Click HERE to view the Confirmation Schedule for 2018
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 names for youth that have turned in their 2018-19 form.
Our Curriculum called Orange XP3 includes information for parents about what we are talking about during Sunday morning's Youth Gathering events and how you can keep the conversation going with your kids. Download the App "Parent Cue" for weekly updates.
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 7-12th grades meet for an opening, food, prayer, a game and announcements then break into smaller age level groups for discussion. Our current series called “Underrated” is based on 1Timothy 4:12.
PUPPET TEAM - Meets every Tuesday starting Aug. 22nd through December
YOUTH MUSIC - Choir and Bell Rehearsals Every Sunday - for 6-12th grades. Choir 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Bell Ringers 1:15-1:45 p.m. Jubilation Bell Ensemble starts at 1:45 p.m.
NEW for this summer: #InHaromny - a service, music and outreach event in June for 7-12th grade youth. Serve with the WARM lunch program, visit a nursing home, meet the visiting Youth Choir from Pennsylvanian, join them for an overnight at church then end the week with a trip to King’s Island. June 4th and June 18-21st. See above link for Registration Form due June 4th.
Our other summer 2019 mission trip is called Transformation Zone and will be held July 14-19th. We serve in Franklin, Delaware and Union counties during the day and return to our host church of Marysville UMC for dinner, games and evening worship. Cost is just $75.00.
In 2019 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 - 4:00 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.
Click HERE for Confirmation Invitation and Information Letter
Click HERE for Confirmation Heritage Trip Flyer
Click HERE for Confirmation Heritage Trip Cost and Registration
Click HERE for Confirmation Heritage Trip Out of Area Medical Form
Confirmation Friend Instructions for Letter Writing:
A Confirmation Friend is asked to simply write 2 letters of encouragement to the Confirmand that they know. The first letter is due Jan. 31 and the 2nd is due March 31st. You can send both at the same time if that is easier for you. The letters are delivered during class. The letters are to share the role the Bible has had in the Confirmation Friend’s life and to encourage the Confirmand in his/her spiritual journey. This is a great way to get family or friends involved who live out or town. Confirmation Friends can share their favorite verse, story from the Bible or memories of times they had important spiritual milestones.
Confirmation Friends can be parents, grandparents, siblings, family members or any friend that has an interest in the Confirmand’s spiritual growth. It can also be the Confirmand’s Banner Carrier during the Confirmation service.
Confirmation Friend’s letters to their Confirmand can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to (Your Confirmand’s name) c/o Xema Whitley – Church of the Messiah – 51 N. State St. Westerville, OH 43081