Thank you to all who support our youth ! 


Youth Activities  2020-2021

As we resume youth group, we will make every effort to help our youth be successful at social distancing. Hosting the majority of the activities outdoors, with masks as much as possible, and with distancing will greatly reduce risk, but there is always some risk.

Youth Group Games on Zoom

With any luck, we will be able to hold an in person (still following safety  guidelines) end of semester gathering for Spring 2021. There may even be a chance for in-person service projects towards the end of the semester. Most likely, all of the youth programming will be online through Easter, with exceptions for really safe things like raking yards in family groups from this semester. Zoom youth group with games will be held every Sunday starting Jan. 10th with mission projects every Second Sunday and regular fellowship events.

High School Girls Small Group

Join Rachel on Sunday evenings every other week for reading and discussion that’s relevant to your experience as high schoolers. 

Confirmation Continues     

We’ll continue confirmation with faith journeys in the winter/spring. Contact Rachel if you have questions. 



January 10   11:30 Zoom Youth Group

January 17    6pm Virtually attend MLK Service

January 24    11:30 Zoom Fellowship

January 31   11:30 Zoom Youth Group

February 7    11:30 Zoom Youth Group, Souper Bowl Sunday

February 14    11:30 Zoom Mission Project

February 21    11:30 Zoom Youth Group

February 28    11:30 Zoom Fellowship

March 7    11:30 Zoom Youth Group

March 14    11:30 Zoom Mission Project

March 21    11:30 Zoom Youth Group

March 28    Youth East Egg Delivery Blitz 

April 4    Easter No Youth Group

April 11    11:30 Mission Project

April 18    Confirmation Sunday 11:30 Zoom

April 25     11:30 Zoom, Earth Day

May 2    11:30 Zoom Youth Group

May 9    Mother’s Day – No Youth Group 

May 16    Youth Sunday – End of the Year Celebration


Rachel Vankirk Mathews – Associate Pastor of Youth, Young Adults and Social Justice

Rachel is excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead and love the youth and young adults of Maxwell Street and to follow the ever-beckoning voice of the Holy Spirit forward with the whole congregation and its community in God’s work towards a more just and loving world. Assisting Rachel is intern and former youth grouper, Caroline Copley. 

Caroline Copley 
 Caroline grew up at Maxwell Street, is currently working towards her Masters in Music Therapy, and served as Director at Burnamwood Camp over the previous summer prior to being a counselor in summer’s past. Caroline is very skilled at working with youth, creating fun and engaging programs, building relationships and providing care. Caroline is very excited to work with the youth!
 Thank you for leading the youth program!