Youth Ministries


Our Vision for Youth Ministry

For WUMC to be a place to belong, a place to know God loves you, and a place to hear God calling you to a life of loving service for the transformation of the world.

Worship, conversation, study, prayer and serving others are our main tools for accomplishing that vision. 

Sunday morning worship gatherings and Youth Group are the main times and places those tools are practiced. 


Sunday Afternoons

Wednesday Night Live had a good run, but it is time for a reboot. Beginning Sunday, September 15th, our weekly Youth Group gatherings are now Sunday afternoons from 12noon-1:30pm. 2019-20 School Year is not a Confirmation year, so all students in 7th-12th grades are invited and welcome. Bring a friend!

As we did with WNL, after the meal we will play games and learn about and from each other regarding the life of faith and just life in general. No topic is out of bounds. One of our first tasks will be to come up with a new name.


Sharing a meal together is a holy moment. And everyone needs to eat. After second worship service ends meet in the kitchen for lunch — parents are invited too. To volunteer to provide a meal, visit our Meal Train site. 


Sundays, September 15th & 22nd: Youth Group at its new time: Sundays, 12noon-1:30pm. 

Saturday, September 28th: Walk with our church family in the Woodridge Anniversary Parade, 9:00am, then go out for lunch together. All Parade participants receive a t-shirt!

Sunday, September 29th: No Youth Group

Sundays, October 6th & 13th: Youth Group at its (new) regular time & place: 12n-1:30pm at WUMC.

Sunday, October 20th: Lunch out together then participate in South DuPage CROP Walk which begins at 2:00pm. Begins and ends at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4501 Main St. Downers Grove.

Sunday, October 27th: Participate in WUMC’s Harvest Celebration

safe sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries

Our church is a Safe Sanctuaries congregation. That means we walk the talk of keeping kids safe, physically, emotionally and spiritually.


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Other Ministries

Children'S Ministries

Opportunities for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students to learn stories of faith in age-appropriate ways. We want children of all ages to know they are safe, to know they are loved, and to know they are an active part of a larger story.




Opportunities to grow in faith as we get to know others and come to be known by others. We learn with each other and we learn from each other as we explore together how to live the way of Jesus in the world today.