Weekly School Year Activities
EPICstorycity Youth Group(5th-8th grade): Wednesday Nights during the school year from 6-8 p.m. (Supper at 6:00)
Our 5th graders will eat, join in large group worship and games, and then break out to learn about our God-given identity! Entering middle school can be a season where we are influenced in many healthy and unhealthy ways! In the midst of it all, we want to learn to view ourselves as Jesus views us: as beloved children of God!
6TH- 8TH GRADE
Along with the meal and worship, these years are covering a mix of Bible lessons using The Story, and the important Theological foundations for Faith including interactions with the Apostle's Creed, 10 Commandments, Lord's Prayer, The Sacraments, and the core beliefs of Christianity. Materials will be on a 3-year rotation with large group tie-ins for instruction and activities.
NOTES ON CONFIRMATION
Participation in EPICstorycity does not require a student to be enrolled in Confirmation. Nor does it require a student to regularly attend Immanuel! Many students and families value the Confirmation program, so it is still our intent to pass on the Gospel of Jesus through this program!
Immanuel's Confirmation program is transitioning to the 6-8th grade years. This better matches the rhythm of our schools, and it allows the HS students to participate in the area HS youth opportunities as 9th graders!
Along with participation in the Wednesday classes, Confirmation students will also do sermon notes, service work, and attend Bible Camp or Christian retreats throughout their Confirmation years. Again, any students can be part of Confirmation, but we need to know that is what is wanted! Students fulfilling the expectations of the Confirmation program will be confirmed in the spring of their 8th grade year.