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
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH
Sundays @ Mayflower
Students in middle school meet on Sunday evenings at Mayflower for youth group and choir. At youth group, students build community through activities and games, discussions about faith and life, and projects which serve the community.
6:00-7:00pm – Middle School Choir Rehearsal
7:00-8:00pm – Middle School Youth Group
CONFIRMATION AT MAYFLOWER
Students who are in the 8th grader and above are invited to participate in Confirmation classes. Through weekly classes, service projects, worship, and involvement in Congregational Life, participants will have the opportunity to learn about basic Christian beliefs, to explore what it means to live as a Christian and to commit to belonging to a congregation.
Classes meet on Sundays from 9:15-10:15am or
5:00-6:00pm from January through March.
Those who wish to be confirmed will become members at Mayflower on a Sunday in mid-March.
MS SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Middle 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, greeting before worship and serving as acolytes.
MS MISSION TRIP – CHICAGO 2019
All middle schoolers are invited to participate in the Chicago 2019 Mission Trip, November 15-17!
The group will stay at Fourth Presbyterian on Michigan Avenue and will serve various ministries throughout the city.
Contact Allison Houlihan for more information.
MS MISSION TRIP – 2018 Chicago
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.