United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) offers activities and fellowship with Christian influences to the members of our church in grades 7-12 and their friends. At SPUMC, we recognize youth as a vital part of our faith community. We invite our youth to make a strong commitment to Jesus Christ and nurture their growth in Christian discipleship through opportunities for study, fellowship, and service.
UMYF meets every Sunday night at 7pm, usually in the Fellowship Hall. All youth in grades 7 to 12 are welcomed. 6th graders become familiar with UMYF through the preparatory program Super Sixth.
Confirmation Class: In Baptism, we recognize God’s claim on our lives. In Confirmation, students have an opportunity to claim the relationship God freely offers for them. Confirmation is a class for students seventh grade and up, who are interested in becoming a member of the church. These classes teach students the important aspects of one’s faith: baptism, Holy Communion, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the history of the Christian church, and the history of the United Methodist Church.
Classes run from early January until Pentecost Sunday every year. Information goes out in a targeted mailing to families of 7th and 8th graders for classes starting in January. The service of confirmation in 2023 will be May 28. High school students wishing to be confirmed should contact Rev. Lee Ferrell for special classes.
Sunday School: We currently offer Sunday School for youth at 9:15; one class for junior high (grades 6-8) and one for senior high (grades 9-12). If you’re interested in the creation of a youth Sunday School class during the 11am service, send a request to Rev. Lee.
Youth Bible Studies: The Bible Studies change every year depending on the needs of the participants. Our new Bible Study will begin at the end of September. We are still talking about options for this next study, so check back often.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP): The Appalachia Service Project is a non-profit home repair project with and for the poor of Central Appalachia. It is offered through the United Methodist Church but is open to all denominations. The goal is to give senior high youth an opportunity to put their faith into action while making a significant difference in the lives of Appalachian families. Find out more…
The youth group are selling Christmas greens for their annual fundraiser. There are a variety of live, high quality wreaths, swags, garlands and table centerpieces shipped fresh from the state of Washington. You can order items for yourself or local friends/family to be delivered to the church the week after Thanksgiving. You can also order gift items to be delivered to non-local friends & family in the 48 continental US states.