Children and Youth
Eighth Street offers numerous ways for the children and youth to connect with each other outside of Sunday mornings. These groups include:
8th Street Youth Programs
Venture Club: Venture Club is for kids in grades 3-6 and meets one Sunday a month. The meetings include fun activities, learning activities, and service projects.
Junior Youth: The Junior Youth group (grades 7-8) meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Senior Youth: The Senior Youth group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month for “Supper for Body and Soul.” This simple meal of soup and bread, which is prepared by members of the group, is shared in a setting that invites space to have specifically Christian conversation. Through ritual, prayer, and eating … space is made for each person in the group to respond to a question. In this setting, youth share hospitality and care for one another. In this setting, youth practice listening, witnessing and speaking of God’s activity.
Mentor-Mentee Pairs: Nurturing youth has always been an important mission for Eighth Street. As part of this mission, Eighth Street provides a mentoring program for children in 6th-8th grades. Youth are encouraged to choose an adult friend who will be available to provide friendship, spiritual direction and support. The congregation recognizes and blesses these mentor-mentee pairings.