Youth ministries at Lovely Lane UMC range from 6th Grade to 12th grade.
Sunday mornings at 9:15 am we have a class for Middle School. The lessons are hands-on learning, sometimes in the kitchen cooking and tasting, and sometimes behind the video camera giving a modern spin to an old, old story.
Senior High Youth Group meets weekly from 6 pm (supper) to 7:30 pm on Sundays and is for youth grades 9-12.
Middle School Youth Group meets weekly from 5:30 (supper) to 7:15 pm on Wednesdays and is for youth in 6th through 8th grades.
Our youth groups participate in service projects and fundraisers, and every summer and during Spring Break we take mission and adventure trips. We’ve been to Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, Louisiana, and Colorado so far! (Download, print, sign and return to the church the Mission Trip/Travel Parental Consent Form if your child is planning to participate).
8th Grade Confirmation
8th graders are invited to attend Confirmation classes that meet on Wednesday evenings September through April from 6:00-7:15 PM with Pastor Gayle. Sessions are based on the Apostle’s Creed and the youth explore God, our crazy, confusing, wonderful Bible, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the church’s mission, their life’s purpose, prayer, and LOTS more! Field trips, mission opportunities, a winter retreat, and experiences like zilch prayers, walking a labyrinth, the Trial of Humanity, movies, meetings with the Wesley brothers, and working with a personal faith mentor round out the experience. Confirmation classes conclude with each youth writing his/her own creed, attending a personal interview, and the Service of Confirmation.
This track is for youth older than 8th grade who have not yet been confirmed. They meet weekly with Pastor Paul on an agreed day and explore a personal relationship with Jesus, the Christian faith, the United Methodist Church, and engage in mission work. A special date is chosen to celebrate this group’s confirmation and church membership.