Middle 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
  • 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! 
More Info and Registration


Confirmation is an opportunity for 8th-grade students to grow in their faith, knowledge, and love of God and affirm the vows made at their baptism. In the Spring, the students are invited to confirm their faith during worship. At this time, they also become a member of the United Methodist Church. Confirmation is taught by Pastor Susie Hierholzer and Pastor Rachael Dunlap.

The deadline for registering is September 27th and class begins on October 4, 2020. Confirmation Sunday will be on May 2, 2021, during the 9:30 am worship service.

More Info and Registration
Middle School

Stay in Touch

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Middle School Youth Group
We continue to connect with our youth.

Games, Discussion, & Scripture for grades 6-8
Sundays 6:30pm-7:30pm until May 17

Choir “Rehearsal”
Games & Check-in for Genesis Choir
Tuesdays 2:00pm until May 17
Contact Casey Proch for details

(Students please see newsletter and Facebook Group for link)

Plus our online platforms for connection:
For more information on joining online for any of the youth or young adult gatherings,
please contact Pastor Susie Hierholzer

Sunday School

Summer Sunday school for 6-8th grade meets in the Wesley Room from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, June 4 – September 2. Join us for discussion, fellowship, and growing in faith. 

Registration Form

Middle School Youth Group

6th-8th Graders
Sunday Nights
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00-8:00 p.m. – Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group starts with dinner in Fellowship Hall, then head to the gym for games and recreation! End the night with devotions and small group discussions. 

Registration Form

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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Missions and Service Opportunities

Middle school youth participate in a variety of Missions and Service opportunities locally and nationally. 

Registration for Summer 2020 trip

Middle School Newsletter

Subscribe to the middle school newsletter and stay up to date on upcoming activities.

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Middle School Parenting Group

Middle School Parent Group
Sundays from 5:30-8:00 p.m. 

Come join us for dinner, fellowship and great discussions about being a parent of a middle schooler.
Contact Kristen Snyder for more information.
Contact Kristen

Middle School Lock-in

Choir Camp

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

Phone248-646-6407 Ext. 3134