5th/6th Grade Gatherings
The goal is for the Gatherings to be a bridge - from Children's Ministry at Redeemer to Youth Group. We want these students to learn to build friendships, to have fun and play together, and to learn from God's Word together. By the time middle school years come, students begin to identify with their schools and most of their friendships and activities are school-based. We want our students to have friends at Redeemer and to enjoy church-based activities together, and the Gatherings are one opportunity for that to happen.
The Gatherings are held in a family's home on the second Friday of each month of the school year, October through May. The host family will plan an icebreaker game/activity and a "big" game or activity. Other families volunteer to bring snacks and a Youth Group volunteer or staff person will lead a short devotional time. The kids are welcome and encouraged to invite their friends!
All hosts and youth group volunteers have been through a background check and are members or regular attendees of Redeemer. There will be at least 3 adults to supervise at each Gathering.