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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. 

Our final class before the summer break will be held on Sunday, June 23.  During July and August, students are encouraged to attend the discipleship class being offered for adults and teens together.   Classes will resume on Sunday, September 8.  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.  Students are welcome (and encouraged) to bring friends!

Our final evening gathering before the summer break is Sunday, June 2.  We will resume with a kickoff event on Sunday, September 8.  Click here for more information. 

Small Groups meet for more in depth study and discussion, as well as relationship building.  High School Guys is led by Ryan Pietryga and meets at his residence on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.   Bring $2 for dinner (optional) and you can join the group at any date.  High School Girls is led by Sarah Pietryga and meets in the Clayton Center monthly on a Saturday morning for breakfast, study and discussion. 

Small Groups will wrap up the last week of May and will resume in the fall.  Watch for details.
Once a year, students in grades 9-12 and Student IMPACT leaders head to Laurelville for a weekend of team-building and relationship-building at this faith-based retreat center.  This retreat usually occurs in late November or early December.
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 hold a shoe cutting event for Sole Hope, contribute shoes to Soles for Jesus, and raise funds for the children of Sierra Leone through Fast for Leone.

In the summer of 2019, we will send a team to the Wilmington, North Carolina area to serve with Praying Pelican Missions as they work to restore the areas that were damaged by Hurrican Florence.  

TEAM MEMBERS:  You can make online payments for your trip by clicking HERE.   

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our students and leaders will be traveling July 13-20 on their mission trip. We ask for your prayers for the team as they travel and serve with Praying Pelican Missions.

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Current High School IMPACT Events

Bonfire Night
Middle & High School Students
Thursdays:  August 22
7 - 9:00 p.m. @ Clayton Center
Come and hangout, play games, enjoy music, s'mores and friends!
No need to RSVP