MERGE brings real faith and real life together in the lives of 6-12 graders.

  • Youth-led worship
  • Grade-level small groups
  • Practical Bible study
  • Fun monthly events
  • Building relationships with God and each other
  • Serving in the city and in the world

Events + Activities

Welcome to our Merge Youth Ministries page. We are still about spending time together in fellowship and fun, learning more about God and each other in person and online. Please note our schedule below:



  • Daily Devotions: posted to our Stories each day and saved in our highlights so you can follow along with our Merge Sunday Series.


  • Merge Zoom Game Nights: Join our middle and high school students at 6:30 p.m. as we play different games together. The link will be in our Family Ministries eNews each week


  • We are back in person in the Magnolia Building each Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please check our Family Ministries eNews (Subscribe here to receive it) so you can be up-to-date on when we have events, no Merge and regular Merge. Starting on June 6, we will be adjusting our time to 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Summer Events Sign Up

Warren Willis Camp and Conference Center

Each summer, Warren Willis Camp hosts a series of weekly camps. Founded in 1948, Warren Willis Camp has provided a spiritual retreat for thousands of adults, youth and children. This year, we will be attending Week Six: July 19 – 24 of Summer Camp. It is important to have this information during the registration process. Registering for this specific week will ensure that your students are attending camp with their friends from Hyde Park. More Details and Sign-Up

Note: If you need a ride on that Monday and Saturday, please email Emily Felgenhauer.

Metropolitan Ministries’ Metro Immersion

Metro Immersion is an impactful opportunity for members of the community to engage with Metropolitan Ministries’ mission “to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless” in an interactive way.

Through the Metro Immersion experience, we aim to help participants:

  • Learn about poverty and homelessness through activities
  • Recognize the value that their service adds to Metropolitan Ministries and to the Tampa community
  • Brainstorm how each person can contribute to the community to make a positive impact on society

By participating, we hope that each person learns a little bit about the social issues behind their service at Metropolitan Ministries and is inspired to move towards being a more active, engaged member of the community.

Youth will receive 30 community service hours by attending all four days and the full time frame. The mission week will cost $100 and the church will provide transportation in church buses for drop off and pick up at the Magnolia Building. More information and forms will be distributed to students once they have signed up.

Dates for this program are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 – Thursday, Aug. 5 More Details and Sign-Up


High School Bible Study

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays (Seasonally)
Magnolia Building

During Advent, Lent and Summer for High School students. Includes a home cooked meal, games and Bible study.

Contact Emily Felgenhauer for next specific dates.

Meet the Merge Youth Ministries Staff

Emily Felgenhauer
Director of Youth Ministries

Mac Charalambous
Assistant Director of Youth Ministries

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