The Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF) at Columbus Mennonite is a way for youth to nurture relationships through both fellowship and service. Both the High School and Junior High groups meet monthly for activities organized by both the sponsors and the youth themselves. Every other summer, the High School youht have the opportunity to attend the national Mennonite youth convention, and on the off summers, they participate in a service project of some sort. Both groups also participate in camps and retreats throughout the year.
In the summer of 2018, the MYF spent a week working with the SWAP (Sharing With Appalachian People) Program in Elkhorn, West Virginia. During that week, the group helped remove and replace the siding around a trailer during the day, and spent the evenings learning about the history and culture of the area. We also enjoyed getting to know the other groups working with us and exploring the surrounding area on our day off.
(Pictured above: the SWAP work group.)