Youth Summer Activities

This summer there are several fun/fellowship activities for rising 7th graders through those who have completed 12th grade! Most activities are drop-in, meaning, you don’t have to sign up ahead of time. There is a sign up for the High School King’s Dominion Trip and there is a sign up for the Middle School Mission Week. Sign up here: for King’s Dominion. There is currently a wait-list for Middle School Mission week. Email to be put on the list.  Check out the summer schedule and contact Kara with any questions. Click here for the Summer Schedule

Permission forms are needed for the July 25 High School Trip to King’s Dominion. Please download the form here: King’s Dominion Permission

Permission forms are also needed for the July 30 Christmas in July Event to ice skate. Please download the form here: Christmas in July Permission

Emergency Care forms must be on file for all off-site events (including King’s Dominion and Christmas in July. If you do not have a current 2017 youth emergency care form on file, you can download it here: youth-emergency-care-form-2017


Middle School Mission Week
August 14-17, 2017

*Middle School Mission Week is full. To be put on the wait-list, email*

Join rising 7th-9th graders for a week of local mission projects in Northern Virginia. Projects will include stocking shelves and learning about WFCM, Working on construction projects with Teens Opposing Poverty in Winchester and a day at the church, working to serve on-site. Each day’s times will vary slightly, but the general schedule is 8:30 AM-2:30 PM Monday-Thursday. This is a great opportunity for youth to learn more about organizations supported by CUMC and to get some mission experience without have to go away for a week!

Registrations will be on a first-come/first served basis and there is limited space for this event. To secure your spot, fill out and return forms along with payment to the church office.You can download forms here: Middle School Mission Week Forms


United Methodist Youth Group

Sunday evening youth group is open to all youth in grades 7 through 12. During the school year, Middle School youth group meets  Sundays from 4:30-6:30 PM. High School youth group meets Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Both groups join together for dinner from 6-6:30 PM in the CUMC Fellowship Hall. Youth Group meets Sunday evenings onsite twice a month. On the remaining Sundays, the youth participate in Mission through TOP or enjoy a fellowship event.

An emergency care form needs to be on file for all off-site events. Forms will be kept on file for the calendar year and will need to be filled out again in January of the new year. You can download an emergency care form here: youth-emergency-care-form-2017




Teens Opposing Poverty

CUMC Youth serve the homeless in DC through Teens Opposing Poverty. Youth prepare, package and distribute food and talk with homeless people through TOP’s street ministry. For more information on TOP, please visit their website at

 TOP Dates for 2016-2017 (11:30 AM – 3:30 PM)

  • October 2
  • November 11
  • December 4
  • January 8
  • February 2
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7

An emergency care form needs to be on file for all Youth TOP participants. You can download a form here: youth-emergency-care-form-2017

A day-of permission form is needed for those who already have a form on file. This form needs to be filled out and signed EVERY TOP trip. Forms will be available day-of TOP events or can be downloaded here: day-of-permission-form




Confirmation at CUMC is Thursday evenings February-May. Confirmation class registration opens the fall before the classes take place. For more information, please contact Kara Stuebing at 

  Youth Ministry Opportunities to Serve

The youth are looking for people to provide dinner during their Sunday evening combined Fellowship time from 6:00-6:30 PM during the school year. Dinner is an opportunity for middle school and high school youth to fellowship together as they share a meal. Each week, two families help make this time possible. There are lots of opportunities to serve the youth in this way.

There are opportunities to drive/chaperone for youth events and trips. Contact Kara if you would like to help out with any Youth activity or event or with TOP.

To sign up to help provide dinner or drive/chaperone:
Contact Kara Stuebing at

Youth Choir ~ Voices In Praise (VIP)

Voices In Praise (VIP) – Grades 7-12 Vocal Choir.

The choir is now directed by Jason Moon – Rehearsals are held Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 PM. Voices In Praise leads music in worship two times a month, alternating between the 9:30 and 11:00 AM services. The group sings at the 8:30 PM Christmas Eve service and take leadership roles in one of the Wednesday evening Lenten services. They participate with others in the Youth Fellowship in preparing and leading worship on Youth Sunday. In even-numbered years they prepare a musical to share in morning worship. Each spring they participate with other area youth in a youth choir festival at Kings Dominion amusement park in Ashland, Virginia.