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Middle School

(grades 6-8)

Middle school can be confusing.
Almost everything about life is changing.

If you are in 6th-8th grades, Middle School Ministries at Second offers a bunch of opportunities for you to find a safe place to fit in, to be yourself, and to grow in faith throughout the year.

Check out our summer schedule

Here's what is happening in the fall of 2018 . . . 
Join us every Sunday morning and Wednesday night. There is something for everyone. It starts with donuts and fun on Sunday morning (9:30 for middle school, Niners make up, and high school, 11:00 for Footsteps of Faith) and concludes with pizza and friends on Wednesday night (6:30 for games, music, bible studies, Niners, and Niners leadership).
We have pizza every Wednesday evening for the youth. Thank you for helping us make that possible by paying in advance. Click here.

SUMMER SERVICE TRIP REGISTRATIONS ARE LIVE 
Click here for more information. Only a few spaces remain.

Service Opportunities
Food Pantry
is always in need of volunteers. Click here to volunteer. There are weekend and evening hours available.
There is plenty to do at the Community Garden at Second. Click here for details.
Element Bearers - If you and your family would like to serve as element bearers on Sunday mornings, please click here for information about serving.
Hospitality Team - If you are interested in serving on the hospitality team or as a golf cart driver, check out the description and opportunities to serve here.
Ushers - There are opportunities to usher at each of the Sunday morning services on Sundays. Here is the link to the information about possible times to serve.
Acolytes - If you have children in 3rd through 6th grade and would like to inquire about serving as an acolyte, contact Sonya Rasmusson at Indyras@comcast.net.
VBS - Volunteers are always needed for VBS. Check it out here and sign up to serve. This is a great way to put your faith into action.

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.

​​​​​CONFIRMATION SUNDAY 2018 - May 13
We had a wonderful evening together on Wednesday, May 9. The Niners met with the Session and were received into membership of the church. Two students were baptized.
Sunday, May 13 was Confirmation Sunday. We confirmed our Niners at the 9:30 service where they made their public declaration of faith together.

CONGRATULATIONS NINERS! 

SUNDAYS - August through May
Join the Sunday morning adventure - beginning again on August 5! Plan on joining us for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:00 in the Youth Suite. The middle school students meet on the west side of the Youth Suite; high school students meet on the east side. Also, watch for special events every six weeks or so on Sunday evenings. More info can be found here as those events get closer.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - September through May
Join us again on September 5 and Every Wednesday through May Middle school students meet for Quest. We take a look at a recent film, talk about the themes, and how our faith impacts the way in which we see the world. Join in for pizza, fun, friends, and faith conversation from 6:30 -8:00.

Summer Service Trips
July 2018

Summer Service Trips

July 2018

The Summer of 2018 will be amazing with two service trips. Sign ups for both will begin on Sunday, April 1.


Middle School Service Trip - July 9-13
Crawfordsville, IN

Register Now

We will be staying at Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church and will work with several local organizations. A day of fun will also be planned. Spaces are limited for students who will have completed 6-8 grades.


High School Service Trip - July 22-28
Chicago, IL

Register Now

We will be staying at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago. We will take public transportation throughout the city to work with a wide variety of service organizations. Spaces are limited for those who have completed 9-12 grades.


Each trip will feature work days, small group reflections, worship, fun excursions, and plenty of surprises. If you would like to learn more about our philosophy of trips, click here.

We hope every student will take advantage of this lifechanging opportunity to travel and give and grow in faith.


Weekly Schedule/Upcoming Events
for Middle School youth

Weekly Schedule
for Middle School Youth

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Winter and Spring schedule has started

This isn’t simply church school.
Eat some donuts, hang out with friends, play foosball, air hockey, pool, basketball, 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. Every Sunday morning is a combination of games, small groups, and large group activities.



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

Our Calendar:

  • August 6 - Sunday morning programming begins
  • August 20 - Middle School Back to School Event - 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fun, games, pizza, and friends
  • September 6 - Youth Wednesday night programming begins.
  • October 8 - Bonfire and Hayride - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spencer Farms in Noblesville
  • November 4-5 - Youth Fall Retreat 
  • December 6 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 13&14 - Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night. 
  • December 17 - Dave & Busters fun night.
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols.
  • Presidents' Day Weekend 2018 - Great Wolf Lodge Trip
  • April 2018 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2018 - End of year bash
  • Late June 2018 - Summer Service Trip
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday nights for youth at Second begins Wednesday, September 6, 2018, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us for fun, games, music, pizza, friends, and great faith conversations. 


6:30-8:00 p.m. (begins September 5 and runs through May 16)

Take a Quest into faith on Wednesday. Come for pizza, time to goof around, play some games and maybe sing once in a while. We are focusing on your questions of faith and life this semester. 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


Youth Ministry 
Vision and Objectives

Youth Ministry
Vision and Objectives

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 gives space for faith discovery, spiritual growth, dedication to following 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 where everyone belongs and all are welcomed.

In all we do, we seek to be…
Incarnational – Embodying the love and acceptance of God;
Inclusive – Welcoming and inviting everyone to participate;
Integrative – Engaging youth in the broader life of Second Church

Objectives:

We think this can best be accomplished through the integration of all youth into the broader life of the church by providing opportunities for their full participation in . . . 

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

 

To view our entire integrative youth ministry philosophy, click here.


Niners
A Confirmation Experience - The next step in your journey of faith

Niners
A Confirmation Experience

RSVP for Confirmation Dessert

Niners is a nine-month confirmation experience for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation, joined the church, or are transferring their membership). Click here for a short video about our curriculum and the Niners experience.

If you are interested in confirmation at Second, please fill out this form.

This is a time full of things to be excited about and to freak out about if we are being honest -- a new school; a busier schedule; new friends; important decisions; new questions.

 

Some things will probably be tougher to handle than others. Some decisions will be more difficult to make. Some questions will be harder to answer. Some stuff you may want to avoid all together.

 

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a place where you could be honest with people who are your age about all of this? Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a place you could go where you, your concerns, and your questions were taken seriously? Wouldn’t it be good to find a spot you could go and completely be you?

 

We believe that Niners is such a place.

  • Niners is a place where you can meet and get to know some amazing people you may never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise.
  • Niners provides an opportunity to interact with your questions and uncertainties about life and faith honestly.
  • Niners is an experience.
  • Niners is a journey of faith.
  • Niners is a confirmation experience.

Confirmation is another step in your journey of faith. You are not expected to have it all figured out! As a matter of fact, you are expected to have questions - lots of them. And all of your questions are welcome and can be explored openly with honesty and integrity here. Each Niner will be in a small group facilitated by an adult guide, as well as several of our peer mentors (upperclassmen). These groups are a ton of fun and a safe place to discover together and support one another along this journey of faith.

 

Niners meets almost every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00 p.m., September through May. Pizza will be available each week. Wednesday nights are our main time for Niners. It is important that you are there as much as possible.

 

It doesn’t matter why you come, we just want you to be there. It has the potential to be something unforgettable and wonderful. But it cannot be all it could be without you.

 

Important Winter/Spring Dates:
February 17-18 - Winter Retreat at Jameson Camp - $50. Register here.
Wednesday, May 9 - 7:00-9:00 p.m. Niners with Session followed by our Service of Baptism, Blessing, and Communion. Register for Dessert

Sunday, May 13 - 9:30 a.m. Confirmation Service
Wednesday, May 16 - 6:30-8:00 p.m. Year-end Celebration

 
  Niners Class 2017


Youth Leadership
Interested in joining the team?

Youth Leadership

This is student leadership at its best. This is an amazing opportunity to give of yourself and your faith as well as to work with an amazing team of peers and adults. It is our hope that every student will find a way to become engaged in the corporate life of Second Presbyterian Church by serving on a ministry team or committee.

The leadership teams have an open application process throughout the entire year. If you are over 18 you will need to fill out a background check form. These are also available online. We will contact you with the link.

Applications are available by clicking here. [NEED FORM]

We would love for you to be a part of one of the ministry teams or committees at Second.


High School
9th through 12th Grade

High School

(9th - 12th grade)

High school can be tough.
Second is a place where you can... spend time with friends, meet new people, ask hard questions, explore faith, discover, give of yourself, and just be.

Check out our schedule for summer travel. Please keep us in your prayers.

Here's what is coming up for the fall of 2018. . .
Join us every Sunday morning beginning August 5 and Wednesday night beginning September 5.
There is something for everyone. It starts with donuts and fun on Sunday morning (9:30 for middle school, Niners make up, and high school, 11:00 for Footsteps of Faith) and concludes with pizza and friends on Wednesday night (6:30 for games, music, bible studies, Niners, and Niners leadership).

We have pizza every Wednesday evening for the youth. Thank you for helping us make that possible by paying in advance. Click here.

SUMMER SERVICE TRIP IS FULL! A Waiting List has started.
Click here for more information. 

Service Opportunities
Food Pantry
is always in need of volunteers. Click here to volunteer. There are weekend and evening hours available.
There is plenty to do at the Community Garden at Second this summer. Click here for details.
Element Bearers - If you and your family would like to serve as element bearers on Sunday mornings, please click here for information about serving.
Hospitality Team - If you are interested in serving on the hospitality team or as a golf cart driver, check out the description and opportunities to serve here.
Ushers - There are opportunities to usher at each of the Sunday morning services on Sundays. Here is the link to the information about possible times to serve.
Acolytes - If you have children in 3rd through 6th grade and would like to inquire about serving as an acolyte, contact Sonya Rasmusson at Indyras@comcast.net.
VBS - Volunteers are always needed for VBS. Check it out here and sign up to serve. This is a great way to put your faith into action.

FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH
The first payment of $750 for our trip together is due by December 31, 2017.  The second payment of $750 is due by March 15, 2018. Click here to make your payment. Travel dates are June 8-18.
The total out of pocket cost for the trip (not including incidentals and a few meals) is $1,500 thanks to the generosity of our members. 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Josh Stanley at jstanley@SecondChurch.org or Anna Owens at aowens@SecondChurch.org.
There are scholarships available. Please contact us to discuss. We do not want anyone to miss out on Footsteps because of cost.

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.



CONFIRMATION SUNDAY - May 13, 2018
We had a wonderful evening together on Wednesday, May 9. The Niners met with the Session and were received into membership of the church. Two young people were baptized. 
Sunday, May 13 was Confirmation Sunday. We confirmed our Niners at the 9:30 service where they made their public declaration of faith together.
CONGRATULATIONS NINERS!
 

SUNDAYS - August through May
Plan on joining us beginning August 5 for breakfast food, fun, and faith conversations every Sunday at 9:30 in the Youth Suite. The middle school students meet on the west side of the Youth Suite; high school students meet on the east side. See you there!

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - September through May
Every Wednesday evening beginning on September 5, Niners - a confirmation experience - and Bible studies for high school students - meet in the Youth Suite from 6:30-8:00. Join in for pizza, music, fun, friends, and faith conversation.

Support Pizza!

FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH and NINERS 
Footsteps of Faith - Find out more information about Footsteps by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Niners (Confirmation) - Check out what is in store for our year by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.