Click HERE for 2017-18 Youth Ministry Information Sheet.

Click HERE to view High School and Middle School Youth Ministries Calendar. 

Click HERE for the 2017 William Steck Scholarship application and information.


Emergency Form:

To participate in a Messiah-sponsored youth event, each participant must have a Emergency Medical Authorization Form on file. To print out a copy, please click here for a PDF version of the form . The forms are kept on file for a year and are updated each August.  They need to be turned in to Xema Whitley or the main office at church.  Click HERE for a list of youth who have turned in completed EMA Forms for 2017-18.

Parent Cue:

Click HERE for a link to the Parent Cue which lets you know what scriptures and subjects we are exploring during our Sunday morning Youth Gathering time and how to keep the conversation going in your family.


Youth Gathering meets Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Gathering Place which is directly across State Street from the church.  We start with food, greetings, birthdays, prayer and short message then we break into smaller discussion groups.   Our curriculum is from the reThink Group (aka Orange) and it's called XP3.  Our current series is called "Tis the Season" about finding hope, peace and love in the midst of our sometimes chaotic Decembers.


Youth Choir and Bell Rehearsals Every Sunday - for 6-12th grades.  Middle and High School Bells starts at 12:15 p.m.   Lunch Break starts at 1:15 p.m.    6-12th grade Choir starts at 1:45 p.m.    Bell ensemble starts at 2:45 p.m.


 We meet with two representatives from 7-12th grades on the first Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Gathering Place.  Our job is to help learn to plan, lead and serve in Messiah's Youth Ministry program.


G-Night - Hang out at the Gathering Place Thursday, Dec. 21st from 7-8:30 p.m. It's an informal time to gather with good friends, good food, hang out and play games. December's G-Night theme is "Ugly Christmas Sweaters."  Wear one if you want. 

New Year’s Eve Party – Meet at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31st at the Gathering Place.  For 6-12th grades.   Bring $20 for ice skating/broomball at the Chiller North and $10-15 for dinner at Steak and Shake in Lewis Center.  We return to the Gathering Place for games and to toast in the New Year.  Parent pick up at 12:30 a.m.  Please RSVP to xwhitley@messiahumc.net.

Snow Camp – Our yearly winter retreat for 8-12th grade youth is Jan. 12-14th.  We will join New Albany UMC again this year at Skyview Ranch near Millersburg, Ohio. Cost is $75 due Jan. 4th.  Pay online and email Xema when you do.  Checks can be made out to Church of the Messiah with Youth Snow Camp in the memo.  Skyview Ranch waiver is also needed.  Click HERE for Skyview Ranch waiver.

Winter Jam – Jan. 20th – Save the date for the yearly Christian music festival at the Schottenstein Center.  We will buy early entry tickets for 7-12th grade youth.