Middle School Youth

Click HERE for 2016-2017 Youth Ministry Information Sheet

Click HERE to view the Middle and High School Ministries Calendar

Click HERE to view the Confirmation Schedule for 2017

 

PARENT RESOURCES

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.

YOUTH GATHERING-WEEKLY

Youth Gathering is our Middle School Sunday morning option. We meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in The Gathering Place which is the Church-owned building directly across State Street from the church.  Youth 6-12th grades meet for an opening, food, prayer and announcements then break into smaller age level groups for discussions and games.  We will be finishing up the New Testament by studying 1 and 2nd Peter, Jude and Revelation from now through May.

PUPPET TEAM - Meets every Tuesday from September through December  We meet from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Gathering Place to learn puppetry skills and prepare two shows.   The first is for Messiah's Trunk or Treat event on October 30th from 5-6 p.m.  We'll perform 3 short shows from the church bus windows and a small stage in front of the bus.  The next show will be for our 5pm  Christmas Eve Service.  We will be able to use our Black Light puppets for this show with some fun special effects.

Bible study - BI-WEEKLY

SEE GROUP - Bible Study the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Gathering Place.  SEE stands for Spiritual Enrichment and Encouragement and is open to 7-12th grade youth.  We are currently starting the Sparkhouse curriculum called "Echo The Story" - a creative way to explore the New Testament.  Everyone gets a sketch journal and each session includes new ways to hear the Bible stories with fun ways to retell them to each other.

special events

 

  •   Youth Mexico Trip
    • Final Trip Payment was due April 15
    • Team Commissioning - Sat. June 10th during the 5:30 p.m. worship service.  Sit with your family and come to the front of the sanctuary when they call us up.  We will share briefly what we will be doing and receive prayer for our trip.

Confirmation - January through April

In 2018 we will offer Confirmation class for 7th grade and older youth from January through April.  The class is for youth who are ready to learn what it means to be committed publicly to Christ and the church.  The class meets on Sundays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place which is across State Street east of the church.  The class is led by clergy and lay leaders including mentors who lead the small groups within the class.  The experience features various visits to other congregations in the Columbus area, service projects and a Methodist heritage trip to St. Simon's Island Georgia during the 1st part of Spring Break.  Registration is required.  There will be two Registration Meetings to choose from in November .

  • Informational Meetings- parents and youth in November  from 2:30- 3:30 pm in The Gathering Place.  
  • Registrations are due November 30th. 

Click HERE for Confirmation Registration Form.

 

Entrance to Christian retreat center on St. Simon's Island, Gerogia

Entrance to Christian retreat center on St. Simon's Island, Gerogia

Training for High Ropes/Challenge Course at the retreat center.

Training for High Ropes/Challenge Course at the retreat center.

Kayak trip on the inter-coastal waterways near St. Simon's Island.

Kayak trip on the inter-coastal waterways near St. Simon's Island.

Group at the John Wesley Oak where islanders say the Rev. Wesley preached while in America.

Group at the John Wesley Oak where islanders say the Rev. Wesley preached while in America.