For Youth

Youth Group
Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) students can join in middle school youth group on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 6-7:30 pm. We share a meal at 6 pm, following the Fireside worship service. Then we experience a variety of activities and events.

High School Youth (9th-12th grade) students can join in high school youth group on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 6-7:30 pm following the Fireside Worship service. We also join in Sr. High Youth Group on the 1st Sunday of the month at Barrington UMC from 12 – 2 pm. Food and fun is always provided!

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This two-year program during the school year prepares 7th and 8th grade students for full membership in the church. Confirmation class teaches the basic beliefs of the faith, theology and the responsibilities which come with a Profession of Faith and church membership. At a special worship service on May 20, we will celebrate this rite of passage into mature faith and full membership for all 8th graders (and above) who complete the course. Confirmation classes meet on the second Saturday of every month, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with additional outings for serving opportunities and retreats. For additional information contact Rev. Christal Bell, Youth Pastor, at cbell@barringtonumc.com or Pastor Carol Hill at pastor@fumcwd.org.

Sunday School
Students in 6th and 7th grade will leave after the children’s message and join Jennifer Schaffer for an exciting lesson, based on the scripture lesson for that Sunday.
Students in 8-12th grades will join Marcia Buchs in the lower level youth room for Sunday School, utilizing a debate-style discussion format.

Acolytes
We invite our youth to bring in the light of Christ each Sunday by participating in our Acolyte program. Any youth in 5th – 12th grade that would like to participate can attend and will be assigned to Sundays throughout the year.