The Hills Youth Ministry exists to encourage youth to connect with God, to help them grow in their faith, and to challenge them to respond to God’s call in the community and the world. Youth activities are for all youth ages 6th through 12th grade to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and in relationship with one another. In addition to activities planned just for them, our youth are encouraged to be active participants in church life through committees, serving in worship, and helping with our children’s ministry programs. Please contact Anne Horvath, Director of Youth Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time to learn more!
Sunday School–Youth are divided into age groups for lessons and activities
- 5th & 6th Grade meet in Youth Room C at 9:30am
- 7th-12th Grade meet in Youth Room A at 11:00am
Youth Group–This is our large group time for all youth to build a faith and fellowship community. Most Sundays, we meet at the church at 5pm and share a dinner meal together followed by games and activities. We sometimes divide into smaller groups by age for study and discussions. We end at 7pm. Occasionally we will meet at other times and locations for special activities. Our schedule is always posted outside the youth rooms at church. Click the following link to download the Youth Medical Release & Permission Form that each youth who participates in our program must have on file.
Tween Group–For the 2016/2017 School Year we are also offering a monthly meeting time for 5th and 6th grade youth. This group meets from 4-5:30pm one Sunday a month plus are invited to participate in special youth group events. The schedule for the tweens is part of the youth group schedule that can be found outside of the youth rooms at church.
Youth Mission Trip–June 9-17, 2017–Youth and adult chaperones will participate in a project called Salkehatchie Summer Service. We will attend the Horry Camp in Loris, South Carolina. This project is for youth ages 14 and up and involves a week of home repairs. More information about the project can be found at www.salkehatchie.org.
Sportscamp–June 26-30, 2017–For children who have completed kindergarten and up. Youth beginning at age 14 are encouraged to be Jr. Counselors and to serve as role models for the campers. The program includes running, devotion time, music, games, crafts, fellowship and fun. We end each day of camp with swimming at the Willoughby pool. For a more detailed description of Sportscamp, please click on the following: What is WHUMC Sportscamp?
Confirmation Class–We offer classes every other year for youth who are ready to learn about becoming members of the church. The next Confirmation Class will take place during the 2018/2019 School Year.
Local Mission Week–During this week youth and adult chaperones have the opportunity to participate in a variety of local mission projects. Projects in the past have included serving at the Cleveland Food Bank, sorting donations at Hannah’s Home (crisis pregnancy center), and beautification work at the church. Our next Local Mission Week will take place July 31-August 4, 2017.