Youth


Our Youth Ministry is a vibrant part of our church family here at La Crescent UMC. Through Bible study, fellowship, missions trips and service projects, we aim to train young people to be disciples to the La Crescent community and the world.

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse ministry consists of two opportunities for growth and learning for ages 4 through grade 4:

Sunday School — meets Sunday mornings during the school year at 8:45 with opening prayer time, announcements and discussion about our monthly offering project. We also introduce a piece of the Bible story that will be shared in our rotation model Sunday School classes.

Clubhouse Kids — meets Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-7:30 in the Clubhouse. Join us for more opportunities to grow in faith. Currently, the Clubhouse Kids are doing The Story Bible study, using games, crafts and other activities to engage in the Bible story.

Youth Group Meetings

Middle School Youth Group is held on Wednesday evenings during the summer from 4:00-6:00 pm at the church. Youth in 5th-8th grade are invited to be a part of the middle school group.

Senior High Youth Group for students in 9th-12th grade is held on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30.

Confirmation classes are held from September through April. Students typically begin confirmation class in 8th grade and finish in the spring of their 9th grade year. For more information about confirmation, speak to Pastor Greg or Mindy Kearney.

Youth Mission Trips

Just as Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, we too, wash feet! Every summer our youth participate in hands-on mission trips that teach them about serving others in the world and how to share the gospel message with those we meet. There are multiple opportunities for youth in middle school through high school in the summer.


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Jul 2016
Twin Cities Serve

We recently had thirty people (twenty-two youth and eight adults) head up to the Twin Cities to serve. Our first day, we went to Feed My Starving Children, a four-year favorite, to pack food for starving children. We packed 96 boxes of food, which will feed 57 kids for a whole year! The second day, we spent the better part of the day weeding and remulching the gardens at an affordable housing complex before heading back to our host church to help with a low rate food assistance program and serve at......

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Jul 2016

Camp Penuel (Penuel means “face of God”),Costa Rica, has a specific focus to give campers the opportunity to know their heavenly Father through Christ Jesus and the abundant life that He offers through the power and love of the Holy Spirit. The Vision is to rally a multi-ethnic team of support to work towards providing facilities of excellence and diversity so that each camper can have a wealth of new, safe, and fun experiences that they will remember for their lifetime, but more importantly, that are God-anointed and forever will change their......

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Jul 2016
Girls' Sleep(?)Over

Girls of all ages spent the night at the church this week, laughing and eating, painting and praying, discussing life and friends and God.  One of our projects was a painting of a very nice story about a man who learns what it means to walk with Christ.  ...

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Jun 2016

Vacation Bible School in June this year was a CaveQuest! Our youth students lead our children through many stations to learn about the Bible and Jesus. On Tuesday we learned that Jesus walks on Water. On Wednesday we learned that Jesus sheds light on how we live. On Thursday we learned that Jesus shows us love by dying on the cross. And on Friday we celebrated that Jesus is the true light of our lives! The greatest story ever told!  ...

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Dec 2015
Star Trip...Our Faith Awakens

This year our youngsters presented to the story of Christ’s birth through a spoof Star Wars. Yoma (who needs his family for everything), Lori Skywatcher (who puts her faith in science) and Only One Kenobi (who believes only in himself) embark on a journey to find the new King, baby Jesus.   On their way they met King Herod and his royal advisor. Eventually, they found baby Jesus with his mother, Mary. There they presented the new King with gifts.  ...

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