YOUTH MINISTRY

       

Special Events     

 

Sunday, February 25th: 5:00pm-7:00pm. Dinner and conversation at Portillo's. A relaxed evening of catching up over beef sandwiches and milkshakes (or other selections from their extensive menu). This event is for our high school students (9th-12th grade).

 

Mission Trip 2018

WHEN: June 23rd -- July 1st

WHERE: Baton Rouge, LA

WHO: Students currently in 7th-12th grades are eligible.

WHAT: Home repair such as roofing, painting, repairing walls, or building ramps for families in need. Experiencing South Louisianan culture. 

WHY: Continuing our journey with Jesus by following his command to love God and love our neighbors as we love ourselves. 

HOW: Partnering with Revive225, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge.

SIGN UP: Nonrefundable $50 deposit and completed Expectations sheet holds your spot. Email Pastor Dave to indicate your interest. 

Download Mission Trip Expectations sheet here. 

How does Confirmation work at WUMC in 2018?

Find out April 22nd!

WUMC’s Confirmation program is for students in 7th and 8th grades. The 2018-19 program runs September 2018 through May 2019. All students who will be in 7th and 8th grades in the 2018-19 school year and their parent(s) are invited to a Confirmation Information Meeting on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 12noon-1:00pm (i.e. following the second worship service). 

The Confirmation Information Meeting agenda includes: program particulars and expectations for students and families, curriculum preview, how Confirmation fits into our overall Youth Ministries, meeting the Youth Council, and time for questions.

Safe Sanctuaries

Our church is a Safe Sanctuaries congregation. That means we walk the talk of keeping kids safe, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Our Vision for Youth Ministry

For WUMC to be a place to belong, a place to know God loves you, and a place to hear God calling you to a life of loving service for the transformation of the world.

Worship, conversation, study, prayer and serving others are our main tools for accomplishing that vision. 

Sunday morning worship gatherings and Wednesday Night Live are the main times and places those tools are practiced.

What's Wednesday Night Live? WNL is our weekly gathering for youth

WNL happens most Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Woodridge UMC. All students in 7th to 12th grades are welcome. WNL strives to be a grace-filled, inclusive, and safe time for all. WNL begins with all ages together for games and dinner. Then, high schoolers and middle schoolers separate for conversation and a variety of learning experiences.  Finally, all ages gather together for closing worship.

For School Year 2018-19, Confirmation is offered for 7th & 8th grade students (or older students who have not previously completed the program).

All students and parents need to fill out this Youth Ministry Registration Form and return it to Pastor Dave

Wednesday Night Live 2018 Schedule

This month:

February 21st, & 28th: WNL at regular time & place, 6:00-8:00pm at WUMC. 

Discussion times include: Why is unbelief so easy? Why is forgiveness so difficult? Why do we fear death? What do I do when I'm wrong?

 

Next month:

March 7th, 14th, 21st: WNL at regular time & place, 6:00-8:00pm at WUMC

March 28th: No WNL.

WNL Meals

Sharing a meal together is a holy moment. Building community feeds our souls just as food feeds our bodies. Having dinner together is one of our weekly practices. If you are able to help provide dinner for our youth on a Wednesday night, please click over to our Meal Train site and sign up there