Sunday Morning Opportunities:

Sunday SchoolSundays at 9:45 a.m.

Adult volunteers meet the youth on Sunday mornings to explore with and guide them in growing as disciples of Jesus Christ. Core faith concepts are shared and discussion of the richness of our faith helps to develop strength for the journey. An understanding of Christian community is also developed and built upon.

High School (9th-12th grades) Room W202

Middle School (6th-8th grades) Room E201

Contact Nicole or Pastor Cephas with any questions

Up With Puppets, Sundays at 10:45 a.m. (during second worship service) 

Expressions of God happen in many different ways at First UMC. The puppet ministry is one expression that truly makes our understanding of scripture fun. Opportunities for youth to speak out through the puppets in worship here and at other churches abound. Practice, practice, practice, and lots of fun help the youth bring God’s message of love in a way that everyone can understand.

Time: Sunday Mornings, 10:45 – noon, Room W203
Contact: Kathy Van Pelt – 232-4018,

Wednesday Evening Opportunities:

Confirmation Class, (8th grade), Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Multipurpose Room W201

Youth 8th grade and up have the opportunity to explore what it means to be a Christian in the United Methodist Church. Pastor Fred  leads the class, along with other adult mentors. A study of scripture, tradition, reason, and experience helps the youth discover how God is working in their lives, giving them a basis upon which to build informed decisions about their life and faith.

Contact: Pastor Fred, 232-2750,

Middle School & High School Youth Groups

Middle School and High School Youth gather in small groups for fun and fellowship on Wednesday nights. Other opportunities, such as lock-ins, leading and participating in worship, and weekend workdays at Camp Wesley Woods round out the experience.

Time: Wednesdays at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Middle School in Room E201, High School in Room W202

Contact Pastor Cephas: 232-2750,

Liturgical Dance

This group seeks to incorporate dance into worship as a way of praising God. We meet every other week and dance into worship as a way of praising God. We dance in worship 4 times a year. All ages are welcome.

Time: Liturgical Dance, Wednesday at 5:00p.m.  Contact the church office for specific dates of practice.

Contact: Nicole Smith