ENGAGE Student Ministries

No matter what,
YOU are a beloved child of God.
YOU are important.
YOU are loved.
At ENGAGE Student Ministries, YOU matter.
At ENGAGE Student Ministries, ALL students 6th – 12th grade, their families & their friends are welcome. 
The goal of ENGAGE Student Ministries includes creating spaces to…
* CONNECT with each another and God — through fellowship, fun, games, and activities.
* GROW faith — through small groups, Bible study, Confirmation, and more.
* SERVE in love — through monthly outreach & mission.
We believe we do this best through…
* Prayer
* Reading and 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 – and having fun along the way – 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 Family & Student Minister Jess Horsley or text/call Jess at 314.750.4597.

SIGN UP to receive ENGAGE Text Alerts! CLICK HERE to sign up for the ENGAGE Remind Text Alerts. These texts are sent 3 – 4 x weekly to update you with prayer requests & upcoming activities!

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


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 donuts, bagels, pop tarts and more!
Breakfast & Bible is currently using The Bible Project’s Read Scripture & Video Studies.
For more information on this curriculum, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Events & Activities
Sun, Dec 9
Confirmation Class: 
THE Prophets (p. 37 – 40 in Old Testament Book)
9:00 – 10:00am
Student Lounge
This Sunday, Emilee leads as we discuss the prophets. Who were these people who heard God’s voice and shared it with the world? What happened to them when they did? (HINT: it wasn’t always good!) How can YOU be a prophetic voice today in a world in desperate need of God’s love and grace? Find out more this Sun, Dec 9 @ 9am in the KUMC Student Lounge!

Be sure to read pages 37 – 40 in your Old Testament Book with Friend in Faith and be ready to answer the following questions: 
– What’s a truth you have no problem sharing with others? What’s a truth you’d have a hard time sharing?
– Why can it sometimes be difficult to share God’s Word with other people?
– What might happen if you always told the truth? 
Sun, Dec 9
Breakfast & Bible: Draw Near – Where are We Going?
9:00 – 10:00am
Student Hall Classroom 
Join Jess as this Sunday we watch another video and consider where is was Joseph and Mary were going and where we’re challenged to go today? We’ll of course continue coloring Advent Coloring Sheets to post throughout KUMC! And, a
s always, there will be donuts, rolls and breakfast served!
Sun, Dec 9
Advent Event: “The Star” Family Movie Night
5:30 – 7:00pm
The Wood

All children, students and families are invited to KUMC for an evening of family film fun as we watch the family-friendly animated Christmas movie “The Star” on the big screens in The Wood! Enjoy pizza, popcorn, drinks and Christmas cookies as we prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus and explore how we too might point towards Jesus in our lives!
Wed, Dec 12
3:00 – 5:30pm
ENGAGE Fellowship

Come hang out, work on your finals, read, listen to music, text, watch FAIL videos and have fun with fellow students and adult leaders alike! Enjoy junk food, candy, chips and sodas too!
Wed, Dec 12
5:45 – 6:15pm
ENGAGE Worship: What are YOU waiting for?

Jess preaches from Matthew 24
Jesus warns us to be ready for His return, but often we’re not even ready for our grades to be reported! What are YOU waiting for when it comes to Christ being more involved in your life?
Wed, Dec 12
6:15 – 7:00pm (after ENGAGE Worship)
Dinner with Pastor Katie: Chinese Food!

ENGAGE Students will enjoy Chinese food in the Youth Lounge while new guests and visitors get to know Pastor Katie in The Cafe upstairs! Bring a new friend, enjoy some Chinese take-out and learn to use chopsticks!
Sat, Dec 15
Meacham Park Children’s Christmas
Party Helpers and Face Painters Needed!

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Kirkwood Community Center EMAIL JESS & sign up to serve today!
KUMC will once again be helping host the 2018 Meacham Park Kid’s Christmas Party and we need YOUR help! KUMC will provide hot dogs and buns, cookies and goodie bags for approx 150 children expected to attend! We also need YOU to help paint faces and host the party!
Sat, Dec 15
Six Flags Saturday: Holiday in the Park
6:00 – 8:00pm (following Ignite Table Worship)

Invite other students and families from KUMC and enjoy an evening of holiday lights, music, wonder and cheer!
Come to Ignite Worship! We’ll meet at 6:00pm – after Ignite Table Worship – and carpool to Six Flags, where we’ll enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship! All who have a season pass or personal tickets are invited to attend!
Sun, Dec 16
Journey Youth Choir’s Coffee House Christmas Program
4:00 – 5:30pm
The Wood 
EMAIL KATHY for more info!
Join Journey Youth Choir and the Celebration Choir as they share their gift of music with the community!
Tickets are on sale now – $10 for adults, $5 for children – with all proceeds going towards the 2019 Journey Youth Choir Tour & Mission Trip!
Sun, Dec 16
KUMC Student Ministry Christmas Party
5:30 – 6:30pm (immediately following Journey Choir Program)
The Student Lounge

Enjoy cake, ice cream, fellowship, food, fun and more!
Take part in a $5.00 gift exchange and watch Linus explain the *real* meaning of Christmas!
Wed, Dec 19
KUMC Children & Student Christmas Caroling & ENGAGE Christmas Party
Meet at 4:15pm in KUMC Lobby
4:30 – 6:00pm (Caroling)
6:00 – 7:00pm (Dinner & Party)

ENGAGE Students, Journey Youth Choir & KUMC Celebration Choir all join forces to sing and share the joys of music with local retirement communities! All children & students interested in participating are invited to attend. Meet in KUMC’s entry way at 4:15pm to take part! We’ll return to KUMC around 5:45pm to enjoy pizza, cake, ice cream and a short Christmas Party in the Student Lounge!
No Confirmation Class – Sun, Dec 23 or Sun, Dec 30
Christmas Break: No Confirmation Class 
KUMC’s Wednesday ENGAGE Student Ministry activities will NOT meet during the school holiday break on Wed, Dec 26 and Wed, Jan 2. Enjoy the time off and away from school and get ready for an exciting 2019 when we return on Wed, Jan 9!
No ENGAGE – Wed, Dec 26 or Wed, Jan 2
Christmas Break: No ENGAGE Student Activities 
KUMC’s Wednesday ENGAGE Student Ministry activities will NOT meet during the school holiday break on Wed, Dec 26 and Wed, Jan 2. Enjoy the time off and away from school and get ready for an exciting 2019 when we return on Wed, Jan 9!
Mon, Dec 24
Christmas Eve Family Worship with Live Nativity & Petting Zoo5:30-7:30pm

Join sheep, goats, and donkeys in small court yard as well as Camels in front of the sanctuary for an evening of praising God and celebrating the birthday of our savior, Jesus Christ! NOTE: Students can sign up to take part in the live nativity; great way to earn service hours!
EMAIL JESS to sign up to help!
Sun, Dec 30
One Worship Weekend, Potluck & “Bounce into New Year” Family Event
Worship – 10:00am
Potluck – 11:00am (immediately after worship)
Bounce Family Event – 12noon (immediately after potluck) – 4:00pm 

Enjoy a morning and afternoon of praise, food, fun and fellowship as we come together for ONE WORSHIP following the Christmas holiday. Immediately after worship, bring a dish to share and enjoy food and fellowship with family and friends. Then, head up to the gym and take a run through the inflatable obstacle course and enjoy an afternoon of bouncing fun as we prepare to “bounce into 2019!” NOTE: No Breakfast & Bible Small Group or Confirmation on Sun, Dec 30!
Sun, Jan 6
Confirmation Resumes 
Kick off the new year in style as the Confirmation class meets again on Sun, Jan 6. Jess will be leading as we discuss the Wisdom literature in the Bible and how 3,000 year old writings still have something to teach us today!
Wed, Jan 9
ENGAGE Wednesday Student Ministry Activities Resume


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.