A place to belong for students.

We create the soil in which students might encounter the love of Jesus and join with God’s restorative work around them.

Providing a safe space for students to wrestle with and explore God’s redemptive story of love and justice.

Middle School.

On Wednesday nights our middle schoolers meet from 6-7:30pm in the Pond Room at Meetinghouse. Our leaders, consisting of staff and volunteers, walk alongside students and inspire them to develop their own authentic faith and journey with Jesus, then equip them to share it with their communities. A typical Wednesday night includes an hour where we’ll play games and wrestle God’s story and how it intersects with our stories and topics of social justice, followed by a half hour of small groups where students can be fully known, fully accepted, and provided with a place to talk about stuff that matters.

Join us for one or all of these summer experiences! Each outing is $20 unless otherwise noted. Most are summer serve events where we partner summer fun with a project for one of our mission partners.

Current 5th-8th graders are invited to participate. Friends are welcome for all events and Scholarships are always available! Sign up here!

June 21st from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Morning service project at CES (community emergency services) followed by a trip to Lake Waconia and Carlson’s alpaca farm.

June 28th from 9:00am – 5:00pm

Morning service project at Urban Roots followed by the 1pm Saints Game.

July 5th: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Morning service project on the grounds at church followed by a trip to Shady Oak Beach.

July 12th: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Morning service project at FreedomWorks followed by the 12pm Lynx Game.

July 26th: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Morning service project at Whittier Wildflowers Preschool followed by Whirlyball.

August 18th: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

A trip to Valleyfair! Includes transportation and dinner.

A sacred space forming sacred memories that really impact a group’s connection – to each other and to God. Join around 200 other kids finishing 6-8th grade for an ecumenical camp packed with wild games, silliness, an incredible band, relevant speakers, and small group discussion time. 

– Dates: July 16 – 19
– Location: Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN)
– Cost: $250 – scholarships available upon request.
– Register: Learn more and save your spot here.

Learn more about Summer Festival camp here.

During Wednesdays from September – May, dinner is available at 5:30pm for those who can arrive early. 

There is no registration required for Wednesday evening attendance.

If you’re an adult looking to volunteer with the middle school youth, email us here.

If your student requires special attention, email us here and we’ll work together to create the best experience for them.

We encourage your students to invite their friends; they are always welcome.

High School.

We aim to create spaces where each student can feel truly safe to be who they are, experience their belovedness, and wrestle with what it means to follow Jesus in our real lives. We also like having fun and experiencing joy! A typical Wednesday night consists of games, learning, small group discussions, and guidance through the messiness of everyday faith.

Fire Nights

Nothing says summer like friends around the campfire. All are welcome.

– Dates & Locations: June 7th (Meetinghouse) June 21st (Andrew’s House), July 12th (Meetinghouse), July 26th (Meetinghouse), and August 9th (Meetinghouse)
– Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
– Register: None required. Just bring yourself. Don’t know where Andrew’s house is? Just email him.

Pride Festival

Join us in Loring Park as we participate Pride Festival in celebration of and solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ neighbors.

– Date: June 25th following both Meetinghouse worship services (after 11:00am)
– Location: Loring Park
– Register: None required. We’ll carpool together from Meetinghouse.

Picnic & Beach Day

Bring yourself and a few friends for a lazy and low-key day at Shady Oak Beach.

– Date: July 23rd from 11:30am – 2:00pm
– Location: Shady Oak Beach
– Register: None required.

Camping Trip

Pack up all your camping gear—we’re headed to Camp Koronis for a few days to immerse in nature and community!

– Date: August 3-6
– Location: Camp Koronis
– Register: Get signed up here.

Kayak Day

– Date: August 26th (Time TBD)
– Location: River Falls, Wisconsin
– Register: Coming soon.

There is no registration required for Wednesday evening attendance.

If you’re an adult looking to volunteer with the high school youth, email us here.

If your student requires special attention, email us here and we’ll work together to create the best experience for them.

High schoolers meet from 7:30 – 9pm (right after our middle schooler meets).

Our Wednesday nights rotate through a series of topics and how they intersect with faith: Racial Equity, Mental Health, Creation Care, LGBTQIA+ Support.

Once a month we also offer small group week, where students are put into small groups with leaders and encouraged to do an offsite activity with the intention to build relationships and community.


At Meetinghouse, Confirmation is where 8th-grade students can reflect deeply on their faith journey. The yearlong journey involves engaging with the core beliefs of Christian faith and how it connects to all aspects of life, and culminates on Confirmation Sunday, where students will have the opportunity to confirm their desire to continue their faith journey as members at Meetinghouse.

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A community that’s a second home.

At Meetinghouse Church, all individuals belong and have a place here regardless of school, neighborhood, or identity. LGBTQIA+ friends: we want to proclaim clearly and specifically that we not only welcome you, but we also affirm and celebrate you here. Everyone, come as you are and be ready to connect and grow.

Meet the Team.

Andrew Zhao

Minister of Emerging Generations

Nicole Smalley

Emerging Generations Associate (Middle School & Young Adults)

Throughout the year, we may film or photograph students participating in church events, which may appear without identifying information on our media platforms. If for any reason you don't want your child's photo displayed online or onsite, email Andrew Zhao and we will make sure it doesn't happen.