Youth Programs

 

SHYF

The Senior High Youth Fellowship (Grades 9-12) meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 7-8 PM in the high school youth room. Our purpose is to grow together as we explore various issues and ideas that are relevant to high schoolers while looking through the lens of the Mennonite faith. We also meet at different times throughout the year for service projects, fundraisers, or to just hang out. In addition, we participate in winter retreats at Camp Friedenswald and each summer we alternate between service trips and the MCUSA Youth Convention.

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JHYF

JHYF 1The Jr. High Youth Fellowship meets every 2nd and 3rd Sunday from 2:30-3:30 PM in the Jr. High youth room. Grades 6-8 are welcome to attend as we begin to figure out how we can both own our faith and use it to transform the world around us. We also meet at other times throughout the year for special events with the SHYF, service opportunities, or to hang out with friends. We also travel to Camp Friedenswald for winter retreats. Join us in this time of being with friends and learning about ourselves!

Venture Club

Venture Club includes children in grades 2-5. They meet twice monthly with Laura and Greg Hartzler as advisors. Some meetings take place at the church, while others involve trips to area locations such as a campfire with Camp Friedenswald staff at the Bluffton Village Park, and Suter’s Corn Maze.

Mentoring

Youth ages twelve and older are paired up with an adult in the congregation. Each pair spends some time together each month in ways that suit their interests and schedules. There are also 2-3 larger mentor events that take place each year.