Youth Ministry at Acts 2

For more information about youth ministry, feel free to contact our Assistant Youth Director, Natalie Wood.

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  • The Youth meet each Sundays at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. We recommend that each person download the Zoom app on either your phone, tablet or computer. The app is not required, but does make the process of joining easier on your end. For further instructions on how to join, contact Youth Director Natalie Wood.

Summer Camp Information

At this time, the Oklahoma Conference is still planning to provide a full summer camp season. Their team is evaluating this on a weekly basis and will keep us informed if any changes occur. They will also offer full refunds in the event camp is cancelled. Below is the information needed for registration. We recommend that anyone wishing to go to camp register soon to ensure registration does not fill up. 

Camp Registration

  1. Follow the link here: https://okcamps.org.
  2. Use the Camp Registration Code listed below.
  3. Select “I am paying through my church” when prompted to select a payment option.
  4. Complete all online registration forms by Sunday, May 30.

Camp Investment

After you have completed the online registration process:

  • Go to the Give page to pay online on or before Sunday, May 30.
  • Or, make checks payable to Acts 2:
    • Memo: Name of Student & Name of Camp
    • Mail to church office by Sunday, May 30 at 4848 W. Covell Rd, Edmond, OK 73012

Camp Dates

Journey Camp (6th-8th Grade)

  • When: June 3-7
  • Where: Camp Egan near Talequah, OK
  • Who: Entering 6th-8th Grade
  • Investment: $290
  • Camp Registration Code: EGNY1
  • Deadline: May 30
  • Journey is a week-long discipleship camp focusing on students’ faith journeys, encouraging students to respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Follow me.”

Dayspring South (9th – Graduated Seniors)

  • When: July 6-10
  • Where: Cross Point Camp in Kingston, OK
  • Who: Entering 9th Grade – HS Grads
  • Investment: $280
  • Camp Registration Code: XPD1
  • Deadline: May 30
  • Dayspring Camp is a discipleship-based, week-long camp helping students discover, share and live their own faith stories at camp and beyond. 

Confirmation

Confirmation is a long-standing Christian tradition and holds a special place in our United Methodist heritage. It gives those who were baptized as infants the ability to confirm the decision made on their behalf to become faithful members of the body of Christ. At the same time, Confirmation gives those who have never been baptized the opportunity to make that life-changing decision and enter into the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism. Confirmation also prepares students to affirm their faith before the congregation and join the church in the spring.

Our Confirmation class meets weekly on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Registration for the 2020-2021 Confirmation Class will open in July.

 

Acts 2 UMC Youth Ministries

Sunday Mornings

10:45 a.m. – Jr and Sr High Youth Bible Study

Students are encouraged to attend the 9:15 a.m. worship service and participate in the Youth Bible study at 10:45 a.m. Junior High students meet in the Southeast Portable Building and base their discussion on the sermon, so they are encouraged to actively participate in worship and take sermon notes to facilitate discussion during Bible study. Senior High students meet in the Southwest Portable Building to spend time studying and relating the Bible to their own lives. Our hope is that these activities will help our students reflect the teachings of Christ in their daily lives.

10:45 a.m. – Confirmation Class

Our current class of Confirmation students meet in the North Portable building at 10:45 a.m. to learn to take their faith into their own hands. In class, the students will learn more about Christ, the roots of their faith, and what faith in action looks like. The class will continue to meet until Confirmation Sunday on March 22.

 

Wednesday Evenings

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Jr and Sr High Youth

The Junior and Senior High Youth meet from 6:30-8:00pm on Wednesdays. Our time together is spent in prayer, small group discussions, and playing games. Small groups are divided by grade and gender to help facilitate conversation that focuses on developing spiritual disciplines, providing encouragement and accountability, and caring for one another through prayer. Each small group is led by two trained adult mentors.

Youth Service Days

As part of our commitment to the Acts 2 value of Worship +2 – a place to worship, a place to learn, and a place to serve – our students have a monthly opportunity to serve together in our local community. Youth Service Day opportunities have included the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Skyline Urban Ministries, the Hope Center of Edmond, Feed the Children, Penn Avenue Redemption Church, Epworth Villa Retirement Community, and Circle of Care, among others. These monthly Youth Service Days give our students an opportunity to partner with local service organizations and neighbors in need as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus and be part of the transformation of the world.

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