High School

Small Groups

Small Groups for Middle and High School Students
Middle and High School Small groups will be starting again on Sunday, January 31st! We are excited to meet safely and continue to grow in faith together!

High School

4:00pm-5:00pm with choir following (5:00-6:00 p.m.)

Middle School

5:00-6:00 p.m. with choir before (4:00-5:00 p.m.)

We ask that everyone sign up by January 27th so we can plan accordingly.
Sign Up Here
Locations
  • HS Choir – Fellowship Hall
  • MS Choir – Fellowship Hall
  • Confirmation – Fellowship Hall
  • HS & MS Small Groups – CLC and surrounding room in the CLC
Small Group FAQ
  • How will social distancing & safety be handled? We will meet in the CLC and will disperse into small groups. Each group will have their own room and chairs will be placed  8  feet apart. Masks will be required at all times.  Chairs will be provided and wiped down in between middle school and high school.
  • How will small groups be divided? Once we see who signs up, we will divide the groups based on buddy preferences (each youth may choose a buddy to be in a group with). Most likely we will have two groups for middle school gals, two for middle school guys, two for high school gals, etc. It just depends on how many youth register and what their preferences are.
  • How does choir factor into this plan? We’ve been working close with Casey Proch and our music department to make sure we’re in collaboration.
  • What will the evening schedule look like?

**Dinner will not be provided**

Sunday Schedule
    • High School Small Groups: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Genesis (Middle School) Choir: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • IXOYC (High School) Choir: 5:00-6:00 pm
    • Middle School Small Group: 5:00-6:00 pm
    • Confirmation: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • What if my student isn’t registered but shows up? The church is open to all. We are hoping to have as many youth sign up/register as possible to make it easier for our adult volunteers to plan for safe social distancing. It’s our hope that this model will also provide a small group feel of being cared for with good follow up if students drop from the radar. A family-style feel within a large church structure.
  • Who are the small group leaders? There will be two adults per small group to maintain our Safe Sanctuary policies. Some familiar faces and some new ones — Treasured young adults, parents, previous choir camp counselors, Sunday School teachers, staff, and more. Safe adults who care about our students and say “yes!” to creating a place to learn about Jesus.
  • How can I sign my youth up? Click here to sign up! 
Student Ministries

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Sunday School

High School Sunday School
Paused until meeting in the building resumes.

High school students meet in the Room #214 at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, learning, fellowship, discussion and fun.

Registration Form

High School Youth Group

9th-12th Graders
Sunday Nights @ 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Dinner from 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Beginning September 13

Wrap up the weekend and start your week off right with small groups! Get your homework done early, and join us Sunday evenings for a wide variety of events and experiences! Enjoy dinner with friends, grow in your faith, and be ready for a fun time!

Registration Form

Missions and Service Opportunities

High school youth participate in a variety of Missions and Service opportunities both locally, nationally, and internationally.  Opportunities are offered each month for students to be the hands and feet of Christ. In addition to monthly missions, students rotate through our partners in Costa Rica, Michigan, and the Appalachia region.

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Youth Choirs

Praise the Lord through music! Middle school and high school choirs and bells rehearse Sunday evenings and sing several Sundays throughout the school year.

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Choir Camp

Choir Camp is offered each summer for 4th through 12th grade students. 

More Info

High School Newsletter

Parents, subscribe to the high school newsletter and stay up to date on upcoming activities.  Students, join the GroupMe app to stay in touch with your church friends, by contacting the high school coordinator.

Sign Up For Newsletter

Scholarships

High School seniors and college students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from United Methodist Women of Birmingham First. 

Scholarship Information

High School Retreats

A weekend of fun, fellowship and mission before school begins. September 1-3. Offsite.

2020 Winter Retreat

High School Hang Out

Thursdays beginning September 13 from 2:30-3:45 p.m., prior to Spark. Birmingham Campus.

High School Lock-In

Date and details coming soon. Watch the High School online newsletter. Birmingham Campus. 

High School Small Group for Gals

A student-centered small group for girls in 9th-12th grade. Meets every other Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Birmingham Campus.

For More Information – 
Sarah Alexander
Director of Young Adult and High School Youth Ministries
Send email
248-646-1200 ext. 3128