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, 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, make friends, and develop core values in Christ that will last a lifetime. Below is the summary of the ministry programs we provide. If you would like to learn more about a specific program, please contact Deb Way, director of Youth and Family Ministries at  or 317-253-3237 ext. 125. 


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Our Vision for Sunday School:

Our vision is to strengthen faith and build up values centered in Christ that last a lifetime. We have a plan for biblical teaching and faith development catered to individualized learning strategies for certain age groups. It is a welcoming group that opens discussion for what we can learn and apply from the bible to our own lives and situations.

Meridian Street United Methodist Church is temporarily closed to in-person attendance for Sunday morning worship. The youth Sunday School program is on pause through mid-February 2022. The website will provide updates regarding the return to in-person worship and all Sunday morning opportunities for youth.

Youth Sunday School

We invite all youth to join in Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. on the third floor. Middle and high school High School Youth meet on the 3rd floor in the youth room (Room 308).  During this time, we have games, snacks, devotions, and a lesson focused on building faith and community, finding identity in Christ, and increasing comfort and aptitude in Biblical study.

Youth Group

We develop strong connections and fellowship for our youth through getting them together to engage in fun activities, worship and service projects. We also build passion for Christ through encouraging the group to support each other as we build discipleship and faith. 

Youth Mission Projects

Each summer our high school students go on a journey to follow their vision and joyfully serve God and others. The youth group is spending back-to-back summers serving and learning about impoverished rural communities. With Appalachian Service Project as our facilitator, our urban youth can grow and serve through these trips, extending their awareness of different settings for hardship and of other ways to help the suffering, ways that are not necessarily familiar to them.

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. Contact the church office if you are interested in learning more about volunteering for these ministry partners.

Yearly Events

Each year youth look forward to a full schedule of fun events and activities to help our youth grow in their faith. Some events we've run over the last few years include: 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. 

Contact Information for Youth Ministries 

With additional questions or to receive more information about Meridian Street Youth Ministries, please contact Deb Way, our director of youth and family ministries at or 317-253-3237 ext. 125

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