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.

Watch also for periodic service and fellowship opportunities.


Youth Choir

Youth Praise Band

Summer in the Arts Camps

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 College Mexico Mission Trip to Rio Bravo, Mexico in December.

Special Events

Fun activities, service and team-building opportunities are held throughout the year. 

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 six week period, youth will participate and learn through weekly discussions and lessons as well as foster relationships with older and more mature Christians. Through both reading and hands-on lessons, we hope to encourage youth in the Christian life as well as how it is relevant in everyday life. Click here for more information and to register.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is open to all rising 6th-12th grades. They sing for worship once a month, in addition to occasional special services. The youth choir may also sing out in the Arcola Community on occasion. 

Youth Praise Band

The Youth Praise Band is for rising 6th-12th grades. If you play guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drum-set or like to sing vocals, this group is for you!

Summer in the Arts Camps

Musical Drama Day Camp for Rising 7th-10th Grade (9am-4pm)
This youth camp will focus on drama and performing through script and music. 

School of Christian Rock Evening Camp for Rising 7th-10th Grade (5-9pm)
Specializes in Christian Rock instruments for older students who currently play and have experience on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum set, and keyboard. This camp will also include vocalists who are familiar with Christian Rock music. Ages rising 7th-10th grades. 

Youth 6-12th Related Links:
Youth Ministries Consent Form
Child Protection Policy & Procedures
Arcola Church Nut Policy