Youth Ministries

Reveille UMC

Welcome Ansley Higginbotham
Reveille's New Director of Youth Ministries

After a nine-month nationwide search, Reveille's Staff-Parish Relations Committee is
Ansley Higginbotham
 pleased to announce Ansley Higginbotham as our new director of youth ministries.  Ansley spent the last decade in ministry to young people in churches big and small around Virginia, including an internship at Reveille in 2013.  A lifelong United Methodist, Ansley grew up in a Richmond District church with a strong youth ministry that inspired her calling to partner with young people on their own faith journeys. 

Ansley is a Virginia Tech graduate with degrees in communications and political science. She began her career in advertising and marketing before answering the call to ministry. She has completed an intensive certificate program in youth and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Ansley loves reading, travel, singing, yoga, running very slowly, and watching movies.  She and her husband Page live on their family beef cattle farm with their two sons, Sammy, age 6, and Franklin, age 4. 

2017 Youth Group Activities

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

July 16: Youth Council Meeting | 12:15 pm | Youth Center

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.


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
Click here

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.