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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 9:00 - 10:00 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.

September 13: Sunday Morning Discipleship Hour
This year we have moved out Sunday Discipleship classes to be during the 9 am worship service instead of the hour between the two services. Confirmation Class will meet in the Clayton Center gym while the HS class will meet in Westminster Hall. Because we might have limited capacity in our room we are asking you to please register your child if they plan to attend. You will be able to do this on the same form that you can register for worship services on. If you have any questions about how that may work when to expect those emails or anything else regarding the registration process do not hesitate to reach out!

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 on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 in Westminster Hall. While we are going to spend as much time as possible outside while it's nice, please send your child with a mask because we are requiring them for when we are indoors. We provide 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. 

This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms”
This series is unique because it is written from the perspective of a high school student who’s name is Jaquelle. Here’s her introduction to the series:
“Hi my name is Jacquelle. And I’m a teenager. I like football, movies, sushi, and dark chocolate. But the biggest, most crucial, most significant thing about me is that my life’s task is to follow Jesus. He is the One who changed my life.

That’s what this series is about:
It’s for teenagers eager to reject the status quo and low standards our culture sets for us. It’s for those of us who don’t want to spend the adolescent years slacking off, but rather standing out and digging deep into what Jesus says about following him. This series will help you see how the truth about God changes everything – our relationships, our time, our sin, our habits, and more – freeing us to live joyful, obedient, and Christ-exalting lives, even while we’re young.”

Teen LIFE Groups are a great way to dive deeper into scripture as we meet for small group study. Staring on September 16th, 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. In order to comply with safety protocols, we will be requiring masks to be worn while the groups meet. If you have any questions about what the groups might look like, don’t hesitate to reach out by responding to this email. There is no need to RSVP and students can jump in any time!

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.