A highlight of the year for our high school students is the summer mission trip. The 2019 trip is planned for July 14-20th in St. Louis, Missouri.
The 2016 Mission Trip was at the Vance cabin in Cuchara June 26 through June 30th. The participants worked on the area around the cabin that the Vance's are rebuilding after a fire in 2013. Our congregation utilized the Vance cabin for many church activities in the past so the youth were excited to give back by assisting in cleaning up.
The 2014 mission trip was to Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 29 through July 4. The group had the opportunity to serve, but also to learn more about the issues facing those they meet during the week. They worked with a variety of organizations that were actively seeking the good of Minneapolis, including summer kids programs, senior citizen centers, and some great shelters and food banks that are making a positive impact in the community. They also had the chance to see the local art at the Sculpture Garden, visit some beautiful urban parks and see some breathtaking waterfalls.
The 2013 mission trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, was June 15-22. Nine brave youth and two sponsors took the trip this summer and found God's presence in all that they did. Parents thank you for supporting your kids in this great adventure!
In past years, youth and their adult mentorshave traveled to Dallas, TX, Albuquerque, NM, and the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma. In 2007, a group traveled to the Dominican Republic for a 10 day experience with Ministries in Action. Our mission team traveled to Arkansas in July of 2009 to work with the Youth Works organization again and had an awesome experience. In 2010 the youth traveled to St. Louis to help people in the inner city area and will work with youth from other states through the YouthWorks organization. In 2011 the youth traveled to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to participate in Group Works, "Week of Hope" camps in Ft. Collins where they spent three special days working with mentally and physically handicapped youth and adults at several sites.
AWESOME Middle School Fellowship
AWESOME is the right name to describe our Middle School Fellowship. They meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. There’s fun and learning for grades 6-8. Other activities are scheduled at various times. AWESOME does not meet during the summer months.
CTW High School Fellowship
Our High School Youth Fellowship CTW meets at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings.
Both youth groups will be going on their annual ski trip leaving Friday, February 22nd at 4:00 p.m. and arriving home approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23rd.
Our Confirmation Class for 2018-2019 continues. They meet Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m., over two 8-week periods, to read scripture and study the basics of Christian faith and practice. Confirmands also participated in service projects in the church and community, as well as assisting in worship once a month.
The climax of the Confirmation Program will be the Spring Retreat at the Vance Cabin April 4th through the 6th, followed by Session Examination on Sunday, April 14th, and Confirmation Sunday, April 28th.
They met Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m., over two 8-week periods, to read scripture and study the basics of Christian faith and practice. Confirmands also participated in service projects in the church and community, as well as assisting in worship once a month.
The climax of the Confirmation Program was our Spring Retreat held April 21-23, 2017.