Go

Contact Us

  • Phone: (651) 429-9026
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: 1851 Birch St., White Bear Lake, MN, 55110

 

 

Youth

WBL UMC Youth Ministry

Please register students in grades 6-12 before August 31, so we can be sure to include your family in all communications regarding fall programming. Use the button below to access the Google Form.

Register for Fall Programs

September 17  |  Parent / Student Orientation @ 10am in Room 200

 

WHY WE GATHER TOGETHER

youth ministryWe are committed to supporting students and their families in a journey of faith exploration and development. Students in 6th and 7th grades encounter God through discussion, service projects, prayer, teaching, and games. During the Confirmation journey (8-9th grade), students are challenged to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, and decide how they will live out their own faith. During high school, students are offered opportunities and mission experiences to take their faith to the next level.

 

WHEN WE GATHER TOGETHER

Sunday Mornings

Sunday school for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 is offered only during the 9:30am service and runs mid-September through mid-May. Students start the morning in worship with their families.

  • In August, there is no Sunday School. Everyone is invited as a family to experience outdoor worship together.  
  • Rally Sunday is September 10, and our regular Sunday School starts again on September 17.

Middle school students are invited to leave for the youth room downstairs after the Children's Message. Middle school students encounter the Bible through re:form Ancestors, a youth Bible study that explores the ancestors of our faith by exposing the real, unpolished, and unexpected personalities of Bible characters.

High school students are invited to leave after the sermon for the youth room upstairs. High school students discuss applying faith to everyday life.

 

Wednesday Nights

Connect 

Connect for students in grades 6th-9th meets 6:30-7:30 pm in the youth space downstairs. Our focus is "connecting" with God, each other and the world through hands-on faith activities, group-building games, service projects, and prayer practices. Students in grades 8-9 who are not in Confirmation are invited to stay with us the whole evening. Programming runs mid-September through mid-May.

Confirmation

Confirmation students (8th -9th grades) meets 6:30-7:30 pm beginning with Connect at 6:30 for games before splitting off. We focus on exploring and practicing our faith together as we prepare to become official members of the church. Interactive classroom lessons taught by a pastor; mentor & parent nights; service projects; and worship leadership prepare our youth for building relationships with each other, the greater church, and the world around them.

Confirmation & Connect Schedule  |  Confirmation Service Project Form

Register for Fall Programs

Special Events

Throughout the year, we offer students in grades 6-12 opportunities to participate in various events and service projects with local service organizations, e.g., Feed My Starving Children, Simpson Shelter, Solid Ground, and local food shelves. These events will be posted in the Events list on the right side of this page.

Confirmation & Connect Reunion > Tween Game Night

This Wednesday is our LAST summer event for youth and children’s ministries. The Confirmation and Connect Reunion (7-9th grades) has been rescheduled to replace the Family Picnic Night, and broadened to a Tween & Teen Game Night. Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-7:30 pm, is for students going into 5th-10th grades. Join Brooke, Amy and Joan for a variety of indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) games. We’ll provide dinner, so please help us get an idea for how many by clicking HERE to RSVP.  

World’s Shortest Marathon

Join in the fun supporting the White Bear Emergency Food Shelf September 23.

 

Stay Updated

To learn more about youth opportunities or sign up for e-mail updates, contact the church office.