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
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 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. Our June series is called "Made to Make A Difference" co-created by Max Lucado and his daughter Jenna Lucado Bishop.
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.
SERVICE LEARNING GROUP - Meets once a month - Staring in July - We will be planning monthly service learning events and finalizing our name during our July event. Stay tuned for more details.
- Summer Celebration and 6th Graders Welcome Event - Join other Middle School students on July 9th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Westerville's new trampoline park Rockin Jump at 1220 County Line Road. Parents please go on their website to fill our their online waiver before you come. Also, please fill out Messiah's Permission and Emergency Medical form for your student. This form only needs to be filled out once during the school year. All 6th graders are FREE and other grades need to bring $10 for Rockin Jump, which is still a reduction for our group. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you are coming.
- Youth Mexico Trip
- 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 November 12 or 19 from 2:30- 3:30 pm in The Gathering Place. Choose the date that works best for you. The meetings cover the same information.
- Registrations are due November 30th.