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Youth Ministry
Adele Duranso - Director of Christian Education

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

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


Check out our most recent Children and Youth Group Newsletter. Click on the thumbnails below.

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.

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Children's Sermons

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

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Confirmation is the process of helping individuals "make firm" the Christian faith into which they were baptized. In our church confirmation class 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 "confirmand” is asked to write and share a statement of his or her Christian faith. That faith is then confirmed in a formal worship service.

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Welcome to our much-awaited new school year of Youth Group Classes run from around 3:45 – 5:00 pm.  We are so excited to share another year with our 4K – 8th grade students. 

Our Youth Group teachers:


Grades K – 2                   -Debby Patterson

Grades 3 – 4                   -Helyn Woolf

Grades 5                         -Kristin Semmerling

Grade   6                         -Karl Kleinschmidt

Grades 7 – 8                   -Rev. Peterson

Grades 4K – 8th Music   -Adele Duranso


VOLUNTEER positions 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 Adele 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-up!

Christian Education Youth Group
Date:  School calendar Wednesdays
Time:  3:45 to 5:00pm

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