Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes [a] child… welcomes me” (Matthew 18:5). Children and Youth are our present and our future, our hope, our teachers, our inspiration. They are full participants in the life of the church and in the realm of God.
God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children, youth, and other vulnerable persons from abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. Safe Sanctuaries is our response to this church wide challenge.
Middle and High, 10am Rm. 107
Wednesday Nights September-May
5:00 p.m. Junior Choir, grades 3-12, Choir Room upstairs
6:00 p.m. Supper for all ages, Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 6th-12th grade – Bible study, fellowship, and service opportunities. Activities revolve around getting to know Jesus and each other, applying biblical knowledge to our everyday lives, prayer, music, and just plain fun.
- New Year’s Eve party
- District Youth Spring Party/Mission Project
- Youth-only and family-centered events at our lake property
- Back-to-School Kickoff Funday
- Fall Retreat
- Harvest Festival held on a Saturday in early November at our lake property, including games, campfire, hayrides, dinner, and the chili-cook-off contest
- Birthday Party for Jesus held Wednesday after dinner the week before Christmas in the choir room. The Children and Youth choirs perform the story of the nativity in song and tableau. At the end of the program, we sing “Happy Birthday” and serve birthday cake.
- Sunday School classes continue year round
- Vacation Bible School, for ages 3 to grade 9, and adults, usually held in June each summer. (Youth in rising grades 10-12 are welcome to be helpers or attend the adult class.)
- Fine Arts Camp for rising 3rd – 12th graders, held each July. Teenagers/college kids may apply to be assistants.
For more information or to help out in any of these educational or social areas, please email Nichole Kuehl at firstname.lastname@example.org
First, fill out this interest form Children & Youth Volunteer Survey
Second, fill out the Volunteer Application
St. John MYF holds fundraisers during the year to help defray camp costs. Youth planning to attend camp are required to participate in the St. John MYF spring mission projects or parking fundraisers.