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Youth Ministries
​(grades 6-12)

SUMMER TRAVEL
Follow our travels this summer through our blogs.
Footsteps of Faith (recent high school graduates) - June 7-17 - Greece, Turkey, and Italy.
Middle School Service Trip - July 8-12 - Ferguson, MO 
High School Service Trip - July 13-19 - Lexington, KY
There are still spaces available for the middle school and high school serice trips. aFollow the links on the sidebar to register. Scholarships are avaiable.

SUNDAY MORNINGS
Beginning again on Sunday, August 4. Please join us on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the youth suite for donuts, fun, fellowship, and faith conversations. Programming is available for middle school students, Niners (confirmation), and high school students, and high school seniors (Footsteps of Faith - beginning after Labor Day). 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Beginning again on Wednesday, September 4. Please join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the youth suite for pizza, fun, fellowship, and faith conversations. Programming is available for middle school students, Niners (confirmation), and high school students. 

Service Opportunities
Food Pantry is always in need of volunteers. Click here to volunteer. There are weekend and evening hours available.
There is always plenty to do at the Community Garden at Second during the summer. Click here for details.
Element Bearers - If you and your family would like to serve as element bearers on Sunday mornings, please click here for information about serving.
Hospitality Team - If you are interested in serving on the hospitality team or as a golf cart driver, check out the description and opportunities to serve here.
Ushers - There are opportunities to usher at each of the Sunday morning services on Sundays. Here is the link to the information about possible times to serve.

Click on the links below for more details about Youth Ministries at Second . . .

Weekly Schedule/Upcoming Events
for Middle School youth

Weekly Schedule
for Middle School Youth

MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS

Youth Ministries At A Glance - A schedule of events is coming soon for 2018-2019.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Begins again on Promotion Sunday, August 5, 2019

This isn’t simply church school.
Eat some donuts, hang out with friends, play foosball, air hockey, pool, basketball, and dig deep into this thing we call faith. This Scripture-based discussion helps you experience the Biblical books of history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, the gospels, and the letters, as well as many faith challenges on your level. Every Sunday morning is a combination of games, small groups, and large group activities.



MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS
We will meet approximately every six weeks for a time of fun and fellowship Sunday nights at 5:30pm.

Our Calendar:

  • August 5 - Sunday morning programming begins
  • August 19 - Middle School Back to School Event - 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fun, games, pizza, and friends
  • September 5 - Youth Wednesday night programming begins.
  • October 7 - Bonfire and Hayride - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spencer Farms in Noblesville
  • November 3-4 - Youth Fall Retreat 
  • December 5 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 12&13 - Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night. 
  • December 16 - Dave & Busters fun night.
  • December 19 - Christmas Eve Service Rehearsal
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols.
  • Presidents' Day Weekend 2019 - Winter Middle School Trip
  • April 2019 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2019 - End of year bash
  • Early July 2019 - Summer Service Trip
 


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Wednesday nights for youth at Second begins Wednesday, September 5, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us for fun, games, music, pizza, friends, and great faith conversations. 


6:30-8:00 p.m. (begins September 5 and runs through May 16)

Take a Quest into faith on Wednesday. Come for pizza, time to goof around, play some games and maybe sing once in a while. We are focusing on your questions of faith and life this semester. This small group time gives you a chance to really be heard.

Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment


Weekly Schedule/Upcoming Events
for High School youth

High School Weekly Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNINGS 

Youth Ministries At A Glance - Click here for a schedule of ministries and events.

9:30-10:30 a.m. - Youth Suite East - begins again on Promotion Sunday, August 5, 2019
Sunday morning is an opportunity to gather with a group of your friends, eat some breakfast food, and investigate the sometimes difficult intersection of faith and life. The questions will be yours and the topics will be timely. Bring a friend and check it out!

Niners Make Up Session - for those who must miss the previous Wednesday. Begins September 16.

11 a.m.
Footsteps of Faith - Seniors - Youth Suite - September 9 through May
As a part of Footsteps seniors reflect on some of the deepest questions of life and faith.  The program culminates in a trip to follow the footsteps of the apostles. More Details


HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY NIGHTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 
We will have regular fellowship events on Sunday evenings for high school students.  

Upcoming Dates -

  • August 5 - Sunday morning high school youth programming begins
  • September 5 - Youth Wednesday night programming begins.
  • September 9 - Footsteps of Faith begins at 11:00 a.m.
  • October 7 - Bonfire and Hayride - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spencer Farms in Noblesville
  • November 3-4 - Youth Fall Retreat at Camp PYOCA
  • December 5 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • December 16 - Dave & Busters fun night.
  • December 19 - Christmas Eve Service Rehearsal
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols.
  • Presidents' Day Weekend 2019 - Jameson Camp Winter Retreat
  • April 2019 - Bowling at Woodland Bowl - 5:30-7:30 - Bring $10 for shoes and bowling.
  • May 2019 - End of year bash
  • July 2019 - Summer Service Trip - Hosanna Industries, Western PA.


As with all youth ministries events, retreats, and trips, scholarship money is available. We never want a student to be left out because of cost. Please contact Stephanie Bewley, Tyler Wolfcale, or Brian Shivers if you want to talk about available scholarships.

SUMMER OF SERVICE 2018 
Great adventures!
Check out the stories of our summer 
here.


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (September through May)
Wednesday nights at Second begins September 5 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for fun, music, pizza, friends, and great faith conversations. 

6:30-8 p.m. 
High School Students
A Wednesday night small group opportunity for sophomores and juniors. Meets each week throughout the school year for hang out time, pizza, support, and encouragement, as well as deep discussions of faith.  This story of Jesus as found in the Gospel of Mark. This is the stuff you didn't learn in Sunday school as a kid.

Niners - Confirmation (mostly freshmen in high school) - Youth Suite East
A nine month faith adventure for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation or joined the church). Niners is a good time and a great way to connect with people your age from across the north side of Indy and beyond. Fun, games, music, and deep discussion. More Details

Youth Leaders - 
Seniors in high school serve as peer mentors and leaders. Please speak with Brian or Tyler if you are interested.

Please click the button below to help pay for pizza.
$45 for the semester and $80 for the year.
Your payment helps defray the cost.

Pizza Payment

 


Retreats, Trips & Service Opportunities

Retreats, Trips & Service Opportunities

RETREATS AND TRIPS

Below is a brief list of our annual trips and retreats. Please go to www.secondchurch.org/youth for full descriptions. Friends are always welcome.

  • Footsteps of Faith - June 7-17, 2019 - Greece and Italy - 2019 high school graduates traveling in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul and the early church. Follow their upcoming adventures and past trips here.
  • Middle School Service Trip - July 8-12, 2019 - Ferguson, MO. Follow this trip here.
  • High School Service Trip - July 13-19, 2019 - Lexington, KY. Follow this trip here.
  • Youth Ministries Fall Retreat - November 2-3, 2019 - Camp PYOCA - Brownstown, IN - 6th-12th grades. A retreat for everyone with activities and curriculum for each grade. Plan on joining us to get away from the busyness of the everyday and take time with friends for fellowship and faith exploration. 
  • Middle School Great Wolf Lodge Getaway - President's Weekend - Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH. $150 for the entire weekend away.
  • High School Winter Retreat - President's Weekend - Jameson Camp in Indianapolis, IN. $50 for the entire weekend. 

If you haven't done so, please fill out the online release and release form

Scholarships are available for many of these activities.
Please contact Tom Markey or Tyler Wolfcale for information on these available funds.

Our summer trip philosophy can be found here.

 


SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

In addition to church-wide service projects, the youth of Second Presbyterian Church serve regularly in these (and many other) ways:

  • Hospitality Team - greeting and driving the Spirit Shuttle;
  • Canned Food Collection - year round for Northside Food Pantry - focused in January and February;
  • Scripture Reading and Worship Participation - worship services throughout the year;
  • Fall Service Day - mid-September;
  • Crop Walk - mid-October;
  • Presbyterian Women Bazaar - Friday & Saturday in early November;
  • Advent Celebration- early December;
  • Christmas Benevolence Food Shopping Night - Wednesday in early December;
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight and Carols Worship Service;
  • Souper Bowl of Caring - first Sunday in February;
  • Global Interfaith Partners;
  • Spring Service Day - Early April;
  • Presbyterian Women Summer Sale - early June;
  • VBS Volunteering - late June;
  • Middle School Work Trip - late June;
  • High School Work Trips - two different weeks mid-July;
  • Northside Food Pantry - throughout the year;
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network - various weeks throughout the year.

Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults

Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults

Jesus said, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me." (Matthew 18:5)

At Second Church, we believe God calls us to create a safe and welcoming place for all children, youth and adults. To that end, our staff and volunteers adhere to a robust policy for the protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults, which provides for the following practices:

  • Staff and volunteers who work with children, youth and vulnerable adults must undergo a background check before entering into service and every five years thereafter.
  • Those working with children, youth and vulnerable adults must complete Safe Child training and receive regular training in emergency procedures.
  • Two adult caregivers (employees or volunteers) are present at all times.
  • Written and online communications with children, youth and vulnerable adults must be transparent to other adults.
  • Safe ratios are maintained.
  • Spaces and equipment are maintained in safe order.
  • Injuries and suspected abuse are reported to the proper authorities.

For more detailed information, please review the Policy for the Protection of Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults.