The JCUMC Youth program ministers to middle school and high school students with outreach continuing throughout their college years. They meet on the third floor of the education building, also known as the “Youth Floor.” Designed to be a welcoming place for teens, youth gathers there regularly to share in worship, study and have fun. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of experiences that build faith and strengthen their relationships with God, family, community and each other.
Brittany Sanders, Pastor of Youth Ministry
770-497-8215 X 1211
Sunday school classes meet from 9:45 am to 10:45 am on the Youth Floor. Students are guided through weekly Bible study and discussion where they gain faith knowledge as well as grow spiritually.
Our classes meet in the following rooms:
- 6th Grade | 315
- 7th & 8th Grade | 320
- 9th & 10 Grade | 322
- 11th & 12 | 323
- Special Needs | 325
Confirmation class is for seventh grade students and older who are interested in joining the church. The class meets on the third floor during the Sunday School hour (9:45-1-:45) starting in January and ending in May with Confirmation Sunday. During our time together, Confirmation students learn key beliefs in our Christian faith and learn about our Wesleyan and United Methodist heritage.
Confirmation Sunday takes place in May and is a special event. Confirmands are welcomed into the church family during the worship service. Afterwards, students and their families are invited to attend a celebratory reception in the Gathering Room.
The Youth Floor is open for students to enjoy on Sunday evenings. Catalyst begins with a time of snack and fellowship followed by praise and worship, a message, and games. Fellowship Dinners, Halloween, Christmas, and Super Bowl Sunday are always occasions for fun, food, and fellowship with one another.
Middle and High School students are invited to join us from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.
STUDY HALL OR STUDY BREAK
Study Hall or Study Break is a revamped version of the Johns Creek UMC Youth Mentoring and Tutoring Program. On Wednesday evenings, students are invited to join us on the Youth Floor for a brief devotion followed by a time for students to work together on homework and projects or take a study break. Study Hall or Study Break meets after Wednesday Night Dinner from 6:15- 7:15 p.m.
YOUTH PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Each August, our youth ministry hosts an open house for students and parents to learn more about the ministry, plans for the year, volunteer in different ways, and update contact information with the church. We ask parents to complete a form for our use at church and in case of emergency while we are on church property. This form will also be used to get parents signed up for the Youth News email.
When we leave church for activities and trips, an individual form will need to be completed. Event registration forms and details will be sent out well in advance of our leaving the church and forms will be available the day of the event as well. We must have a signed permission form for your student to leave church property.