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YOUth

Trinity UMC values young people believing in the strength of the relationships formed at a young age within a Christian community. These relationships encourage, nurture, challenge and support youth in good and difficult times. Trinity UMC takes seriously its responsibility to raise young people and promote discipleship.

TEAM CYF (children, youth and family) is a dynamic group or ministry of people ranging in ages 10 to 86 years of age who CARE about young people. This ministry meets regularly to provide good counsel in areas such as Faith Formation, Youth Group, Mission trips, engaging worship, fun outings and meaningful service opportunities. Youth are an integral part of the whole faith picture at Trinity UMC. Equipping leaders at a young age is innovative, smart and fun!

Faith Formation opportunities are available on Sundays for YOUth. Faith in 30! is offered at a new time -  9:30 am. These are short faith lessons based on Chuck Knows Church, a United Methodist YouTube series. Sunday School also is offered at a new time -10:30-11:30 am. Youth in 5th through 8th grades learn about Christian faith using LINC: Living in Christ. (All 7th and 8th graders can attend this class whether they participate in Confirmation or not.)

CREDO - Confirmation 2014-2015 
7th and 8th grade youth begin a wonderful faith adventure this Fall. CREDO, an offical resource of the United Methodist Church, approved by the General Board of Discipleship and well liked by many neighboring congregations, provides diverse lessons in creative venues. Know Your Story - Confirm Youth Faith - Live Your Commitment are three main themes.  

Confirmands meet regularly for Lunch & Lessons from 11:45 - 1:30 pm. (In 2015, some meetings will take place in the evening.) We get to know one another and John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.  In addition, we travel to other congregations to experience diverse worship styles and other faith traditions and serve in a variety of ways. 

CREDO - the Way to firming UP the Faith for Confirmands, is a unique experience in learning about God, our Christian faith and the world. More information coming soon.

High School YOUth
Friendships, connections, worship, service and fun rank at the top of this ministry! Offering a variety of spiritual growth opportunities throughout the year to high school youth including a safe place to be and hang out with friends is TOP priority. Check out this list:
  • Serving at Just Harvest on the 3rd Friday of the month, a feeding ministry in Rogers Park; followed by going out for pizza or pasta.
  • Serving in the Pumpkin Patch. This serving raises money for the summer mission trip.
  • Studying faith issues through a small-group experience using current issues as they relate to spiritual growth and life-long relationships.
  • Summer mission trips involve planning, fundraising and educating the congregation on the importance of mission trips as Christians (Tanzania 2009, Detroit 2010, Rogers Park 2011, Detroit 2012 - 2014).
  • Supporting the church community by sharing their gifts and talents in worship, on ministry teams, in Sunday School classes, helping with fundraisers and building community through positive, Christian actions in a loving, intergenerational environment.
NEW! Teen Feast
Sunday nights - dinner and discussion led by special guest speakers covering a variety of relevant topics. Meet on the
3rd floor in the Youth Attic from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Dates are: October 26, John Moran, a financial advisor in the Chicagoland area, Finance Fun; November 16, Surprise!; December 7, Holiday Party and much more to come in 2015! 

Register here for more information, or contact Miss Catherine via email
 or call (847) 251-7333 x119.