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Youth

WBL UMC Youth Ministry



Our Vision is to provide nourishment for the hungers of life. We do this with our Youth Program by building students who CARE. 

C    Creating relationship with God, church, and the community.

A    Showing Affection for the community through acts of service.

R    Helping students to Relate the Bible to their life and the lives of others.

E    Empowering students to live life like Jesus.

Sunday Mornings

Summer 2018

June 3 through 24: Youth in grades 4 through 9 are invited to start the morning in worship service and then leave for the youth room downstairs after the Children's Message. The curriculum will focus on faith formation through interactive lessons.
June 3: Body & Soul
June 10: Interaction Prayer
June 17: Beyond Perceptions
June 24: Frame of Reference.
High School and Middle School students can stick around after church for games until noon.

During the School Year

Sunday school for students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 is offered only during the 9:00am service and runs mid-September through mid-May. Students start the morning in worship with their families.

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 meet on Sunday mornings following the sermon in the first service. In the youth room upstairs they meet together, check-in on each other's lives, and discuss applying the sermon to everyday life.

Wednesday Nights

Summer 2018

The Youth Group has rented garden plot F5 in the church's community garden. Email Linnea if you would like to assist with weeding or planting.

During the School Year

Connect for students in grades 6th-9th meets 6:30-7:30 pm in the youth space downstairs. Our focus is "CARE" 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 students (8th -9th grades) meet 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.

Registration information for next fall will appear here in late summer.

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 also be posted in the Events list on the right side of this page.

June 10 | WBLUMC
Are you interested in volunteering for the Manitou Days bread sale? WBLUMC’s Bread Ministry team could use your help! The Bread Team will offer loaves of freshly baked multigrain bread for suggested donation of $5. All donations will go to White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf. The sale runs 8am-12:30p.m.

Summer Fest 2018

July 8-11 | Gustavus Adolphus College
Students who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 are invited to Gustavus Adolphus College for a unique camp experience for teens: Every day speakers come to share inspiring and challenging stories about real life, God, and where the two intertwine. The days are packed with fun surprises of all kinds, from the music, the movies, the games, the speakers, and club, all with laughter to tears.

July 15-18 | Gustavus Adolphus College
Leadership Track: The purpose of the Student Leadership Track is for students who have completed grades 11 or 12 who want to grow as leaders in their personal faith journey and their practical ministry skills. Student leaders will grow by focusing on training and practicing new skills together. They will also be equipped to continue ministry back home.

July 15-18 | Gustavus Adolphus College
Students who have completed grades 7, 8, or 9 are invited to Gustavus Adolphus College for a unique camp experience for teens: Fun and Faith—we’re passionate about both during this mid-summer faith boost! Meet terrific people from all over the Upper Midwest.

Volunteering

Volunteering is a crucial part of our youth program and makes a lasting impact on the students. Opportunities are available for one-day special events or for monthly or ongoing needs. If you are interested in learning more, contact Linnea Uhler.       

Stay Updated

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