ENGAGE Youth Ministries

No matter what – NO MATTER WHAT – 
YOU are a beloved child of God.
YOU are important.
YOU are loved.
At ENGAGE Youth Ministries, YOU matter.
 
At ENGAGE Youth Ministries, ALL students 6th – 12th grade, their families & their friends are welcome. 
 
The goal of ENGAGE Youth Ministries includes creating spaces to…
* CONNECT with others and God.
* GROW in one’s faith.
* SERVE God & others in love.
 
We believe we do this best through…
* Prayer
* Reading & studying Scripture together

Prayer, Worship, Serving Others, and Scripture. These are the four pillars upon which your faith grows. These four pillars help you become your best self. And by doing these together, we believe lives can be transformed.

Have a question, comment, or concern? Want to talk about school, your family, your best friend or worst enemy? Want to talk about Jesus, Star Wars, comic books, movies or your favorite food? Have a prayer request? Want to grab lunch? (Jess is buying!)  Email Jess Horsley or text/call Jess at 314.750.4597.
 

SIGN UP to receive ENGAGE Prayer Text Alerts! CLICK HERE to sign up for the ENGAGE Remind Text Alerts. These texts are sent 2 – 4 x weekly with prayer requests & upcoming event info.

All events & activities in KUMC’s Student Hall (unless otherwise noted).
 
Regular Weekly Activities
Wednesday ENGAGE
Fellowship Time 3:00 – 4:30pm
Devo & Discussion Time 4:30 – 5:45pm
ENGAGE Worship 5:45 – 6:15pm
Fellowship Dinner 6:15 – 6:45pm
Small Groups 6:45 – 8:00pm
 

Sunday Youth Ministry

Breakfast & Bible        9:00 – 10:00 am 
Join adult leaders and other students to  discuss and explore the Bible,
current events & world issues – all while enjoying breakfast together!
 
Breakfast & Bible currently uses The Bible Project’s
Read Scripture & Video Studies.
For more info, CLICK HERE.

Youth Service Opportunities

Want to help make a difference in the life of a child?
Want to set an example for pre-K, early elementary kids or tweens?
Want to earn service hours for Confirmation, school or NHS?
CLICK HERE and sign up to serve with the KUMC Kids!
 
 
GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019: What’s Next?
 
Special Prayer Service & All-Night Prayer Vigil  
Sat, March 16
KUMC Sanctuary & Chapel
5:05pm – All Night
The special called session of the UMC General Conference recently met in STL and many are still wrestling with the results of the decisions made there. 

You, friends, family and all are invited to join Pastor Katie this Saturday, March 16 at 5:05pm in the Sanctuary for a special prayer service followed by an all-night prayer vigil in the KUMC Chapel.
CLICK HERE if you are interested in taking part in the prayer vigil.

Any Questions, Comments or Concerns, CLICK HERE and EMAIL JESS. 

What you need to know right now:
You – no matter what – are made in God’s image.

You – no matter what – are a beloved Child of God.
You – no matter what – are loved by God, by Jess, by Pastor Katie and by so many people at KUMC!
 

UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Wed, March 13
NO regular ENGAGE Worship
We have special guests – the band Poor Bishop Hooper – leading worship this evening (see below). Join them as well as Jess, Pastor Katie and others for this awesome musical worship experience!
 
 
 
Wed, March 13
6:00 – 6:45pm
ENGAGE Dinner
Youth Lounge
Pizza, cheesy bread, soda, chips, and all the junk foods!
 
 
 
Wed, March 13
7:00 – 8:00pm
Sanctuary 
This is the season of Lent and many choose to experience the Stations of the Cross as a part of their faith practice during this time. Join the band Poor Bishop Hooper as they share a new, musical way for us to walk the Stations of the Cross.
 
 
 
Special Prayer Service & All-Night Prayer Vigil  
Sat, March 16
KUMC Sanctuary & Chapel
5:05pm – All Night
The special called session of the UMC General Conference recently met in STL and many are still wrestling with the results of the decisions made there. 
You, friends, family and all are invited to join Pastor Katie this Saturday, March 16 at 5:05pm in the Sanctuary for a special prayer service followed by an all-night prayer vigil in the KUMC Chapel. CLICK HERE if interested in signing up to take part in the All Night Prayer Vigil.
 
 
 
Sun , March 17
No Confirmation
Spring Break
Enjoy the week away from school and Confirmation and be safe if you’re traveling! We look forward to seeing you back at Confirmation on Sun, March 31!
 
 
 
Sun, March 17
9am – 10:00am
Breakfast & Bible: Lent Series
Cultivating Resurrection in the Home
Youth Lounge
Throughout Lent, we’ll be exploring what it means to “cultivate resurrection” and find the abundant life Christ leads us towards. What does it mean to ask and seek forgiveness, transformation, and authentic change? How can we do this in the different places and spaces in our lives?
 
 
 
Wed, March 20
NO ENGAGE ACTIVITIES
Spring Break
Enjoy the week away from school, ENGAGE and Kirkwood – if you’re traveling! Be safe and we look forward to seeing you back to ENGAGE on Wed, March 27.
 
 
 
Sun, March 24
No Confirmation
Spring Break
Enjoy the week away from school and Confirmation and be safe if you’re traveling! We look forward to seeing you back at Confirmation next Sun, March 31.
 
 
 
Sun, March 24
9am – 10:00am
Breakfast & Bible: Lent Series
Cultivating Resurrection in the Temple/Church
Youth Lounge
Throughout Lent, we’ll be exploring what it means to “cultivate resurrection” and find the abundant life Christ leads us towards. What does it mean to ask and seek forgiveness, transformation, and authentic change? How can we do this in the different places and spaces in our lives?
 
 
 
Wed, March 27
5:45 – 6:15pm
ENGAGE Worship: Tyler & Andrew lead
KUMC Chapel
Confirmands Tyler and Andrew lead our weekly youth-led worship service this week as we explore relevant topics and discuss how God is calling us to respond as youth, adults and Christ-followers in the world today!
 
 
 
Wed, March 27
6:15 – 7:00pm
ENGAGE Fellowship Meal
Youth Lounge
This week we’ll enjoy some great food and awesome fellowship.
 
 
 
Sun, March 31
10:00 – 11:00am
ONE WORSHIP WEEKEND
Join Pastor Katie for a single service in praise of our God and Savior Jesus! There will be special music in a variety of styles and an amazing call to be transformed – together – as the body of Jesus Christ at live and at work in the world!
 
 
 
Sun, March 31
9:00 – 10:00am
Confirmation Class: Stump the Pastor!
Youth Lounge
Have a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask the pastor?
Join Pastor 
Katie on Sun, March 31 for 45 minutes of Q&A. Have a burning question you’ve wanted to ask the pastor? Now’s the time!
 
 
 
Sun, March 31
No Regular Breakfast & Bible or Sunday School
ONE WORSHIP WEEKEND!

There will be no regular children’s Sunday school or Breakfast & Bible small group. Worship 

 

 

SPECIAL YOUTH EVENTS THIS SUMMER!

 
Heartland Ignite Mobile Day Camp
Mon, June 10 – Fri, June 14
8:30am – 5:30pm daily Work this week and YOU could go to Youth 2019  for free! CLICK HERE AND EMAIL JESS for more info and to SIGN UP to be a Teen Leader!
For more info about the camp, CLICK HERE!
 
 
 
 
Wed, July 10 – Sun, July 14 (5 days, 4 nights)
Kansas City, MO
Cost/ student: $375 per person

For more information about the event, CLICK HERE.
FIVE DAYS of worship, music, speakers, mission work, fun, fellowship, food, dancing, comedy, and sheer awesomeness in Kansas City! The YOUTH event is held every 4 years and open to students from around the world.

Confirmation

A time to consider saying “YES” to Christ. Begin to live into your faith walk and CLICK HERE to visit our Confirmation page for more information.