Youth Ministries

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” – Timothy 1:12

Youth Ministries Coordinator

Deb Seagle ~ Office: 616-866-9515 ~ Mobile: 616-780-7596 ~  dseagle@rockfordumc.org

Youth activity permission slip

Our youth groups have been given new names.

  • J-Walkers – Middle School students in grade 6-8
  • STATIC – (Students Taking Action Together in Christ) Senior High students in grades 9-12

Sunday School  (Sept – May)

Sunday School is offered for students in grades 6-12 from 10:00 – 10:50 am during the school year.  Students each explore various areas of the Bible discussion, video and activities.

Wednesday Night Programs  (Sept – May)

Youth Confirmation – A special congratulations to those youth who have diligently attended the 10 week “We Believe” Sunday school study to learn what it means to be a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ.  It was wonderful to witness your commitment and your desire to learn more about your Christian walk!  And it WILL BE a great blessing to see the large number of youth who choose to become new members of our RUMC family! So excited to see how Christ is going to use your gifts and talents in the upcoming year!

Opportunities for students:

Don’t forget to sign up for summer camp.  It’s a great time of Christian fun, fellowship and learning. More info

Please signup up to volunteer for Vacation Bible School.  Youth in 6th grade and beyond, your help is greatly needed the week before V.B.S. July 24-28 to help decorate the church and the week of V.B.S. July 31-Aug. 3!  Please contact either Laura or Debby!  Your presence makes a great difference in the lives of our younger children. More info

J-Walkers save the date!

Please come and join us for a mission trip and camping experience on June 11-14 at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park. We will be doing service projects for those in need. It’s going to be a time filled with fun, ministry, and good fellowship. Don’t miss it! Packets will arrive soon in the mail, all completed paper work must be handed in to Deb or church office NO LATER THAN MAY 31st.

All Youth save the date!

Let’s get together! It is so important to maintain our Christian fellowship during the summer months. On July 12, the junior and senior high youth will be heading to Lake Michigan for a day on the beach.  This will include loads of “picnic” food (including s’mores!!) and a stop on the way home for ice cream. Please bring your own money to cover the cost of this special treat.  Be on the look out for the details for this even as the date gets nearer!

 

If you enjoy making a beautiful noise you can join either our Hand Bell Choir or our Chancel Choir. It is open to adults and students starting at 9th grade. Practice is Wednesday evenings and the Chancel Choir sings at most Sunday 8:45 services, and the Hand Bell Choir plays a handful of times throughout the year. Contact Val, our Music Director, at 616-866-9515.

  • Hand Bell Choir rehearsal- 6:30 pm
  • Chancel Choir rehearsal – 7:45 pm

In addition to on-going youth classes, please see our other education opportunities.