Youth Ministries


Youth2015Come, join the fun with the UMC-Dunes’ Youth programs!

There are activities throughout the year for fellowship, learning and creating community.

Here is a description of how you can get involved.

All youth grades 6 – 12 are welcome!


SUNDAY SCHOOL:  A place for youth to develop a faith identity within United Methodist theology.

There are two (2) Sunday School classes for 6th – 12th grade students:

  • Junior High Sunday School (6th-8th grade, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m in the “Pit” Room).
  • Senior High Sunday School (9th-12th grade, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m in the Youth Room).

In addition to Bible studies, students focus on  learning to live out Christian love.  Both classes join together to prepare and create a “Youth Sunday” service.

YOUTH CHOIR:  Youth Choir includes 7th through 12th grade students.  We sing a variety of styles and utilize the various strengths and talents of the students in singing and instrumentation.  We generally sing the third Sunday of each month.  Our rehearsals begin after the youth Sunday School – from 12:15 p.m. till 1:00 p.m.  We usually meet each Sunday, except on holidays or during Spring Break.  Our last performance is on “Graduation Sunday” in June.  There is ongoing communication and much input for ideas from the students in arranging or even writing music.  It is a real privilege to encourage each other while we practice and join others in their faith during the worship service.

SMALL GROUP:  Youth in 6th through 12th grades are welcome to join us for a time of studying God and his Word.  We meet from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday’s in the Youth Room.

2Youth2015YOUTH GROUP:  Almost every Sunday, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., September through May, the Youth (6th-12th grade students) of United Methodist Church of the Dunes meet to enjoy fellowship, join in games and activities, participate in faith practices and journey towards being mature Christians.

The Youth Group learns and participates in numerous activities that include:

  • Feast nights – (a potluck and games for youth AND their families)
  • Movie nights
  • Service Projects
  • Adopt-a-Family
  • Caroling
  • Thanksgiving Food Basket
  • Ski-trip
  • Holiday Celebrations




Carillon Ringers is a Hand Bell music program designed specifically for 6th-through-12th grade students. Anyone can join – and no experience is necessary!  As a way of giving back to God, students will share their gifts of music with the congregation on the fourth Sunday of every month during the school year, starting in October.

Be sure to join the Facebook UMC Dunes Youth Group so you can keep up on all the activities and stay informed.


Welcoming all to come together to share thoughts,
do fun activities, grow in a relationship with God,
and live our Christian love.