Youth Ministries

We seek to provide people with opportunities to know God; to experience God's abounding love, and with Christ as our guide, to fellowship with others as we seek, serve, and celebrate. Through our programs, people will explore what it means to be a child of God, and how we might live in such a way that others will come to know Christ.

We Meet Every Sunday

Sunday Morning Worship
On Sunday mornings, we encourage you to worship with us as a family. We offer two services, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Sunday Afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30 PM
We have Youth Group and Confirmation on Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 4:30 PM. Programming for our Middle Schoolers and Confirmands will happen three weeks a month, and the entire combined youth group — 6th through 12th grades — will meet together once a month. (Beth and Paul Minehart will work with the 10th through 12th graders based on their schedules.)

We Also Meet on Wednesday Evenings from 6:15 – 7:00 PM

This year, we're offering mid-week programming on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. (Following the all-church Wednesday Night Suppers at 5:30 p.m., in case you're interested.) Our Wednesday Evening Youth Program will be for combined 6 – 12 grade classes; we'll mix up what we do each week to keep it interesting. For example, on September 19, youth brought their bicycles to church and Terry Eichten did a crash course in bicycle maintenance with them.


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January Events for Youth at Minnehaha UMC

Sunday Mornings – 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th at 10:15am: Sunday School for Middle Schoolers (302) and Senior High Youth (304). Join us for worship, too! 9am and 11am

Sunday the 6th from 3-4:30pm: Middle School Youth Group (6th & 7th graders) and Confirmation – Mentor Night (8th & 9th graders)

Wednesday, 9th: No programming at Minnehaha, but we hope to see you and your family at the Food Shelf Pasta Dinner at Lake Nokomis Lutheran.

Sunday the 13th: Minnehaha Youth Group (6th-12th) from 3-6pm: We’re headed to the Minneapolis Bouldering Project to try out bouldering (rock climbing without harnesses).

Wednesday, 16th: Minnehaha Youth Group (6th-12th): Following dinner at 5:30pm, we’ll be talking about and practicing Responsible Spending: Shopping on Your Own. (No money is necessary for this activity), which will be from 6:15-7:00pm.

Sunday, 20th: NO YOUTH GROUP – MLK Jr. Weekend

Wednesday, 23rd: Minnehaha Youth Group (6th-12th): Following dinner at 5:30, we’ll be heading out to a local restaurant to get dessert and practice spending money while dining out. 6-7pm (note this is 15 minutes early!), you do NOT need to bring your own money.

Friday, 25th-Sunday, 27th: Minnehaha Winter Retreat at Lake Koronis. We hope you’ll join us for this fun weekend away!

Wednesday, 30th: Minnehaha Youth Fundraiser: Enchilada Dinner! We’ll help prepare, serve, and clean-up for the dinner.

Youth Ministries Questions?

If you have questions about any of our youth programming, please contact Jenia Strom at: education@minnehaha.org