YOUTH MINISTRY



Youth Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Waukesha is focused on formation and mission opportunities helping to develop both personal and social holiness in our youth (6th-12th grade) and their families.  Our goal is to help youth to discover and develop their faith identities through the support of a loving congregation that empowers youth to become strong leaders within the congregation and in the local community.  We seek to help youth to have a safe place to discover who they are, whose they are and to be equipped and empowered to develop their identities through making a difference in the world around them.  For more information about our programs, contact Elizabeth Ross, Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator.

Youth Group

Our Youth Group meets weekly on Sundays during the school year.  The goal of the group is to give youth the opportunity to practice their skills as disciples.  Activities scheduled during this regular meeting include mission work, planning intergenerational studies,  participation in worship services, bible study lessons and more.  Our youth have a heart for mission and social justice.  We provide opportunities for youth to live out their faith in the world through service projects at organizations like Northcott Neighborhood House, Hebron House of Hospitality, & United Methodist Children Services.  Our students have also participated in mission trips/urban immersion trips where they have learned more about issues of poverty and justice in our cities and communities.

CONFIRMATION CLASS

Confirmation allows youth the opportunity to ask difficult questions about God and the world, search for our voice together as Christians, engage in discipleship practices, and explore what it means to be a member of the United Methodist Church.  We explore by committing to learn together throughout the year, participating in service projects, serving in worship, and reflecting on the journey with members of the congregation.

Confirmation is geared toward students in 7th & 8th grade, but is open to older students who have not yet been confirmed but are interested in exploring.  Our next confirmation class will be starting in the Fall of 2021.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Ross, Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator.