2018 MISSION TRIP: July 21-July 28
Plans are in the works for the 2018 summer mission trip. We will be serving through YouthWorks, a faith-based organization with service sites in communities throughout the United States. We've worked with YouthWorks for more than 10 years. This summer we will be traveling to the Osage Nation in Oklahoma and working with the community of Pawhuska. Over the course of the week youth will have the opportunity to serve in a variety of different ways that include working with the children and elderly of the community, social service agencies and home improvement projects.
Click here for the registration packet and overview materials. 2018 Mission Trip Registration
Please contact Teresa you are planning on attending by April 30th. The registration forms and a $50 deposit are due by the end of April. Friends are welcome. We also need adult leaders and drivers. Please contact Teresa if you are interested in serving in this capacity.
It will be a choose-your-own-adventure end of year event. Youth may choose to go to Geek Mania to play old school video games or Sky Zone for evening of trampoline jumping fun. The cost is $10 per student. Scholarships are available. Parents are needed to drive and encouraged to come join in. You must RSVP to Teresa by April 20 if your child plans to attend. All Sky Zone folks must sign a waiver to participate. To complete the waiver online, please go to https://skyzonemadison.pfestore.com/waiver/WaiverInfo.aspx.
Wednesday, May 2, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. 9th Grade Confirmation Interviews and Project Presentations
9th grade students will meet with Pastor Jeff and Teresa for 15 minute interviews and to present their projects. Contact Teresa to schedule your interview time.
Saturday, May 5, Confirmation at the 5:00 p.m. worship
Messiah's 9th grade confirmation students will be confirmed on Saturday, May 5 at the 5:00 p.m. worship service. Join us as we mark this important milestone and lift up these youth in our community.
Pre-confirmation and Confirmation are intended to be experiential learning processes, Using web based materials, evenings begin with a large group gathering using multi-media. The events are, scripturally rooted, and explored in depth throughout the year. The confirmation evenings are designed to help the middle school/high school students delve ever more deeply into:
- the biblical foundations of faith
- the history of the Christian Church
- our Lutheran understanding of ministry and life
- the liturgical symbols that inform our faith
- the moral demands of belief in Jesus
- reflection on the place of faith in their lives
Becoming a person of faith is done within the context of the community. We believe that community building is essential to becoming disciples. The Confirmation process strives to build community through fun gatherings as well as instruction. Whether we are beginning the year with an old fashioned Tailgate party or heading out to Culvers for an ice cream Sundae, we are striving to become a community of faith.
III. FAITH IN ACTION:
We believe at Messiah Church that faith formation must be experiential and that all formation must take place in the context of outreach. The Confirmation class has many oportunities throughout the three year process to put their faith into action. Here are some of the activities that the Confirmation youth have participated in:
- Crop Walk for Hunger Awareness
- Planning, Preparing and serving the Homeless Meal at the Madison Men’s Shelter
- Volunteering at the Animal Shelter
- Sorting donated items at St. Vincent de Paul
- Collecting goods for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
- Raking leaves for the homebound
- Volunteering as Sunday School mentor or teacher’s aid
- Working as communion assistants, readers or acolytes
- Participating on our yearly Youth Mission Trip