We believe that students (6th - 12th grade) need and deserve a place to feel like they belong. Our programming offers students opportunities for community, discipleship, and missional living to give them active and vital roles in the Kingdom of God.
BUMCSM Café + Game Room Open
The BUMCSM Café and Game Room open at 8 a.m. each Sunday for students to hang out and purchase breakfast and coffee. The Game Room is open for games such as Xbox, Wii U, PS4, ping pong, and pool.
• 6th-8th Sunday School – Join us for Biblical teaching, small group discussion, and games! Location: The Pit (A182)
• 9th-12th Sunday School – Join us for interactive Biblical teaching. Location: Tabernacle (A192)
• 10th-12th Church Now – This is an opportunity for students to lead and teach in ministry areas around the church. Applications are required.
Youth worship and small groups are an opportunity for all students to gather in a community of worship, support, and belonging. We take time in our worship to connect with God and each other. We strive to form a sense of belonging in our small groups while cultivating accountability and discipleship. Our small groups consist of students of the same grade led by two adult volunteers. Our youth choirs also rehearse as a part of our regular Sunday Night programs.
4:45-7:45 p.m. in the BUMCSM Café
*In the fall semester, 6th grade Confirmation meets from 4:45-6:40 p.m. Confirmation requires advanced registration. Contact Holly Fisher to learn more about Confirmation.
• 4:45-5:20 p.m. Snack Supper
• 5:20-6 p.m. Worship
• 6-6:40 p.m. Small Groups
• 6:45-7:45 p.m. Jubilation Choir Rehearsal
5-8 p.m. in the BUMCSM Café
• 5-6:10 p.m. Sonshine Choir Rehearsal
• 6:10-6:30 p.m. Snack Supper
• 6:30-7:10 p.m. Worship
• 7:10-8 p.m. Small Groups
Jubilation Choir (6th-8th Grade)
6:45 p.m. in the Choir Room (B157)
Jubilation choir sings in the 8:15 service every 4-6 weeks and sings in other services throughout the year. The choir sings in an annual Youth Advent Concert, at Heart Songs, and on their annual summer tour.
Contact James Wells to learn more.
Sonshine Choir (9th-12th Grade)
5 p.m. in the Choir Room (B157)
Sonshine Choir sings in the 8:15 service every Sunday. The choir sings in an annual Youth Advent Concert, at Heart Songs, and on their annual summer tour.
Contact James Wells to learn more.
Meet us in the Youth Café each week before Bible study for dinner! We have Chick-fil-A sandwiches, chips, and drinks available for $5.
Middle School Bible Study (6th-8th grade)
Middle school girls and guys meet for a combined Bible study in the Tabernacle. We cover a variety of discussion topics each week and seek a deeper understanding of different books of the Bible.
High School Bible Study (9th-12th grade)
High school girls and guys break off for separate Bible studies to cover a variety of topics and different books of the Bible. High school girls meet in the Green Room off of the Youth Café. High school guys meet in the Prayer Chapel off of the Youth Café.
6th Grade Confirmation
Confirmation is an opportunity for 6th grade students to claim their faith as their own. During a semester-long class, students will learn the basics of faith and theology as well as United Methodist and Christian history. This class concludes with the opportunity for each student to confirm their faith and join the church as well as an opportunity to be baptized. Confirmation has a combination of large group teaching by one of our clergy or youth ministers, as well as small groups. Confirmation, while a large milestone in one’s faith journey, is not a finish line. Rather it’s one part of the journey we hope to continue with each student throughout their time in BUMCSM. Confirmation happens in the Fall semester.
Have further questions about what United Methodists believe about Confirmation? Contact Holly Fisher to learn more.