The Tween years are an exciting time for our young friends. They are in-beTWEEN childhood and adolescents and are beginning to ask more questions, achieve more goals, and form their own unique identity. Testing the boundaries of childhood and stepping into adolescents can be tough to navigate, and that’s where Route 56 comes in. This ministry is a bridge from Children’s Ministry to Youth Ministry, and it is designed to help the Tweens to have a smooth transition, take on new challenges, and begin to realize their identity as a beloved child of God.
5th & 6th Graders begin in the sanctuary. At sermon time, they may choose to move to “The Gathering Place” for experiential learning.
The first Sunday of the month is not only Communion Sunday, but it is also when this task-oriented group of Tweens will put their faith in action with service projects and special events. From 11:15-12:30, we will gather in The Avenue for lunch, fellowship, and service. Each month, we will have an opportunity to serve our church, our neighborhood, our neighbors across the world, and our God. Our first Sunday gathering will be October 7, World Communion Day.
Tuesday evenings are filled with opportunities for our Tweens! At 5:30 they are invited to have dinner in Mercer Hall with the Cherub Choir, Wesley Singers, and the Confirmation group. Tweens are encouraged to participate in the Wesley Singers practice from 6:00-6:30. This will be followed by games and small group time in The Avenue from 6:30-7:30. We will be using the curriculum “Connect” by Sparkhouse, which is specially designed for this age group. Through videos and discussion, the Tweens will learn Bible stories, themes, and connect them to their own life.