Youth

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

The presence of youth is highly regarded at Zion UMC. Throughout the course of the year, they come together to learn about their faith, enjoy friendships, participate on mission trips, go on really cool field trips, and eat lots of food. Please know that the youth at Zion UMC welcome any youth that are active at other churches as well as those who have no church home. This is a relaxed and yet meaningful time for the youth where they experience a safe place to learn and talk and be a source of support for one another as they make their way through the teen years.

Youth Groups

Youth groups meet Sunday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. They do not meet the last Sunday of the month.

Kidz Klub (Age 4 - Grade 1)

  • Leaders: Shannon Kooser and Donna Scholl
  • This group will meet for Bible lessons, crafts, games, and snacks
  • Runs for eight weeks in the fall and eight weeks in the spring

Bible Bunch (Grades 2-3)

  • Leaders: Sarah Blose and Beth Kladny
  • This group will meet for Bible lessons, crafts, games, and snacks
  • Runs for eight weeks in the fall and eight weeks in the spring

Elementary Youth (Grades 4-5)

  • Leaders: Beth Hanz and Sandy Kalmar
  • Runs from September to May
  • Leaders determine study topics, mission projects, and special events

Junior High Youth (Grades 6-8)

  • Leaders: Kevin Ben and Cheryl Peters
  • Runs from September to May
  • Leaders determine study topics, mission projects, and special events

Senior High Youth (Grades 9-12)

  • Leaders: Scott & Lisa McClelland
  • Runs from September to May
  • Leaders determine study topics, Mission projects/trips, and special events

Children's Worship

Children's Worship is a time for students in Grades 1-4 to gather to learn about God and how to live according to His plan. The lessons follow the lectionary and students are given a story, activities, snack and take home papers. They gather after the Tot Spot during the 10:45am worship service and return to the Sanctuary during the closing hymn. It is a great way to share faith and to grow in God.

Childcare Information

There are two levels of childcare:

  • Family Room - Room #14 (Upper Level)
    • For nursing mothers, fussy babies, fidgety toddlers, and children who need to settle. There is a speaker in this room so parents can hear the worship service. All children in this room are to be accompanied by a parent.
  • Nursery - Room #9 (Lower Education Wing)
    • For children up to and including kindergarten age
    • Our nursery staff provides fun and lots of love to our children as parents attend worship. The nursery is staffed and available for the Sunday School hour (9:30am-10:30am) and the 10:45am worship service each Sunday. During the Sunday School hour, there is a lesson and an activity. Children are given the opportunity to play, to learn, and to fellowship together.
  • "Munchkin Methodist" Quiet Packs (Children ages 3 through 10)
    • These are found in the narthex and are labeled with appropriate age levels for your convenience. Take a tote into worship and then place it back in the used bin afterward. Be sure to take the children's bulletin with you at the end of worship.