Friday, May 7, 14, and 21 | 7:00-8:30 PM

Amid all of the challenges and uncertainties of our current situation, Middle School Ministry hopes to offer students a fun, safe, and meaningful space to gather in-person for an adapted Whirlwind experience.

Whirlwind Gatherings will be an abbreviated version of our usual Fridays nights featuring physically-distanced fun & games, a message, and small Breakout Groups.  Space will be limited to 25 students and 11 leaders for the month.  All participants will need to register in advance.

So that we can create an environment as low risk as possible, we will institute a number of COVID-19 Precautions.  Please read and review the precautions on the website with your student so they will be prepared on Friday.  It is not possible to create an in-person environment with zero-risk.  Participants need to be aware that even with these precautions there is a low-risk of exposure.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Whirlwind Gathering begins at 7 pm.  To minimize exposure and give our team time to prepare, no one should arrive or exit their vehicles prior to 7 pm.

When you arrive for a Whirlwind Gathering, please follow the route below around the back parking lot (yellow line) and pull up to the check-in spot (red check mark).  Students should not yet get out of the vehicle.  A leader will greet you and ask a series of Health & Safety questions.  Then they will take students temperature with a no-contact thermometer.  If everything checks out, the student can exit and head to orientation.

Parents who wish to stay and observe Whirlwind are welcome to park behind the Worship Center (blue p) and observe from the edge of the parking lot.  Please wear a mask and do not enter the field of pavilion so we can keep our numbers down and limit exposure.

At the end of the night, follow the same route.  A leader will greet you at the same check-in spot and call your student over for.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Matt Acton at

COVID-19 Precautions

All participants (leaders and students) will be required to wear masks. 

All participants will be required to practice social-distancing.

Participants will be encouraged to bring their own water bottles and bathrooms are for emergencies only.

If any participant or member of their household has traveled out of state within 14 days of Whirlwind, they cannot attend.

If any participant or member of their household have been diagnosed with coronavirus or have exhibited symptoms within 48 hours of the event, they cannot attend Whirlwind.

Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, loos of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

Participants’ temperatures will be taken when they arrive.  Those with a fever above 100.6 will need to return home.