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The Gathering* Youth Ministries

The Gathering* is the youth program of SunRise United Methodist Church is designed to meet the spiritual needs of youth grades 6-12.   What is the best way for youth to get involved? What can I expect?

Youth Calendar & Events

Youth E-News   

Registation Form - 2014-2015 Gathering*

ATTENTION PARENTS!  Would you like to prepare the youth meal on a Sunday evening?  
Click HERE to sign up for a specific date!


• Middle School Learning - 9:15 am, Room 110  

• High School Learning - 9:15 am, Room 111    

• FUEL (Youth Choir) - 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on the first Sunday of the month and the Sunday prior to serving in worship.
  (see Youth calendar), Room 215

• Youth Dinner and The Gathering*  -    Invite, Worship, and Mission Opportunities!
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner is served on Worship Sundays - $3 per person - East lobby, Café, and Sanctuary

At the Gathering*, we offer 6th-12th grade students the opportunity to gather with other youth in a safe and friendly atmosphere. During the school year we get together every Sunday evening where we eat great food, explore our faith in a relevant yet edgy, youth-led worship and end with time to hang out and talk with new friends over great desserts. 


Wednesdays at SunRise: 
  • 11th/12th Grade Small Group - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Biernbaum's Home - Contact Steve Biernbaum:

• Confirmation – for 8th grade and older – September through February.  

Spring Spiritual Retreat – Mark your calendar for April 17 - 19, 2015!

* Summer Mission Trip - Mark your calendar for June 8-12, 2015!  This year we will travel to serve in Tulsa, OK.

Youth Kick-Off – August.  Lots of fun and information for both youth and their families 
                                        about the upcoming year for The Gathering*.  

Hot Summer Nights
– During the summer we continue to meet weekly on Sunday evenings for a variety of events – anything from Lock Ins, Yuck Olympics, and BBQs to Outdoor worship!

Any questions or for more information, please contact:
Troy Merseal, Youth Ministry Director:
Lesli Jackson, Youth Ministry Coordinator:


SunRise UMC Confirmation Class 2014 I Am Second Video from Blue Ocean Media Group on Vimeo.