Youth Ministry


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 6:15pm to 8:30pm 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.


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


Summer Events       

Thursday, July 20th: Day at the Beach at Warren Dunes in Sawyer, MI. Meet at church at 9:00am; bring sack lunch, snacks to share, frisbee or other beach game to share, and of course swim suit, towel, sunscreen, and money for fast food dinner on the way back. Changing rooms and restrooms available at the Dunes. Return to WUMC about 9:00pm. All 7th-12th grade students are welcome, including those entering 7th grade and recently-graduated (Class of '17). RSVP to Pastor Dave by July 18th to attend. All participants need signed permission slip


Monday, July 24th -- Friday, July 28th: Vacation Bible School, 9:00am-12:00noon. Many volunteer leaders are needed. Contact Deonne Senese, Children's Ministry Coordinator, to help.

Wednesday, July 26th: Lunch and mini golf following VBS, about 12:00noon-2:00pm. All 7th-12th grade students are welcome, including those entering 7th grade and recently-graduated (Class of '17). All participants need signed permission slip. RSVP to Pastor Dave by July 24th to attend


Sunday, August 13th: Dinner and movie. Share a meal then watch and converse about Hacksaw Ridge. All participants need signed permission slip. Due to the intense nature of this film and the mature content, this event is for High School students age 15 or older. RSVP to Troy Smith to attend.



Wednesday Night Live 2017-18 Schedule

WNL returns September 6th, 2017 for students in 7th-12th grades. More information on Kick Off event and other activities soon.