Sunday Morning Fellowship/Educational Hour
On Sunday mornings between services (excluding the summer months, May-August), Jr. & Sr. High students are encouraged to fellowship with one another and/or join ongoing discussions/classes. Our focus on Biblical literacy has shifted to Wednesday nights.
At least two intergenerational seminars (two-four consecutive Sundays) will be offered each semester on a specific topic. During these special two-four week classes, we encourage people of all ages to learn and grow together.
“Wednesday Nights @ Cedar Heights” (i.e. Youth Group)
The Junior/Senior Highs meet on Wednesdays as part of our Wednesday Nights @ Cedar Heights dinner and program (excluding the summer months, May-August). On the first Wednesday of the month, meals are intentionally intergenerational in order to foster community formation and Christian identity. Wednesdays in December focus on rehearsing and preparing to lead worship during one Sunday in Advent.
The typical schedule looks like this:
|6:00 to 6:30||Gather for a shared meal and fellowship|
|6:30 to 7:00||Jr/Sr. High Bible study and discussion (Scripture for coming Sunday)|
|7:00 to 7:30||Recreation with Jr. and Sr. High together|
Cedar Heights offers our youth at least one overnight lock-in per semester, typically on a Friday from 7:00pm-7:00am and including a meal. This is a great opportunity to be evangelical and to invite and meet new friends!
Summer Youth Activities : Summer is camp season!
Junior highs to The Great Escape in July
Check it out here: https://ycmhome.org/program/tge/
Senior highs to the Montreat Youth Conference in June
Check it out here: https://montreat.org/events/myc
Confirmation—Renewing the Covenant of Baptism
Every other year, Cedar Heights offers Confirmation to students in the eighth and ninth grade. This is an opportunity for young people to make a conscious decision to follow Jesus Christ in their lives.
Our program involves plenary learning sessions, pairing with an adult mentor to walk with them, worship leadership responsibilities, an interfaith learning experience, and a group Confirmation retreat to bond and learn.
Local, National, and Global Mission Activities
- Canned Food Drives
- Northeast Iowa Food Bank (https://www.northeastiowafoodbank.org)
- Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (http://pda.pcusa.org)
- House of Hope (https://houseofhopeccd.org)
- Souper Bowl of Caring (on Super Bowl Sunday)
- Mission trips (Spring Break/summer)
- Mission: Hope (https://www.missionhope.org)
- Crop Hunger Walk (https://www.crophungerwalk.org)
- Feed My Starving Children (https://www.fmsc.org)