The purpose of HUMC youth ministry is very simple; Make Disciples. When our youth graduate we want them to leave equipped with the necessary tools to be world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ. We have weekly programs, yearly retreats, summer mission trips, special events, and many other opportunities for youth to come together.
Thanks for taking a moment to check out all that we offer here at Harmony UMC for Middle School and High School students. We are excited about the future of Youth Ministry at HUMC and we look forward to your active participation in our youth programs. If you would like to receive additional information about our youth programs, please be sure to contact Amy Beckwith at email@example.com.
Youth Sunday School
Sunday school is worth waking up for! Fill-up on God’s Word and great Christian fellowship each week. Take a look at what Jesus’ love means for our lives. Each week there is a Middle School and High School Sunday School Class during the school year. In the summer we combine the two classes. The classes meet at 9:45 am, Sunday mornings.
Harmony has an active youth program and this begins with Sunday School. The curriculum for the middle school and high school students changes periodically to keep things interesting and entertaining.
Our Classes and Teachers:
- Middle School: Rob & Rene’ Pettit, Third Floor Loft
- High School: Ric & Margaret Humphreys, Third Floor Loft
The Middle School (grades 6 – 8) and High School (grades 9 – 12) Youth Groups meet each Sunday night from September through May. The weekly meetings vary in content, with opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, and service.
Throughout the school year we offer mission opportunities which will include Operation Christmas Child, Teens Opposing Poverty, Christmas Caroling, 30 Hour Famine, and other activities where youth can reach out to the Harmony community and DC areas.
Our Youth Group supports the local elementary school students by participating in Backpack Buddies. Each week the youth pack 8-12 bags that provide meals for the children over the weekend.
We also send a youth team on at least one mission trip every summer. There is always an opportunity for middle and high school students go on a mission trip. A few places we have been are Winchester, VA, Wheeling, WV, Pittsburgh, PA and Lummi Washington. These trips include home repairs, serving meals, working in thrift shops and other mission projects.
The confirmation journey you embark on here at Harmony UMC will probably be filled with more questions than answers, and more seeking than finding; and that’s okay! That is what this time in your faith life is all about; making sense of what you believe, asking questions, and wondering about God’s place in your life. It’s about taking an active role in looking at your own faith and then claiming it as uniquely your own.
Your confirmation class will provide a foundation of support, help and resources as you walk through your faith journey. Our meetings, activities and thoughtful discussions will help you discover your own strengths, questions and path as you find and build on your beliefs, discovering how your faith fits into and supports your day-to-day life.
Here at Harmony confirmation is offered for 7th-12th graders every other year.
Kick your faith into high gear! You want deeper, richer faith where you are fully living for God and holding nothing back. You want to get deeper with God and with friends who are on the same track you are. Momentum provides you a weekend away from the distractions of life. Come away where you can hear God and focus on growing your faith. Build strong relationships with new and old friends.
During the summer we go on hiking and tubing trips to local parks. On these trips we come together to explore God’s creation and to get away from the world of electronics.