Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Our Youth Ministry involves the middle and high school students of our church and their friends. Our goal is to build relationships as well as provide a safe place to encourage a faith journey with Christ.
There are many different activities for youth including Sunday School, Midweek Youth Ministry, Confirmation, service projects, overnighters and retreats, and a lot more!
School Year 2020-2021
Youth Ministry successfully transitioned online during the start of the pandemic last spring. Ministry will adapt as our situation changes to try to continue to best meet the needs of families in growing disciples for the transformation of the world. For the most current information, check the (almost) weekly Youth Updates Email or join the Middle School or High School Remind Group. To better maintain security for our online gatherings, Zoom links and other information about connecting in to virtual ministry are not shared via our public website or public social media pages. Current youth families can find this information on our churchwide Connection Guide google doc and Youth Updates Email. Guests are welcome to join youth ministry activities, contact Youth & Young Adult Ministry Director Jme Willey for information about what’s coming up this month.
When in-person worship isn’t possible, we worship together online! Visit https://sunprairieumc.org/worship-online/ to watch the prerecorded worship video. We will also explore other ways of doing church together beyond large group worship. The Worship Resources for All folder has special resources for youth, children and families to supplement the at home worship experience. Check the folder each week for coloring pages, BINGO and more.. Occasionally we are offering Moving Worship, a worship experience tailored to youth families. Prior Moving Worship have ranged from a small outdoor service on the church lawn, an at home family worship experience about empathy and Karens, a virtual field trip to another church’s live online worship service, and a service oriented service where we provided encouragement to our neighbor Northside School. Look in the Moving Worship subfolder of the Resources for All folder if you are seeking ways to worship that are highly participatory.
Information about activities is available through a weekly Youth Ministry Update email and by joining the middle school Remind group. During the 2020-21 school year, Middle School is meeting via Zoom for Sunday School at 9:45a and for midweek ministry Tuesdays at 7:15p.
Information about activities is available through a weekly Youth Ministry Update email and by joining the high school Remind group. During the 2020-2021 school year, high school is meeting via Zoom for Sunday School at 11a and for midweek ministry Wednesdays at 8p.
College-aged young adults are invited to join the High School/Young Adult Sunday School class.
The 2019 Mission Trip to Brooklyn, NY was a great success! Our next high school mission trip dates and locations have not yet been determined.