Making disciples… and having a blast!
The goal of the Youth Ministry at First UMC is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world…in other words, “making disciples and having a blast!” Our Youth Ministry consists of several elements:
Sunday Night Youth Group – We meet from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on Sunday evenings for games, conversation, mission projects, and MORE! Middle and high school students meet at the same time each week – sometimes, the groups meet together and other times, they meet separately.
Summer Mission Trips – Every summer our youth leave the comfort of their homes and travel somewhere to do a week of mission. Projects are scaled to the size and age of our groups. The High School group generally travels farther for longer, more intense work trips. The Middle School group stays closer to home, working in Illinois and nearby regions. Our summer mission trips are paid for largely by our fundraising efforts throughout the year! In summer 2013 our High School group traveled to the Bahamas to work at a school caring for Haitian refugee children.
Sunday School – Every Sunday at 10:30 am, our youth gather for Sunday School. Our Middle and High School groups meet separately with their teachers for a deeper dive into Scripture and what faith means for our lives. Conversations and activities seek to take the faith to a deeper level! Our dedicated teachers make Sunday School fun, interesting, and relevant!
For more information about our Youth Ministry, contact our Youth Director Andrew Wymer at firstname.lastname@example.org.