5th Grade Parents: Welcome to Middle School!

5th Grade Parents: Welcome to Middle School!

Are you ready to have a middle schooler?

Whether this is your first student starting middle school or you’re a seasoned veteran, this is such a fun and exciting time; in fact, it’s my favorite!

If we haven’t met before, my name is Katrina and I absolutely love middle schoolers! As the leader of our middle school ministry, I just want to introduce myself and give you some information about the great things we have going on.

I’m originally from Washington and moved to Salem in 2005 to attend Corban University. I’ve been going to Morning Star since the first week I was in Salem, and I love this church and its people so much! I think middle schoolers are some of the coolest people around. I get to hang out with students and leaders and talk about life and Jesus all day, every day. It’s pretty much the best thing ever.

I’d love to connect with you at one of our events coming up! I’m including all the info for our weekly gatherings and special events below. We also send out regular parent emails to keep you in the loop. See you soon!

Katrina Kennedy
Middle School + Young Adult Ministries

Learn more about me here!


For more info, click the images!

Sunday Mornings // 11 am-12:15 pm South Auditorium

First MMS for new 6th graders: June 6

MMS is a place where students can come as they are, discover who Jesus is, and learn what it means to follow him, all while having a ton of fun and making the best memories together!

Thursday Nights // 7-9 pm // South Auditorium

First HL for new 6th graders: June 10

HIGHLIFE is a place to experience crazy games, powerful worship and a dynamic message. Meet new friends and get connected with a small group and leader. HIGHLIFE is the coolest place to be on Thursday nights. See you there!


For more info, click the images!

June 6 // 12:30 pm // Church Patio
(right after MStar Middle School)

This is the first special event your *new* 6th grade student is invited to! We’ll have games, food, and a chance for your student to meet their small group leader. No registration needed, just show up!

June 26-July 1 // $250 // Triangle Lake
for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall 

Who’s ready for summer camp? We are, because we love camp. Every year we have a ton of fun on the lake; we swim, boat, kayak, compete in fun (and usually messy) games, and spend a lot of time hanging out. We also take time to learn about Jesus and grow together. Camp is for you if you have questions about Jesus and want to know more about Him, if you’re feeling tired in your walk and need some encouragement, if you love Jesus and want to follow Him, and anywhere in between. We can’t wait to see you there!