Mission Trip 2018
Trip Preparation Meetings:
Sunday, June 3rd: 11:00am-12:30pm. This meeting is for trip participants. We'll explore expectations, consider ways this trip will differ from previous trips, and determine trip values and goals.
Wednesday, June 13th: 7:00-8:30pm. This meeting is for trip participants and a parent. We'll explain trip logistics (e.g. how we're getting to Baton Rouge, where we'll stay, what to bring), finalize paperwork, and answer questions.
WHEN: June 23rd -- July 1st
WHERE: Baton Rouge, LA
WHO: Students currently in 7th-12th grades are eligible.
WHAT: Home repair such as roofing, painting, repairing walls, or building ramps for families in need. Experiencing South Louisianan culture.
WHY: Continuing our journey with Jesus by following his command to love God and love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
HOW: Partnering with Revive225, a ministry of First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge.
SIGN UP: Nonrefundable $50 deposit and completed Expectations sheet holds your spot. Email Pastor Dave to indicate your interest.
Download Mission Trip Expectations sheet here.
Our church is a Safe Sanctuaries congregation. That means we walk the talk of keeping kids safe, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Our Vision for Youth Ministry
For WUMC to be a place to belong, a place to know God loves you, and a place to hear God calling you to a life of loving service for the transformation of the world.
Worship, conversation, study, prayer and serving others are our main tools for accomplishing that vision.
Sunday morning worship gatherings and Wednesday Night Live are the main times and places those tools are practiced.
What's Wednesday Night Live? WNL is our weekly gathering for youth
WNL happens most Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Woodridge UMC. All students in 7th to 12th grades are welcome. WNL strives to be a grace-filled, inclusive, and safe time for all. WNL begins with all ages together for games and dinner. Then, high schoolers and middle schoolers separate for conversation and a variety of learning experiences. Finally, all ages gather together for closing worship.
For School Year 2018-19, Confirmation is offered for 7th & 8th grade students (or older students who have not previously completed the program).
All students and parents need to fill out this Youth Ministry Registration Form and return it to Pastor Dave.
Wednesday Night Live 2018 Schedule
WNL is finished for this season
WNL will return in September 2018.
Sharing a meal together is a holy moment. Building community feeds our souls just as food feeds our bodies. Having dinner together is one of our weekly practices. Wednesday meal times, like most times at WUMC, are intergenerational -- sometimes literally. Our Meal Train site for meal planning will be updated in August with the 2018-19 school year schedule.