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Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

If you have never been, are here every week, or haven't been in weeks, come join us Sundays and/or Wednesdays! It will be worth your time.

Youth Ministries at Second is a space where middle and high school students gather not to witness an event but to be a part of something bigger than themselves where everyone belongs.

Youth Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church
seeks to provide middle and high school students (grades 6-12)
with a welcoming, safe and encouraging community,
which gives space for faith discovery, spiritual growth, dedication to Jesus Christ,
and full engagement in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church.

We believe this can best be accomplished through the integration of all youth into the broader life of the church by their full participation in worship; service opportunities and trips; development of community initiatives; all Christian education offerings; church-wide stewardship efforts; and the church's institutional structure (ministry teams, committees, board of deacons, etc.)

Upcoming Dates
May 6 - Niners meeting with Session and Service of Baptism, Blessing, and Communion - meeting is at 7:00 p.m. in McFarland Hall; service is at 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
May 10 - Mother's Day and Confirmation Sunday
May 13 - Year End CELEBRATION - food, fun, and friends - 6:30-8:00 p.m. (NOTE: date has changed)
May 31 - Incoming sixth graders visit middle school Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
June 8-18 
- Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com

Summer Service Trips
Follow our adventures here.

June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - working with and staying at First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. Register here! Spaces are limited.

July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here.
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here.

​Volunteer Opportunities
Vacation Bible School
- Your help is needed at VBS from June 22-26. There are volunteer opportunities galore! Sign up here
Summer Sale - Every year the Presbyterian Women of Second help fund our amazing summer service trips. One of the ways we give back is by volunteering at the Summer Sale. This year's sale is June 6. Sign up to help soon in the youth suite.

Wednesday Night Pizza
Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment

 

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Dates and Volunteer Opportunities

Kenya Carnival
Kenya Carnival was a HUGE success thanks to the incredible volunteers and the leadership of Celia Booher. We had over 40 youth from Second provide leadership throughout the day. Check back for updates, but we definitely reached our goal.
 
Kenya Carnival celebration this Sunday, April 26 at 4 at Broad Ripple Park. Celebrate our year together and get excited about next year.
 

Upcoming Dates
May 6 - Niners meeting with Session and Service of Baptism, Blessing, and Communion - meeting is at 7:00 p.m. in McFarland Hall; service is at 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
May 10 - Mother's Day and Confirmation Sunday
May 13 - Year End CELEBRATION - food, fun, and friends - 6:30-8:00 p.m. (NOTE: date has changed)
May 31 - Incoming sixth graders visit middle school Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
June 8-18 
- Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
June 29-July 3 - Middle School Service Trip - working with and staying at First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. Register here! Spaces are going FAST.
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here. Trips are 1/3 full already.
August 2 - Youth Ministries Open House

Volunteer Opportunities
Vacation Bible School - Your help is needed at VBS from June 22-26. There are volunteer opportunities galore! Sign up here. 
Summer Sale - Every year the Presbyterian Women of Second help fund our amazing summer service trips. One of the ways we give back is by volunteering at the Summer Sale. This year's sale is June 6. Sign up to help soon in the youth suite.

 


Vision and Objectives
Youth Ministry Overview

Vision and Objectives
Youth Ministry Overview

Vision:

Youth Ministries at Second Presbyterian Church seeks to provide middle and high school students (grades 6-12) with a welcoming, safe and encouraging community, which encourages faith discovery, spiritual growth, dedication to Jesus Christ, and full engagement in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church. Youth Ministries at Second is a space where middle and high school students gather not to witness an event but to be a part of something bigger than themselves.

Objectives:

We believe this can best be accomplished through the integration of all youth into the broader life of the church by their full participation in:

  • worship;
  • service opportunities and trips;
  • development of community initiatives;
  • all Christian education offerings;
  • church-wide stewardship efforts; and
  • the church's institutional structure (ministry teams, committees, board of deacons, etc.)

Weekly Schedule
for Middle School youth

Weekly Schedule
for Middle School Youth

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS

a.m. live
9:30-10:30 a.m.

This isn’t simply church school. Eat some donuts, hang out with friends, play foosball, air hockey, pool, hoops, and dig deep into this thing we call faith. This Scripture-based discussion helps you experience the Biblical books of history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, the gospels, and the letters, as well as many faith challenges on your level. Each grade level group is led by dedicated adult mentors.



MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS
We will meet every six weeks for a time of fun and fellowship Sunday nights at 5:30pm.

Our Calendar:

  • May 13 - Year End CELEBRATION - food, fun, and friends - 6:30-8:00 p.m. (NOTE: date has changed)
  • May 17 - if you will be a sixth grader or freshman during 2015-2016 we want to get together, get excited about next year, and talk about what to expect - Parents invited.
  • June 29-July 3 - Middle School Summer Service Trip - staying at and working with First Presbyterian Church, Olney, IL. Register here.
  • August - Summer's End Bash
  • September - Hayride & Bonfire - Stony Creek Farms - Hayride, bonfire, s'mores, and FALL FUN! 
  • November 8-9, 2015 - Fall Retreat - PYOCA in Brownstown, IN
  • December 2015 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 2015 - Dave & Busters fun night
  • February 2016 - Presidents' Day Weekend - Great Wolf Lodge Trip
  • March 2016 - Bowling
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

Quest
6:30-8:00 p.m. (September-May)

Take a Quest into faith on Wednesday. Come for pizza, time to goof around, play and sing music, and an interactive small group Bible study based around current movie and television clips and how they relate to faith. This small group time gives you a chance to really be heard.

Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment


Weekly Schedule
for High School youth

High School Weekly Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS 

9:30 a.m. - Youth Suite East
InFocus -
Sunday morning is an opportunity to gather with a group of your friends, eat some breakfast food, and investigate the sometimes difficult intersection of faith and life. The questions will be yours and the topics will be timely. Bring a friend and check it out!

Niners Make Up Session - for those who must miss the previous Wednesday.

11 a.m.
Footsteps of Faith - Seniors - Youth Suite
As a part of Footsteps seniors reflect on some of the deepest questions of life and faith.  The program culminates in a trip to follow the footsteps of the apostles. More Details


HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 
We will have regular fellowship events on Sunday evenings for high school students.  
Next event -
May 13 - Year End CELEBRATION - food, fun, and friends - 6:30-8:00 p.m. (NOTE: date has changed)
May 17 - if you will be a sixth grader or freshman during 2015-2016 we want to get together, get excited about next year, and talk about what to expect - Parents invited.

Upcoming Dates - 
June 8-18 - Footsteps of Faith - follow our adventures at www.footstepsfaith.blogspot.com
July 12-18 - High School Service Trip Week 1 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here.
July 19-25 - High School Service Trip Week 2 - Hosanna Industries, Rochester, PA - staying on the Hosanna campus and working in the area. Register here.
TRIPS ARE 1/3 FULL NOW! SIGN UP.


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (beginning September 10)

6:30-8 p.m. 
Trek
A Wednesday night small group opportunity for sophomores and juniors. Meets each week throughout the school year for hang out time, pizza, support, and encouragement, as well as deep discussions of faith.  This winter and spring we will be looking at the People of Israel through First Testament (Old Testament) texts - the stories behind the story. This is the stuff you didn't learn in Sunday school as a kid.

Niners - Confirmation (mostly freshmen in high school) - Youth Suite East
A nine month faith adventure for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation or joined the church). Niners is a good time and a great way to connect with people your age from across the north side of Indy and beyond. Fun, games, music, and deep discussion. More Details

Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment