HUM-C Students offers a wide variety of programming and opportunities for growth as Christ followers. Our desire is to create a safe place for students, from 7th grade through young adults, to explore their faith and become healthy Christ followers for their entire lives.
In addition to Sunday School and Youth Group, there are musical opportunities like the Voices of Truth Choir and New Generation Ringers. Youth are also welcome to share their talents through the Connection Band, Out of the Darkness (Puppet Ministry) and on mission trips with Youth Led Missions. Learn more about these programs by following the links, and check back here for all the other exciting opportunities that will come up throughout the year.
If you want to participate, please make sure that you complete the The Connection Project forms for your family.
Mission trips are transformative experiences! It is a chance to serve as well as receive. It deepens our relationships with God as we walk alongside people in communities far and near.
Here's what some Herndon UMC youth say about mission trips:
"I feel closer to God when I am on a mission trip."
"It was the best week of the summer, even if I have to get up early!"
"I don't just learn more about Jesus, I learn more about myself."
"It's a chance to unplug from technology and focus on serving others."
For the Summer of 2020, Herndon UMC is offering two trips to our youth:
June 14-19 -- Harrisburg PA with Youthworks
This trip is for middle and high school students. It is also an opportunity for college students and other adults to serve as leaders. We will focus on serving through relational ministries. Learn more and sign up today on VOMO.
July 18-25 -- Costa Rica with Costa Rica Mission Projects
Herndon UMC is excited to offer this oppotunity to high school and college students and their families. We will build necessary ministry sites in the community. Learn more and sign up today on VOMO.
Donations to cover the cost of trips may be made to Herndon UMC. Please label the donation "PA Trip" or "CRMP" and specify the missionary supported, if there is one. For youth, deposits of $100 are due October 30, 2019.
On a recent lunch at the high school, I was eating with one of the Youth Group kids and a friend came up to tell us that a teacher had accused him of plagiarizing because 1 sentence in his paper matched 1 sentence on Wikipedia. He explained the sentence was just a basic sentence but that he really didn’t use it and would never use Wikipedia for research anyway. He told us that the teacher told him if he just admitted it, he wouldn’t report it and that he had the day to think about it. We talked about integrity and truth and how truth always prevails, but maybe not always in the way we would expect. We discussed honesty and character and how admitting to something that wasn’t true just to avoid punishment would effect us. At the end of the day, he met with the teacher again and stuck to his truth of not plagiarizing. The teacher believed him. I know this because he texted me to thank me for believing in him and talking through the situation. What a blessing to be able to witness a God moment right in the middle of lunch! When we expect God to show up – He always does!