What to Expect:
The Youth Ministry program at River Hills provides students in 6th-12th grade with a safe space to explore and grow in faith, spend time in fellowship, and have a lot of fun in the process. These three F’s (Faith, Fellowship, and Fun) guide everything we do! We spend time together on Wednesday nights during Youth Group and Sunday mornings during Sunday School. Join us for games, service projects, learning, occasional outings, and more as we discover who we are in God’s eyes and what He has created us to do. For more information, contact our Director of Family Ministries, Seth Horstman. Let him know if you'd like to sign up for the Weekly Family Ministries Update email containing the most up-to-date information.
On break until the Fall!
Wednesday's, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Youth Group is for students in grades 6-12 and meets in the Youth Room (lower level of the church) during the school year. What happens during Youth Group varies each week, but we usually play a game, do an activity or craft, or go through a lesson. Come see what’s going on this week! Email Seth Horstman with any questions.
Currently on hold due to COVID.
Sunday School classes are for all ages at River Hills. Sunday mornings we gather between services for a time of fellowship and engaging with God and each other. It’s a great way to hit the reset button and prepare students for the week ahead. The 6th-8th grade Sunday School class meets in the Youth Room (lower level of the church). The 9th-12th grade Sunday School meets in Room 111.
Summer 2022 Events:
- June 24th, Youth and Family Swim Party
- Youth Summer Game Night! (Every Friday of July, 5:00pm-7:00pm, in the Youth Room)
- Youth Service Project (July): Tubman Family Alliance Donation Drive (see Announcements for Details)
- July 6th, All Church Como Zoo Trip
- July 17th-23rd, Camp Koronis: Ultimate Challenge (7th-11th Grade)
- August 5th, Youth Back to School Scavenger Hunt
- August 21st, Youth Service Project (Contact Seth Horstman for Details)
Our summer mission trips offer a chance for students to be God’s hands and feet by serving others. Our summer 2018 & 2019 mission trips were with The Philadelphia Project, where we served at a home repair site and a kids camp. In the summer of 2020, we did a Mission Un-Trip, serving independently in our community when it wasn't safe to travel. In 2021, we held intergenerational Spread the Love Saturdays, serving a variety of local ministries. Email Seth Horstman with any questions.
Confirmation is a one-year ministry offering students a chance to explore what it means to live as a disciple in The United Methodist Church while they decide whether to confirm their faith and claim the promises made on their behalf at baptism. Classes begin in September for students who are starting 8th grade (and older students who have not yet been confirmed) and conclude with students making their commitments on Confirmation Sunday in April. We have weekly classes on Sunday afternoons in addition to field trips and service opportunities. Pastor Allison Warren leads our Confirmation ministry.