Junior High Curriculum:
Our Junior High Curriculum is based on the book “100 Things Every Child Should Know Before Confirmation: A Guide for Parents and Youth Leaders” by Rebecca Kirkpatrick. We’ll be working our way through the topics in the book, on both Wednesday Nights and Sunday School. Sunday School will be taught by Laura Sherlock, and Wednesday Nights will be taught by Bill Ekhardt.
New this year: Youth Choir!
Our Youth Choir features 6th-12th grade students and focuses on singing engaging music that resonates with the experience of the singers and the theme of the day in worship. This “pop-up” group is great for busy families because it only requires 3 rehearsals prior to their leadership in worship. All rehearsals will be held in the Choir Room on the lower level of the church.
Fall Youth Choir
- Rehearsals: Wednesday, November 6, 13, and 20 from 4:45 - 5:30 p.m., prior to Wednesday night programming
- Sing in Worship: Sunday, November 24 at 9:15 a.m.
Winter Youth Choir
- Rehearsals: Wednesday, February 5, 12, and 19 from 4:45 - 5:30 p.m., prior to Wednesday night programming
- Sing in Worship: Sunday, February 23 at 9:15 a.m.
Spring Youth Choir
- Rehearsals: Wednesday, April 29, May 6 and 13 from 4:45 - 5:30 p.m., prior to Wednesday night programming
- Sing in Worship: Sunday, May 17 at 9:15 a.m.
Junior High Wednesdays at Westminster
Wednesday night is a time for youth to connect with each other through games, teaching, and small groups. We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and then break off into groups to have high-energy fun!
Wednesday Junior High Schedule:
- 5:30 Dinner in The Commons
- 6:00-7:00 Games, Music & Lessons
- 7:00-8:00 p.m. Confirmation (8th Grade Only)
Wednesday Night Dinner
Youth will gather in The Commons for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.
We will have food brought in from a rotation of restaurants.
Wednesday Night Cost:
There are no fees charged for WPC Youth Wednesday. We don’t want cost to be a barrier for growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We would love to have voluntary contributions to cover the costs of dinner, at about $5 a plate. Feel free to contribute weekly, or for a whole semester, or year. If you are so moved, we welcome donations toward our Dinner, to cover the costs of kids who wouldn’t otherwise attend.
Confirmation is open to all students entering 8th Grade. Students will engage in study, prayer, discussion, and activities that challenge them to consider deeply what they believe and how that intersects with their faith tradition over the course of the school year.
We will not meet on the following Wednesdays:
Oct 30: Halloween
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving
Dec 25: Christmas Break
Jan 1: Christmas Break
Feb 26: Ash Wednesday
Mar. 18: Spring Break
April 8: Holy Week
Junior High Activities Sundays at Westminster
Sunday Junior High Schedule:
- 8:45 a.m. – Donuts & Fellowship
- 9:15 a.m. – Worship
- 10:15 a.m. – More Donuts & Fellowship
- 10:30-11:15 a.m. Sunday School in the Jr. High Room
Junior High Activities Sundays at Westminster:
Junior High students will gather in the Junior High Room on the 3rd floor (Room 305) This is a time for Junior High students to connect with each other through games, teaching, and fellowship.
On Intergenerational Sundays we will not meet, so that all may participate in that month’s Intergenerational Activity after worship. These activities are usually the first Sunday of each month with a few exceptions. Learn more here.
The following Sundays we will not meet:
- Sept. 8: Rally Sun.
- Oct. 13: Monster Cookies
- Dec. 22: Christmas Break
- Dec. 29: Christmas Break
- Feb. 9: Jr. High Retreat
- March 22: Spring Break
- April 5: Pancake Fundraiser
- April 12: Easter
- April 26: Confirmation Brunch
- May 10: Mother’s Day
Our Final Sunday will be May 17
where we will have an end of year celebration together.
Junior High Events & Fundraiser Dates:
Note: Some events have a cost associated with attending, others are free.
Please contact Drew for event specifics.
- Sept. 22 Bags Tournament Fundraiser
- Oct. 12 Monster Cookie Bake Fundraiser
- Oct. 25 Junior High Lock-in & Hoot & Howl Setup
- Nov. 16 Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
- Nov. 17 Iowa Wild GameJan. 9 Iowa Wolves Game
- Jan. TBD Winter Jam Concert
- Feb 7-9 Junior High Retreat
- Feb. 16 Game Night Fundraiser
- Apr. 5 Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
- Apr. 17 Junior High Lock-In
- Apr. 26 Confirmation Sunday
- May 1 End-of-Year Campfire
- Jun. 7-11 Youth Week
- Jul. 13-17 VBS Volunteering