Grades 7 and 8
Seventh and eighth grade students typically make up our Confirmation class (though we confirm older students too). We meet from 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday nights when school is in session. Service projects, large group activities and fun are built into our two-year Confirmation program, but most nights, students are divided into small groups led by adult mentors. We use curriculum that our pastor has put together (some original material, some borrowed from other curricula), spending one year focused on the Bible and the other, on United Methodism and theology. We conclude the night together as a large group. The pastor leads the large group in a lesson summary before students are encouraged to stump the pastor with questions about the Bible, faith, United Methodism--most anything is fair game. (There is a fun, edible surprise if you successfully stump the pastor!)
We exist for students to be transformed by the ferocious love of God into new creations marked by healthy relationships with God, ourselves, and others.
Grades 9-12 / Wednesday Night Programming
Community UMC has an active youth group that meets September through May on Wednesday nights. The youth group also participates in fun activities and service projects throughout the year.
During this past school year and time of pandemic we found creative ways for everyone to participate. We met by Zoom and then as restrictions lifted, we also met in person and via Zoom for those who were more comfortable with that option. A second option was offering Family Faith Formation pages for those who chose to forego Zoom and experience programming as a family, with grandma and grandpa, neighbors or friends, little ones, etc. The experience required minimal materials with an opening question, short reflection, coloring page with discussion questions and a closing prayer.
For more information about the Youth Group contact Jess Monett.
2021 Youth Mission Trip
Rapid City, South Dakota
All participants - Reach out to Jess Monett or Bruce Bakken to receive more information or if you have questions regarding the trip! For more details about how YouthWorks is Covid-proofing click here.
We ask that parents/guardians complete a new Child/Youth Participation/Permission Form and Medical Release at the start of every school year. All provided information will be kept confidential and used to ensure the safe participation of our youth.