Youth Next Step

12th Grade Students & Parents

Our Seniors and their parents are invited to join us during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school hour for a four-part series to gain some insightful knowledge that will help ease the college transition. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. Breakfast and coffee will be served. We hope to see you in the Sports & Rec Loft (2nd floor) on the dates below.

Feb 10: Time Management (Bill Baxley, guest speaker)
Practical guides to help in balancing your time; considering short-term and long-term goals; developing systems to evaluate which things are worthy of your time; prioritizing; and discovering how to make the most of the time you have!

March 24: The Riveting World of Finances (Steve Homoky, guest speaker)
You’ll find out practical suggestions for handling financial matters and budgeting while away from home; understanding the seriousness of debt and the length of time required to pay off debt; compounding interest rates on loans and credit cards; and how to make spending a spiritual matter.

April 14: Legal Matters (Nick Nicholas, guest speaker)
Discussions focusing on the legal responsibilities of being 18 (an adult); considering the responsibility of binding contracts such as (apartments, fraternity house, etc.); and learning what it means to be “guilty by association”, long-term consequences for poor choices, and more.

May 5: Mental Health (Laurie Kendig, Amanda Kendig, guest speaker)
Presentation will cover common mental health issues in college and young adulthood. Students will learn how to recognize when you or someone you know is experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, healthy coping skills to use and where to get help if you need it. Will also cover proactive steps parents can take to support your teen.


Youth Senior Sunday 2019

Senior Sunday is June 2nd, and it’s going to be a great celebration! Your senior is invited to attend 9:45 a.m. Sunday School in the Sports and Rec Center. Afterwards, they will meet at 10:45 a.m. in the Loft wearing their cap and gown so they can process down the center aisle during the 11 a.m. Table of Grace service in Trinity Hall where they will be honored.

After the service, we will take group pictures before returning to the Sports and Rec Center gym for a celebration luncheon. The luncheon is free for the seniors and their parents; however, we know many of you will have other family members (siblings, grandparents, etc.) you might want to include. If so, they can purchase a ticket for $15 at the door. If one parent lives away, please send us their contact info so we can make sure they receive this info as well. Please RSVP to youth@cumc.com no later than Sunday, May 19th, and also let us know how many people to expect (including extras).

We invite you to electronically submit 2 of your student’s photos (one past and one recent) and a couple of digital group photos of our 2018 CUMC class (past or present) to youth@cumc.com for the slide show. We also ask that you please bring one recent, framed photo (any size) of your senior for a table display. You are invited to take your framed photo with you when you leave the luncheon that day. The deadline for ALL picture submissions is also Sunday, May 20th.

Our students have been a tremendous blessing to our youth ministry throughout the years. Although we are sad to see them go, we are eager to encourage them in their future journeys. Thank you for joining us in this celebration!


Lunch Bunch

The Youth Staff looks forward to having lunch with our juniors and seniors on Mondays. When we meet at the church, please bring your own lunch. When we meet off-campus, you can bring your lunch or purchase your lunch at the meeting site.

August (beginning the 20th): Coffee Room at Christ United
Coffee Room at Christ United
October: “A” Lunch @ Jason’s Deli & “B” Lunch in Coffee Room at Christ United
November: Coffee Room at Christ United
December: Coffee Room at Christ United


Youth Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available to all High School seniors. Please check back throughout the semester to see the most up-to-date applications and deadlines.

2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Christ United Men’s Ministry Scholarship
Deadline: May 28, 2019