Teenagers in grades 8-12 have a multi-faceted ministry at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. You’re encouraged to join Pastor Nate and other adult leaders for a variety of ministries, events, and ways to serve your neighbor in the name of Jesus Christ. Read on to learn about the Confirmation Relaunch for 8th Graders, Table Talk for Teens (Sunday mornings), our entire Sunday night lineup of UMYF, Bread Break, and Journey choir rehearsal, plus field trips, service projects, and special events.

Table Talk for Teens

Sundays at 11:15 AM-12:00 PM | Social Hall
8th-12th Graders | Beginning September 11, 2016

Grab a plate of breakfast and take a seat at the Table Talk for Teens tables in the Social Hall (we’re near the ice cream!). Table Talk is an opportunity to share with and listen to your peers on a variety of topics. We have an assortment of icebreaker questions, current event topics, and original discussion questions written by you. Come be part of new topics in our new location this year.

Adult leaders please sign up to volunteer here. Thank you!

UMYF Youth Fellowship

Sundays at 5:30-8:00 PM | UMYF
8th-12th Graders | Beginning September 11, 2016
On many first and fifth Sundays, we serve at Community Meals.

5:30-6:30 PM | UMYF (UM Youth Fellowship)
Large-group activities (art, videos, games, service, etc.) and “Band Practice” small group check-in

6:30-7:00 PM | Bread Break
We break bread together with a meal, $2 each.
Families sign up to bring a meal at SignUpGenius.com.

7:00-8:00 PM | Journey Rehearsal | Choir Room
New voices are always welcome!

Volunteer Sign-Ups

Various Dates | Various Locations
8th-12th Graders and Their Families!

Church of Youth ministries rely on servants like you to make it happen. Please prayerfully consider how you can be a consistent adult who listens to teens, judgment-free, and keeps them accountable and engaged.

Donut Sale Fundraisers
9:30-10:00 AM | Sundays | Carlson Hall

Bread Break Meal for 10-20 teens
6:30 PM – 7 PM | Sundays | Social Hall

Table Talk for Teens: Adult Moderators
11:15 AM – 12 PM | Social Hall

UMYF: Adult Leaders for Large Group / Small Group
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Church of Youth Room

Confirmation Relaunch

Sundays at 9 AM – 9:45 AM | Church of Youth Room
8th Graders | Beginning September 11, 2016

Our mission is to help youth feel and share the love of Christ in order to confirm the vows taken at their baptism and become full members of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Teens will learn something new about Jesus, themselves, and have fun and deepen friendships along the way as we explore ways to tie together faith and everyday life. In Year One (2016-2017), we focus on The Word, becoming more comfortable, knowledgeable, and practiced with the Bible as a way to get to know God and ourselves. In Year Two (2017-2018), we focus on The Church, becoming more comfortable, knowledgeable, and practiced with being a member of the United Methodist Church. Families who want to be part of Confirmation this year should please contact Pastor Nate Melcher.

Journey Choir

Sundays at 7:00-8:00 PM | Choir Room
8th-12th Graders | Beginning September 11, 2016

Journey sings a wide variety of music and offers the gift of its music in worship and in special concerts.

The choir is always open to new voices. Please contact Bill Mathis, Director of Music and Fine Arts, to get involved.

Special Events

Highlights include:

  • STLock-In (October)
  • Trunk-or-Treat (October)
  • The Event (formerly JUMYs) (November)
  • Christmas Par-TAY (December)
  • Ski Trip 2017 (Winter)
  • Confirmation Retreat (March)
  • LYFE Camp (June-July)