​​All teens are welcome. We want youth to have fun, feel welcomed, valued and at home as part of our Youth Ministry on Sundays, holidays and throughout the week.

It’s important for youth to be involved!!!

“We meet God not just as we sit alone in quiet corners but in and through the people with whom we…interact. Relationships with other believers have an extraordinary power in our lives because Jesus is present in them.” (The Spiritual Formation Bible pg.1506)

In addition to weekly faith formation (our Sunday School), we also have fun seasonal activities and events. As always, friends and family are welcome to join the fun!

Fun & Faith Activities

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Themed Lock-ins
  • Reading/Book Club
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Cooking Adventures
  • Sunday Special Activities and Missions

Vacation Bible School

This Year's Mini Camp is June 26, 27, 28.

Sign up to be a Youth volunteer! Click here for information and registration!

Jr. High, 6th - 8th grades and Sr. High, 9th - 12th grades

Youth meet each Sunday morning to discuss current issues from a faith perspective, get to know the good news of God’s love, care for each other through fellowship, and to reach out into the community. There are also age specific groups and activities weekly, monthly and seasonally.

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View Senior High Details

Young Disciples Confirmation Class

This group is for 7th-10th graders who have not become full members of Laurel United Methodist Church.

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Library & Lessons

There are many exciting ways to learn! We have great books in our library for all ages, ranging from picture books to chapter books. We also have many prepared lesson plans.

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Laurel’s contact JoAnn Overholt, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries may be contacted at 217-525-1866 or joverholt@laurelumchurch.org with questions, ideas and/or suggestions.

Yes, friends are always welcome!!!

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 

— 1 Timothy 4:12
(NIV – New International Version)