ELEVATE is a ministry for youth in grades 6-12.
Through friendships, service, learning, worship and prayer, together we are rising in faith!
Mayflower Congregational Church Youth Program
high school youth
Sundays @ Mayflower
Students in high school meet on Sunday evenings at Mayflower for choir practice and youth group. At youth group, students build community by eating dinner together (pizza is our favorite!), and participating in activities, discussions about faith and life, and projects which serve the community.
6:00-7:00pm – High School Youth Group
7:00-8:00pm – High School Choir Rehearsal
HS LUNCH BUNCH
Mondays @ José Babushka’s in Gaslight
11:00am – 1:00pm
A breakfast devotions program for all high school students (9th-12th grade). We meet for early bird specials in the back room at Wolfgang’s Restaurant in Eastown each Tuesday morning, and enjoy each other’s company over breakfast while listening to a Bible lesson. Students receive the week’s verse on a card to carry with them as a reminder until we meet again.
HS BREAKFAST CLUB
Tuesdays @ Wolfgang’s in Eastown
Every Tuesday morning, high schoolers meet in the back room at Wolfgang’s. Over pancakes, bacon and hot chocolate, they hear a brief devotion and take time to encourage each other for the week ahead. Transportation back to school is provided by adult leaders as well as junior and senior students.
HS SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
High schoolers are involved in our congregational life as Bible Alive and Midweek volunteers. They also participate in our worship services by reading scripture, singing in the choirs, playing instruments, and greeting before worship.
HS MISSION TRIP
Every summer our high school youth participate in a week-long mission trip. Recently the group traveled Providence, Rhode Island and to Rome, Italy for an international trip.
Details for Summer 2020 will be announced Fall 2019.
HS SUMMER MISSION TRIP – 2019 Rome Italy
Summer 2019, 32 youth and 7 adults will walk in the footsteps of Paul and study the origins of the early Christians in Rome. The group will then stay at Casa Cares, a retreat center of the Waldensian Church outside of Florence, where they will learn about Christian responses to contemporary issues like the Climate Crisis and the Plight of Displaced Peoples.