Westminster Presbyterian Church provides a welcoming youth ministry where senior high students are encouraged to be themselves, to ask questions, and to be appreciated for who they are where they are in their faith life.
Senior High Activities Wednesdays at Westminster
Senior High Curriculum:
Our Senior High Curriculum is one that we worked hard to develop in-house. The curriculum will focus on biblical literacy, building a personal relationship with God, and how our responsibilities as Christians fit into our lives. We’ll look at current events, social media, Ted Talks, and other relevant resources as a vehicle for discussion as we build our youth into being 21st Century Disciples. This curriculum will be used on both Wednesdays and Sundays.
Senior High Mission Trip:
In the summer of 2020, students who have completed 8th Grade through High School Graduation will be eligible to go on our Senior High Mission Trip. The location of the trip is still undermined, but will be decided this fall. Previous trips have included Presbyterian Youth Triennium, Baltimore, and Miami. Students who go on the trip will be actively engaging in both the physical and spiritual aspects of faith, as well as challenging their own beliefs and what it means for them to be a Christian.
WPC Youth Wednesday
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 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.
WPC Youth Sunday
Senior High Activities Sundays at Westminster:
Senior High students will gather in the Senior High Suite north of the Balcony on the 3rd floor (rooms 321-322) This is a time for Senior 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.
We will not meet on the following Sundays:
Sept. 8: Rally Sunday
Oct. 13: Monster Cookies
Dec. 22: Christmas Break
Dec. 29: Christmas Break
March 22: Spring Break
April 5: Pancake Fundraiser
April 12: Easter
April 26: Confirmation Brunch
May 10: Mother’s Day
Senior 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. 4-6 Senior High Retreat
- Oct. 12 Monster Cookie Bake Fundraiser
- Oct. 26 Hoot & Howl Carnival
- Nov. 16 Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
- Nov. 17 Iowa Wild Game
- Jan. 9 Iowa Wolves Game
- Jan. TBD Winter Jam Concert
- Feb. 16 Game Night Fundraiser
- Apr. 5 Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
- Apr. 26 Confirmation Sunday
- May 1 End of Year Campfire
- Jun. 7-11 Youth Week
- Jul. 13-17 VBS Volunteering