Youth Ministry

Silver Spring UMC Youth Group

Youth ages 6th-12th grade are invited to participate in all youth group activities. During the pandemic, we met via zoom from 5-6pm on Sunday evenings for a little social time and for reading and exploring Bible stories and big questions together. Eventually, we began some masked, socially distant outdoor activities, and are looking forward to an even more “normal” year in the 2021-2022 school year. Summer 2021 is dotted with some outdoor activities, including some service projects.

The youth group meets once a week, September through May. Our meeting times vary, depending on the activity planned and whether it’s a middle school meeting, a high school meeting, or a combined event! Our regular meetings consist of games, creative reflection, devotions, Bible study, fellowship, and much more. We also plan retreats, service projects, fundraisers, lock-ins, and fun trips to amusement parks and other attractions. Our youth are also encouraged to be active in the ministries of the church. They participate in worship as liturgists, scripture readers, acolytes, crucifers, and ushers. They also volunteer at Vacation Bible School and participate in summer mission trips. We welcome all youth who are in grades 6-12 to participate! We strive to create an inclusive and supportive community where youth can explore the relationships between themselves, God, and the world.

For more information regarding any youth ministry opportunity, contact Rev. Daniel Cho, our Associate Pastor and Director of Youth and Connecting Ministries, at  dcho@silverspringumcp.org.