Teenagers are all about exploring their beliefs, passions and identities during their formative adolescent years. The mission of our youth ministry is to create strong intergenerational communities and sacred space where spiritual formation happens among friends. Midtown Youth Collective (MYC) is a neighborhood youth ministry among the churches in Bolton Hill (Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, Memorial Episcopal Church, and Corpus Christi Catholic Parish).
Midtown Youth Collective is:
Youth have many ways to become involved with the Midtown Youth Collective. Explore the opportunities below. Adult mentors and volunteers are also appreciated. Contact Michele Ward if you are interested in becoming involved with Midtown Youth Collective.
This class is a year-long journey through “Christianity 101,” as well as current events, controversies and spiritual practices. Confirmation is for young people (typically 8th and 9th graders) who are considering their own faith and relationship to God and to the Presbyterian Church (USA). The class includes games, field trips, a retreat, and the opportunity to join the church. Contact Michele Ward for information.
Sunday Night Live! is our monthly evening gathering for middle and high school youth (4th Sunday of the month). SNL begins with a homemade meal and ends with games, activities, worship and small groups revolving around a theme. SNL goes offsite occasionally for special activities. SNL does not meet over the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Contact Michele Ward for more information.
2019-2020 SNL Schedule
No SNL in September due to Fall Retreat @ Brown
Pumpkin Carving @ Memorial: October 27, 2019
Friendsgiving @ Brown: November 24, 2019
Progressive Dinner & Gift Exchange, offsite: December 8, 2019
God & Games: January 26, 2020
Escape Room, offsite: February 24, 2020
Pray & Play: March 22, 2020
Duckpin @ Stoneleigh, offsite: April 26, 2020
Cookout & Pool Party, offsite: May 31, 2020
A typical year in youth ministry at Brown includes winter and fall retreats, cookouts and dinners out, and conferences with hundreds of other youth.
Fall Retreat @ Brown (middle school and high school): September 21-22, 2019
Winter Retreat @ Massanetta (middle school and high school): January 31-February 2, 2020
Spring Backpacking Retreat @ Appalachian Trail (middle school and high school): May 2020
Massanetta Middle School Conference (rising 7th to graduating 9th): Dates TBD
Montreat Youth Conference (rising 9th to graduating 12th): Dates TBD
Brown Memorial encourages youth and their families to connect with our mission partners in Baltimore City and beyond.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Canoe Trip: November 2, 2019
Social Justice Retreat, Memorial Episcopal Church: January 18-19, 2020
Soaring Eagles Learning Camp, Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School (rising 9th to graduating 12th): June 22 to 26, 2020
Youth Choir Camp, Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School (rising 9th to graduating 12th): 2020 dates TBD
Pejuhutazizi Family Learning Camp, Upper Sioux Presbytery (intergenerational mission trip): July 25 to August 1, 2020
El Salvador Trip (rising junior to graduating senior): 2020 Dates TBD