Youth (6-12th Grade)

At Arcola Church, youth includes Middle School (6th through 8th grade) and High School (9th through 12th grade). We would love to have you join us on Sundays, at a youth event or on a mission trip. Come be a part of Arcola Church Youth!

For a listing of all youth events, go to YOUTH EVENTS on the calendar.

Youth worship with the congregation during the summer. Watch also or periodic service and fellowship opportunities, beginning with Tuesday, June 26 from 6-9pm.


Worship with Congregation

On the 1st Sunday of each month, the youth will worship with the congregation in the Great Room. This fosters inter-generational relationships and exposes our youth to a wider worship experience. 

Small Groups

During the school year, Sunday School Small Groups are held the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month at 10:45am in the Chapel. Each group is led by dynamic, fun mentors. Small groups are organized based on grade level.


Throughout the year, youth give of their time participating in local service projects and traveling both inside and outside of the United States for mission trips. Annual mission trips include the Sneedville Mission Trip to Hancock County, Tennessee in July, and the Bricks of Hope Mexico Mission Trip to Rio Bravo, Mexico in June.

Special Events

Fun activities, service and team-building opportunities are held throughout the year. The next special event is Homeless for a Night on May 19. 

Confirmation (8-12 grades)

Confirmation is the time when a person stands to formally make a profession of faith and unite with the church. At Arcola United Methodist Church, confirmation is open to youth 8th grade and up who wish to be confirmed in the United Methodist Church. Over a three month period, youth participate and grow in their faith through weekly group activities, a mentor relationship, retreats and a service projects. Confirmation Sunday this year will be on April 22 at 9:15 and 11am. 

Confirmation Links:
Youth 6-12th Related Links:
Parental Consent Form
Child Protection Policy & Volunteer Application
Arcola Church Nut Policy