Youth

Taking time to both serve and play, youth learn about their spirituality
and faith by living in community.

Sundays at 9 am, September–May
Youth are invited to be a part of FYC’s Family Education Hour at 9 am via Zoom as an opportunity to connect across generations. Afterwards, check out our Youth Ministry Blog to read reflections, prayers, and challenges related to the topic discussed each week.

Tuesdays at 4 pm
Youth will meet at parks in the metro area for an informal “coffee shop,” offering a time to connect in-person (with masks and socially-distanced).

Fridays at 7 pm
Youth are invited to participate in games and movie nights via Zoom as a way to connect and have fun from the comfort of our homes.

Middle School Program

Sundays at 4–5:15 pm, September-May
Middle school students meet weekly to form meaningful relationships with peers they may have known for years or are meeting for the first time. As weather permits, we will outside at the church with masks.

High School Program

Sundays at 5:30–6:45 pm, September–May
Senior high students meet to check in about the week, explore spiritual practices, and wrestle with how to nurture a grounded faith in daily life. As weather permits, we will meet outside at the church with masks.

Confirmation

Wednesdays 6:15–7:45 pm
Confirmation is typically for ninth graders at Westminster. The class will meet via Zoom this year to engage young people through creative, experiential, and thoughtful conversations around the core meaning of faith and spirituality. Whether exploring what it means to be a Christian, Presbyterian, or member of Westminster, our confirmation class is rooted in each student’s own identity and development. Click for Confirmation Questions for Caregivers.

On Confirmation Sunday, held on September 20, we celebrated the 2020 Confirmands. We invite you to read their Confirmation 2020 Faith Statements.

Contact

Matt Lewellyn-Otten
Director of Youth Ministries

Rev. Dr. Meghan Gage-Finn
Executive Associate Pastor

Learn more here about Westminster’s Child and Youth Safety Policy.

Summer Events

Westminster’s youth mission trips give youth an opportunity to be transformed by engaging with new perspectives and wider contexts. These trip also strengthen the group’s cohesion and wholeness.

  • Middle School Mission Trip

    This five-day service learning trip explores different regions of MN each year. Middle schoolers learn about the communities we live in and how mission, service, and Christian fellowship starts at home. 2019 Application

  • High School Mission Trip

    This nine-day, domestic trip explores different regions of the U.S. each year. This trip often includes both physical and interpersonal mission opportunities. 2019 Application

  • Camp Ajawah

    Since 1922, boys and girls throughout the world have experienced summer fun at Ajawah. Founded by Westminster Boy Scout Troop 33, Ajawah holds four summer sessions, two for girls and two for boys. Over the years, Ajawah has remained committed to a rustic camping experience, emphasizing active and personal interaction by removing distractions, like television and computers, from the camp lifestyle. We believe that the best way to have fun in the summer is to lace up your shoes and head out into the sunshine with friends. Learn more at ajawah.org

© Westminster Presbyterian Church | 2020