Youth

 

Meridian Street United Methodist Church sees its youth as a vital part of the church and makes them a priority. Meridian Street Youth Ministries challenges the youth to grow in their faith, discover their gifts, support one another, and develop lives of service in a fun and Christ-centered environment.

There are many opportunities for youth to build community, grow in faith, connect with the church, serve others, and learn more about their identity in Christ. Our youth ministry provides a safe and welcoming environment for youth to have fun and grow in their faith. Below is the summary of the ministry programs we provide. If you would like to learn more about a specific program please use the links on the right!

 

Be sure to check out our monthly Youth Newsletter to know what is happening at Meridian Street.

 

4 Twelve--Middle School Ministry

We invite all youth to worship with us at 10 .m. in the Chapel before youth programming begins.Our middle school youth ministry meets on Sundays from 10:45-11:30 a.m. during the school year.   Middle school ministry includes youth in grades 7 and 8. 4 Twelve meets on the 3rd floor in the middle school youth room during this time we have games, snacks, devotions, and a lesson. 

 

Upper Room--High School Ministry

 We invite all youth to worship with us at 10 .m. in the Chapel before youth programming begins. Upper Room meets on the 3rd floor in the high school youth room (room 308) from 10:45-11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  This ministry includes youth grades 9-12. We have snacks, devotions, and discussions.

Our high school students also have the opportunity to partake in a small group on  Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. from January 19 until February 23. We will be meeting at Dani Campbell's home!

 

Youth Mission Projects

Each summer our high school students go on a journey to follow their vision and joyful serve God and others. We are fortunate to be able to offer two adventure this summer to serve. We will be heading to our nation’s capital and learning about topics of justice such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, and our incarceration system. After a few days of learning, we get to be the hands and feet in the most historical place! Do not be fooled, there will be tons of sightseeing and exploring of Washington, D.C. as well.  This summer we will also return to the beautiful mountains in Asheville, North Carolina and work with ReCreation Experiences. This is a wonderful local company who does their best to love God with all their heart, soul, and mind as well as love their neighbors (or the whole area around Asheville) as they would want to be loved. Last summer we had a wonderful experience serving Bill and Sally and we cannot wait to see what Asheville and God hold for us this July. Contact Dani Campbell at for more information and details.

 

Service Opportunities

Each year our youth join the congregation in serving in our community. We partner with the following organizations throughout the year: Soup’s On, Neighbor to Neighbor, Family Promise, and Fletcher Place.

 

Yearly events

Each year youth look forward to a full schedule of fun events and events to help our youth grow in their faith. Here is a quick list of our events: Fall Kick Off, Fall Youth Retreat, host a trunk for Trunk or Treat, Progressive Christmas Feast, Confirmation Retreat, Flamingo fundraiser, Spring Youth Retreat, plan and lead Youth Sunday, and Summer Kick Off (parents vs. youth kickball) along with many other things sprinkled in. 

 

Musical Opportunities

A youth hand bell choir for youth grades 7-12 rehearses on Sunday mornings from              9 a.m.-9:45 a.m. before worship and Sunday School. All youth are welcome to join, even if you can't read music.

Youth are also invited to participate in the Chancel Choir, the group that sings in worship services on Sunday mornings.  The Chancel Choir practices on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 pm.  For more information please contact Peggy Marshall, Director of Music Ministries, or call 317.253.3237.

 

Contact information for Youth Ministry Programs

With additional questions or to receive more information about Meridian Street Youth Ministries, please contact Dani Campbell or call her at 317.253.3237.

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