UMY (UNITED METHODIST YOUTH)
Every Sunday night the youth of Broadmoor UMC gather in Anderson Hall (the gym) for our main youth event of the week. UMY, which stands for United Methodist Youth, is a great night to play games, eat together, and have worship with your closest friends. UMY is always open to everyone so bring some friends! Our typical monthly schedule works like this: On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month we begin the night in the gym with a meal followed by a couple of games. We will then move downstairs to the youth basement for worship and small groups where we pray for each other and talk about the message from that night. The 2nd Sunday of the month is Breakout night which means our high school and middle school groups split up and travel to their own destination. The 4th Sunday is a bigger event that you never want to miss, such as the Corn Maze or Variety Show. UMY ends at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
WHAT WE DO
UMY | Sundays 5:00-7:00 PM in the gym
Sunday School | Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 AM in the Basement
Small Groups | Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 PM in the Basement (6-week sessions)
Celebration Ringers Bell Choir | Sundays 3:00-4:00 PM
Celebration Singers Youth Choir | Sundays 4:00-5:00 PM
Breakfast Club | Wednesday Mornings (School Year) @ 7:00 AM
Mission: Highland Blessing Dinner | 4th Thursday from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Highland Center
Connect | 6th & 7th grade
Connect takes 6th-7th grade youth on a journey through the Old Testament (year 1) and into the New Testament (year 2), exploring the connections between several stories each week. Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. They will focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a witty video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more.
Confirmation | 8th grade
As students enter the 8th grade they are given the opportunity to become full members of the church and commit to being lifelong followers of Christ. During the confirmation year students will learn the core beliefs, practices, and emphases of the United Methodist Church and how they fit in to the greater Body of Christ. The year also includes trips to different faith congregations and personal sessions with pastors.
re:form | 9th & 10th grade
re:form is a 9th-10th grade class that tackles questions about the Bible, creed, disciples, Jesus, other beliefs, and hot topics. In year 2 they will get to know personalities from the Old and New Testaments. Every re:form session follows a three-part sequence: Encounter, Engage, and Respond. In each session, youth gather to watch a hilarious animated video, tap their creativity for activities that involve doodling, constructing, and journaling, and then share thoughts and ideas about the session's question.
Echo | 11th & 12th grade
Echo the Story is an overview of the Bible for 11th-12th grade youth. Echo provides a guided experience for curious students to wonder, reflect, and seek meaning that applies to their lives. Youth explore faith, interpret scripture together, and respond to the story in their own unique way through sketch journals.
Breakfast Club | Wednesday Mornings at 7:00 AM
Every Wednesday morning during the school year high school students are invited to Whataburger on Kings for a free breakfast! It’s a great way to recharge in the middle of the school week and see your friends for encouragement and prayer. If you would like to attend Breakfast Club but need a ride just let us know!
Small Groups | Wednesday Evening from 6:00-7:30 PM
Wednesday nights offer awesome opportunities for discussion in small groups! In our Wednesday night small groups we talk about real and relevant topics to you and your life. Every 6 weeks the students will be presented with new small group options and are allowed to sign up for the small group they feel they best need for that point in their spiritual journey. We start the night together at 6:00 PM and finish up at 7:30 PM. Groups will meet in the church basement.
Celebration Singers Youth Choir | Sunday afternoon from 4:00-5:00 PM
The youth choir is an exciting, dynamic, involved group of young people who love and support each other, serve God and the church, travel together and, at the heart of what they do, sing together in worship once a month as well other special occasions. The youth choir meets every Sunday afternoon at 3:45 PM in the choir room. Come be a part of an exciting small group led by Adam Philley, Director of Music Ministries.
Highland Blessing Dinner | 4th Thursday from 5:30-7:00 PM
The Highland Center hosts a family meal every Thursday night for residents of the Highland neighborhood and our youth have the opportunity to help on the 4th Thursday of the month. We help set up early and serve food and drink during the meal for our neighbors in Highland. This is a great way for students to practice being the hands and feet of Christ while building a relationship with the Highland neighborhood. Please note that the date might change during holiday months.
Our first retreat of the year is an all-youth getaway! Each year we travel to Camp Caney for an amazing weekend of worship, learning and FUN! Our topic each year will focus on our relationship with God and what God is calling us to do in the world.
Spring Retreat is our big overnight bash at Broadmoor! This is an overnight retreat held at our church where we have inflatables, contests, worship, food, and life-giving small groups designed to help our students grow in their relationship with Christ. We also take time in the weekend to do a service project together.
Youth Week is our kick-off for summer and a celebration for our rising 6th grade students as they enter the youth group! All week long we have awesome events including a special trip and an all-night party. You don’t want to miss out!
CSM High School Mission Trip
CSM (Center for Student Missions) is our annual, week long mission opportunity for our high school youth. Every year we will go to a different city that CSM serves. This is what we do: First, we live in the city – experiencing firsthand the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of urban life. CSM’s housing options are located in the heart of their respective city. We also eat at local ethnic restaurants and discover the delights of Salvadorian, Middle Eastern, Filipino, African–American, and other cuisine. Second, we learn about the city – unique issues and problems that city dwellers face and what God is doing to foster and further His Kingdom in the city, through the indigenous organizations that operate on the front lines of urban ministry. Third, we become part of the solutions for the city – by offering our time, energy and sweat as we support these indigenous "ministry sites." CSM plugs us into a variety of hands-on ministry opportunities to ensure that our time in the city is spent supplying substantive help to God’s people in the city.
Weekend of the Cross
Weekend of the Cross is an opportunity for youth and adults from different churches throughout Louisiana to come together for a weekend of service, worship and community. Middle school youth, high school youth and adults will be housed at Camp Bethany just outside of Shreveport. We will be painting the outside of houses, repair deteriorating porches, and building wheelchair ramps for members of our community who have limited resources to improve their home.
The Student Ministry of Broadmoor UMC exists to serve, grow, and build relationships so that
6th-12th grade students become lifelong believers and lovers of God.
Growing in faith
Becoming Christian disciples through study, prayer, worship, mission, and fellowship.
Walking in the footsteps of Christ
Living one’s faith through acceptance, integrity, compassion, and service to the community.
Being part of a faith family that loves and supports one another and has fun together.
For more information about our Youth Ministry, contact Kyle Boston at email@example.com