What is MPK?
Mission Possible Kids (MPK) is designed for students, 3rd – 6th grades. During the school year, MPK meets on 2nd Fridays of every month from 6 to 8:00 pm and includes a light dinner, a variety of fun activities that help build strong friendships and faith, and typically a hands-on service project either at St. Stephen’s UMC or at a nearby non-profit.
Each month, parents are asked to RSVP for their student by emailing Karen Wells by 3:00 pm on the Thursday immediately prior to MPK so that enough food and / or drivers are lined up.
MPK At A Glance: 2018-2019 Dates
- September 14
- October 12
- November 9
- December 14
- January 11
- February 8
- March 8
- April 12
- May 10
Some of the activities planned for the coming year are:
- making gifts to share with shut-ins
- preparing care packages to send to military members
- visiting the dog shelter
- book sharing
- & more!
Here’s a look at what we did in 2017 – 2018!
- October 20 — We’re heading to Service Source to learn more about supporting adults with intellectual disabilities.
- November 17 — We’re learning more about hunger in our community and helping to sort food.
- December 15 — We’re playing board games and caroling with the elderly.
- January 19 – We learning more about homelessness and serving dinner at the Hypothermia Shelter at a nearby church.
- February 16 – We’re hosting a scavenger hunt at St. Stephen’s.
- March 16 – We’re heading to the Animal Shelter to read to pets waiting adoption and to help wherever is needed.
- April 20 – We’ll be learning more about basic First Aid and the work of First Responders (Police, Fire, and EMTs).
- May 18 – We’ll be cleaning up the environment at several local streams or Hidden Pond Nature Center; and celebrating the “graduation” of our 6th graders!
- June 8 (2nd Friday of month) – Outdoor end-of-year celebration including our rising 3rd graders!
We hope your tween can join the fun this year at MPK!
Pictured at the top of the page, several of our tweens are playing games with our Senior members who reside at Greenspring. MPKs also learned more about homelessness in Fairfax County and served at Rising Hope Mission Church, a church whose members are now homeless or were recently homeless (middle of page). Every summer, MPK hosts a week long day camp the last week of July. The picture to the left is half of the group of kids serving at Homestretch in Falls Church.