Sunday Evening Youth Fellowship (during school year)
Middle School: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
High School: 6 - 8 p.m.
Youth and Adult Leadership
The youth ministry is organized by the youth subcommittee advised by Youth Director, Mary Pratt. The youth subcommittee includes high school youth leadership, parent leadership, and leadership by caring members of our congregation.
Adult youth advisors also make up a vital part of the youth ministry. Youth advisors participate in Sunday Evening fellowship and in trips. They help facilitate discussion and help serve as an extra set of adult eyes and ears.
Mission and Service
Each month, the ministry includes 1-2 service projects. The youth run the church drive to send stuffed stockings to our military personnel deployed abroad and run the Souper Bowl of Caring drive to raise money and cans for a local group that the Meeting House supports. The youth also spend afternoons volunteering at various organizations the youth select around the Metropolitan DC region. Youth are also invited to participate in the church workcamp to West Virginia in July.
Just for Fun Fellowship
Sometimes, we enjoy just hanging out and spending time to get to know each other better. About once a month, we have a special fellowship activity at youth group: movie night, lock-ins, holiday parties, bowling and laser tag. Many of these events are visioned by youth, parents, and the youth subcommittee. In January, middle school and high school youth go to Massanetta over a long weekend for skiing and snowboarding.
We offer smaller group fellowship for middle school boys, middle school girls, and high schoolers. These small groups give youth further opportunity to get to know each other and get to know youth from other schools. About every 2 months, groups go out to lunch after church and then participate in a fun activity around Old Town.
Youth, Music and Worship
Many of our middle and high school youth play and sing in our youth band. The youth lead the worship for Youth Sunday, a service entirely lead by the youth – from the preaching to the praying to the music. High School youth are also encouraged to join the choir, help with summer worship, and to audition for the Meeting House singers. Youth are also encouraged to volunteer as ushers and as lay readers.
From late June to early August, the youth have lots of opportunities to engage in service and in fellowship. In June, middle schoolers go to the Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference in Harrisonburg, VA. High schoolers attend Triennium Conference in Purdue, IN (every three years) and Montreat High School Conference in Montreat, NC. Middle and High Schoolers are encouraged to participate in the West Virginia work camp.
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