Youth and Family Ministries

Scripture First Sunday Classes for all ages and Wednesday WOW are out for the Summer.
Classes resume Sunday, September 10, 2017

Children│Preschool – 5th Grade

Day Camp

3rd through 5th grade children (2016-17 school year)

All the fun of going to camp without leaving town!  August 7 – 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Friends welcome!

Cost: $100/child – Includes lunch, snacks, field trips. (If cost is an issue, please contact us, we will help make it work!)
Before and after care available from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the church.
Register at
Please complete the online registration form, including the Liability release. After submitting the form you will be directed to where you can pay for Day Camp.)

Questions? Contact the church at 336-3734.

Middle School│6th – 8th Grade

Summer Open Gym will be every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your friends and hang out in the GYM for basketball, hula-hooping, ball throwing and other fun gym stuff. Friends are welcome. Gym time will be supervised and one hour will be organized game playing.

Summer Youth Group meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Come to Manos de Cristo and enjoy games, food, Bible study and hilarity. Friends are welcome. If you’re coming for Open Gym too, bring $5 for lunch and a staff member will take kids to a nearby eatery in between activities.

High School│9th – 12th Grade

Summer Mystery Night will be Wednesday, June 28, from 6 – 11 p.m. Put this on your schedule now, take work off and join us for a great night of mystery and intrigue – all wrapped in the almighty arms and Word of God. Friends are welcome. FREE!

2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas will be June 25 to July 1. Information is available in the Youth & Family office or talk to Elias Youngquist. You do not want to miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

Children, Youth & Family Staff

Marnie Dahle Backer
Director of Youth & Family Ministry
(605) 339-1983 ext. 204

Elias Youngquist
Youth Minister
(605) 339-1983 ext. 235

Heather Smith
Children’s Minister
(605) 339-1983 ext. 238

Kristy Zuraff
Youth & Family Administrative Assistant
(605) 339-1983 ext. 228

Nursery Staff
Gayle Johnson
Annel Jolo
Irma Rodriguez Leon
Kris Stark
Samantha Stark

Liability/Medical Release Form

All youth (members and non members) need to complete a liability/medical release form to participate in any off site activities.