Our Youth Ministry gives youth (grades 6-12) an opportunity to explore their relationships with God, each other, and the world through learning, service, worship and recreation. Youth meet each Sunday morning from 9:00-10:00am for Church School. In addition, they have special events -- Confirmation, Our Whole Lives (OWL) human sexuality classes, mission trips, lock-ins, movie nights, swim parties and more.
9:00am - Discussion in the Youth Lounge (upper level of the Church)
10:00am - Youth are invited to take part in worship.
The Youth Group meets for fun and fellowship monthly, usually on the first or second Friday, in the evenings from 6:00-8:00pm. Each month’s event is hosted by one of our families, and is open to all 6th through 12th graders. Check in on the Event page for updates.
High School Mission Experience
Each summer, Westmoreland high schoolers -- along with other Potomac Association UCC students -- spend a week creating community and nurturing their faith through building homes for those in need as part of Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia. (Grades 9-12)
Taught in alternating years, ministers and lay leaders engage with youth as they explore their faith and make decisions about confirming the promises made at their baptisms; or if they were not baptized, the decision to be baptized and to join the church. (Grades 8-10)
Middle School Mission Experience
Beginning in the summer of 2014, our middle school youth started a new mission effort. Along with middle schoolers from other Potomac Association UCC churches, they spent a week in downtown DC working with area nonprofits and exploring the biblical call to social justice and alleviating poverty. (Grades 6-8)
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Taught in alternating years, youth participate in a human sexuality education course called Our Whole Lives. The honest, faith-based course aims to help youth make informed and responsible decisions about caring for their bodies and about their sexual health and behavior. (Grades 7-9)