Our mission of Normal First United Methodist church Youth Ministries is to provide a safe, open, and accepting environment, where youth can develop as disciples of Jesus Christ. Our vision is that youth will become firmly grounded in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ, and will be prepared to transform and serve in the world as His hands and feet. Our purpose is to provide a spiritual foundation for youth in their everyday lives through worship, Bible study, prayer, service, and fellowship. Stay in the loop for regular updates, events and meet others on the Normal First Youth Facebook Page.

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.


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.

Senior High Sunday School

Based on topics relevant to teens, this faith based study   explores current events and challenges youth to explore their faith and beliefs. Sundays @ 9:30 AM.

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.

  • 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

6:00 PM-8:00 PM Junior and Senior High Youth Group. 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.