Youth

Ministry

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."  Romans 15:13
Youth Group
Youth Group is our social ministry for middle school and high school youth. The mission of the group is to provide a positive and encouraging environment where students in 6th-12th grades feel welcome.


Youth Group Night is a spiritual gathering for middle school and high school students. It's a time and place where teens can come together to play games, socialize, discuss, reflect, and share their faith and connection with Christ. 

The Youth group has no fixed curriculum and is open to the ideas and interests of its members. It is a place where everyone's suggestions are valid and valued to create a youth group that is fun and exciting!

 

Youth Group meets on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 PM 

For more questions or information on PRCC Youth Ministry, contact Pastor Mollie:  pastormollie@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

Youth Mission Trip - Statement of Purpose

  

" Youth leave what is familiar to grow in sensitivity, gratitude, and confidence as Christians as they become the hands and feet of God, living purposeful service through fostering relationships with each other, our community, and the world."

Youth Water Well Project

As part of the 2020 Mission Trip we are is sponsoring a water well project in Honduras for a community currently without a sustainable clean water supply The cost of construction will be underwritten by our church through fundraisers, events and contributions from the community. We are partnering with the Living Water International on this project.

 

Living Water is a faith based charity that is committed to provide sustainable water wells in places around the world who do not currently have access to clean water. Pairing health education with the drilling of the well helps to ensure the life of the well and the success of the community. This organization was founded in 1990 and has completed over 20,000 community water projects in 27 developing countries. For more info on their mission and organization: https://water.cc/

Senior High Mission Trip 

On June 21, twelve volunteers from Park Ridge Community Church will board a plane and head to Honduras, where they will serve the community by actually drilling the well that we’ve sponsored, teach sanitation and hygiene lessons, and share God’s love with this community!

 

Each person’s trip costs $2,200 for airfare, lodging, meals, and materials. Our contributions will help offset this cost to make this trip achievable for our high school students and adult leaders.

Middle School Mission Trip

Calling all Middle School Youth! (Those who have completed grades 6th thru 8th.) We will be heading to Ypsilanti, Michigan this summer: July 20th - 22nd!

 

We are partnering with and will be sleeping at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Ypsilanti. Our planned service projects include working with Habitat for Humanity, supporting the local community gardening, and providing a meal for those in need! 

 

Of course, we will be doing  some "fun" stuff during our free time! 

 

If you're interested in participating or have any questions, contact Pastor Mollie:  pastormollie@parkridgecommunitychurch.org

Eric Nelson Youth Scholarship

This scholarship, given on behalf of the youth of the church, is awarded to a graduating senior that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the mission and life of our church through their presence and service during high school. The scholarship is intended to help ease the burden of their college expenses.

This scholarship was Initiated to honor the generosity Eric Nelson showed our youth programs after graduating high school. Eric was in his early 20's and was starting his auto business. He pledged to contribute a portion of the proceeds from each car sold to the youth program.

 

Eric generously funded the scholarship for several years —It is now supported through our youth fundraisers. This year, for the well project, Eric again has stepped up, offering support. Last year, Eric was named a Community Star by the Chamber of Commerce, see Tribune article.

 

Eligibility and Deadline:

All active senior youth (12th grade) are eligible to apply: both PRCC members and non-members.  Applications must be received by no later than April 15. The winner will be announced at the annual church meeting, the first Sunday in May.

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