Youth ministry at SUMC seeks to be a place of love and acceptance for youth from newborn to grade 12. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, we welcome everyone. Our ministry provides opportunities to ask questions, learn about God, grow closer to God and share God by being the hands, feet and heart of Jesus Christ to others.
Weekly, at the Sunday Services, we do have a staff member that runs the nursery. Although children are welcome at every service, some parents may prefer to let their infants-preschoolers play during the service, and our background-checked staff member, Miss Virginia, is on hand to help with that.
Sunday School for children preschool-12th grades takes place every Sunday during the school year from 10:10 to 10:50 am. Preschool attends in the nursery, K-5th grade is in room 103 and 6th-12th are in the Youth Room. We study the Bible by asking questions as well as wondering what we believe and why we believe. We are constantly looking for ways to see how God is with us and celebrating the love of Christ Jesus.
Youth have the opportunity to participate in Confirmation. The Confirmation classes offer youth the time to ask how God is in their lives, what Jesus has to do with them and ultimately what any of this has to do with their daily lives. This offers opportunity for conversation and learning about Christianity, The Church, The United Methodist Church and Solon United Methodist Church, in particular. Classes begin in the new year and run through the spring. At the end of Confirmation classes, youth can decide whether or not to become full members of Solon United Methodist Church.
Youth Group is a place where all are welcome. We have fun, we love God and share Christ. We usually meet on the second and fourth Sundays, but depending on the event, these days vary. The church calendar keeps track of our monthly schedule. We laugh the delight of the Lord.