Middle School CREW

What's New?
Our next MS Fun Night is Fri, May 19th from 7-9pm at HNOJ. Come enjoy a fun evening of  yummy food and awesome games planned by our High School Core Team. Bring a friend! No cost. Register at the door.
Check out the  Extreme Faith Camp and Summer Stretch tabs on the right side of your screen to check out our upcoming Middle School events!
What is MS Crew?
In the 2017-2018 School Year, sixth through eighth grade HNOJ Middle School CREW will meet on Wednesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The calendar for 2017-2018 will be posted soon! 

The CREW is more than textbooks, lectures and religious education. Middle School CREW is a place where our teens can be themselves, talk about what really matters and have meaningful encounters with a God who loves them like crazy.  

The evening begins with "YouTime" from 5:45-6:15, which is a chance for middle schoolers to choose from the following activities: open gym, Fine Dining, or playing games in the youth lounge. YouTime allows middle schoolers to hang out with their church friends, meet new people and develop friendships in a fun, supervised setting. We will then gather together to pray, hear a dynamic talk calling us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and then share our lives in small group.

We know middle School can be a challenging time for all areas of a family's life. Sports, school, hormones, friends, music, cell phones, the Internet--these all present a number of significant challenges to raise teens to be followers of Christ in the world today. You want to do what is best, but all the world is pulling at your time.  Here at Holy Name of Jesus, we want to be intentional about the faith of your youth and your family. 

Click here to register online for Middle School CREW 2017-2018! Registration costs $100 per registrant through August 15.  After August 15, registration fees go up to $125 per registrant.

Click here to sign up as a volunteer in Middle School CREW 2017-2018. Caring adults are needed in varied positions to make Middle School CREW awesome for the teens! Please contact Ashley with any questions about volunteering: acermak@hnoj.org 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the schedule look like for a MS CREW evening?

Middle School Crew will vary slightly every night, but you can expect this general schedule: 

5:45 - Come, be who you are!  Many of us enter classes, meetings and formal events stiff and uncomfortable--especially after a long day! This is no different for our teens. The preceding time for activity and fellowship will aid in transitioning into the evening.  This period of time serves to continue to welcome new teens and build new friendships as we gather together at Holy Name of Jesus. Hang out with friends in the youth lounge, munch on dinner at fine dining in the Good Samaritan Center and enjoy Open Gym.  

6:15 - 7:30

We will gather together to do group activities, hear God's Word through talks and engaging, prayerful music. We will also break out into grade and gender specific small groups to deepen our friendships and discuss the evening's talk. 

What if I have conflicts?

As a church, it’s hard to compete with sports scheduling conflicts. We understand that our teens might not be able to make every session and also hope that families will allow their sons and daughters to miss practices or game from time to time. We also hope that Christian parents, coaches, and teens can be advocates for keeping Wednesday nights free for students who do desire to be active in their faith community. 

Can our Family Still Come for Fine Dining?

Absolutely!   We strongly encourage families to eat together.  Every Wednesday when Middle School CREW is in session, Fine Dining runs in the Good Samaritan Center.  This is a great place to enjoy a hot meal together before class.

How Do I Sign Up?

Click here to register for Middle School CREW online.

Can I Bring a Friend?

Yes!  Middle School Crew is for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders no matter who you are or where you are at in your faith.  Whether you go to Wayzata, Benilde, Orono, Delano, Plymouth, Providence, Holy Name, or are homeschooled, the CREW is the place for you! In fact, you don't even have to be Catholic to come to Middle School Crew. All are welcome. 

I'm Interested in Helping... 

Great!  We depend upon you, as parents, being involved in the faith life of your child!  We have many ways that you can be involved with Middle School CREW!  One big difference you notice in Middle School and Senior High CREW is the time for small groups.  These groups depend upon leaders who can encourage, support, and help keep youth on task.  Beyond being a small group leader, we have opportunities for monitoring the halls to ensure the safety of our youth, leading group games, and chaperoning on our events and retreats.  Please click here to sign up online to volunteer (Middle School CREW is at the bottom).

Middle School CREW Events:

The weekly gathering of MS CREW isn’t the only time we get together. MS CREW also has a number of special events including: Winterblast, Luke 18, Fun Nights, Extreme Faith Camp, and Genesis.  Check out the bulletin and THE CREW events for registration and more information.

Contact Ashley with any questions about MS Crew or MS Youth Ministry events!
763-233-0251 | acermak@hnoj.org