A dynamic and vibrant youth ministry is one that is authentic, engaging, seeks to be in relationship with God, and emphasizes service. We encourage youth to ask questions, share doubts, and serve others. You are invited to join us for Sunday activities and special events throughout the year.
For the latest news and updates on our youth ministry, please visit our youth ministry blog. It contains a calendar of events as well as reflections and updates on all that is happening with our middle school and high school youth.
Held in Rooms 204 and 206: We meet every Sunday morning at 10:10am for youth in 6th - 12th grade. We gather for conversation with food and beverage from our youth coffee bar. The hour is spent in fellowship, prayer, and conversations around our faith. The Sunday School hour provides youth with the opportunity to explore the Bible and their relationship with God.
Youth Choir is a musical worship experience for students in Middle School and High School. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for the Youth to serve God, the congregation, the community and each other through music. We strive to learn and perform music with a variety of styles and topics, traditional and current alike. Basic theory and sight-singing are taught during rehearsal, and there are 8-10 performances throughout the year, including special services like Christmas and Easter. All are encouraged to attend, and we welcome instrumentalists as well!
Rehearsals are from 11:15am - 12:15pm in the music room on the first floor. Music is provided.
Occasionally the youth have special Break Out times when we enjoy time together with those in our age and gender specific groups (middle school girls, middle school boys, senior high girls, and senior high boys). Two leaders guide the youth to connect with each other, grow in their personal and communal faith life, and have fun.
Every other year, Metropolitan offers a Confirmation class for any youth interested in learning about the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church. With the guidance of teachers and mentors, these youth with spend about three months learning, growing and exploring their faith. After they have completed the course, the youth have the opportunity to decide if they want to join the church as full members and be baptized (if they were not baptized previously). This is a special time of growth and development for our young people and we seek to fully support them through Confirmation by providing mentors, retreats, and meaningful weekly discussions.
Appalachian Service Project
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The Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church sponsors a Boy Scout Troop, and has done so since the 1930s. The troop meets on most Monday nights and plans for one overnight campout for nine out of the twelve months of the year. During the summer, the troop attends one week of summer camp and usually plans for a high adventure trip for the older scouts as well.
The earliest a boy can join the troop is eleven years of age, or completed the fifth grade. If the boy is younger, then troop can recommend a cub scout pack that he can join until he is ready to join the troop.
For more information about the troop, please click here.