We offer Sunday school classes for children age 3 to 5th grade at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. The 2018-2019 school year will utilize Spark Activate Faith curriculum. Each classroom uses age-appropriate games, activities, and crafts to explore the Bible from Genesis to Paul's Letters.
Confirmation is designed as a three year program for 6th- 8th graders, though new students may join anytime. Confirmation is on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm.
The 2018-2019 confirmation year will utilize a program that explores 16 questions fundamental to Christian faith. The program includes games, discussion, video clips, and light memorization tools.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a feature event each August and includes Bible stories, crafts, recreation, and science. It's themed fun for age 3-5th grade! VBS 2019's theme is To Mars and Beyond!
Youth Mission Trip
The youth this year will be heading to Milwaukee, WI to work with local non-profits during the day and worship at night. The mission trip takes place from June 23rd-June 28th and is available for 6th-12th grade students. About Milwaukee: Milwaukee is a place of potential, but also experiences trouble with segregation, racial oppression, teen pregnancy, and unemployment. While in Milwaukee, youth may build ramps for folks with disabilities, help beautify the city with landscaping or meet city needs with relational outreach. About the Program: The youth of ERUMC will be participating in Next Step Ministries, a non-profit short term mission group. They partner with local community non-profits to strive for a mission trip experience that empowers a community and creates sustainable and positive growth. During the evening, Next Step Ministries provide worship and engaging programming for youth.
High school youth group meets bi-weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:30 pm. In addition to outings, the youth group will have discussion topics, games, and fun in a safe and inviting environment.
Elk River United Methodist Church has a rich history of participating in a service camp called STORM-Service To Others in Relational Ministry. During the week of STORM Camp, youth from around MN storm the community to perform service jobs of any kind, but often painting, light construction/demolition, and yard work. In 2018, Elk River UMC had the pleasure of hosting the camp and will continue to host for several years. All youth that have completed grades 7 and up are encouraged to attend. Registration for 2019 will begin in March, contact email@example.com for more information.