Young People

Young people of all ages are important in the life of Browns Point UMC! We believe kids are full members of our faith community and they are always welcome in worship services! 

We offer:

  • Nursery for babies and young children, 
  • Sunday School for children in pre-K through 8th grade, 
  • 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

  • Nursery Care is available during the 10:00 a.m. service for infants and young children and is located downstairs in the church.  
  • It is staffed by an adult Nursery Coordinator and one other paid young person and are trained in CPR and other health and safety policies. 
  • Preschoolers have the option of attending Sunday school class during the 10:00 service or staying in the nursery. 
  • Parents fill out an information sheet provided by the Nursery staff at their first visit and each week parents must sign children in and out. 

Children's Time and Sunday School

The kids love Children's Time with Rev Katie during the 10:00 service. She teaches them God's word through story books and fun conversation. 

After Children's Time, the children attend Sunday School classes for pre-K through 8th grade. On the first Sunday of the month, there is no Sunday School. Children are invited to remain in worship and participate in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Activities such as a children's bulletin is provided. 

The kids also delight in 'Change for Children' and we use it as a method to teach them about helping others. On the second and fourth Sunday of each month, they collect coins and bills during worship from the congregation. Each year they discuss and vote on what mission organizations 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

Youth Group News

Youth Group meets at 11:15 a.m. after second service unless other wise noted. Lunch is eaten together. 

Youth Group will be taking a summer break to enjoy family, friends, and travel! 

Stay connected this summer. Introduce your friends to all the volunteer opportunities and hikes we have available! 

We will have our next Youth Group meeting on September 16th.             

YOUTH GROUP is open to all young people in 6th -12th grades. Friends are welcomed. We focus on learning about God, having fun and serving in our community. The youth group meets typically after church at 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with lunch provided. 

  • FUN EVENTS: games, kickball, movies, mini-golf
  • SERVICE PROJECTS: Volunteering at the Fish Food Bank and My Sister's Pantry
  • MISSON TRIP: Youth who are going into 9th grade and older are invited to participate in summer week-long mission trip. In 2017, our youth went to Wellpinit, WA to serve at Sierra Service Project. They worked on houses on the Spokane Native American Reservation. 

Youth Group Mission Trip

Mission trips are one of the most memorable experiences for our growing youth. The youth take responsibility every step of the way - from fund raising, planning and organizing the trip, working the mission, sharing with the congregation the impact it had on their lives and even writing thank you notes to fund contributors.

This trip started in September 2016 when the youth group held a fundraiser at the Annual All Church Picnic. That fundraiser allowed them to reserve their spots for 2017. Later in 2017, Sharon Meeds made and donated for auction a beautiful quilt. The winning bid was $325. Many people in the congregation made personal donations as well.

Dylan Smith, Brett Anton, Madilyn Murphey and Jonathan Giese along with chaperones Heidi Smith and Tina Anton worked for a week at the Sierra Service Project in Spokane, Wa. The Sierra Service Project works with Native American Reservations to help restore houses: painting, building decks or wheel chair ramps, repair roofs, laying linoleum and putting up dry wall. They also got an opportunity to grow in their Christian faith and learn more about Native American history and culture.

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.