Youth Ministries

Reveille UMC

A Letter from Ansley Higginbotham
Director of Youth Ministries

Ansley Higginbotham
I am so excited to join the staff at Reveille!  It’s been an awesome start by participating in KIDz C.A.M.P. with the dedicated youth helpers, meeting lots of rising sixth graders, and heading to Lake Junaluska with Reveille’s youth choirs.

I want to invite all youth in sixth to 12th grade to combined summer Sunday school and keep our time together going throughout the summer.  Parents, it’s important for you to commit to attending Sunday school in the summer as a family. Many families are in and out of town during the summer, so I invite you to come to Sunday school when you are home to catch up and enjoy breakfast with me.  We'll have great food all summer like bagels, donuts, breakfast pizzas, and more (send me your suggestions)!

Parents and youth, please contact me to set up a time when we can meet. I want to get to know all our youth and their families, plus it’s the perfect excuse to get coffee, ice cream, or a bite to eat.   Also, check out the new Instagram page for Reveille Youth and follow us @reveilleyouth to keep up with all our summer trips and adventures.  Again, I invite you to call, text, or email me to talk, ask questions, or make plans to get together!
-Ansley

Email  | Office (804) 359-6041 ext. 128 | Cell (804) 347-8831
 
Summer Sunday School

Middle and High School Combined Class | 9:30 am | Youth Center
Join us when you are in town this summer for fun activities, interesting topics, and GREAT BREAKFAST every week! Bring a friend.


2017 Youth Activities

July 9-15: Jeremiah Project Mission Trip for Middle School Youth | Photos

July 20-23: Mini Mission Trip for Youth Choir | Washington, DC

July 24-28: Vacation Bible School at Reveille
Sign up to help with children's activities during the week.

July 30-August 5: High School Mission Trip, Eastern Shore Habitat for Humanity
Registration is open, contact Tom Cantone for details.


Register for the 2017-2018 Confirmation Class

Confirmand Commitment Form (PDF)

For more information about the 2017-2018 confirmation class, contact Ansley Higginbotham, Director of Youth Ministries.

Each year, Reveille invites students in eighth grade and above to participate in confirmation. The class is designed to empower and enable young people to respond to God’s call to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 


Coming this Fall: Sunday Evening Youth Dinner

We will be offering dinner for youth on Sunday evenings during the next school year, September 2017-May 2018. Dinner and youth group will take place 5:30-6:45 pm on Sundays. Meals will be from a local delivery or carry-out restaurant in the fellowship hall at a cost of $3 per person. The rest of the Sunday evening schedule for youth will remain the same. More details will be shared with families in August. Click here to purchase Sunday evening youth dinners.

High School UMW Circle

Second Saturdays
All high school girls are invited to join our newest UMW circle, the Anna Oliver circle. Contact circle leaders Caroline Bell, Helen Boyd, Anna Lyle Collett, or Kate Sjovold to sign up to help decorate the church for Advent. We generally will meet to do outreach projects on the second Saturday of each month. Bring your friends! For more information, contact Kelley Lane.


Kroger Community Rewards
An easy way to support Reveille's youth missions fund.
Kroger Community Rewards® makes it easy to support Reveille’s youth missions fund. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Card, shop at Kroger, and swipe your Plus Card at the checkout! 

Register now. Visit  www.krogercommunityrewards.com and choose Reveille United Methodist Church as your Community Rewards organization. Reveille’s organization number is 83658.

Youth Ministries at Reveille UMC

Reveille UMC offers youth in grades 6-12 the opportunity to join in fellowship and ministry with each other and the surrounding community. Our Youth Ministry aims to cultivate teenage Christian disciples who continue their discipleship into adulthood.

Sunday School 
The Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9- 12) classes meet each Sunday, 9:30-10:30 am, in the youth center. High school Sunday school is discussion based, with youth leadership and adult facilitation. Sunday school teachers work in teams of two to three to offer flexibility in scheduling. Curriculum is provided.

Youth Group
Sundays | 5:30-6:30 pm | September-May
The Middle School (grades 6 -8) and High School (grades 9- 12) Youth Groups meet each Sunday, 5:30-6:30 pm, September through May, in the youth center. The weekly meetings offer opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, and service. Youth Group Counselors provide adult leadership by leading discussions and programs, and supporting trips and overnights. 

Confirmation Class
Each year, Reveille offers confirmation classes for youth in eighth grade and above who have not yet been confirmed. Youth learn what it means to be a Christian disciple and discern whether they are ready to make that commitment by joining the church. It is an active learning experience that includes outreach projects, retreats, and interaction with mentors and parents as part of a comprehensive time of faith exploration. The class meets October-April on 17 Sundays, 9:30 am-noon, including worship participation. Adults are invited to partner with a youth as their confirmation mentor. By doing so the mentor walks alongside their confirmand on their faith journey helping them to grow by sharing their own stories, questions, and personal growth. Mentors also attend retreats, service projects, and occasional class meetings. More about confirmation

Boy Scouts
Reveille UMC is home to Boy Scout Troop 444, which welcomes all boys ages 11 through 17. The focus of the Troop is teaching and building leadership skills along with outdoor skills related to camping and hiking. New scouts are grouped within their age level and are led by an experienced scout selected for his leadership skills.For more information, contact:

Ian Coddington
Assistant Scoutmaster
804-784-5248

Resources

For more information about our Youth Ministry, please contact:
Ansley Higginbotham
Director of Youth Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 128

Youth Ministries 2017-2018 (PDF)
Coming soon
Please note: We must have a current permission form on file for your child if he or she is to participate in the ministries of the church, including Sunday school, youth group, and choirs. 


Please note, per Reveille’s Child Protection Policy all adults involved with the youth ministry must have actively attended Reveille United Methodist Church for a minimum of six months and must undergo a background check.