Youth Ministry

The mission of our Youth Ministry is to foster an engaging and welcoming fellowship that inspires and equips youth to become disciples of Jesus Christ who –

  • live spiritually rich, God-centered lives,
  • surround one another with an unconditional love that fosters genuine relationships, and
  • extend the love of Christ to the community and the world.

Our Youth Ministry is governed by a congregational Youth Council (chairperson: Kathy Schluter) and staffed by Christy West, Director of Children, Family and Youth Ministry, and a part-time High School Youth Program Director. 

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Confirmation is a two-year program for 7th and 8th grade 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 – 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 at 6:30 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 2016-2017

November 30 – ROC Advent Adventure

December 7 – ROC Christmas Party

ROC will not meet for the remainder of December.  However, we encourage all youth and families to participate in Journey to Bethlehem and the Trees of Love mission project as a way to celebrate with people the blessing of Christmas.

We look forward to returning HOME to ROC on January 11th, 2017  

January 11, 2017 – New Year’s Resolutions

January 18 – May 10  – TBA

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!

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:

Sunday Morning at 10 am, in the Youth Room,

  • starting with fellowship (donuts and drinks provided)
  • worship time, typically related to the morning’s sermon
  • and a 30-minute class taught by leaders, church staff or members, or outside speakers in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.

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.

Come! Check us out!

You will find yourself growing in faith to be Christian servant-leaders.

Contact: Kathy Schluter, Chair of Youth Council

MACC (Musical Activities for Children of Christ):

Children (K4-5th Grade)

K3, K4 and K5 – Directed by Christine Annin and Melanie Berg

  • Practices are Wednesday, 6:15 – 7:00 pm in Room 219

Grades 1, 2, and 3 – Directed by Caitlin Arterburn and Jongjin Jun

  • Practices are Wednesday, 6:15 – 7:00 pm in the Choir Room

Grades 4 and 5 – Directed by Neil Bubke

  • Practices are Wednesday, 6:15 – 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

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

Our church offers summer opportunities for Middle and High School Students. Click below for more information.

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.

For More information, please contact:

Betsy Deakin or Mike Kelley, our institutional rep.

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