At UMCG, we strive to connect youth with one another and inter-generationally through fellowship, study and worship opportunities for all ages. Kids will feel welcomed and respected for who they are.

Youth Activities are led by Eric Reniva, Dir. Youth Activities. Contact Eric at or 630-232-7120, ext. 190 to learn more or to be added to his email list.

Click here for a message from Eric.

Click here to see how you can help our youth program thrive.

9:00 am Youth Worship & Sunday School
7th through 12th graders

Sundays 9:00 am - 10:15 am
in the Youth Room
Energetic worship service followed by Sunday School discussion.


9:00 am Route 56 Sunday School
5th and 6th graders

Sundays 9:00 am - 10:00 am
in the Route 56 Hallway classrooms.
Multi faceted Sunday School experience. 

Youth Group for 5th - 12th Grade

Sundays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm meet at the church.

Groups may be combined for some of the time but will be separated most of the time by age groups, 5th – 8th grades and high school.  Each Sunday of the month will have a theme.

  • 1st Sunday = Fun Day:  Team building games and icebreakers.
  • 2nd Sunday = Service Sunday:  Care for and meet the needs of our neighbors together as one body in Christ.
  • 3rd Sunday = Topic Sunday:  Brief presentation followed by discussion.
  • 4th Sunday = Field Trip Sunday: Outings such as Epic Air, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, and so forth.
  • 5th Sunday = Movie & A Message Sunday:  Movie screening and discussion in the Youth Room..


Posted by Jami Johnson on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 2:15 PM

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Pen & Paper
6 - 8 pm in the Library

Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Family Worship at 9 am

Band Jam
10:30 - 11:30 am in the Youth Room

Youth Group: Fun day
4 - 6 pm in Youth Room and Fellowship Hall

Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Youth Worship & Sunday School
9 am in Youth Room

No Youth Activities: Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
No Youth Worship & Sunday School
Join us in the Sanctuary at 9 am for the Confirmation service and celebrate our 8th graders being confirmed.

Band Jam
10:30 - 11:30 am in the Youth Room

Youth Group: Adventures in Africa with Pastor Rich Darr
4 – 6 pm in Youth Room

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

6 - 8 pm in the Library

Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Youth Worship & Sunday School (season finale)
9 am in the Youth Room

Youth & Family Outing – Kane County Cougars
6:30 pm Game (Doors open at 5:30 pm)

First outing for youth summer programming. Youth and their family are welcome to come and watch the KC Cougars play against Cedar Rapids.
        $7 per person. We have 20 tickets reserved for the “Third Base Lawn.” Bring your lawn chair, picnic blanket, and/or your preferred outdoor furniture. Join us for a great time at the ballpark. I will be there early to try and save place. If there are families who could be early with me to save space for our group, that would be a big help. Please email me.


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