The mission of the AUMC Youth is to grow together through Christ by serving others, bonding with Christian friends, and discovering our faith. AUMC Youth Group is for Middle School/Junior High (6th-8th grades) and High School/Senior High (9th-12th grades) and meets on Sunday evenings during the school year from 6pm until 7:30pm. Dinner is provided by parents, or any willing church volunteer, at 6 pm and programs, games and other activities follow. Throughout the year we participate in fundraisers, service projects, retreats, weekly Youth Group, and so much more! On Sundays when the Youth Praise Band rehearses from 3:15 to 4:45 we also have Youth Study Camp from 5pm until 6pm in the Youth Room. This give our youth a chance to catch up on homework and have a place to hang out in between meetings without having to find a way home and back to church.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Robertson at (434) 973-5806 or CarolynRobertson@cvaumc.org
Youth Sunday School
A Sunday School class for youth, grades 6th through 12th grade, meets each Sunday from 10AM until 10:50 in the Youth Room. This is a time of fellowship and Christian Education where our Youth are invited to ask questions about faith, the world we live in, and life in general.
The mission of the Aldersgate Acolyte Ministry is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who will also serve as leaders in Christ’s Church. This ministry is a youth run and an adult supported ministry. This ministry offers the opportunity for the children, youth, and young adults of Aldersgate to find areas to serve in worship, and continue to explore their faith. This a “Leadership Ministry” designed to help our youth through the 12th grade, grow as leaders while learning to communicate and work with each other during worship and training events and to ultimately be a representative for Christ as they grow to become leaders in their church, their family, their school and their community.
For more information, please contact Carolyn Robertson, Acolyte Coordinator, at (757) 536-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Credo, an 18-session confirmation experience, helps equip youth in grades 6-12 to be life-long followers of Jesus Christ. Contact Rachel Miller at email@example.com to find out when our next Credo class will be held at AUMC.
Youth Praise Band
The Youth Praise Band participates in our Blended Worship service during the year, and also participates in regional and state-wide spiritual events. They play Christian rock songs featuring drums, electric guitar, keyboards, and vocals. The group rehearses each Sunday afternoon. For more information please contact Mike Colley, Youth Praise Band Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cville District Youth Events
The United Methodist Church is a connectional body of Christ. The youth of Charlottesville District love to get together for retreats, fellowship, service and Worship! Each spring the AUMC Youth join youth from across the district for a retreat at Westview on the James. The C’ville District Youth host a 5th Sunday Worship program that we attend and support! That’s not all! There’s always something exciting going on in our District!
For more information, please contact Rebecca Wagner at WagnerWimps@yahoo.com
Our hospitable youth currently greet those coming to worship at AUMC at 11am on the third Sunday of each month by standing at the two main sets of doors and helping folks in, giving directions, catching up with church members, and offering huge smiles! For more information, please contact Victoria Megginson at email@example.com. Additionally, our youth excitedly assist in hosting Sip and Chat every few months. For more information, please contact Jennifer Hamlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boy Scout Troop 119
Boy Scout Troop 119 meets each week at Aldersgate. The AUMC Men’s Group is the Troop 119 charter organization. Troop 119 is in the Monticello District of the Stonewall Jackson Area Council which serves over 7,000 Scouts and Scouters in thirteen counties and seven cities in Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, please contact Jeff Hood at JMH2Q@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu