Wednesday, September 5th:

Wednesday Night Live Kickoff, 6:00-8:00pm at Castaldo Park, Woodridge. All students in 7th-12th grades welcome and invited as our ministry year begins with dinner and games. 



Friday--Sunday, September 21st-23rd:

All Youth Retreat at Dickson Valley Camp, Newark, IL. Students in 7th-12th grades are welcome. Get away and create community through games, interactive learning, prayer stations, camp fire, and more.   RSVP to Pastor Dave.  



Sunday, October 14th:

Movie and Brunch! 12:00-3:00pm. All students in 7th-12th grades welcome for an afternoon of watching Shrek and eating waffles. RSVP to Pastor Dave. 

Safe Sanctuaries

Our church is a Safe Sanctuaries congregation. That means we walk the talk of keeping kids safe, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

It also means all of our leaders, both staff and volunteer, are background checked and Safe Sanctuary trained.

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 will return September 5th, 2018. See "Special Events" on this page for details.

WNL at regular time and place -- 6-8pm at WUMC -- happens most Wednesdays during the school year.

September 12th, 19th, and 26th.

October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th.

November 7th, 14th, and 28th.

December 5th and 12th.

In 2019

January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

February 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.

March 6th, 13th, and 20th.

April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th.

Season Finale May 1st. 


WNL Meals

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.

We use the Meal Train website for organizing and scheduling our meals. Please click over to Meal Train to sign up. All instructions are there, including how many people to plan for, when we eat, what the church provides, and meal suggestions.