High School students gather together on Sunday afternoons for The Edge - a place where they learn to:
Experience and Discover God Everywhere
There is amazing worship from our youth praise band, Higher Ground, followed by exciting large group games and fellowship. Students then break into their grade level small groups to help them see God for who He is and for themselves so that they can help love others the way God does.
High School students who are musically gifted or are seeking a place to explore their musical abilities are encouraged to join our youth praise band - Higher Ground!
Higher Ground provides worship for our Middle School Ministry at their Wednesday night Sanctuary, and also for our High School Ministry at The Edge on Sunday afternoons. In addition, they play during Sunday morning worship about once a month.
Practice are Sunday afternoons from 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
We believe passionately in providing opportunities for High School students to uphold the church with their:
Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness
High School students are encouraged to participate on a ministry team, help with worship leadership, be a part of the choir, or help with technology!
Some of the ministry groups available at CWUMC are:
Audio/Visual Arts, Caring, Children's, Communications, Facilities, Finance, Hospitality, Missinos, Muisic, Trustees, Welcome, Worship, Youth
Each summer, High School students have the opportunity to particapte in a Voyage. This is a 7-10 day mission trip where stadents are challenged to look and see where God is at work in the world, and within them.
It is a week of mission focused work projects, small group time, worship, and fun evening activities.
Registration begins at the beginning of the school year, with the dealine to register at the end of the CHristmas season. Individualized fundraising is offered throughout the year for all CWUMC youth events.
There are many summer camp options through the United Methodist Conference! All CWUMC Campers have special camp pricing when they register—$100 off any of the camp prices! Camping brochures become available in January. For more info: http://www.campminnesota.org/ . The camp that we encourage high school students from to attend is:
Hi, Friend! My name is Rachel Devereaux, and I have the absolute honor of serving Cross Winds UMC as their Director of Youth Ministries. I have been working with young people for almost 15 years. I am married to Jeff and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Madison (8) and Ashley (6). We also have a very silly miniature Schnauzer named Winston who is 9!
It is my hope that every youth who is a part of our ministry at Cross Winds will feel the love of the Lord, and fully know that they are beloved sons and daughters of Christ who are made in the image of God!
I look forward to being the hands and feet with you on your student’s journey! Hearts and warm hugs!