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

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE SOME ADDITIONAL SERVICE PROJECT
HOURS??? PLEASE JOIN IN ON THE FUN DURING OUR RUMC COMMUNITY WIDE EASTER EGG HUNT ON SUNDAY, APRIL 9 AT 3:30 PM.. THIS IS A WONDERFUL OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY TO SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST’S RESSURECTION! IF YOU CAN’T PARTICIPATE ON THIS DATE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCOVER OTHER WAYS YOU CAN ASSIST AND EARN SOME SERVICE PROJECT HOURS FOR THIS AMAZING DAY!

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.

The “We Believe” study for the Sunday school youth is going extremely well. We currently have over 20 youth attending the eleven week study session. I encourage you to ask your child what he is learning each week during class time! Also, they do have homework assignments! Please offer your support and assistance with their learning! What a great opportunity to help your son or daughter grow in their faith journey.

The We Believe curriculum emphasizes the importance of having a personal relationship with Christ and provides an opportunity for your child to make that decision with Pastor Ken, if he/she has not already done so, during our final class session which will be held on May 21.

I realize that this is a tremendous time commitment.  Please make every attempt to ensure that your child attends each session.  On June 11, your child will be given the opportunity to make the decision to join and become a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church. This is an amazing experience in your child’s faith journey! (Please note:  If your son/daughter desires to make this decision to become a member of RUMC, they will not be permitted to miss more than 3 sessions.

Wednesday Night Programs  (Sept – May)

Dinner: 5:30-6:10, Worship: 6:10-6:25, Classes: 6:25 – 7:40 pm

All students will begin together with their families in the Sanctuary beginning at 6:10 for worship time.  At 6:25 youth will be dismissed to their classes.

OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH WILL BE JOINING IN ON OUR CHURCH WIDE SIX WEEK STUDY OF ADAM HAMILTON’S  LENTEN STUDY “ 24 HOURS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD ”. WE WILL GAIN A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF JESUS’ SUFFERING AND DEATH.

Opportunities for students:

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! 

 

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.