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 at any time to learn more!

Sunday School–Youth are divided into age groups for lessons and activities

  • 5th through 8th Grades meet in Youth Room C at 9:30am & 11am
  • 9th-12th Grades 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 group medical release and permission form that each youth who participates in our program must have on file.

Here’s a copy of our current youth group schedule: 2018-2019 Schedule

Youth Mission Trip–June 14-22–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

Sportscamp–July 8-12–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 current 7th & 8th graders are going through confirmation classes this year.

Local Mission Projects–Throughout the summer 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.  Exact dates and projects will be announced in the church bulletin.