6th - 8th Grade Fellowship
Welcome to St. Michael’s 6th-8th Grade Ministry!
St. Michael’s offers a variety of opportunities for youth to have fun and grow in faith. Sunday School is offered during the Education Hour from 10:00 - 10:50 am on Sundays from mid-September to mid-May.
Events such as overnight retreats, service projects, and bonfires are held in a safe environment for youth to gather together, meet new people, and engage with adult leaders. These events are great opportunities to invite friends! Financial scholarships for events are available.
For more information about weekly musical opportunities, contact Cory
For more information about ministry to children's, youth and families, contact Amy.
All events NEED 2-3 non-parents to build inter-generational relationships with students during the event.
January 19-21 | O.W.L. Confirmation Retreat
Confirmation students in grades 8-9 retreat together. Details and parent meeting date given during Confirmation.
January 26-27 | Student Leaders for Slumber Party
Students in grades 6-8 are STUDENT LEADERS for the SLUMBER PARTY on Saturday, January 26-27. Middle school students join the staff in leading activities for grades 3-5 who pack a sleeping bag and come at 7 p.m. for a night of fun! Kids spend the night at church playing games, completing a service project, doing crafts, watching movies, and the next morning we will worship at the 8:45 service in our pajamas! All participants are encouraged to attend Sunday School after worship. We will have a student leader pizza party on January 20 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the youth room. This meeting is an important time of planning and preparing for the slumber party! Limited number of spots -- all FULL!
February 15-17 | Urban Immersion
Grades 6-8 stay at the Greater Council of Churches Retreat Center for a special weekend of service learning as we complete service projects across the Twin Cities. Students will learn about poverty, homelessness and how to be advocates and leaders among their peers. 3-4 adults/non-parents are needed for this event. Space is limited, so register by January 13 with $40 deposit. Total cost is $120; scholarships available.
March 30 | Family Day at Feed My Starving Children
Families meet and serve together at the Coon Rapids location of Feed My Starving Children from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.. As young as 6 years old can participate in packing meals sent to hungry people all over the world. Feed My Starving Children’s registration link CLICK HERE.
April 14 | Trapped Puzzle Rooms
Grades 6-8 enjoy lunch together before solving puzzles to escape one for the Trapped Puzzle Rooms in St. Paul. Cost is $15. Leave church at 12:15 pm and return at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited, so sign-up HERE
May 19 | Sunday School Teacher Appreciation
Families of those in nursery though high school are invited to a light breakfast reviewing the Sunday School year and honoring the teachers who volunteered their time, skills and wisdom.
July 7-12 | Summer Camp
Luther Crest Bible Camp in Alexandria, MN offers high and low ropes courses, a nature center, beachfront activities, field games, arts and crafts, campfires, and a variety of program offerings in a safe and loving environment for your child to grow in faith. WET & WILDERNESS Camp Program is for those who have completed 6th-8th grades. Get your feet wet in the wilderness of Minnesota as we canoe down the Crow Wing River! Joining with two other outdoor ministries, we'll start at Camp Emmaus near Menagha with Low and High Ropes! Then we'll head out for three fun-filled days on the river canoeing, cooking and camping! We'll head back to Luther Crest on Thursday morning where we'll engage in some water sports like wake surfing, tubing and swimming. That evening we'll watch the Summer Musical and head home on Friday after closing worship. WITNESSES Camp Program is for those who have completed 6th-9th grades and aren't interested in canoeing for three days. Be a witness to god's great love this summer! Make memories with this classic camp experience as you worship with friends, zip line off the Tree Tops Challenge Course, swim in Lake Carlos, study the Bible, sing songs, do arts & crafts, cook outside and grow in faith! Together we will witness God's love through creation and community.
Parents can register now at: https://cwngui.campwise.com/Apps/OnlineReg/Pages/Login.html , or you look through the website at luthercrest.org , and use link “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW”. Login or create an account to register your child. After the “Add New Program” is clicked, use this code to access St. Michael’s Group Hold (or GHR ID) and $150 subsidization towards camp: SMLC2019. $100 of the St. Michael’s subsidization will be applied immediately; remaining $50 will be applied in July.