Traditional: 8:30 & 11:00 RISE Worship: 9:45

Youth

WAKE Ministries is the Youth Ministry at Buford First UMC. We offer youth grades 6-12 with opportunities to nurture friendships with other youth members, to help others through missions, and to grow in relationship with God.

We meet on Sundays for Sunday School and worship and on Wednesday nights for Bible Study. We also have lots of fun activities and events outside the church, too!

This ministry is open to all 6-12 graders, so come join our program and see for yourself!

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Micah Wright, our Director of Youth Ministry, at StudentMinistry@bufordfirstumc.org. Current news and information can also be found on our website at www.wakeministries.com

We look forward to seeing you soon!


What’s Happening

We’ll update this section from time to time with some of the fun events, trips, and mission work we’re up to, as well as any other information you might find useful. You can also use the Year Long Permission Form below to sign up for any trip or activity.


Middle School Weekly Schedule

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School classes are offered at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. Prior to the start of classes, many of the youth meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 with the rest of the church congregation to enjoy coffee, juice, and some light breakfast snacks.

At 10:00, Middle School students (6th-8th grades) meet in Room 206 for Sunday School. Over the next 45 minutes, we focus on Bible Study and prayer time. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and grow in their faith in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Also on Sunday mornings, Confirmation classes for youth are offered every year beginning in January or February. These classes help students understand the Christian faith and church membership.

Following Sunday School, the 11:00 worship service is attended by many of our youth who can usually be found in the balcony section of our sanctuary.

Sunday Afternoons

At 4:30, the youth meet for Youth Choir rehearsal. The Youth Choir takes trips, performs musicals, and sings during some worship services.

Sunday Evenings

Students meet on Sunday evenings from 5:15 to 7:00 pm for a night filled with fun and friends. Youth starts at 5:15 where we have a light supper in the Fellowship Hall at a cost of $2 per person. The rest of the evening is spent on games and group discussion.

Wednesday Evenings (during the school year) – Middle School Club Youth!

During the school year, Middle School students (6th-8th grades) meet on Wednesday nights in the church Fellowship Hall from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for Bible study in our Middle School Club Youth. Club Youth is all about snacks, games, and a lesson on faith in Christ, where we share and pray together. Friends are always welcome! During the summer, this schedule often changes so be sure to contact Micah Wright for more information.


High School Weekly Schedule

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School classes are offered at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. Prior to the start of classes, many of the youth meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 with the rest of the church congregation to enjoy coffee, juice, and some light breakfast snacks.

At 10:00, High School students (9th-12th grades) meet in the Youth Room downstairs for Sunday School. Over the next 45 minutes, we focus on Bible Study and prayer time. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and grow in their faith in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Following Sunday School, the 11:00 worship service is attended by many of our youth who can usually be found in the balcony section of our sanctuary.

Sunday Afternoons

At 4:30, the youth meet for Youth Choir rehearsal. The Youth Choir takes trips, performs musicals, and sings during some worship services.

Sunday Evenings

Students meet on Sunday evenings from 5:15 to 7:00 pm for a night filled with fun and friends. Youth starts at 5:15 where we have a light supper in the Fellowship Hall at a cost of $2 per person. The rest of the evening is spent on games and a group discussion.

Wednesday Evenings (during the school year) – High School Small Group

During the school year, High School students (9th-12th grades) meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 pm for Bible study in our High School Small Group. The students meet in the church to read scripture, sometimes watch a brief video, have group discussions, and share prayer requests. At 8:00 pm, the high schoolers are invited to go to DQ (2295 Buford Hwy, Buford) just down the road from the church for some cool treats (this is optional). Parents can pick up their high school student at 8:00 pm at the church or at 8:30 pm at DQ. During the summer, this schedule often changes so be sure to contact Micah Wright for more information.

Our Mission Statement:
As Disciples of Christ…
Where there is something to be learned, we will learn.
Where there is work to be done, we will work.
Where there is someone who needs love, we will love.