Midtown Youth Tour de Monon

June 10th, 2017

Incoming 6th graders, middle school and high school youth and parents are invited to “Youth Tour de Monon” on Saturday, June 10 from 5 pm to 10 pm. We will start and end at Developer Town. We will bike to dinner in Broad Ripple, stop for some volleyball, then head back to Developer Town for dessert and games.

Bring money for dinner. Please register by Monday, June 5. For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Carol Collins.

Midtown Youth Ministry 4th Annual Morgan Monroe 'Bal tashchit' Summer Solstice Day Hike

June 17th, 2017

Join Midtown youth ministry for our 4th Annual Morgan-Monroe ‘Bal tashchit’ Summer Solstice Day Hike on June 17, 2017 at Morgan Monroe State Forest. We will meet at Midtown (4550 N. Illinois Street) at 7 am and will return between 5:30 to 6 pm. There is no cost to register, but please see below for instructions on what to pack for meals and money to bring for the day. The deadline to register is June 14.

The hike is 10.2 miles of hilly and moderately challenging terrain and is open to anyone entering 6th grade or older (special permission required for children younger than 6th grade).

What to Wear and Bring

  • Comfortable clothes to hike in (synthetic materials are best)
  • Comfortable shoes that will protect you from stubbing toes and are not likely to give you blisters (Running shoes are fine)
  • Special note on socks: avoid cotton if possible
  • Rain gear (poncho, rain jacket, etc.)
  • Extra clothes for after the hike in case of rain (socks, shorts, briefs, shirt)
  • Snacks for the hike like trail mix, Clif bars, etc.
  • Lunch for the hike (pb&j is fine)
  • 3 or more liters of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug and tick spray
  • Hat
  • Money for food after the hike

Morgan Monroe State Forest is a sanctuary of silence – providing space to listen to God. Along the way, we will take time to read a story, talk, share in communion, and listen. This is an opportunity to connect to God through our senses in a gentler and more subtle way, connect through awe and worship, practice a form of activism, and walk in community.

The guide for the hike, Andrew Fritz, is Wilderness First-Aid certified, CPR certified, and an experienced wilderness guide. Anyone with special needs (medical or otherwise) or who would like to receive permission to hike can direct questions to Andrew.