Join youth in grades 9–12 for fun, conversation, service/justice work, and friends in the faith journey. All youth are welcome, regardless of membership, religious affiliations or religious beliefs.
This fall, the youth group will have a speaker series on racial equity. Youth group members will also plan monthly outings where we will hike, go to parks, have snow ball fights, go ice-skating, and more.
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6th–12th grades Sundays: 8:45 (food); 9:00–9:45 am
Singers are invited to come and enjoy music-making and fun. All are welcome at any time throughout the year. Youth instrumentalists grades 6–12 are also encouraged to get involved.
Each summer youth from Mayflower participate in a justice-focused or service learning experience. The trips are open to youth completing 8th grade through graduating seniors. Participants live in intentional community away from the familiar and comfortable, while engaging in service and justice activities in a variety of rural and urban settings. The experiences help youth explore their passions and gifts, find their unique place in the work for justice in the world, and begin an intentional process of vocational discernment.
This summer, we were unable to travel, due to the pandemic. Previous locations include Borderlinks in Tucson, AZ, Youth Service Opportunities Project in New York City, Heifer Ranch in Arkansas, San Francisco, CA; Washington, D.C.; Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; and Alamosa, CO.
Sunday Afternoons twice per month, September–May
For the past few years, Confirmation classes have met for three retreats held seasonally, with additional shorter check-in times at church with mentors, and visits to other religious institutions. This year, Confirmation will look and feel different. Though, doesn’t it every year? With new students each year, there is always a slightly different feel, but always a great time of learning and growth that takes place. That won’t be any different this year. Our facilitators, Maureen Engelhardt, Mark Lorenzen, and Eli’jah Carroll, look forward to learning and growing alongside our Confirmation students in the different way of being together.
Our sessions will be twice per month on Sunday afternoons. Mentors will join us for those sessions periodically. And, we’ll learn about each other, our Christian history and rituals, and about our faith. If you know someone who is a 9th grader and would like to be part of our Confirmation class, it’s never too late. Please reach out to me, email@example.com.
Learn more about the troops that meet at Mayflower.
Youth Group: Bree McKee-Miller
Girl Scouts: Emily Christie
Cub Scouts: Jacquelynn Goessling
Boy Scouts: Mike McAneney
Download the 2019 children & youth faith formation calendar.
“The Mayflower Community has always played an important role in my life. When I was little, I loved coming to Sunday School simply to see friends, sing, and do crafts. As I grew up, Mayflower became a safe space where I could ask questions and present opinions that were listened to and never discredited…The chaos of politics, death, and everyday life are never ignored, and it has taught me a lot about my own spirituality.” —Isabel, recent high school graduate
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Sundays @ 11 am in the sanctuary (plus big screen in courtyard weather allowing), or online