Collide is a weekly gathering of praise, worship and Christ-centered messages relevant to 7th-12th graders. Join us from 5-7pm in DAC 404. Throughout the evening, students have an opportunity to build relationships with friends through meal time, games, and student-led discussion.No need to register ahead of time. Come as you are! Light supper available for purchase at the Snack Shack - we recommend bringing $5 per student.
Journey is Sunday morning fellowship and Bible study for 7th-12th graders! Students are welcome to join us during the 9:30 and 11am Sunday school hours for a time of spiritual conversation. Classes available for both junior and senior high students.
How does our faith shape us in unique times of transition, especially something as big as high school graduation? Exploring that question is what Crossroads is all about! All high school seniors are invited to participate in this class led by Dan Hernandez and Abigail Herrington. Beginning September 9, we'll meet every Sunday morning at 11am in DAC 403. Contact Abigail for details!
Our youth are encouraged to participate in worship in a variety of ways. Youth are a vital part of our congregation and it is our goal to help them find areas in worship where they may serve regularly based on their gifts and their interests. Many of our youth volunteer as ushers, singers, musicians, greeters and readers. During youth led services our youth offer congregational prayers, deliver the children’s message and give the sermon so that they may have the chance to offer their insights and their voices to whole church community. If you are interested in serving, please contact Kim Kuhlman.
Youth Small Groups
Youth small groups for 7th-12th graders where they can foster deeper relationships within the youth program, help build meaningful relationships with other youth and youth mentors, help each other build relationships with Christ and have accountability within the groups. If you are a youth or adult interested facilitating conversations in one of these youth-led groups, contact Abigail Herrington.
Youth Activities – Special Events
Throughout the year we have special events. Students can expect to get to know each other and make new friends while participating in these activities. Check back for upcoming activities!
Senior Weekend - May 18 and 19
Graduating high school seniors of Keller UMC are invited to participate in Senior Weekend on May 18 and 19. Graduates will be recognized during each worship service that weekend, and a luncheon will also be hosted on May 19 following the 11am service. To be recognized and to attend the luncheon, you must register and submit required photos by May 5. Please submit one baby photo, one senior photo, and the correct spelling of the honoree's name to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is customary that high school juniors and their parents/guardians host the luncheon on May 19. This includes cooking, decorating and serving. We will arrive by 9am the morning of luncheon to prepare. We will also set-up the evening prior. Contact Abigail Herrington for more information.
Youth Mission Trips
Every summer we look forward to mission trip, and it is a beloved tradition for students and adult leaders alike! We travel both in and out of state. Past trips include Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Tennessee. If you are interested in participating next summer, contact Abigail Herrington.
Junior High Mission Trip to San Marcos (Current 6th & 7th grade students for 2018-19 school year)
June 9-14, 2019, Southside Community Center River Work Camp
Southside Community Center’s mission is to assist those in poverty, while radiating God’s love through action. During our week of service we will assist with home repair, weatherization, painting and much more. Get details and register here!
Senior High Mission Trip to Baton Rouge
July 7-13, 2019
Get ready for a week of service in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Youth entering 9th grade all the way through graduated high school seniors, are invited to participate in the annual summer mission trip. This year we will partner with the Louisiana United Methodist Conference long-term recovery program to repair homes damaged from the disastrous 2016 floods. Get details and register here!
7th Grade Confirmation
Our Youth Ministry's main goal is for students to be able to graduate high school with their own faith journey strongly intact. Confirmation is a wonderful starting point within the United Methodist Church wherein 7th grade students can delve deeply into the tenets of our faith and ask tough questions in a safe environment. The promise parents make at their student's baptism to raise them in God's love is "confirmed" at this time. Students who have not previously been baptized have an opportunity to do so along with their confirmation at the conclusion of the class.
Opportunities in Youth Ministry
We have multiple opportunities where adults are not only welcomed but encouraged to volunteer. Sunday mornings through Journey (9:30 and 11am) and Sunday evenings with Collide (5-7pm). Please consider investing in the lives of our students here at Keller UMC. We'd love to have you join this ministry team!