Young People

Young people of all ages are important in the life of Browns Point UMC! We know that Jesus welcomed the littlest ones into his presence, so we welcome young people as young people. They need not be perfect-behaving adults in little bodies – we want their energy and vision to grace our community in the way only young people can.


  We offer a beautiful nursery for babies and young children, Sunday School for children in pre-K through 8th grade, and a youth group for middle school and high school students. Young people of all ages are always welcome in worship, too!! 


Please scroll down to see the Youth Group News

Nursery Care

At Browns Point, the mission of our nursery is to be a place where children can grow in mind, body and spirit and be nurtured into a growing, life-giving faith. We partner with parents to help children grow in their trust of God by providing them with safe, loving and dependable care.


    The Nursery is available during the 10:00 service for infants, toddlers and preschoolers up through age four. Preschoolers have the option of attending the preschool Sunday school class during the 10:00 service or staying in the nursery. Parents fill out an information sheet at their first visit and each week parents must sign children in and out.


An adult Nursery Coordinator is present each Sunday, as well as one or two other paid young people. All staff are trained in CPR and have been trained in health and safety policies. Nursery workers are trained to nurture babies by calling them by name and respecting each one’s preferences, routines and developmental stages. Babies are held often and cries are responded to promptly.


    Our beautiful and well-stocked nursery is a fun place to be, and parents are welcome to drop in at any time! 


Children

We believe kids are full members of our faith community and they are always welcome in worship services!  


    At the 10:00 service, children of all ages are invited to have 'KIDS TIME' with Reverand Katie and a special children's message. Afterwards, they return to their families or go to Sunday School. 


    On the first Sunday of each month, after the children’s message, children are invited to return to the pews so families can worship and participate in communion together. Activities such as picture coloring are provided to play with in their seats if they wish.


SUNDAY SCHOOL - We provide age-appropriate Sunday School classes for pre-K through 8th grade during the 10:00 worship service each Sunday except for the first Sunday as noted above. 


CHANGE FOR CHILDREN - The kids love 'Change for Children' and we use it as a way to teach them about helping others. On the second and fourth Sunday of each month, the children collect a change offering during worship from the congregation. 


      Each year they discuss and vote on what mission organizatiions they would like to support with 'their money'. Recipients for 2017 are:


The Heifer Project - $350.00

My Sisters Pantry - $117.00

UMCOR - $350.00

FISH Food Bank - $117

Imagine No Malaria - $233


   The children enjoy taking this offering and the congregation looks forward to supporting missions with their change! It's a win win!

Youth Group

Youth Group Is On Break for the Summer


Youth Mission Trip 2017! 

We are so excited to announce that we will send four of our youth and two adult chaperones to Sierra Service Project in Spokane July 16-22! Sierra Service Project works with Native American Reservations to help restore houses: painting, building decks or wheel chair ramps, repair roofs, lay linoleum and put up dry wall. They also get an opportunity to grow in their Christian faith and learn more about Native American history and culture. Dylan Smith, Brett Anton, Madilyn Murphey and Jonathan Giese are fundraising to support their trip. We are grateful for the amazing amount raised at the All Church Picnic back in September. It allowed us to reserve their spots. Cheryl Klein (Kim Murphey’s mom) won the bid on the quilt for $325. Thank you again for all who made bids! Again we are grateful to Sharon Meeds for the beautiful quilt.There will be other ways the youth will be fundraising! Thank you for being an amazing church that supports their youth! 

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At Browns Point UMC, the youth group is always growing, changing and trying new things. The focus is on learning more about God, reaching out in service and having fun. The youth group is open to all young people age 6th grade through the end of high school, and friends are welcome! Check out their Facebook page here


    During the meetings, the youth spend time as a group playing games, enjoying a casual meal together, and sharing joys, concerns and prayers. They also split into junior high and senior high groups to discuss topics relevant and of interest to each age group with a focus on how these relate bacYouth Group News!


   The youth enjoy regular “fun night out” events that take place away from the church (soccer, bowling, backyard bonfires and laser tag) and mission activities that serve our community and congregation as well (food drives, volunteering at food banks, delivering care packages, and Christmas caroling). 





Senior High Mission Trip

Mission Trips are some of the most memorable experiences for our growing youth. Mission Trips are taken every couple of years as members take responsibility in planning. The last Mission Trip was in the summer of 2015 through an amazing program called L.A.S.T. by Jeff Lowry in Portland, OR. Below is the short video they made to showcase all of the pictures from the trip. Testimonials were given at a Spaghetti Dinner following the Mission Trip.

Safe Church policy

Browns Point is serious about our responsibility for tending to and nurturing our children and youth. As such, we have adopted a strict policy to keep both our children/youth and their adult volunteers safe. This includes provisions to always have at least two adults in a room with young people, and a requirement that all staff and volunteers have national background checks before working with our young people. For the full text of the policy, please click here.