretch and grow in faith. We are blessed at Westminster to be a congregation that values all generations and welcomes the active participation of young people in every aspect of congregational life. We also provide learning, service, and fellowship opportunities designed especially for the unique needs of adolescent youth.
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Questions and curiosities of young teens as they relate to their faith journeys will be the focus of this class. The students will participate in a wide variety of activities to help them discover more about the church and what it means to be a follower of Christ, including a few Sunday morning field trips.
*6th graders may choose to participate in Middle Schoolers on the Move or D.R.U.M. (grades 3 – 6).
Three adult leaders will guide these young people on their journey toward discipleship and church membership using an interesting variety of Presbyterian curriculum and resources.
Teens in grades 10 through 12 are encouraged to gather at the Holy Toast Café for coffee, doughnuts and fellowship during the 10:TEN education time. High school students are also very valuable as assistants in the children's programs. Please contact Susan Moseley for more information.
180º YOUTH MINISTRY
180° is a comprehensive line up of diverse, fun and meaningful programs for students in grades 6–12. To get involved or for more information on any of these opportunities, contact a member of our Youth Ministry Team: Susan Moseley or Mike Gnade.
Dinner: 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Fellowship: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Fellowship activities are interactive and varied. Highlights include game night and mission activities!
Each September, youth in grades 6 – 12 travel to Camp Tockwogh in Worton, Maryland for a 24-hour, fun-filled retreat.
Our annual Lock-In is an “after-hours” overnight experience inside our church building and always a highlight of the year.
An annual Martin Luther King Weekend fundraiser for the Chad Miller Youth Mission Fund, our 9-Squarathon features the game "9 Square in the Air". Check it out at www.9squareintheair.com!
Summer mission trips are planned on a four-year rotation (local, regional, international). The location, dates and eligible participants vary from year to year.
A New York City mission experience for youth in grades 9 – 12, which occurs every other year.
ADDITIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMS
Throughout the year, events are planned for the whole church family, like the Advent Workshop in November, all-church Caroling in December, the Ash Wednesday Service and the Lent Event in late winter/early spring. These events are intergenerational and an integral part of our total youth ministry at WPC.