Senior High Mission Trip
The Senior High Mission Trip to St. Louis, MO is set for July 28-August 4. While there, our group will serve St. Louis in a variety of ways, often crossing racial and geographic lines. We will be in ministry with YouthWorks which partners with a number of organizations to come alongside St. Louis’s homeless population, local children, and the elderly. Our group may find ourselves playing bingo, cooking meals, painting houses, shooting hoops, sorting clothes or spending time with community residents. In the evenings, our group will host a well-attended community cookout. Our group will also spend one afternoon engaging in a discussion led by community members about race and poverty and how Christians can respond.
Each mission trip tends to focus around a bible verse. This year it is Philippians 1:6 which says “I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.” (CEB) As we approach our departure, our group will meet and discuss this verse (and others) and explore what it means to be in ministry with others.
We want to thank you for all of the support our congregation continues to give youth and our missions. What a blessing to be a part of such a supporting and blessing congregation that continues to allow us to be a blessing to others. Amen!
So everyone feels welcome and so we know who you are, please register every child in your household ages 0-12th grade here.
Students in Grades 5 & 6 meet on Sunday mornings for Mid-Hi Faith Builders. This ministry gives the children a healthy balance of fun and content that not only teaches them The Story, but that they are part of the Story!
Youth Night runs most Sundays from 4-6pm from September-May (see calendar).
- Youth in Grades 7 & 8 will meet for Confirmation I, where we really dig into the stories and characters of the Old and New Testament and find out just how these writings are relevant today! Youth will work out their theology.
- Youth in Grade 9 will meet for Confirmation II, where, through an exploration of United Methodism and Spiritual practices, we can prepare these young people for a lifetime of learning and service. Youth will work out what their theology means to them!
- Senior High youth in Grades 10-12 will also meet for Praxis. Senior High youth will meet to go deep into their own theology and explore how that theology is embodied in themselves and put into action. Youth will work out what their theology means to us!
For more info on any of the above programs, contact Pastor Cindy Yanchury,
Minister of Faith Formation, 651.454.3944 or email Advent.
In 2017, the youth of Advent UMC participated in mission projects beyond the walls of Advent.
On the Mission Trip to Red Lake Nation, MN, some of our youth worked in an animal rescue center clearing more land and renovating existing kennels and painting a “cat house. ” Some played with their children at a kids club. Some worked with a member of the reservation (Keith), clearing land for a Native American Healing Center.
Our youth also help with Vacation Bible School. They are challenging us all to be involved, to share what we have with others.