Youth Ministry

We want to get you connected.  Whether it's on a Sunday morning, a Wednesday night, or one of our retreats, we want to connect with you and get you plugged in to a group.  If you would like to talk about a way to get plugged in please check out the opportunities listed here, or contact J Nelson at  

Sunday School:

Time:  9:30-10:30am
Each Sunday from May 27th-August 5th our 6th-12th graders will explore the book of Acts together during Sunday School.  This time will be led by J Nelson and Katherine Jordan.  Some of our college students and other adults will join in leading the discussion as well.  The seating will be comfortable couches, the discussion will be engaging, and the donuts will be plentiful!  We hope you will join us each Sunday in the Youth Center.  We get started at 9:30am!


Summer Gatherings:

We are super excited about this summer. We will be offering a time to gather EVERY Wednesday.  Whether it is something inside the church or something outside (maybe even out of town), our goal is to provide your student a consistent place to connect with others, be encouraged, and bring their friends into the community of Christ!  This invitation is open to all students who have completed 6-12th grade.  We know the summers are busy and people are often out of town, but we hope your student will take this opportunity to join us throughout the summer whenever they are in town.  

> Click here for a schedule of our Summer Gatherings. 

2018-2019 CUMC Medical Release Form:

Click on the link above to fill out the 2018-2019 CUMC Medical Release form.  These are valid for one calendar year (August to August). Please know our church requires that every student complete this form if they are attending one of our summer gatherings, retreat, or events.  Forms may be emailed to   

Want to be in the loop about events happening throughout the year?

Email with your email, cell phone number, and cell phone provider.  Once we have that information, we will get you connected to our weekly email as well as our text message system. 

Discipleship Resources:


The Dating Project: A Boundless Conversation
— six 20-minute videos and a PDF with discussion questions.


Confirmation Process:

At Christ United, Confirmation is a journey through four experiences that begin in a student’s 6th grade year and conclude his/her 9th grade year. The goal of these experiences is to provide your student with opportunities to encounter Christ and grow in his/her faith. The culmination of this journey is not a single worship service (formerly Confirmation Sunday), but rather a sending forth of students who are living into the vision and mission of the church. To be clear, Confirmation and church membership are two separate things.  Your child can join the church at any point during the Confirmation journey.  When your child is ready to join the church, he/she will need to go through Discover Christ with the pastors. This is the path for membership for everyone wanting to join the church.  At the conclusion of Discover Christ your child will have the option of making a public profession in a future worship service.  We hope they will and we hope you will be a part of it.  This is a great way to celebrate what Jesus has done in the life of your child and is doing in the life of our congregation.  Discover Christ is offered quarterly on Sunday afternoons throughout the year.  To learn more about Discover Christ and when your child could make a public profession, contact Nancy Markovitz at

Regardless of when your child decides to join the church, we encourage your family to participate in all four experiences. As parents, you play a critical role throughout this process by encouraging participation and by participating yourself. If you have any questions about Confirmation please contact Katherine Jordan ( You can find detailed information about each experience listed below.

Experience 1  Community 6th Grade Small Group
Experience 2  Love 7th Grade Letters
Experience 3  Serve 8th Grade Service Opportunities
Experience 4  Know 9th Grade Learning Community


Youth Ministry Staff:

J Nelson, Director of Youth Ministry
Katherine Jordan, Youth Ministry Associate
Rhonda Berry, Youth Ministry Assistant

Youth Ministry Contact Information:

J Nelson               601.914.7136      Email:
Katherine Jordan  601.914.7143      Email:
Rhonda Berry       601.914.7142       Email: