Student Ministries makes disciples (ages 12 -18) who are authentically walking with Christ, within the context of a Christian community. To attend SMCC's student ministries please fill out a 2017 / 2018 Participation Form. Take a look at our Spring Calendar for more upcoming events. Contact Sophia Alecci, Student Ministries Director



Our High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are part of the 2018 team heading to Malawi. This is an opportunity for them to put faith into action, step out of their comfort zone, and experience the church on the other side of the world. Please pray for them as they make their plans.   

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Application - due February 28 - EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Contact Student Ministries

College Grit: Getting Ready in Mind, Body & Spirit - Tuesday, March 13

6:30-8:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

The COLLEGE GRIT workshop is open to ALL YOUNG ADULTS who are headed for college or already attending college. In this workshop you will gain valuable tools for: managing stress, navigating friendships and relationships, being your authentic self, exploring your passions, maintaining health and wellness. Free!

Spring Mission Trip, March 25-30

Students in 8th to 12th grade  are going on a spring break mission trip! They will make a huge impact in the lives of those who suffered in the Houston, Texas floods this past year. After immediate disaster aid has run its course, we have been invited to use our teenage skills.  We will commission our students at the March 25 Sunday Worship Service at 9:00 am.


Contact Sophia Alecci

Middle School MINISTRIES


Sundays 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Westminster Hall

Meets weekly during the school year, for our students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. We make room for fellowship Sunday nights throughout the school year. We kick it off with some food, awesome games, and then we end the evening studying some scripture, and how it applies to our lives and to the world. We encourage students to bring $5 on Sundays to cover snacks and other expenses. Contact Sophia Alecci for updates.



Wednesdays 7:00 pm -8:15 pm, Westminster Hall

Wednesday nights throughout the school year, we meet for one hour of fellowship and bible study. We know high school isn't always the easiest time, and students are busy which is why we have created this space so they can stop, breathe, and grow in their faith.  Contact Sophia Alecci


October - April, Sundays at 10:30 am, Westminster Hall

Our confirmation class is primarily designed for high school freshman, but older students are more than welcome to join! We explore Christianity, and address challenging questions like: who is God? What is the Church? Where did the Church come from?  How do we live a life of purpose?

Spending time together at these weekly sessions helps to build relationships and give students the tools they need to grow into adulthood. They participate in a weekend retreat, sit in on a Pastor Panel, go on a field trip, and at the end of the class create their Statement of Faith.

Confirmation is the process of a student becoming a member of the church,  though membership is not required, we ask that each student seriously considers taking the next step in joining their community of faith.  Confirmands will be presented to the congregation at the end of class, when they can celebrate their full membership into the church. 

Letter to Students

Letter to Parents


Registration Form

Contact Sophia Alecci to participate in the 2017-2018 Confirmation Class


We plan local, regional, and international trips every year.  Over 2017 Spring Break, students flew to Seattle to serve the homeless community in King County. They assisted those in need, experiencing their faith in action. This a great opportunity for students to travel outside their comfort zone, and see the church in action.  Please stay in touch with Student Ministries for updates. Adult leaders and parents are invited to participate. 

For all students

Serve at Union Station, Select Sunday Evenings

Students prepare and serve a meal for those in need in Pasadena. Contact Student Ministries

SMCC Ringers  Rehearsals, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm, Choir Room

This non-audition handbell choir is open to everyone sixth grade and older. They play during select worship services and at Christmastime. Contact Elizabeth Kerstein

Contemporary Worship Sundays, 9:00 am*

Student leadership is a necessity for the success of contemporary worship. We invite students to be a part of the worship team serving as ushers, greeters, musicians, or assisting with the audio/visual team. Contact Rev. Becca Bateman

*Summer Sundays begin at 10:00 am, Memorial Day - Labor Day