Youth Ministries

Reveille UMC

Ansley Higginbotham
Director of Youth Ministries


Are you a high school or college student graduating this spring? Reveille will recognize graduates by listing their names and schools in the bulletin on Sunday, June 9. Please submit your graduate’s information by May 20 at www.bit.ly/2019-graduates.

Registration is now open for the next confirmation class taking place September 2019-May 2020 for rising eighth grade students (current seventh graders) and above. To sign up, please visit www.bit.ly/2019-confirmation-rumc

Coming up Next
Sunday, April 28
Senior Night at Youth Group
All youth are invited to a cookout at 5:40 pm in the picnic shelter for our final youth group of the spring and to celebrate our graduating seniors. 

Sunday, May 5
Farewell Reception for Ansley Higginbotham
Say farewell to Director of Youth Ministries Ansley Higginbotham at a reception next Sunday, May 5, after the 11:00 am service. Be sure to share a note of appreciation for Ansley in the box in the welcome center.

Sunday, June 9
Attention Graduating Seniors
Are you a high school or college student graduating this spring? Reveille will recognize graduates by listing their names and schools in the bulletin on Sunday, June 9. Please submit your graduates information by May 20 at www.bit.ly/2019-graduates

June 23-28
Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska (Registration is closed)

June 24-28
High School volunteers needed for Kids Camp

July 14-20 | Register
Jeremiah Project Middle School Mission Trip
Current sixth to eight grade students will be serving July 14-20 in Romney, West Virginia with Jeremiah Project. 

July 22-26
Youth Volunteer for Vacation Bible School

July 28-August 3 | Register
Eastern Shore High School Mission Trip 
Current ninth to twelfth grade students will be going to Virginia’s Eastern Shore July 28-August 3 to serve with Habitat for Humanity. 

Sunday Evening Youth Dinner

We will be offering dinner for youth on Sunday evenings during the school year, September 2018-May 2019. Dinner and youth group will take place 5:40-7:00 pm on Sundays. Meals will be from a local delivery or carry-out restaurant in the fellowship hall at a cost of $5 per person or $50 per semester. The rest of the Sunday evening schedule for youth will remain the same. Click here to purchase Sunday evening youth dinners. Sign up to help!


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 | September-April
The middle school (grades 6 -8) youth group meets at 4:45 pm and high school youth group (grades 9- 12) meets at 5:40 pm each Sunday, September through May, in the youth center. The weekly meetings offer dinner and opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, dinner, 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 September-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

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 and choose Reveille United Methodist Church as your Community Rewards organization. Reveille’s organization number is 83658.

Resources

For more information about our Youth Ministry, please contact:
Ansley Higginbotham
Director of Youth Ministries
(804) 359-6041, ext. 128
(804) 347-8831 (call/text)

NEW FORM
Youth Permission Form
2019-2020
 (Download PDF to fill)

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.