Middle and High School
Teens come to know the Bible as a relevant, dynamic guide for navigating life’s ups and downs. They discover what it means to be a child of God—and why it matters. Working side-by-side, they forge friendships, learn to value one another, and change lives one plate of meatloaf, one adobe clay brick, one kind word at a time.
Middle School Sunday School - Sunday during 9:30 service (excluding 1st Sunday of the month)
Together, teens delve into the Bible and examine their Christian faith and its relevancy in today’s world. Probing questions such as, “What exactly does it mean to be a servant of Christ?” and “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people” are explored, helping students deepen their relationship with God.
High School Coffee Hour - First Sunday of the Month in the Colonial Room 10:30 - 11:00 AM
High schoolers are invited for doughnuts and conversation about lived faith and applying what we hear on Sunday to how we live during the rest of the week. Gather in the Colonial Room during coffee hour between the 9:30 and 11 services on the first Sunday of every month.
Confirmation Class – Twice Monthly 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
A time for reflection, 8th and 9th graders and above spend their confirmation year discerning what faith means to them and the ways in which they are called to bring God’s love into the world. Confirmands delve into the beliefs and traditions of faith, considering how Christianity impacts their own lives. While deeply personal, confirmation is also a time of shared experiences and enduring friendships. Students join the church as full members on Confirmation Sunday a memorable and celebratory service lead entirely by the confirmation class. See website calendar for exact dates.
Local Community Service
We strive to nurture our youth’s connection to God and the world around them, so we have committed to monthly service within Wilton, including local events like Rise Against Hunger and making meatloaf for the soup kitchen. This year also marks the beginning of a partnership with Stay at Home in Wilton (SAHW), a non-profit organization providing support services for the elderly in the area. WCC youth will help SAHW members brush up on technology skills and learn about their phones and computers at monthly technology workshops. This is sure to be a life-giving opportunity for all involved as we build relationships and give back to Wilton.
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Most importantly, we have fun! Join us for monthly social events, including our Church Sleepover and destination events to places like Lake Compounce Haunted Graveyard. These carefree activities are open to all and perfect events to bring your friends!
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provide an opportunity for WCC youth and their friends to put faith into action. With sweat-stained brows, paint-streaked shirts and muddy hands, they restore hope as they rebuild homes, discovering that they are blessed with the love and power to improve lives and change the world. Grounded in love and Christian service, WCC’s mission trips transport teens to communities struggling with poverty, injustice and neglect. Here, they connect and form friendships with those that they serve and come to realize that they is more that draws us together than drives us apart.
Our Mission Work
A mission trip is a call to Christian service that connects us with God and others in life-changing ways. We go to provide a hand-up rather than a hand-out. To share our incredible blessings with others in need of grace and love. To discover first-hand that we are all children of God, equally loved, equally valued, equally worthy. WCC’s mission trip experiences are formative and enduring. Working in adult-lead teams, teens rise early and work throughout the day to repair homes, replant gardens, and integrate into the communities in which they serve. Along the way, they cultivate relationships with the people they meet, interacting with adults over dinner, with children on the playground, with the community during prayer and worship in the local church. Together, teens and their partner community explore faith in a rich and transformative exchange.
2019 Mission Trip Details
This year WCC youth will be traveling to Memphis, Tennessee, June 23-29, 2019. Memphis was founded on May 22, 1819, and quickly developed as a trade and transportation center in the 19th century because of its flood-free location high above the Mississippi River. Early on Memphis became a hub for the slave trade in large part to accommodate the cotton industry from the southern states. This "forced migration" brought a large number of African-American people to the Memphis area. In the 1950s and 60s, Memphis became the center of the civil rights movement, the sight of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech and his assassination on April 4th, 1968. Poverty and racism are deeply entwined with the history and current reality of the city.
From manual labor to homeless ministries, the needs of this community are varied and vast. Our team will participate in a variety of service opportunities, as well as meeting and building relationships with those whom we serve. Possible projects include demolition of abandoned properties and maintaining community gardens in low income areas, painting and construction projects at a home for women who have experienced sex trafficking, and providing meals to the homeless at a food mission. We will also spend time as a group enjoying local cultural and recreational activities.
Important Dates to Remember:
Mission Trip Youth Gathering - Friday, May 24 - 6:00 - 7:30pm
Car Wash Fundraiser - Saturday, June 1 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Rain Date - Saturday, June 15
Mission Trip Youth Gathering - Tuesday, June 4 - 6:00 - 7:30pm
Chaperone Meeting - Tuesday, June 11 - 6:00 - 7:00pm
Parent and Youth Pre-trip Meeting - Monday, June 17 - 6:00 - 7:00pm
All Middle and High School Programs are lead by Lydia Gajdel, firstname.lastname@example.org, our Director of Christian Formation and adult supervisors in a fun, safe and respectful environment. Friends are always welcome, so bring yours along!