United Methodist Church of Livonia, NY

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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

Empower

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.

Equip

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.

Encourage

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
Nursery Care provided for children birth - preschool
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Youth Group

Sunday Evening 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grades 6 - 12
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Sunday School

Grades K - 12
9:45 - 10:35
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Vacation Bible School

Mid-summer for 1 week
Grades K - 5
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Theo and Victora Camara

Student Ministry  Coordinators

Theo and Victoria both studied at Messiah University and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Christian Ministries, with dual concentrations in Congregational and Youth Ministries. They were set up by their favorite college professor, have been married for 2 years, and just moved to Livonia with their baby girl, Ahava, and their Jack Russel/Pug mix dog, Sunny.  Both Victoria and Theo are currently attending Northeastern Seminary with the goal of obtaining their Master’s of Divinity degrees. Theo is originally from Connecticut and has a Lutheran background, while Victoria was born and raised in Livonia and grew up in the United Methodist Church Livonia.

Fun Facts About  Theo and Victoria:
  • Theo loves the Red Sox and Victoria is a Yankees Fan
  • Their favorite band is AJR
  • The love board games!
  • They believe youth aren't the future of the church; they are the Church

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.