Youth

YOUTH OF UNION MISSION:

Youth of Union are a welcoming and open-hearted group of Christian disciples who are chosen, holy and dearly loved. We welcome all of our brothers and sisters into our Youth of Union family, where we strive to know Christ, share faith and show grace!

For more information contact Union’s Youth Director, Mrs. Eleanor Cannon.

YOUTH OF UNION PARENTS:

Thomas Walsh

Youth Ministry Associate


Email: Thomas@UnionIrmo.org

Cell phone number: 803-212-5285

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Evengers:
Youth of Union's Student Leadership team acts as an advisory committee to Eleanor Cannon, Director of Youth Ministries. This team is an official committee of the Church and serves in leadership roles within the Youth Ministries and throughout the Church.


Youth Discipleship (Sunday School):
Join us beginning August 14th for a new Sunday Morning Bible Study Series called GOSPEL FOUNDATIONS. Classes will be divided by Middle School (6-8 grades) and High School (9-12 grades). We will meet at 10am in each respective classroom (Middle School in the Green Room and High School in the Yellow Room). This is a GREAT series that will dive into the entire Bible and it’s grand narrative of redemption from the beginning to now. Our students NEED Biblical knowledge to navigate this world - we highly encourage students to participate in this great series!


Youth of Union:

[ANIKO = Greek word for BELONG] ANIKO Sunday Evening Youth fellowship is a place for ALL students to belong! ANIKO Youth Fellowship meets on Sunday evenings from 5-7:15 p.m. beginning in the FMC Gym for group games and dinner, followed by worship, large group teaching and small group breakout sessions in the Underground. Sunday evenings are dynamic, fun and laid-back gatherings where we "do life" together as a Christian community, and where everyone has a place. This time is so valuable in building relationships with each other and developing that "village" that helps to guide each of our students on their faith journey.


Youth of Union Small Group leaders are amazing adults who are committed to pouring into the lives of our students and being part of their daily and spiritual lives. We utilize Orange Strategies Curriculum as a guide for teaching and leading Small Groups, and Parent Cue App for keeping parents in touch with what our students are learning and working through.


Confirmation:
Students typically begin Confirmation classes in the 6th grade, but are welcome to join anytime thereafter as the Spirit guides them!
Confirmation classes run September thru March, with Rev. Faye Jones, and run in conjunction with Sunday Morning Youth Discipleship. Confirmands are encouraged to participate in all other Youth of Union activities.


Youth Choir:
Led by Don Kirkindoll, Director of Music Ministries, the Youth Choir meets prior to Sunday Evening Youth of Union. Choir rehearsal takes place in the Union Choir Room (LL110) from 4-5 p.m. weekly, and is open to 6th-12th grade students. Prior music or vocal experience is not required!


Leaps of Faith Dance Team:
Leaps of Faith is a liturgical dance team that performs in worship services and is open to all 6th - 12th grade students with or without prior dance experience. Rehearsals are held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Led by Linda Caldwell and Gloria Stansell, Leaps of Faith is a beautiful way to contribute to worship services for those who feel led to worship through movement.


Wednesday Nights (Seasonal):
Youth of Union meets on Wednesday Nights during the seasons of Advent and Lent to allow for Spiritual Practice of these holy seasons. Spiritual practices include Bible Study and Mission or Outreach Projects. Please see the Church calendar for exact dates.


Youth Basketball: Basketball season begins in November each year and runs through February of the following year. Youth of Union Basketball offers teams for Junior Girls (6th-9th grades), Senior Girls (9th-12th grades), Junior Boys (6th-9th grades) and Senior Boys (9th-12th grades). There is no fee to join Basketball at Union, and no experience is required. Basketball at Union is an outreach and a ministry that we value highly as a means to help young athletes grow in both their spiritual disciplines as well as their basketball skills.

Eleanor Cannon

Director of Youth Ministries


Please feel free to reach out at any time for any reason.

Email: Eleanor@unionirmo.org

Eleanor's cell phone number is 912-332-2606.

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Please make sure you text to join, then complete the registration process in Flocknote!


Text YouthOfUnion

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Food is CRUCIAL to Youth Ministry! Please click here to sign up as a Sunday Evening Kitchen Team Assistant! All Parents are expected to serve at least once a year in the kitchen!

Registration is Now Open!

All boys & girls grades 5-12 are invited to play!

Fall Retreat

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

ANIKO - Youth Fellowship

September 18, 5-7:15pm

ANIKO = Greek word for belong; this is a place for all students to belong

Upcoming Events

This app is synched with the content that we are teaching your Students here at Youth of Union! As a bonus, Parent Cue gives amazing tips on parenting your child through each stage, as well as crucial tidbits on enhancing their Spiritual journey!

Our Youth Ministry Staff