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Confirmation is a two semester program for 8th grade and older youth. The mission of Confirmation is to guide the youth on their spiritual journeys and prepare them to confirm the vows made at their baptism and become members of the church.
Confirmation consists of fellowship and classes from 10:15 – 11:30 am on Sunday morning, worship and service requirements, a retreat in the fall, and activities throughout the year. The 8th grade youth take their Confirmation vows in May.
Join us on this life-forming memorable spiritual journey.
“ROC is HOME.” It is more than a church fellowship group for middle school youth. ROC stands for “Relying on Christ,” and we’re all about learning to trust and follow Christ every single day with friends!
ROC is open to all middle school youths, 6th through 8th grade. We meet in the Youth Room every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. following the church’s weekly Wednesday Night Live dinner. Each week we have “hang out” time, games and activities, and a short lesson designed to help us learn about the Christian faith. Our evening closes with our Christ Candle – a time of prayer that bring us closer to each other and to God.
If you are in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, you are invited for fun and fellowship at ROC. Come and learn how Christ is calling you and what it means to become a part of God’s wonderful story!
Program Schedule 2018-2019
We answer why ROC is a place for you
ROC is open to all middle school youth who want to build friendships, have fun, and learn about living a life of faith. ROC is a place where you can be yourself – no matter what! You belong here! Come join us. – Barbara Armstrong, a leader of ROC.
LOFT stands for “Living Out Faith Together” and that is exactly what our high school group is all about! It is our vision that youth will learn to become deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ who: love God, care for others, and serve in the world.
We offers youth in grades 9 – 12 safe and supportive fellowship and opportunities to grow in their faith and put their faith into action so that they can grow to be servant-leaders. The key elements of our high school program are found below:
Monthly and Semi-Monthly Service and Fellowship Opportunities
- weekend retreats
- fundraising events
- fun team-building activities
- and serving at meal programs.
During the Year, More Opportunities to Grow Leadership Skills
- by serving as camp counselors at Camp Lucerne,
- volunteering on the Appalachia Service Project (ASP),
- becoming teaching assistants during Vacation Bible School,
- and, for Sunday worship services, joining the choir and serving as a Scripture reader or usher.
MACC (Musical Activities for Children of Christ):
Children (K4-5th Grade)
The K3/K4/K5 Choir – meets from 6:15 – 7:00 PM on Wednesdays in Room 219.
- Leaders: Christine and Matt Annin. Christine teaches general music at Lake Bluff Elementary School, plays violin with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and teaches private violin lessons. Matt is the principal horn player of the MSO. The Annins have a deep faith in God, cherish children, and are world-class musicians.
The 1/2/3 Grades Choir – meets from 6:15 – 7:00 PM on Wednesdays in the Choir Room.
- Leaders: Mergee Donovan, Jongjin Jun, Megan Lybeck-Smoak, and Anna Van Nulland.
Mergee has singing/theatre experience, Jongin has keyboard experience, and Meg is a United Methodist pastor who loves music. Anna is an elementary music teacher. What a great combination of gifts these leaders will bring to our children!
The 4/5 Grades Choir – meets from 6:15 – 7:00 PM on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary.
- Leaders: Neil Bubke and Maddy Modrinski.
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Youth Praise Choir (6th-12th grade) – Directed by Neil Bubke
- Practices are Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:10 pm in the Sanctuary
Boy Scout Troop 400 produces one of the highest numbers of Eagle Scouts in Wisconsin – with over 120 boys reaching this rank in our 80 year history!
Please come support a great group of boys that supports our community!
Meetings are held on Monday evenings at the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay.
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42 youth and adult participants went to Breathitt County, Kentucky for their ASP Mission Trip from July 15 to July 22, 2017.
What is ASP?
Appalachia Service Project, Inc. is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that fosters human development by addressing the housing needs of Central Appalachia.
ASP’s primary goal is to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for the people of the Appalachian region of the US. Lives are transformed — youth from around the country become the hands and feet of Christ and serve one another out of His love. For more information, check out the homepage: www.asphome.org and ASPFacebook
Please Support ASP
It takes a lot of financial support to make the trip to Appalachia a possibility every summer. Here’s how you can support our next trip:
ASP Stock will be for sale (meet us in the Jones Narthex Sunday Mornings). You ‘invest’ in us, we’ll let you know what we’re up to each day of our trip!
Donate at the church office. Money goes toward scholarships, van rental, gas that will take us to Kentucky, and much more!
You are always welcome to make a contribution toward the trip, even when there are no fundraisers scheduled. Simply click on the donate now button or make a check out to UMCWFB and write ASP trip in the memo line!