The Youth program at Normandy United Methodist Church reaches students in grades 6 – 12 through three different mediums: Sunday School, Confirmation, and Youth Fellowship. Our goal is to provide as many opportunities as possible for the youth to meet Christ and learn how to become His disciples.
Confirmation is an in-depth study of the history of the United Methodist church, as well as the various parts of worship. The curriculum we follow is Confirm, and it is designed to teach the students about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The students learn about sin and redemption, covenants, seasons of the church calendar, and much more! At the end of the confirmation cycle, the youth have learned to write their own confirmation vows, and they meet with their mentors and the pastor to talk about joining the church. Students involved in the confirmation program are asked to attend worship 3 out of 4 Sundays per month. Our next confirmation cycle begins in fall, 2016, and is designed for youth grades 8 and above.
Youth Fellowship is designed for the youth to learn about being an active Christian in the world. The group generally meets weekly on Sunday evenings, but there are also special events during the year that meet at other times. The group normally meets at the church for events conducted at the church or for outings planned to other locations. We aspire to teach a variety of topics through meetings and events. Some of these include hands-on service in the church, the community, and even other parts of the world; worship and prayer skills; Christian fellowship; teen cultural topics; sharing our faith with non-believers; and honoring God in all we do. Some of our favorite events include the 30-Hour Famine, mission trips, and Capture the Flag! The normal meeting time for Youth Fellowship is:
- Sunday Evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Safe Sanctuary Policy
Normandy follows a Safe Sanctuary Policy for the safety of our children and youth. Among other things, the policy requires background checks on all staff members and volunteers working with children or youth. The policy also requires staff and volunteers to be properly trained before working with Children or youth.
Forms for Youth Participants and Adult Volunteers
Youth wishing to participate in youth events at Normandy are asked to complete the Registration for Participation Form listed below. Individuals who wish to serve as volunteers working with youth are asked to complete the Church Staff and Volunteer Application Form listed below. Completed forms may be given to the Director of Youth Ministries or the Pastor of Youth Ministries.