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  • Phone: (952)474-8893
  • Mailing Address: 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, MN 55331

Grades 9 – 12

The Vine

Senior High Youth

The Vine is our weekly youth ministry program that runs from 7-8:30pm in the Youth Room. Join us for pizza at 6:30! The Vine is a community of senior high students that love to welcome and affirm people through fun games, discussions that dig deep, and sharing faith conversation. Every month features a fellowship or service opportunity. To learn more, call the church office or email Jared Barnes.

Contact: Jared Barnes

THE VINE

Entwining Faith, Life and Friends for all H.S. youth and all your friends.

SEPT 12
IN THE MIDST OF BUSY!
Kick off the year knowing THE VINE is “A No-Matter-What- Place!” Yes, it’s about to get busy. That is why THE VINE is a Come out of the traffic! Take a long loving look at me your high God!

SEPT 19
IN THE MIDST OF FRIENDS
The great joys, and sometimes the disappointments.
For some reason God knits us together, making us not just individuals but incomplete, needing to lean on each other

SEPT 26
IN THE MIDST OF STORMS
Sharing storm stories, the weather ones and the life ones.
God is always along side in the storms! God never promises they won’t happen or we have full protection. God does promise constant grace, love, peace and hope!

OCT 3
SCRIPTURE TALK
Enter into a candle lit experience of unique Bible-driven, real life and faith conversations.

OCT 10
GOD IN THE MIDST OF WELCOMING
How does God encourage us to welcome one another? What are places you have been welcomed? How does it feel to be unwelcome? Unpack the story of Zacchaeus, how Jesus welcomed the unloved and commands us to do the same. Explore together how we can make The Vine a welcoming place.

OCT 13 - SATURDAY, 7:30 – THE LARAMIE PROJECT
The Laramie Project is a play about reactions to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, in Laramie, Wyoming. The Vine and Theatre 301 hope to make this opportunity available to as many students as possible so tickets are covered by The Vine for any high schooler and their friends attending this performance. PARENTS WELCOME!

OCT 17 - NO Vine
Enjoy MEA

OCT 24
IN THE MIDST OF RACISM, SEXISM AND OTHER DISCRIMINATIVE ISMS!
Ever experience prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism because of a difference? Jesus seemed to hang out with all the wrong people in his day, Samaritans, sick people, prostitutes and everyone else that others despised. What is Jesus’ message for today? Our role? Our world? Schools? Neighborhood?

OCT 31 
HALLOWEEN HOMEWORK HANGOUT
No plans for Halloween? Come hang out down at the Vine! Enjoy an evening to just chill with friends or knock out some homework. We’ll have music to study by and snacks to sustain you.

NOV 7
INTERPRETING THE BIBLE
Should I cut off my arm? Do I have to sacrifice an animal? How are we to interpret certain Bible passages and how does interpreting them change the way I live my life?

NOV 14
COFFEE HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT
We are going to absolutely no expense to bring you the very best in live entertainment. Featuring YOU! Bring your talent, passion, trained animal acts, instruments or anything you like! Bring your homework or a friend, relax and enjoy the show with a coffee on the house.

OCT 22 - GIVE THANKS! NO VINE!

NOV 28
THE VOICES MAZE
Sexuality Series
Start with a real maze! Enter in a twisting and turning labyrinth full of voices and promises for finding the goal. That might sum up what it is like to sort through all the voices pulling, tugging, twisting on our own morality and values. Sexuality? Advertising? Family? Religion? Politics? Discover some cool ways for sorting values.

DEC 5
MASCULINITY? / FEMININITY?
FROM THE SOURCE!
Sexuality Series
Ask all the questions you ever wanted! Get your answers from the source as girls talk about real life femininity with each other and guys listen in. Then it’s the guys turn to take the center talking about the authentic questions girls ask. It gets very real, very fast! What does it mean to be created in God’s image?

DEC 12
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?
Sexuality Series
It’s wedding night. If you put your name in the box you may find yourself walking down our churches aisle! We’ll do a full wedding with a real pastor, just no marriage license! What is different about our wedding is that you get to hear from honest couples talking about long term commitments. What works? What doesn’t? How important is faith?

DEC 19
THE VINE CHRISTMAS
Once Upon A Manger, A Christmas Celebration! White elephant time! Find that weird, wacky gift to pass on!