Start of Weekly Youth Programs:
- Young Life (High School): September 18th 6:30-8:00 pm *NOW MOVED TO MONDAY’S
- Wyldlife (Middle School): September 19th 6:44-8:15 pm
* Coffee House (6-12th grade Sunday School): Starts Oct. 1st, Sunday’s 11-12 In The Crossing Youth Center.
* Youth Dessert Banquet (Fundraiser): November 2nd In Millwood Community Center
* High School Bible Study & Pancakes: Wednesday’s when there is late start at West Valley… 7:45-8:45 @ The Crossing (Starting in October)
* Middle School Fall Retreat @ Camp Spalding : October 20-22 Click Here To Register! (Forms will also be at youth group.)
* High School Fall Retreat @ Camp Spalding: November 17-19 (Forms will be on church website soon & at youth group)
*** If you have any questions about any of these activities, feel free to call/text or email Brandon Comella at 509-924-2350 or Brandon@millwoodpc.org.
Youth Ministry Mission Statement
Millwood Community Presbyterian Church is creating and providing an environment and avenues to stimulate, grow, develop, nurture, and lead the youth of our community to a life in Christ.
Welcome to the Millwood Presbyterian Church youth page! My name is Brandon Comella, and I am the Youth Director here at the church. We are doing some great things with both Jr. and Sr. High kids here and in our community, and I hope this site can give you enough information so you can come see it for yourself!
Sunday Morning "Coffee House"
Coffee House is our Sunday morning “Sunday School”. We meet from about 10:50 a.m. to noon. We spend this time together and use it more as a discipleship piece for the middle school and high school students. We are currently going through the book of Mark and really diving into the Life of Jesus.
Starting May 28, we will go to our summer schedule. There is only one worship service at 9:30 a.m.,and we therefore do not have Coffee House. We will be kicking it back up September 10, at 10:50 a.m. We will meet in the front entryway of the church, then either go to The Crossing, or head over to the Millwood Community Center. If you come late, that's okay, find us in one of those two locations.
Wyldlife (Middle School Ministry)
We call our Jr. High program nights Wyldlife, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. every week during the school year. We kick things off September 19th.
We have our annual Fall Camp at Camp Spalding October 20-22... we will have more info available next month here on the website, so check back for more details to come.
Wyldlife averages about 30-40 Jr. High kids and makes for a wild, crazy, and great atmosphere in The Crossing Youth Center. We have a handful of committed high school & adult leaders who show up every week. The style may be a bit different from traditional youth groups because we have a great partnership with Young Life.
We emphasize relational youth ministry and realize that we are able to meet the needs of many youth by combining both evangelistic ministry alongside the needed discipleship part of ministry. We do this by having a week of Wyldlife, which consists of crazy and fun-filled games, alongside skits and music providing a safe place for these kids to come and break down their own walls they have put up. We end Wyldlife with more of an introductory talk about Jesus and the life we are called to live. We then invite those kids to come back the next week, which is where we change things up, and have Wyldlife Campaigner night. During Campaigner night, we aren’t quite as crazy with games. We leave more time at the end where we go a little bit deeper from the talk before, and then we split into grade and gender small group where the kids have the opportunity to ask the tough questions and go deeper if they would like. This has seemed to be a great combination for the youth as well as our leaders.
Young Life (High School Ministry)
Our Sr. High Young Life club meets from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Monday nights during the school year. Our group averages 40-55 high school students and is a very welcoming environment. We do a variety of things within our weekly groups... we do games, worship, skits, regular talks, small groups, dinners together and some service nights. Come check it out and be looking on here for specific details on our schedule.
- Brandon Comella