youth and Young adult

  • 7th & 8th Grade

    7th & 8th graders who wish to be confirmed in the United Methodist faith will meet in the Upper Room (the room behind the balcony on the 4th floor). Confirmands can attend church with their families until after Children's Time.

    Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God and a promise to live as a person of faith.  Confirmation reaffirms the baptism of our 7th and 8th graders and welcomes them to be sharing and active members of the Church. 

    The Confirmation journey includes learning the traditions of and asking questions about the United Methodist church, visiting churches of other faiths and Christian denominations, providing service to the church family and the surrounding community, and understanding the stories of the Bible on a deeper level. They will travel this meaningful path with peers, parents, and teachers with whom relationships will add significantly to their spiritual lives.

  • Senior High

    Faith talk and life talk takes place when the High School Sunday Small Group gets together. Connecting with friends and emphasizing the importance of loving hearts and helping hands are some of the ways our youth will continue to grow in their faith. Senior High Small Group meets on the Stage in Fellowship Hall at 10 am on Sundays.

  • Appalachia service project

    The Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a life-changing service experience for youth, college students and adults. Each summer, BUMC sends a team of new and experienced volunteers to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. And each summer our volunteers return transformed.

    ASP is an opportunity led by Adult Volunteers with the assistance of BUMC Minister of Education for Children and Youth.  

    For more information contact, visit our Bay United Methodist ASP webpage.   


college-age & Young adult ministries

Connection is an important value at Bay United Methodist Church.  When our youth graduate, they may leave our congregation physically, for a time, but they do not leave our hearts.  Keeping them close through care packages, holiday and summer get-together, friendly emails and notes are only some of the ways we keep touch.  We offer scholarship opportunities and mentor connection if they wish to apply.

For our young adults that have graduated and have decided to stay here at Bay, we offer BUMALUM, a connectional group of recent and somewhat recent HS school graduates from our youth group. This is a group of young adults that wish to stay connected to their church. They can stay in this group as long as they wish.

By offering our college-aged youth and young adult specialized ministries, they will continue to keep Jesus close to their hearts and guide them as they navigate the new world ahead of them.