Youth Ministry
Adele Duranso- Director of Christian Education
Margo Perkins- Elder, Education

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Throughout the school year, Manitowish Waters Community Church sponsors a Wednesday youth group that meets at 3:45 PM.  For kindergarten through seventh grade there are graded classes for lessons, and all come together for snacks, games and music.  Children at North Lakeland Elementary can ride the schoolbus to church.  Those at other schools can arrange carpools with other parents.  

Children may also participate in the Sunday worship service at various times

Looking for a youth document or calendar? 


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Children's Choir

Our children are engaged with music through our weekly youth group program.  Our Christian education director along with our teachers prepare the children to perform musical selections for our monthly youth service during Sunday worship

Children's Sermons

Every Sunday, during worship our children of ages are invited to the front of the Sanctuary to hear a special children's message tailored just for them.  It ends in prayer and the stomping of the feet.  It is a weekly highlight for our children


Confirmation is the process of helping individuals "make firm" the Christian faith into which they were baptized. In our church confirmation is provided for young people between seventh and ninth grades. The classes meet weekly during the academic year, and involve a combination of various learning and service activities. Young people are required to attend the weekly meetings, participate in worship services, and engage in service projects.  They are also asked to study particular Scriptures, maintain a prayer journal, complete assignments on the beliefs of Orthodox Christianity, and study Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) forms of Christian faith.  At the end of the confirmation process, each "confirmandand” is asked to write and share a statement of his or her Christian faith. That faith is then confirmed in a formal worship service.

Youth Group Lift Off!
Date:  Wednesdays
Time:  3:45 to 5:00pm


Welcome to our much-awaited new school year of Youth Group Classes to begin on

Wednesday, October 6, from 3:45 – 5:00 pm.  We are so excited to share another year with our 4K – 8th grade students.  I am also excited to begin my fifth year as Christian Education Director, and blessed to know that we are fortunate to have our staff returning for this year:

                              Grades 4K – 5K                      -Margo Perkins

                              Grades 1 – 2                            -Debby Patterson

                              Grades 3 – 4                            -Helyn Woolf

                              Grades 5 – 6                            -Nan Bloch

                              Grades 7 – 8                            -Pastor Chips (plus assistant to be determined)

                              Grades 4K – 8th Music            -Adele Duranso


We are sanitizing, and spritzing, and praying that we will have a successful and enthusiastic return to our abounding Youth Group classes.  Washing hands, wearing masks (recommended) and staying safe is our priority.  We have 27 Wednesdays, and 7 Youth Group Sundays scheduled on the YG calendar, and we will strive to stay healthy!


VOLUNTEER POSITONS are waiting for you.  Whether you are able to fill in once in a while, or can sub for longer, we’d love to have you share in our action-packed Wednesdays.  Let Lois, Chips, myself or any YG staff member know if you’d like to help, and we will provide you with our finest five-minute orientation on the planet!  Seriously, you will fit right in and wonder what took you so long to sign-ep!

School Children