Youth

Stay Connected with Youth Ministry

Mike Niswander
Director of Youth Ministry
mike@manchacaumc.org

 

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Click on a link below to find out more and/or register. 

  • Tree Lot Set Up - Sunday, November 5 - Right After 11 am services (pizza provided or bring your own lunch)
  • Tree Lot Loading Dates: Sunday, November 19, after the holiday meal (2ish - 5:00 pm) and Wednesday, November 22, 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
  • Tree Lot Opens - Friday, November 24 - Sign up for your shifts here! 
 
Links for adult volunteers: 
Host team:
We need one adult per Sunday to sign up to bring snacks for the youth to relax and enjoy the first 15-20 minutes of the youth group. You will need to be there by 2:50 pm to set up the snacks and stay until about 3:20 pm, cleaning up and putting away the snacks. Then you are welcome to leave (or stay if you want)!
 
Disciplers team:  
Have a heart for really pouring into the youth at MUMC? We need people who can be open, honest, facilitate a small group discussion, and hang out with the youth. You can sign up once or as many times as you would like. You will need to attend a training session prior to working with the youth (date to be announced later). You will need to get there about 2:45 pm and stay until all of the youth have been picked up (around 5:20 pm). There is also childcare available. Please let Mike Niswander know or put it in the comment below your name so that we can arrange that for you. 

 

Tree Lot

Every year our youth sell beautiful Christmas Trees to support their summer Mission Trips. The Tree Lot opens this year on November 24, the day after Thanksgiving!

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Youth Group

Our Youth Group for middle and high school students meets every Sunday evening from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  We enjoy a devotional, fellowship, games and lots of fun activities!  Through prayer and worship, Bible learning and service, we grow closer to God and to each other. To learn more about Youth Group, please sign up for our Youth newsletter, the "Youth Group Scoop" that is sent out via email every Wednesday. LEARN MORE »

Youth Sunday School

WAKE UP your FAITH!

Join us for AWAKEN, the Sunday Morning Youth ministry:

  • 6-7th Grade: Room 3 (west hallway near Sanctuary) 
  • 8th Grade and Up: Youth Room (upstairs in the Education Wing)
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Youth Music

Godspring and Epiphany Symphony meet on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 3:00 pm before Youth Group.

Godspring Youth Choir - Glenna Bowman, director
Epiphany Symphony (Youth Praise Band) – Dale Lininger and Jen Romero, directors. LEARN MORE »

Mission Trips

As Methodists, we place emphasis on putting our faith and Christian love into action! Youth have several opportunities each year to be the hands and feet of Christ in mission to the world.  Both Middle and High School students often site our annual Summer Mission Trips as the highlight of their Youth experience. LEARN MORE »

Confirmation

Confirmation is an important milestone in the life of a youth!  It refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God's grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. Confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings and The United Methodist Church; and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing.  LEARN MORE »