Youth Ministry

The Youth of the United Methodist Church are actively involved in missions, discipleship, fellowship and fun. We meet regularly and all Youth, grades 6 to 12, are welcome to serve in worship. Please check the calendar for youth ministry events. If you are interested in our youth program, click here
to contact Laura Courtright, our Director of Family Ministries.

Please complete a registration form & Youth Medical & Transportation Release and return to Laura Courtright at the church office of the St. Paul’s location or email the attachments to

Why Youth group matters:

Youth group is a place…

  • to take a break
  • to learn about God and ourselves
  • for connection and community

What we’ve done at Youth group:

  • Laser Tag
  • Heifer International Fundraiser
  • Chili Cookoff
  • Pizza & Movie Nights
  • Urban Immersion Service-Mission Trip
  • Blanket-Making for Project Linus
  • Beach Party at Sunset Lake
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Fundraiser
  • Compassion International 30-Hour Famine
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Farmshed’s Growing Collective Service Day
  • Schmeeckle Reserve Service Project

Youth Confirmation

Confirmation, the confirming of the vows made at baptism, is for those persons in eighth grade or older. It is an experience of learning, service, fellowship and growing in faith.  Baptism is that point where parents of a child say “yes” to God and the church on behalf of their child. Confirmation is when the child says “yes” for themselves. It does not mark an ending, but a beginning of one’s life in relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Confirmation classes meet regularly and are lead by the pastor, our director of family ministries, and other trained lay leaders. The sessions cover church history, Bible overview, use of the United Methodist Quadrilateral of scripture/reason/experience/tradition in understanding life and making life decisions.

For more information on Confirmation, contact the pastor at 715-344-3557 or click here to send the pastor an e-mail request.

Youth Ministries and Safe Sanctuaries

Our congregation is committed to providing safe, joyful, and caring ministries for all people. Our Safe Sanctuaries policy ensures that there will be appropriate adult supervision at all times, with the goal that the UMC will be a “safe haven” where all are protected from every form of abuse. Every Youth leader is background checked and trained as required by our Safe Sanctuaries Policy. Click here for our Safe Sanctuaries policy.