The youth of  Normal First  United Methodist Church are a group of sixth to twelfth graders who desire to live out our faith. We welcome and affirm everyone,  including LGBTQ individuals, as well as people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. We recognize each person is God’s beloved child. We believe God is loving and open. We see God in many different ways, and we pray and worship in a multitude of ways. We do not allow hate speech. We are respectful of each other’s opinion. We encourage one another.  We don’t gossip or talk about what is said at youth group.  We are concerned with social justice issues. We go on missions trips to learn about how God is working in other areas of our world. We are also a group that likes to have fun together. We hang out together, play pool video games and ping pong, and eat together!    
Stay in the loop for regular updates, events and meet others on the Normal First Youth Facebook Page.
For more information on youth activities, please contact Kim Burke  kburke@normalfirst.org . 
Junior & Senior High Sunday School
Course materials focus on faith-based solutions to issues relevant to the everyday lives of pre-teens. Sundays @ 9:30 AM.
Confirmation
Pastors and members of the youth ministries staff lead weekly faith formation classes for youth in Grades 8 and up. In May, the students are offered the opportunity to make their own commitment as members of the church to accept the costs and joys of Christian discipleship.
Weekly Youth Ministries Schedule
Junior and Senior High youth groups encourage students to engage in the world around them, grow spiritually, and develop strong friendships with weekly Youth Group, youth meal and hangout, service opportunities, mission trips, retreats and many other special events and activities throughout the year.
Sundays:
  • 9:30 AM—10:30 AM Jr. High Sunday School
  • 9:30 AM—10:30 AM Sr. High Sunday School
  • 4:00 PM—4:45 PM The Disciples, youth instrumental ensemble
  • 4:45 PM—5:30 PM Shalom Bells (depending on the month)
  • 5:30 PM—6:00 PM Youth Meal
  • 6:00 PM—7:00 PM Hangout and Fellowship Time
Wednesdays:
5:30 PM- 7:00 PM Junior and Senior High Bible Study. These weekly gatherings provide a time of worship, fellowship and small group discussions on real, relatable and relevant topics. During the summer the youth ministry meets Wednesday nights for games and summer activities.
Summer Sunday Nights- hangout,  play games and get to know others! We don’t meet regularly, but email Kim Burke
kburke@normalfirst.org . for more info!