With all the area schools swinging into full gear, UM4GI churches are making final preparations for these students to continue learning and growing in their faith. For children through fifth grade, there’s Sunday school at each UM4GI location. For middle school and high school youth, there are a number of youth group options – one is right for you.
- ZONE Children’s Ministry — an interactive program for children in 1st-5th grades meeting at Trinity on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program includes group time, dramas, praise and worship, and rotational activties such as snack and game stations.
- Awaken:Middle School – including Confirmation Preparation, meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Trinity starting September 4th (enter on Elm St.). Contact Pastor Matt with questions. Parents and youth are invited to learn about the Confirmation Preparation Process, which will be partially fulfilled throught participation in this youth group. Pastor Matt is leading the Confirmation Preparation Process. jeff Roscoe and Alyssa Christensen are also leaders of this group, among others.
- LIFE: Living in Faith Everyday – High Schoolers, meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Trinity starting September 4th (at the house on 6th St.). LIFE focuses on fellowship, community and spiritual growth, and service. Cal & Gloria Gress are the primary leaders of LIFE, contact them via Trinity UMC.
- Middle School Sunday School – including Confirmation Preparation, meets on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. at First.Faith starting on September 8th. Parents and youth are invited to learn about the Confirmation Preparation Process, which will be partially fulfilled through participation in this Sunday School class. The Confirmation Preparation Process will be led by Pastor Matt.
- Footprints – Middle and High Schoolers, meets on Sunday nights from 5:45-7:30 p.m. at First-Faith starting September 15th (includes supper followed by activities). Footprints focuses on fellowship, community and spiritual growth, and service. Daryl and Annette Glos lead Footprints and can be reached through First.Faith Church.
- Sunday Afternoon Children & Youth Ministry – all grade levels (and any ethnicity), meets on Sundays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Trinity’s Gathering Place (includes a snack). Groups are split into elementary, middle, and high school ages (with nursery care available). Lyz Rhodes and Pastor Theresa are the primary leaders and can be reached at Trinity’s office. This group also includes confirmation preparation for middle and high school youth.