Youth (6-12th Grade)

Welcome to Arcola's Youth Ministry!

The Youth Ministry is for youth in grades 6th-12th. Arcola youth experience God and his love through Bible study, youth worship, small group gatherings, and other engaging activities, such as lock-ins and retreats. See below for upcoming events and get to know our Youth Team - you can contact the team at

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Meet the Leaders

Youth Leadership Team

Papa John's Pizza Card Fundraiser

The youth are selling Papa John's gift cards for the next 2 months. Buy a pizza and get one free for all of the DMV area for a year (carry out only). Cards are $15 each and can be purchased on Sundays before and after worship starting September 11 and also at the church picnic. Accepting cash, check or credit card.


Confirmation is a program for students in grades 8 and above to explore the Christian faith and the beliefs of the United Methodist Church. The program will be in the spring of 2023 (dates TBD). Upon completion of the program, students will stand before the congregation and proclaim their faith and commitment to God. Scholarships are available. Contact  for information.

Confirmand’s attendance/participation is required for all classes, the retreat, and Confirmation Sunday.

 Confirmation Requirements

Weekly Lessons
There will be 5 Sunday classes (dates TBD). Sunday morning classes are a key component of the Confirmation program. They provide an opportunity for students to meet weekly and discuss the key themes and foundations of Christianity.

There is an overnight retreat (date TBD) at Camp Highroad. The retreat provides an opportunity for students to develop strong bonds with others in their confirmation class.

Service Project
We believe that serving others is one of the 5 essential practices of a Christian. Confirmands and their mentors will participate together in a service project of their choosing.

Mentors provide support to the Confirmands during the Confirmation process. Students meet with their mentor five times during the 5-weeks of classes. Choosing a mentor is an important decision as the mentor will help the student explore the decision to be a Christian and continue their faith journey into adulthood. Click here to read more about Choosing A Mentor. Adults interested in becoming a mentor can contact the youth leaders at

Confirmation Sunday
On Confirmation Sunday (date TBD), confirmands will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and become official members of the United Methodist Church. All students must be baptized before being confirmed. Students who have not been baptized will be baptized as part of the service.

Confirmation Registration
Please click on the registration button below to register your confirmand.

Other Confirmation Events:
Confirmation Meet n' Greet, (date TBD)
Confirmation Mentor Meeting, (date TBD)

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