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, ALL students 6th – 12th grade, their families & their friends are welcome.

The goal of ENGAGE Student Ministries includes creating spaces for students, families, and student supporters to…

* Connect with each another and God — through fellowship, fun, games, and activities.
* Grow faith — through devotions, Bible study, Confirmation, small groups, and more.
* Serve in love — through monthly missions, Mission Trips, and outreach.

We believe we do this best through…
* Prayer
Serving Others 
* 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 b
y doing these – and having fun along the way – together
we believe our lives can be and will be transformed. 

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

SIGN UP to receive ENGAGE Text Alerts & Prayer Requests!

CLICK HERE to sign up for the ENGAGE Remind Text Alerts.
These texts are sent three or four times weekly with 
updates regarding prayer requests & upcoming activities and events.

All events & activities in KUMC’s Student Hall (unless otherwise noted).
Regular Weekly Activities
Wednesday ENGAGE
Summer Schedule (May 30 – Aug 15, 2018)
Fellowship Time 5:00 – 5:45 pm
ENGAGE Student-led Worship (KUMC Chapel) 5:45 – 6:15 pm
Fellowship Meal (Student Lounge) 6:15 – 6:45 pm
Small Groups & Fellowship 6:45 – 8:00 pm

Sunday ENGAGE Schedule
Breakfast & Bible 9:00 – 10:00am
Join adult Bible Study leaders and other students
discuss and explore the Bible, current events and world issues,all while enjoying breakfast (donuts, cinnamon rolls, eggs, sausage, etc)
Breakfast & Bible is currently using The Bible Project’s Read Scripture & Word Studies video series.
For more information on this curriculum, CLICK HERE.
To watch a 3-min intro to this video series, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Special Events & Activities

Student & Adult Inter-Congregational Mission Trip to
South Dakota Pine Ridge Native American Reservation; Dupree, SD
July 14 – 21, 2018
CONTACT JESS ASAP if interested in attending!

For anyone interested, a inter-congregational mission trip to Dupree, SD is planned for
Sun, July 14 – Sun, July 21, 2018. There is space for five KUMC members to attend and, while the cost is $650.00 per person, thanks to mission donations and scholarship, the cost to any individual who’d like to attend is only $50.00!

Please contact Jess Horsley for more information or to sign up today! (NOTE: Any adult over 18 years of age must be Conference Safe Sanctuaries trained and certified to attend; contact Jess for more info on this).
KUMC Student Cleaning Day
Sat, June 23 @ 10am
KUMC Student Hall
Join Olivia and crew for a morning of cleaning up the student lounge and student hall! We’ll sweep, swab, vacuum and dust to get the student areas ready for another summer of awesomeness! Donuts will be provided for breakfast and pizza for lunch!
KUMC Student Garage Sale
Collection begins Sun, July 29 @ 12noon
Collection Mon, July 30 – Thurs, Aug 2; daily 9am – 5pm
Preview Night: Fri, Aug 3, 5pm – 7pm
Full Sale: Sat, Aug 4, 8am – 11:30am
Remnants Sale: Sun, Aug 5, all morning

Once again KUMC Student Ministries will be hosting its annual Garage Sale.
Students are encouraged to sign up to serve daily throughout the week in order to help organize donations and prepare for the weekend sales. Snacks and meals are provided daily for all students and adults who serve.
For the Week of June 18 – 24
ENGAGE Movie Tuesday: The Incredibles 2
Tues, JUNE 19 @ 7:15pm 
Des Peres 14 Cinema

For those who ordered tickets, the first Movie Tuesday of Summer 2018 is Tues, June 19 @ 7:15pm at Des Peres 14 Cinema. Olivia, KUMC’s Student Intern, will meet students at the movie at 7:00pm for an evening of fun, food and fellowship!
ENGAGE Worship
Wed, June 20 @ 5:45pm
Caitlin Deneau preaching: “Emailing God”
KUMC Student Lounge

Join Caitlin Deneau, ENGAGE Alum and Student Leader, on Wed, June 20 as she delivers a word on communicating with God! Would it be easier to just email or text God? Do you think God would email or text back? If so, what would God reply to you? Join us for our weekly interactive worship in the Student Lounge at KUMC!
Fellowship Meal: French Fry Bar
Wed, June 20 @ 6:15pm (following ENGAGE Worship)
KUMC Student Lounge
Who said ketchup was enough? Grab some fries and get ready for all the fixin’s!
Say What? Student Summer Bible Study 
Word Study: Greek Word Agape & Hebrew Word Ahava — LOVE
Wed, June 20 @ 6:30pm
Student Lounge 
Join Jess as we study the Greek and Hebrew words for LOVE. Did you know there are 9 different types of love according to the ancient Greeks? That’s why it matters which one is used in the Bible!
Find out more about LOVE this Sunday, June 17 @ 9am in the Student Lounge!
Wed, June 20 @ 7:00pm
Kirkwood Park

Bring your Super Soaker, water balloons and swim suit – we’re heading to Kirkwood Park for an hour of water wars after food and study!
Student Breakfast & Bible Study
Word Study: Hebrew Words Chara (Joy) & Yakhal (Hope)
Sun, June 24 @ 9am
Student Lounge 
On Sunday, June 24 we’ll explore the Hebrew words for Joy and Hope. We’re called to have joy and hope in our lives daily – yet so often we find ourselves sad, disappointed, and even angry. How can better understanding these Hebrew words help us remain joyful and hopeful today? Find out more Sunday, June 24 @ 9am in the Student Lounge!
Worship this Weekend: Gimme a Break, I Need a Rest!
Jess Horsley preaching: Exodus 20: 8 – 11, Matthew 11: 28 – 30
Sat, June 16 @ 5:05pm & Sun, June 17 @ 9am & 10:30am
The Wood, The Sanctuary
You’re busy, I’m busy, everyone seems busy! Why are we so obsessed with busyness? 
Join Jess this weekend as we consider how to take a break…after all, Scripture tells us even God took a break, so why can’t we?
For the Week of June 25 – July 1
ENGAGE Night at the Muny: “Singing in the Rain”
Wed, June 27
Meet at KUMC @ 5:00pm
Carpool to Forest Park
Devo & Pizza on Art Hill
Muny “Free Seats”
Return to KUMC @ 10:30/11:00pm

Students and adult sponsors will meet at KUMC at 5:00pm, carpool to Forest Park, and enjoy a short devotion, pizza and soda at the Statue of King Louis IX on Art Hill. We’ll then head over to The Muny to enjoy “Singing in the Rain” from the free seats! (Students are encouraged to bring money for concessions). We’ll return to KUMC around 10:30/11:00pm.
EMAIL JESS with any questions or to SIGN UP to attend!
NO Student Breakfast & Bible Study on Sun, July 1!
ALL STUDENT INVITED TO ATTEND 9:00am Worship with Pastor Katie Trinter!
On Sunday, July 1, KUMC will be introduced to our new pastor, Rev. Katie Trinter! 
All students are invited to attend the 9:00am Contemporary Worship Service and get to know our new pastor!
(Regular Breakfast & Bible Small Group will resume on Sun, July 8 with a new Biblical Word Study).
Worship this Weekend: Welcome Pastor Katie Trinter!
Sat, June 30 @ 5:05pm & Sun, July 1 @ 9am & 10:30am
The Wood, The Sanctuary
ALL ARE INVITED to welcome KUMC’s new pastor, Rev. Katie Trinter!
If you’ve not been to worship in a while or are looking for a service to invite your friends to, this is IT!
Be sure to wear a name tag, introduce yourself, and meet KUMC’s new pastor!


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