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.  Please mark your calendars!  Our first day of Sunday School will be held on Sunday, SEPTEMBER 10TH.

Wednesday Night Programs  (Sept – May)

Our Wednesday night programs and dinner will begin on Wednesday, SEPTEMBER  20TH.

Opportunities for students:

Attention STATIC Youth (9-12 Graders)!!   PointFest will be at Cedar Point again this year.  We will leave RUMC at 6:45 am(!) on Sat, Sept 16, and return Sun, Sept 17 at 3:00 pm.  The cost will be $55, which includes park admission, lunch and unlimited beverages.  Sunday morning breakfast is provided. Youth must provide their own money for dinner, extra snacks, and Sunday’s lunch on our way home.  Christian artists include Casting Crowns, Skillet, Lauren Daigle and Ryan Stevenson.  RSVP NOW to Deb Seagle at 866-9515 or dseagle@rockfordumc.org.

Attention all VBS fifth graders, middle school and senior high youth! On Wednesday, August 23 at 10 AM we will be volunteering our time and talents to perform a service project for an elderly member of our congregation. This project was scheduled to be done during VBS, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate! We should be done at NOON! When we return to the church, you will be treated to pizza, pop, and some sweet treats for all of your hard efforts! PLEASE we need your help! Your presence makes a difference! R.S.V.P to Debby Seagle so that I can make sure to have enough food.


 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.