Christian Education (Youth)

NOTE from the March 2021 Messenger:  Due to Covid and busy teenage schedules, the youth group has not been meeting regularly this school year however we always have our next social gathering and our next mission trip in the back of our minds.  We will keep you all posted when we do get something scheduled.

Sunday School:  Sunday School at Newark First UMC is held weekly from 9:00 am to 9:50 am starting the weekend after Labor Day until the third Sunday of June.  There are three classes available:  K-4, 5-8, and High School.  Please contact Jessica Wells or Janie Reeder for additional information.

Abby at Sunday School

Abby is decorating her Sunday School classroom.  She made flowers to hang between all the projects we have done this year.  Abby would love to have more members in her class – so if you are a first through fourth grader, she would love for you to come to Sunday School at 9:00am at our Church.  There are also classes for Middle School and High School.

Youth Group:   Please join us for Middle School Youth Group (Grades 6-8) every other Sunday for “Fun, Fellowship and More Fun!”.  Youth Group is followed by dinner from 5:30pm to 6:00pm.  The High School Youth Group  meets immediately following, and may join us for dinner at 5:30pm.  While this is hosted at Newark First UMC, the Youth Groups are open to ALL YOUTH, not just members of Newark First.

The Middle School group meets from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the High School group meets from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  Please contact Jessica Wells or Leah Talbot for additional information.

The youth group, along with the church Mission Team, traveled to Red Bird Mission in August 2018 and 2019.  There are plans to do a mission trip each summer.

Sr. High Confirmation 2018:

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, we celebrated the confirmation of Jenna Havert, Lynzee Havert, Josh Mercer, Ben Talbot and Trinity Wells.

Confirmation class is a re-affirmation of the baptismal vows that were made on the youth’s behalf when they were younger. We walked with them as we explored who we are as Christians and what the foundations of our United Methodist beliefs are.  In addition we read through the entire gospel of Mark during our time together, two chapters per week.  The entire congregation was encouraged to read along with the youth and their leaders.  Confirmation 2018 began on Sunday October 7th and continued every Sunday until November 25th.  Congratulations to the youth and their leaders.

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