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High School IMPACT

High School Student IMPACT

Students in grades 9 - 12  have a variety of opportunities to get involved in Student Impact at Memorial Park Church.  Following are weekly programs for high school students to get together and grow in Christ and continue to develop personal and spiritual relationships. 

In addition, our small group studies, time spent with students outside the walls of the church, retreats, service projects and mission trips provide opportunities to foster deep, meaningful relationships through a fun and comfortable environment. We strive for ongoing communication with parents and guardians offers support in their role as the primary spiritual nurturer in the life of their student.

Click here for more information or to get invovled in our High School Student IMPACT program or contact Ryan Pietryga at 412.364.9492 ext. 502 or rpietryga@mpcepc.org.
Students in grades 9-12 meet Sunday mornings from 10:10 - 11:00 a.m. during Memorial Park's Discipleship Hour. This dedicated time is an opportunity for students to learn and grow in their faith through Bible teaching, discussion and prayer support. Although this is a classroom format, there is no homework requirement and students can join the class at any time. This class is led by Kevin Steele and Lauren Sullivan, volunteers in our high school ministry.

Click here for more information and our Director of Student Impact, Ryan Pietryga, will be in touch with you. Or contact him at 412-364-9492 ext. 502 or rpietryga@mpcepc.org.
Our Confirmation Class is open to students in grades 9 - 12 who are interested in pursuing membership at Memorial Park Church. This class is led by our Director Student IMPACT, Ryan Pietryga.  The Confirmation Class covers important topics such as Biblical history, the core beliefs of Christianity, and church membership. Click here for more information, or contact Director Student IMPACT, Ryan Pietryga.at 412-364-9492 or rpietryga@mpcepc.org.
In addition to Sunday morning classes, Sunday evenings provide an opportunity for High School students to get together and grow in Christ. Our weekly programming is held during the school year each Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center, and provides an opportunity for students to continue to develop personal and spiritual relationships. We begin our evening with games and fellowship, followed by a time of worship, a speaker led teaching, and small group discussion. 

During the months of February and March, we will be talking about faith in an anxious world and mental health. We will be bringing different speakers in to talk about their experience with anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. Students are welcome (and encouraged) to bring friends!

Teen LIFE Groups are a great way to dive deeper into scripture as we meet for small group study. Teen LIFE Groups meet on Wednesday evenings at the Clayton Center from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Guys and girls meet separately for study and discussion and you can join at any time during the year. There is no need to RSVP and students can jump in any time!

Our current guys study is "Jonah" on RightNow Media where we are learning abotu Jonah and his life. Our current girls study is a book based study of Love Does by Bob Goff. This book is a collection of stories about the author's life and how love fuels him. 

 
Once a year, students in grades 9-12 and Student IMPACT leaders head to Laurelville Camp and Conference Center for a weekend of building relationships, growing closer to Jesus and having fun!  
Mission trips and service projects are great ways to grow in your faith while serving to further God's kingdom. Stretching and reaching beyond your comfort zone to help the needy and hurting in our community and our world can be a life-changing and everlasting experience. Our local outreach involvement is with Presents for Patients through the Giving Tree @ MPC, North Hills Community Outreach Food Bank, Compassion Day, World Vision, and The Pittsburgh Project. Extending beyond our community, we collect shoes to Soles for Jesus, make blankets for veterans through Fleece Connections and raise funds for the children of Sierra Leone through our annual Fast for Leone.

International Mission Trip (Bahamas)
Cost: appox. $1600 - $1700 
This trip is for 11th and 12th graders only!
Our students will be headed down to the Bahamas with Praying Pelicans on July 26-August 1 to do hurricane relief from hurrican Dorian. Learn more about Praying Pelicans here.

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Local Mission Trip (Pittsburgh Youth With A Mission (YWAM))
Cost: $425
This trip is for 9th-12th graders 
On June 28- July 3, our students will head down to Pittsburgh to do relational ministry and sharing the Gospel with the refugee population. Learn more about Pittsburgh's Youth With a Mission here.

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