BUMCSM

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.

Stay Connected

To The Table

Did you know BUMCSM has a podcast just for students? This podcast is an invitation for students (and parents and friends of all ages!) to pull up a seat and join the discussion on all things faith and culture. This podcast is hosted by our BUMCSM team working to bring Scripture (the Tablets) to the Table, preparing a feast that will nourish your soul.

Subscribe | AppleGoogle | Spotify | Stitcher

BUMCSM Newsletter

Stay connected and in-the-know with all the BUMCSM is doing! Our newsletter offers church news, program updates, and resources for students and parents.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Mornings are a time of worshiping with your family and spending time in the word. BUMCSM wants to invite students to print off the calendar and put it in a place where we can continue to strengthen our relationship with God. Use the calendar for daily growth and the lessons on Sundays to dig a little deeper. We hope that this is a portion of what you as a family do on Sundays and we cannot wait to be in person with our students as soon as we safely can be.

Upcoming Events

Sunday Nights

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.

  • 6th-8th Grade

    In-Person Worship & Small Groups

    In-Person Worship

    This is a great time for our students and leaders to get together for a time of games, worship, and teaching. This worship happens once a month in our Sanctuary. We request that students register to attend the event so we can adhere to CDC guidelines. We have limited seating so register to guarantee your spot. Registration will close at noon on the Friday before the event or earlier if capacity is met. 

    Check-In: 3:45 - 4 p.m.
    Worship: 4 - 5 p.m.
     
    Small-Group Sundays
    This is a great time for students and leaders to dig deeper into a message. Small-Group Sundays happen for the rest of the month and adhere to a lesson that is designed for students to dig into Scripture and fellowship with their peers. Talks and curriculum are sent out every week so that if a student is not involved in a small group or is uncomfortable with an in-person setting, families can do this on their own. If you would like to be a part of a small group or would like to be on the email list for the small group lessons, please email Rosanne Schneck.

  • 9th-12th Grade

    In-Person Worship & Small Groups

    In-Person Worship

    This is a great time for our students and leaders to get together for a time of games, worship, and teaching. This worship happens once a month in our Sanctuary. We request that students register to attend the event so we can adhere to CDC guidelines. We have limited seating so register to guarantee your spot. Registration will close at noon on the Friday before the event or earlier if capacity is met. 

    Check-In: 5:45 - 6 p.m.
    Worship: 6 - 7 p.m.
     
    Small-Group Sundays
    This is a great time for students and leaders to dig deeper into a message. Small-Group Sundays happen for the rest of the month and adhere to a lesson that is designed for students to dig into Scripture and fellowship with their peers. Talks and curriculum are sent out every week so that if a student is not involved in a small group or is uncomfortable with an in-person setting, families can do this on their own. If you would like to be a part of a small group or would like to be on the email list for the small group lessons, please email Rosanne Schneck

  • 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.

Wednesday Nights

  • Middle School Bible Study (6th-8th grade)

    7-8 p.m.

    Middle school girls and guys meet for a combined Bible study over Zoom. 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)

    6-7:30 p.m.

    High school girls and guys join together for Bible study to cover a variety of topics and different books of the Bible. Students meet in the Tabernacle.

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.

Have further questions about what United Methodists believe about Confirmation? Contact Holly Fisher to learn more.

Meet the BUMCSM Staff

JonesAdam

Rev. Adam Jones

Director of BUMCSM
ajones@bumc.net
615.324.7259

CavinessMason-TRINITY+BUMC

Mason Caviness

BUMCSM Worship Leader
mcaviness@bumc.net

H_duffett-1K

Hannah DeFatta

Middle School Associate
hdefatta@bumc.net

FisherHolly

Holly Fisher

Confirmation Coordinator
hfisher@bumc.net
615.373.3663

FrenchLee

Lee French

Associate Director
of BUMCSM

lfrench@bumc.net
615.324.7237

LMcAllister

Lisa McAllister

BUMCSM Café Coordinator
lmcallister@bumc.net

McKnightKate

Kate Orr

Associate Director
of BUMCSM
kmcknight@bumc.net
615.577.7271

SchenckRosanne

Rosanne Schenck

BUMCSM Coordinator
rschenck@bumc.net
615.324.7251

WalkerDerek

Derek Walker

Associate Director
of BUMCSM

dwalker@bumc.net
615.324.7247

WellsJames

James Wells

Director of Choral Ministries
jwells@bumc.net
615.324.7228

Follow Us on Social

BUMCSM CALENDAR