Monthly fun, fellowship, and learning opportunities for youth in grades 6-8 include monthly bible studies, ice skating, lock-ins, swimming, bowling, local service projects, day trips to Worlds of Fun, and the annual NE Synod Middle School Gathering, which hosts nearly 200 Nebraska youth each winter, among many others! Middle School youth also participate in the annual Neighborhood Gathering, Church Picnic, and more!
Our middle school youth also enjoy serving the community through a variety of service and outreach projects and also serve weekly dinners during Lent and Advent.
Middle School youth meet upstairs in the Sunday school wing on Sundays at 10:10 a.m. for faith formation.
Activities are always listed in the monthly Good News. If you or your child are interested in participating, please contact the church office at 402-341-7761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention 8th Graders – For 77 years, young people have served as acolytes in worship through the Order of Saint John (OSJ) at Kountze Memorial, providing leadership for our worship experience. OSJ members carry the processional cross, torches, gospel book, and banner. In addition, OSJ members light candles, as well as assist the pastors at baptisms and Holy Communion. Since it is your Confirmation year, the Order of Saint John sponsors invite you to train to assist in the Sunday church services. Please contact an OSJ Sponsor to arrange a training time. You can call the church office (402-341-7761) for their contact information.