Middle School Ministries
Middle School Youth Group
Youth Group (6-8th grade) meets twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. They play the wackiest of wacky games! They eat all kinds of sweet food. They meditate. Yes, you read that correctly. Middle school students meditate on God’s word! They talk about scripture readings. They discuss what God might be trying to teach them as individuals and as a group. It is a great time aimed to validate kids and show them God’s love with no strings attached – unless they are shooting each other with silly string!
Confirmation class (8th grade) typically meets once a month on Wednesday evenings, with some special service activities on other days. Confirmation is a year long conversation around what it is we collectively and individually believe about our faith and what Presbyterians believe about God, Jesus, and the church. Students learn about the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, church governance, and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. At the end of the Confirmation process, students are invited to profess their faith in Jesus Christ as they become a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming.
The high school and middle school youth groups set out on different mission trips every June. These trips are planned in the fall and discussed all year long during youth group. Students are engaged in local service projects throughout the year. They learn why service is so fundamental for the heart of someone following after Jesus. Then in June they experience service in a whole new context without the comforts of home. They serve and think about those they are serving. They wrestle with social injustice and learn more about empathy. Hopefully, as they go out into the world and take on leadership roles, they will lead in a way that is not just beneficial for the powerful but also for the powerless. These mission trips are not about being do-gooders who fix “those” people. Rather, these trips are meant to stir up empathy and a desire to right the wrongs of structural injustice while becoming friends with the people they serve..