Kids and Youth


The Surge youth group from Bloomington/Normal and our youth are invited to Camp Milan for a retreat weekend January 12-15. The event will include a trip to Snowstar (weather permitting), and other fun activities in the Quad Cities. Pastor Robb will be the primary speaker and the worship will be led by Matt Sherrill, a talented worship leader from Wesley UMC. Students can register online below.



CONFIRMATION (10:30-11:45 starting August 13

Confirmation is a period of learning and discernment for youth in grades 6 and up. The classes will start after worship on August 13. Led by Pastor Robb, the young people will learn the basics of our faith, and be guided in important discussions and conversations. Questions, doubts, and wondering will be encouraged for young people to make a claim on their own faith journey. In the end, the young people will be asked if they wish to be baptized or to affirm the vows that were taken on their behalf at baptism. There will be a special service to recognize their confirmation on January 7, 2024. There will be a special confirmation retreat on July 27-28 at Camp Milan.

SUNDAY SCHOOL (10:30-11:45 every Sunday between Labor Day and Memorial Day)

Every Sunday the kids and youth meet in Epworth hall for a special time of fellowship.  The youth in 6th grade and up meet with Pastor Robb to go over in more detail the scripture of the day.  The kids in grades K-5th meet with other Sunday school volunteers for an age appropriate Sunday school lesson.

TRY Retreats

TRY Retreats are usually at Camp Milan Retreat Center. Just a 15 minute drive from the church, Camp Milan is a perfect place for a short getaway. With two wings of bunks, a large dining hall, full commercial kitchen, recreation room, and 9 acres of green space and woods, Camp Milan is perfect for a weekend away without a long drive. TRY Retreats are usually about 24 hours, from Friday evening until Saturday. The next TRY Retreat will be Nov. 3-4 at Camp Milan Meeting and Retreat Center.

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Child Protection Policy