YOUTH MINISTRIES









At Mountainside we believe that no matter your age you can experience life with God - knowing His love for you, understanding what He says about who He is, who you are, and how to share life together. In this hope, we’re excited to offer the following programs for children and teens. 







Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning programs are offered for children during our 10am church service. 

See class descriptions for when/where each group meets.





  • Nursery

    A safe place for our littlest attenders to be cared for while those who care for them full-time participate in the morning service. 

    • Ages 0-2
    • Summer location: Youth Center Front Entrance Room; drop off children before service
    • Coordinator: Becky Hartwell - email Becky
  • 2's-3's Class

    Foundational Bible stories, songs, and lots of playing for toddlers in their own space during the morning service.

    • Ages 2-3
    • Summer location: Youth Center Room 2; drop off children before service
    • Coordinator: Becky Hartwell - email Becky
  • 252 Kids

    The 252 program is a great program put together by Orange Curriculum. It is built around the verse Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” We hope to provide a consistent, biblically based class for your children. Each month there is a theme that is taught through several fun videos made by Orange. The children also learn a Bible verse each month and by the last week even the littlest ones have Gods word hidden in their heart. Our goal is to work alongside you as the parent to teach our children from Gods Word how to live a life pleasing to God. 


    • Pre-K (4) – 3rd Grade
    • Located in Youth Center Room 1; drop off children before service
    • Coordinator: Jeanine Melville – email Jeanine

  • 4th-6th Grade

    Our burden is to bring the Word of God in a fresh relevant way to this unique group of students.  At this age we believe it is imperative to give our 4th-6th grade students a place to ask big questions about God and not be afraid to be honest about their faith.  We want them to understand that this is the time to make their faith their own and we are excited to be a part of it.


    • 4-6th grade
    • Summer location: Youth Center Upstairs Room A
    • Coordinator: Dan Maisonville – 



SUNday evenings

Sunday evening programs are offered 5:30-7pm Sundays during the school year. 

Students can be dropped off at their class location.


*2021/22 Evening Youth Ministries begin October 10

  • gopher buddies

    Gopher Buddies is for preschoolers ages 4-6, to develop their basic understanding of Scripture with a weekly lesson including scripture memory, music, games and teaching of daily bible reading at an age appropriate level.

     

    • Preschool: age 4-6
    • Located in the Youth Center back classroom
    • Coordinator: Dwight and Diana Willard – email Diana



  • olympians

    Envisioning the Christian life as a race, our Olympian program features the Olympic theme and urges children to “go for the gold” in their pursuit of godliness through  teaching spiritual disciplines of daily devotions, scripture memory and service to others with a weekly Bible lesson that includes small group interaction and good clean fun.


    • Grades 1-6
    • Located in the Youth Center middle classroom
    • Coordinator: Dwight and Diana Willard – email Diana



  • Echo 518

    The Echo 518 Student Ministry is a grateful community of students and leaders. Our goal is to echo the message of Jesus to the 518! Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (NLT).” We do this through prayer, care and share. We pray for our friends and family who need Jesus. We strive to care for them, showing them the love of Jesus. And we look for opportunities to share the truth of the gospel with them. Our time includes games, worship, sharing time, bible study and small groups. We also love doing activities together. Sometimes they are just fun times to hang out and at other times they are focused on serving our community in some way including raking leaves or serving at the Adirondack Marathon. We welcome any and all 7th -12th graders to join us!

    • Grades 7-12
    • Located in the auditorium/main church building
    • Coordinator: Brian Baker – email Brian