United Methodist Church of Livonia, NY

Student Ministries @UMC Livonia

We believe children and youth are vital to the Kingdom of God.

Through UMCL Student Ministry, we seek to empower, equip and encourage students in their relationships with God and others.

The Goals of Student Ministries @ UMC Livonia


We believe students are a crucial part of bringing the Kingdom of God here on earth.  Through our biblical teaching and spiritual formation, we aim to empower students to live into who God has called them to be and to live out their faith boldly.


We believe it is essential to help students learn how to read and understand the Bible, as well as how to faithfully live as Christ - followers throughout their everyday lives within their communities.  We choose curriculum based off this belief and equip our Student Ministry Adult Leaders to help students see how the Bible connects to their lives and contexts in hands-on, practical ways.


We believe the body of Christ is supposed to feel like family.  No family is perfect, but we strive to make students feel like they belong in our church and in the global Church.  We seek to encourage students in their faith, include them in the life of our church, and give students a community of people who are on their side as they go through all the highs and lows of adolescence.

Student Ministries

UMCL has ministries for children and youth throughout the year.

Sunday Morning During Church  

Pray-Ground for K - 3rd Grade - activity table in sanctuary year round
Children dismissed for Sunday School after Children's Moment (beginning in October)
Nursery Care provided for children birth - preschool
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Youth Group  (begins September 10th)

Sunday Evening 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 6 - 12
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Sunday School  (beginning in October)

Grades PreK - Grade 5
9 - 10 AM
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Vacation Bible School

August 7-11, 2023
Grades K - 5
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Children and Youth Ministry at UMCL continues:

  • Prayer Ground - available every Sunday during church for children through Grade 3.  Hands-on activities at the table in the sanctuary
  • Sunday School every Sunday 9 - 10 AM.  Join us in the sanctuary and be released after the Children's Moment
  • Youth Group, Sunday 6 - 7:30 PM
  • Vacation Bible School - Summer 2024, date TBD

About  Student Ministry Teachers,  Volunteers, and Leaders

Your child's wellbeing is our highest priority.

  • All of our teachers, volunteers and ministry leaders love the lord and love sharing their faith with children and youth.
  • All UMCL teachers, volunteers, ministry leaders and church staff are required to take Safe Sanctuary Training and be re-certified every two years.
  • All UMCL teachers, volunteers, ministry leaders and church staff must undergo a background check.