Children and Youth Programs

Children and Youth search for a spiritual identity all their own. At Middle Collegiate Church, we create a safe space where they can question, express, and explore their concerns about identity, responsibility, friendship, peer pressure, and how God fits into their lives. We use Biblical narratives and other stories to teach values such as kindness, love, service, self-control, caring for others, generosity, living in community, and the importance of creating a just world. We use the arts extensively to enhance how children and youth learn.

For more information about children and youth groups, contact Marte Samuelstuen at msamuelstuen@middlechurch.org.

Wee Care (Age 4 and younger)

Caregivers provide a safe space for the youngest members of our congregation to begin learning about the Bible through stories, crafts, and activities.

KIDS in the Middle (Grades K–5)

Elementary students explore the Bible through interactive lessons, creative games, and art projects to learn about faith and justice. Families are invited to worship together at either 9:30am or 11:45am. Parents/guardians must pick up their child(ren) promptly at 11:40 am.

YOUTH in the Middle (Grades 6–12)

Middle and high school students engage in honest conversations, service-learning projects, and creative responses to connect faith and justice. Visit middlechurch.org/youth for info on additional events throughout the year!

Village Chorus for Children and Youth (Ages 6–17)

Our Village Chorus unites young people in a musical message of hope, peace, love, and radical welcome. The chorus explores repertoire from many cultures as they learn the basic elements of vocal production—breath technique, tone, posture—ensuring success for every participant. Children and youth create amazing moments of soul-satisfying music. All participants must be able to read and have a strong interest in singing.