MIX: Mid-Week Student Ministry

The MIX is our exciting intergenerational mid-week program, in which our church buildings burst with the energy and laughter of children and teenagers. Though we had a year of meeting online, we plan to hold the 2021-22 year IN-PERSON. We will start the year meeting outside. Masks are not needed for outside time, though participants and volunteers should bring masks because they will be required for going inside. Depending on how things are doing, we will evaluate and adjust. When outside, we will social distance, including at dinner time. Care and thought are going into how we can meet in person, yet keep everyone safe. At this time, the plan is to have all parts of the program outside.

The MIX is for children in TK (4 years old) through 12th grade. The MIX will take place on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for those in TK through fifth grade; 5:15 to 8 or 8:30 pm for sixth and seventh grades; and 6:15 to 8 or 8:30 p.m. for those in eighth through 12th grades. Dinner will be included in the program for all participants. Food restrictions and allergies can be accommodated.

Registration is open!

Dates for the 2021-22 MIX Year

Monthly Theme for September: God Created You & Me

Sept. 8, 2021
Lesson: Season of Creation: Sky
Scripture: Gen. 1:1-8 & Psalm 104:1-18
Dress up: Wear Blue

Sept. 15, 2021
Lesson: Season of Creation: Water
Scripture: Gen. 1:20 & Psalm 104:10
Dress up: Beach Day

Sept. 22, 2021
Lesson: Season of Creation: People of the Promise
Scripture: Gen. 1:24-2:2 & Gen. 6
Dress up: Wear Blue

Sept. 26, 2021—MIX Sunday

Monthly Theme for October: A Neighborhood for All

Oct. 6, 2021
Lesson: Treasure in Heaven
Scripture: Mark 10:17-31
Dress up: Pirates

Oct. 13, 2021
Lesson: Stewardship/A Servant’s Heart
Scripture: Gen. 1:1-8 & Psalm 104:1-18
Bring a non-perishable

Oct. 20, 2021
Lesson: What is it WE need?
Scripture: Mark 12:31

Oct. 24, 2021—MIX Sunday

Monthly Theme for November: With a Grateful Heart

Nov. 3, 2021
Lesson: Remembrance
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:25
Bring a picture of someone special to you

Nov. 10, 2021
Lesson: Giving Thanks
Scripture: Psalm 9:1-2
Dress up: Backwards Clothes

Nov. 17, 2021
Lesson: A Grateful Heart
Scripture: Psalm 126
Dress up: Something with hearts

Nov. 21, 2021—MIX Sunday

Monthly Theme for December: The Greatest Gift

Dec. 1, 2021
Lesson: Love: Preparation for Jesus’ birth
Dress up: Light it up! Wear clothes that are bright and shiny

Dec. 8, 2021
Lesson: Joy: Good News
Dress up: Newsies Dress Up

Dec. 15, 2021
Lesson: Hope: Who will Jesus Be?

Dec. 19—MIX Sunday

2022 dates

  • Jan. 5, 2022
  • Jan. 12, 2022
  • Jan. 19, 2022
  • Jan. 23, 2022—MIX Sunday
  • Feb. 2, 2022
  • Feb. 9, 2022
  • Feb. 16, 2022
  • Feb. 20, 2022—MIX Sunday
  • March 2, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • March 20, 2022—MIX Sunday
  • April 6, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • April 24, 2022—MIX Sunday
  • April 27, 2022—MIX Celebration/volunteer appreciation

The RULE of the MIX:
You are a child of God and I will treat you like one.

Jesus’ ministry focused on teaching people what the Kingdom of God was like: non-competitive, inclusive, sharing, and life-affirming. The MIX is a metaphor for that Kingdom and is an alternative for children who are being reared in an image-based culture that’s driven by competition, individualism, and consumerism. Based on a nation-wide proven church program called “LOGOS,” we began our MIX with an in-depth training for adult leaders. After much prayer and preparation, we kicked things off in September 2011 and quickly doubled in size from what we had hoped for.

The goal of the MIX:
To grow intergenerational Christian relationships.

Any child is welcome to attend The MIX; families do not have to be church members in order to participate. We have found The MIX to be an excellent way to learn about Christianity, play together, get to know each other more deeply, and bridge the time in between Sundays. Email our MIX coordinator for more info at themix@atascaderoumc.org.

To subscribe to The MIX email list, CLICK HERE.