Middle & High School Ministries
Bringing young people into the transforming presence of Christ.
For more information, contact Christina Cosby , Director of Christian Formation, at .
6th through 8th grades, Wednesday afternoons, 4 - 6 pm, Church House
This after-school program is designed with Tweens in mind. The first half hour of the program is a time to focus on homework while enjoying a healthy snack. Through the remainder of the afternoon, we will enjoy fellowship games, make a joyful noise in choir, and conclude by sharing Bible study over dinner.
4th Grade through 7th Grade, during both Sunday Morning services September-May, Dana Chapel
Youth Worship is designed to teach youth about essential elements of worship as they engage in an interactive worship service centered on the lectionary. After the Lesson for Young Christians, youth are dismissed from the Sanctuary and are invited to participate in a service created for them. This intimate style of worship helps youth better understand the elements of worship, while providing them with leadership opportunities. Youth renter the Sanctuary and sit with their families during the doxology to share in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Sunday Youth Hour
6th through 8th grade, 10:10 -11:00 am, Youth Lounge.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is founded on the motto “Reformed and ever reforming.” This year commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This fall we will join together to study Scripture and history, as we learn what it means to be part of the reformed faith. Through our time together we will reflect on the church’s past, discuss the church today, and share our dreams for the future of the church.
Teen Trips around NYC
Periodically throughout the year, 8th grade+
Teenagers take trips around sites in New York City that look at how Christian faith interacts with the world. Includes trips to the MET, the American Museum of Natural History, the United Nations, and more.
8th grade+, October 15- May 13 at 1:00 pm, Youth Lounge
Throughout scripture, we read stories. Stories of people gathered together to read Jewish law, Jesus making new friends with strangers based on interpreting (or reinterpreting) scripture, and Jesus’s closest friends questioning their faith. In each of these instances, Jesus reassures the people around him that they can trust in him. He does this by acknowledging their questions and redefining what it means to believe in God.
This year’s Confirmation Class will allow students to bring their questions, as we seek answers together--questions about the Bible, about who Jesus is, what it means to be Presbyterian, and current events. Most importantly, we will learn together what it means to be a member of the Church and seek to follow God’s will for our lives.
May 20, 2018, stay tuned for more information.
Youth Service Group
One Monday a month, James Lenox House
James Lenox House is an apartment building for seniors 55 years of age and older and is a neighborhood outreach partner of MAPC. The purpose of this project is to both help the residents and build intergenerational community through assisting with technology, reading mail, and engaging in conversation. Join us the second Monday of each month at 4:00 pm.
October 16, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017
(Spring dates TBA)
WANT TO SERVE?
High School Service Group
Weekdays, various times.
Work with MAPC outreach programs, as well as MAPC partner organizations in the area, to serve people in need. Those with community service requirements: this is a great way to fill those hours!
Middle & High Schoolers at Thursday Open Table
First Thursday of the Month, 6 pm
Young people help prepare, serve and clean up at a free dinner to the homeless, under-housed and other vulnerable members of the community.
NYC/Iowa Youth Mission Partnership
High Schoolers participate in a unique partnership with churches from Iowa and NYC, where urban New Yorkers and rural Iowans serve together, as one body of Christ, on a week-long mission trip. This year we will be hosting the mission trip right here in New York City! The dates are July 5-10. Contact Christina Cosby at if you are interested.
WANT TO RELAX?
Pizza and Game Nights
Every other month, Friday nights from 6-8 pm. Keep an eye out for specific dates.
Play games, sports, etc., in the Youth Lounge and in the Gym. Also, eat pizza.
White Elephant Pizza Party, after December’s Annual Carol Sing
Compete for the best absurd gift. Also, more pizza!
To keep updated with news and events, join the MAPC Youth Ministry Newsletter by contacting Christina Cosby.