Youth Opportunities with BUMC
For the safety of your students, we ask that youth be pre-registered before attending any BUMC Youth events.
You can find more information and register by clicking the link below.
Youth Summer Mission Trip: July 19-22, 2023
We are very excited to announce that we will be taking a youth summer mission trip. This will be open to all rising 7th thru 12 graders. This trip will be July 19-22, so mark your calendars now! We will be traveling to Belle Haven, VA in the Eastern Shore and will be doing work for the Society of St. Andrew’s Harvest of Hope program. Harvest of Hope describes their program as follows: “This faith-based, experiential, service & learning opportunity provides you and your group the opportunity to take action, get involved in hands-on activities, and rescue and share good food with people in need. Participants glean and distribute produce remaining in fields after harvest each morning and learn about the realities of hunger each evening. Bible study and dynamic worship round out days of Christian community and service, providing a basis for ongoing commitment to ending hunger.” Lodging will be at Occohannock on the Bay (a United Methodist Camp). Cost is $225 and includes lodging and food.
If you are interested in attending with us, please plan to join Katie Glick on Zoom on February 23rd at 7pm for an interest meeting.
UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (UMYF)
Youth group has a new name! Students in 7th-12th grades are invited at 6 pm on Sundays for UMYF, a time of fellowship, learning, and fun. UMYF will kick off on September 11th!
SERVE IN WORSHIP
Youth are invited to serve in worship as greeters and readers. We are also in need of youth to serve as acolytes! Interested in either? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth are invited to join us after worship for Arise, a new gathering for youth this fall!
Arise will include breakfast, a lesson, and music opportunities. Join us beginning on September 11th.
YOUTH MUSIC GROUPS
There are many opportunities for your youth to get involved in music! Check out our music page for more info and opportunities. Our weekly music groups will kick off in October - more info coming soon.
Each summer, we shift our schedule and focus on events that are fun and exciting for our students to participate in. We have also participated in mission work together before the pandemic. Keep an eye out at the end of each school year for info about summer youth events!
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. We're still in the planning phase for this fall, but if your student is interested in participating please let Katie Glick know so she can be in touch!
We have several scouting troops that meet at Burke Church. You can click HERE to learn more and get in touch with the leaders of those groups if your students are interested in getting involved!