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.
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.
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.
Fun activities, service and team-building opportunities are held throughout the year. The next special event is game night for the middle school youth on Friday, September 28 from 6-9pm. Click here to register. The senior high will have a lock-in on Saturday, September 29. Click here to register.
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.
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.
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!
Spring 2018 Confirmation Links:
- Youth Confirmation Program Update 2018
- Confirmation Schedule
- Confirmation Mentor Information
- Confirmation Pay Here
- Service Project Sign-up (There are several opportunities available for confirmation youth and their mentors.)
- Worship Helper Sign-up