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Welcome to Youth Ministries at Cross Winds UMC

A fun, welcoming community where students can serve and grow in faith together
toward becoming deeply committed Christians.

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Sunday Mornings ­– Middle School and High School

If you want to grow deeper in your understanding of yourself and faith, then Sunday morning groups are for you! Every Sunday morning, groups are offered during the school year for 6th-12th grade students.

Middle school students will meet in the Youth Room at 9am where they will spend time together and be led by adult volunteers. XP3 by Orange is the current curriculum used.

High school students will meet in the High School room at 9am. Students can spend time together in a comfortable setting while enjoying some fun games and group discussions. Group discussions are led by the Youth Director.


Wednesday Nights-Middle School Program

Wednesday evening classes are offered during the school year for students in grades 6th-8th.  The fellowship hall is open to students for hang out time from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. Classes meet from 7:00-8:00 pm. Dinner is offered once a month at mentor night programming.


Pre-Confirmation (6th grade) Introduction to the Bible

On a Wednesday night, 6th graders will have the opportunity to have an opening game time with other youth classes, then they are dismissed to their own small group experience to grow in their faith. During the small group, 6th grade students will be introduced to the Bible. Students will engage with the history, authorship, content, & nature of the Bible. Twice a month, classes are led by adult volunteers. Once a month there are service projects & extra game time offered. Once a month, students have mentor nights where they are partnered with high school students for activities.

Pre-Confirmation is open to all 6th grade students (intent to be confirmed is not required).  


Confirmation (7th-8th grade) The New Testament

Confirmation is the time in a student’s life when they claim faith for themselves by confirming the promises made at their baptisms by their family. Through Confirmation, students have the opportunity to explore their faith by asking questions, digging deeper, serving others, and learning more about God and the Church. They will journey alongside committed adult mentors and a small group of their peers. At the end of Confirmation, they will be invited to make a public commitment to Christ and become a full member of our church community.

On a Wednesday night, confirmation students will have the opportunity to have an opening game time with each other, then they are dismissed to their own small group experience to grow in their faith. During the small group, the students will be study and engage the New Testament. Twice a month, classes are led by adult volunteers. Once a month there are service projects & extra game time offered. Once a month, students have mentor nights. This year, students will study and engage the Lord’s Prayer on mentor nights.


Special Events

Throughout the year, we offer students in grades 6-12 opportunities to participate in various events and service projects wit local service organizations.  To learn more about these opportunities, subscribe to the youth update emails.


Want to Help?

Are you interested in helping with Student Ministries?  We would love to connect with you. As a volunteer, we ask that you be involved with the church for a year before working with students.  Whether you would like to lead a year long class, help behind the scenes, mentor a student, or help with a single event we have a role for you. We would love to talk with you about your gifts and how we can use them to serve our students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Sign Up for Cross Winds Youth email updates 

Information about the Cross Winds Youth programs is sent out via email to families registered in the youth program.  Contact the church office.

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