Youth Opportunities with BUMC


- Sundays at 6 pm -

Our Youth Group is called "The Life" and meets weekly from 6-7:30 pm. The Life is for students in grades 7-12. Youth are always welcome to invite friends and neighbors!

You can scroll through the ministry areas below to see opportunities for youth to engage in discipleship through worshipping, sharing, caring, and learning. Each Sunday of The Life will focus on a different area of ministry.

To download this year's youth group calendar and see all the ways to get involved, click here!

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Sunday School kicks off on September 12th. The Sunday School hour will be 10:15-11:15 AM (following Worship at 9:30 AM). We need Sunday School teachers for our youth. Please click here to sign-up for the Sundays you are available to teach.


The Journey (BUMC’s confirmation program) will begin on Monday, November 1! BUMC invites all students 7th -12th grades to participate in confirmation when they are ready and interested in being part of this deliberate time of faith preparation. Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming their baptismal vows before the congregation and becoming members of the church. To sign-up for confirmation please use the link below.

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THE LIFE: Youth Group - First Sundays

First Sundays are focused around a LEARN activity! On October 3, we'll begin the Fathom Bible Study (Coming of Jesus - Lesson1). 


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THE LIFE: Youth Group - Second Sundays

Second Sundays are focused around a CARE activity! On October 10, we'll have a fire pit, s'mores, and pumpkin carving. Invite a friend for some fun!

Coming this Fall! Connection- a high school small group focusing on connection to one another and to God. Connection will meet first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 beginning on October 6. Connection will use devotionals, personal stories, and Bible verses to explore issues important to the group. Connection will be led by Anne Sawin and Anne Schoolcraft.


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THE LIFE: Youth Group - Third Sundays

Third Sundays are focused around a LEARN activity! This fall, we'll be following the Seeking Justice devotion that we will continue throughout the school year. Amazon has this to say about Seeking Justice: “Seeking Justice will give you a biblical foundation for making a lasting, life-changing difference in this world. You’ll discover how God loves justice, and you’ll discover how you can honor God through involvement in social justice issues. You’ll also encounter stories from the life of author Brian Cress—director of student mobilization for International Justice Mission—and from the lives of other teenagers and people who’ve been rescued by IJM.”

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There are many opportunities for youth to get involved with music this year!​

  • IN HIS NAME YOUTH CHOIR: 7th-12th grades, Sundays at 11:30 am

  • JOYFUL RINGERS: 7th-12th grades, Sundays at 11:30 am

Bring a lunch with you to rehearsal!

Youth MUST be registered ahead of time to participate!

CLICK HERE to register. For more details, check out

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BUMC needs volunteers to help with outdoor worship to greet people and to usher. Youth are invited to sign up for these opportunities to serve during our worship services. See the following signup genius for more information by clicking here!


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THE LIFE: Youth Group - Fourth Sundays

Fourth Sundays are focused around a SHARE activity! On October 24, we'll be baking bread as welcome gifts for new folks in our community. We hope you'll join us!

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Ms. Katie needs volunteers to assist her with Children’s Church this school year. Children’s Church meets during a portion of the worship service and is for children aged 4 thru 2nd grades. Children begin the worship service with their family and then are invited to join Ms. Katie before the sermon for an age-appropriate message and a related video, song, or activity. To sign-up to assist with Children’s Church please click here!


Burke United Methodist takes seriously the responsibility of protecting all of God's children. All of our staff and volunteers are trained using our Safe Sanctuaries policy.