Middle School

Middle School Ministries


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Middle school is often a time of great transition; our ministry seeks to help pre-teens develop a strong relationship with Jesus Christ amid the changes. Under the umbrella of Middle School Ministry, we offer Sunday and midweek programs for 5th–8th graders. Read about our regular programming below; for special events, brochures, and forms, please visit our Parent Resources page.

Questions? Please contact Jun Kim,  Youth Coordinator, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 296 or kimj@fpcberkeley.org


The I-5 (5th Grade)
Fifth graders meet together on Sunday mornings to play, pray, and spend time studying God's Word. View the curriculum for The I-5 here.

Dates: Sundays during the school year
Time: 10:15-11:15 am during Middle Hour 
Location: Rooms W306 and W307, Westminster Hall

Sunday Rooted (6th–8th Grade)
Rooted is our Sunday morning gathering for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students experience a group building game; a time of music, worship, and physical response; a time to engage with Scripture using pop culture; a teaching/preaching moment; and small groups.

Dates: Sundays during the school year
Time: 10:15-11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: Middle School Room (Room M201, McKinley Hall)

Midweek Rooted (6th–8th Grade)
Rooted continues on Thursday nights with small group time for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We meet in a large group for dinner, games, and fellowship, then break into small groups to check in with one another about the issues that students face in their daily lives. This time is intended to build deeper relationships among the students in our ministry. If your student is looking for better connections with advisors and other youth, this is the place! Please bring $5 for dinner.

Dates: Thursdays 
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Westminster Gym

NewSong (Choir for Grades 5-8)
NewSong is a great place to have fun, sing beautiful music together, and serve the church in worship. Singers have the opportunity to grow in musical ability and self-confidence. No auditions are required; just show up and sing!

Dates: Sundays during the school year
Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: W302, Westminster Hall 3rd Floor
More InformationClick here for the Children's & Youth Choirs page.