Hello from Wayzata Community Church Middle School Ministry
We had so much fun celebrating our incredible 8th grade class and their leaders on Wednesday!
What’s in this newsletter:
- Mission Trip- Spots still available!
- Summer Stretch Registration Open!
- Other Summer 2019 Options
- Last Few Weeks
- What’s Coming Up?
- Save these Dates!
- Where’s CBW?
Mission Trip- Spots still available!
The Mission Trip is a great way for middle schoolers to get away and get to know each other better, meet new people and grow in our relationship with God. It’s a fun way to travel and experience different parts of our beautiful state and do something bigger than yourself. We also enjoy some good laughs, have great conversations and make fun memories. This year’s trip will be Sunday, July 21 (12pm)- Friday, July 2 (1pm) and is open to current 6th, 7th & 8th graders.
It’s an action-packed week! We leave from WCC on Sunday, after a church send off, and drive to Rochester where we will spend the first couple of days. We enjoy some fun on Sunday and prepare for our week together. Monday through Thursday, we have a very similar schedule. Every morning we wake up and eat breakfast and pack up our lunches, we enjoy a devotion shared by one of the Mission Trip participants and then head out for our morning project. We eat lunch as a group and discuss ways that we have grown so far and what we have learned during the day. In the afternoon, we usually go to a different organization to serve. When our work day is over, we enjoy a treat and go to a community center or rec center to shower. We return to the church to make dinner and spend time with one another. We end our night with group time where we have a discussion about the day and laugh about funny things that have happened and then head to
bed. During the middle of the day on Wednesday, we drive from one town to the next, heading to Owatonna. Friday is a relaxing day where we pack up and wrap up the trip and head home, returning to WCC by 1pm.
NOTE: If you are an incoming 9th grader and planning to go on the Mission Trip, register for High School Camp 1 or 2. (High School Camp 3 returns after we leave!)
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND TO REGISTER! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! SPACE IS LIMITED!
Summer Stretch Registration Open!
I’m so excited about the incredible experience that we have in store for our incoming 6th-9th graders! Summer Stretch is an opportunity for Middle School Students to come and STRETCH their faith.
EACH DAY WILL INCLUDE A SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO GROW IN RELATIONSHIP & COMMUNITY, FAITHFUL MORNING DEVOTIONAL TIME & MORE!
Start and end your summer with us. Summer Stretch is an all-day activity. Please plan to be a part of the whole day. Check-in will from 8-8:30 am and pick up will be from 4:30-5 pm at Wayzata Community Church. This means we will have a rolling start and finish with some free play time to help accommodate schedules for those that have to arrive/leave a little earlier or a little later. Friends are definitely invited to come and join in on the fun.
REGISTER FOR ONE OR ALL THREE DAYS!
Wednesday, June 12- Folkestone Visit & Yardwork for Seniors & Adventure Park Ropes Course
Wednesday, July 17- WCC Rummage Sale & St. Paul Saints Game
Wednesday, August 7- Poverty Simulation & Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun Water Activities
Cost is $50 per student per day and includes a t-shirt, lunch & snacks, transportation to and from activities by professional bus drivers, service projects and activities. Sign up for all 3 days and get a discount of $5 per day! Refunds will not be given for cancellations after two weeks before each Summer Stretch day. We have a limit of 40 students per day.
WE NEED ADULT VOLUNTEER LEADERS FOR EACH DAY! Adults receive a t-shirt, lunch & snacks, and a full day of fun (AND lots of gratitude!) AND YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLER GETS TO ATTEND THAT DAY FOR FREE!
Other Summer 2019 Options!
HIGH SCHOOL SESSIONS- for current 8th- 11th Graders- June 8-14, June 21-27 & July 15-21
MIDDLE SCHOOL SESSIONS- for current 5th, 6th & 7th Graders- June 15-20, June 28-July 3, July 9-14
CAMP FOR EVERYONE- for ALL ages and stages- July 27-30
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE! REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
SUMMER ADVENTURES WITH OUR MS LEADERS- for current 6th, 7th & 8th Graders!
- DATES TO BE DETERMINED IN LATE SPRING
Back by popular demand! Last Summer was our first Summer of Summer Fun with MS Leaders and it was a BLAST! Middle School Leaders will offer different fun activities to do with a group of MSers to get to know different MSers. There will be a limit to how many Middle Schoolers can sign up. When it’s full, it’s full. We will post different events on May 15 for June, June 15 for July & July 15 for August for each month through an email and social media. Have fun as a group & enjoy meeting some new friends & spending time with other leaders! Depending on the activity, there might be a fee or you might be asked to bring something to share with the group! Last years events included biking and ice cream, going to a Ninja Warrior Course, Backyard BBQ with Lawn Games, Hiking at Baker Park, Mini Golf, Swimming at Long Lake Beach, and going to a Twins Game!
REGISTER FOR EACH MONTHS EVENTS- MAY 15 FOR JUNE DATES, JUNE 15 FOR JULY DATES & JULY 15 FOR AUGUST DATES! LOOK FOR AN EMAIL NEXT WEEK TO GET SIGNED UP FOR JUNE DATES!
VBS Jr Counselor- for current 6th, 7th & 8th Graders!
Middle Schoolers are invited to participate in VBS as junior counselors for the week of VBS- August 12- 16. As a part of this experience, they’ll attend a training session, help paint VBS sets throughout the summer (includes snack and lunch), and receive a leader t-shirt. Then during VBS week, they get to help younger kids make crafts, sing and dance, play and have a lot of fun!
WCC RUMMAGE SALE VOLUNTEERS- for current 6th, 7th & 8th Graders!
The Wayzata Community Church Rummage Sale is in its 98th year (!!!) and it is a perfect opportunity for Middle Schoolers to feel independent and responsible. Choose which department you help in- toys, sporting goods, electronics, crafts, clothing, etc or be a runner for pushing full carts to where they belong. This multigenerational experience gives Middle Schoolers the opportunity to get to know some of our older adults at WCC and grow in relationship with them while feeling empowered by taking on a project. The main volunteering times are Monday-Thursday & Saturday 9am-12pm and Tuesdays 6-9pm (starting Monday, June 17 through the first week in August. Volunteer for one day, one day a week or every day, Your choice!
The Last Few Weeks
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
- We enjoyed hearing the Augsburg Choir sing and a great message about faith in the future while worshipping with our families.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
- We welcomed our 5th Graders to Crossroads! And heard a message from Rev. Danielle Jones about faith practices.
- To see what we talked about in Small Groups- click here!
SATURDAY, MAY 4- SUNDAY, MAY 5
- Our 8th Graders traveled as a group to the High School Retreat to learn about High School Ministry and to get a taste of what next year will bring.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
- Our 6th & 7th graders enjoyed some fun with a few of our Middle School Leaders
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
- We celebrated our 8th Graders at Crossroads and enjoyed a special gathering while our 6th & 7th graders went to small groups. Kai Brewster shared a wonderful message about seeing God in unexpected ways.
- To see what our 6th & 7th graders talked about in Small Groups- click here!
What’s Coming Up?
SUNDAY, MAY 12
- 9am- Last MS Sunday AM of the School Year
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
- Block 1 (4-5:15pm)- Middle School After School
- Block 2 (5:15-6:30pm)- Community Meal, Homework Time & Gym Time (5:30-6:15pm)
- Block 3 (6:30-8pm)- Last Crossroads of the Year
SUNDAY, MAY 19
- 9am- Celebration Sunday- join us in worship as we celebrate all that has happened this school/program year.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
- 6:30-8pm- Mission Trip Full Team Meeting!
Save these Dates!
- Sunday, May 12- Last MS Sun AM of the year
- Wednesday, May 15- Summer Adventures with Middle School Leaders June date registration opens
- Wednesday, May 15- Last Crossroads of the year
- CHANGE OF DATE- Wednesday, May 22 (6:30-8pm)– Mission Trip Full Team Meeting & Dinner
- Saturday, June 8-Friday, June 14- High School Camp Session 1
- Wednesday, June 12 (8/8:30am-4:30/5pm)- Summer Stretch
- Saturday, June 15-Thursday, June 20- Middle School Camp Session 1
- Friday, June 21- Thursday, June 27- High School Camp Session 2
- Friday, June 28- Wednesday, July 3- Middle School Camp Session 2
- Tuesday, July 9-Sunday, July 14- Middle School Camp Session 3
- Monday, July 15-Sunday, July 21– High School Camp Session 3
- Wednesday, July 17 (8/8:30am-4:30/5pm)- Summer Stretch
- Sunday, July 21- Friday, July 26– Middle School Mission Trip
- Saturday, July 27-Tuesday, July 30- All Church Camp
- Wednesday, July 31 & Thursday, August 1– WCC Rummage Sale
- Wednesday, August 7 (8/8:30am-4:30/5pm)- Summer Stretch
- Monday, August 12- Friday, August 16- VBS
Ecal Person? ADD ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS to your Google Calendar, Apple iCal or Microsoft Outlook, please copy the following link and find the subscribe area for your calendar:
Paper Person? Pick up a paper calendar by the Middle School Corner.
App Person? You can download the Wayzata Community Church app and get notification and info sent right to your smartphone!
I LOVE SEEING WHAT MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUTSIDE OF WCC but getting their event schedule is pretty challenging sometimes! I need your help, please let me know about your middle schooler’s events (THINK PLAYS, GAMES, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, SHOWS, SCHOLAR COMPETITIONS, ETC!)
Here’s how you can let me know about upcoming dates:
- Put a note in the Where’s CBW Mailbox in the Middle School Corner at WCC OR
- Fill out this quick 5 questions request to let me know when and where to go.
Thanks for letting me know! I try my best to make it to their events when I know about them.
To stay up-to-date with what is going on in the Middle School Program, see photos and video from past events and find out about upcoming events, check out our website or follow us on social media!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Christa Bowman Workmon
Director of Middle School Ministry
Wayzata Community Church
952-473-8877 ext. 233