At Platte Woods UMC Student Ministries we are committed to Fellowship, Leadership, Interaction, Teaching and Evangelism. Our goal is to reach out to the students in the Northland and show them the love of Christ. For all the latest news about Student Ministries, follow us on Facebook. For more information about PWUMC Student Ministry, please contact Janessa Smith, director of Student Ministries.

Programs and Activities

Sunday Not School is a continuous class that meets every Sunday morning from 9:15-10:15 a.m. throughout the year. Students are encouraged to attend our Modern Worship service after Sunday Not School (10:45-11:45 a.m.) in the Worship Center. 

Youth Night meets on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center. 

Confirmation is both foundational & formational for a student’s faith journey. It provides deep knowledge of the Christian faith that opens up a new way of understanding. In addition, it gives the student an opportunity to own faith unlike ever before. Confirmation classes run from mid-September through the beginning of March. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:45 a.m. and are open to students 8th grade and up. Register.

If you have not set up an account in ChurchLink, you will need to do that before you are able to register. Please follow the instructions HERE.

Upcoming Events

Students must turn in a permission form and medical release form for any event that is held off-site. Those can be found at the bottom of the page. Also, off-site events have limited space so it is recommended that you register for those events ASAP to claim your spot.

9/8 – Youth Night Kickoff 
9/15 – First Day of Confirmation
10/20 – Zombie Night
10/25-27 – Fall Retreat
No Youth Night or Sunday morning, October 27
11/9 – Turkey Dinner
11/24 – Parent Night
No Youth Night on November 10
12/15 – Christmas Party & Small Group Night
No Youth Night December 22 & 29
No Sunday Morning programs on December 1, 22 or 29
For more information, contact Janessa Smith, director of Student Ministries. 


We are heading to Youthfront LaCygne for our annual UMC Retreat Oct 25-27! Anyone in grades 6-12 can join us! This year our theme is “Fear Not.” Almost everyone has struggled with fear at some point. We’ve allowed fear to control us and motivate us and it has left us feeling stuck and helpless. So How can we stop living out of fear, and instead live from a place of peace? Plus there will hype nights, awesome times of worship, & MORE! You don’t want to miss this! If you are unable to come Friday night we have a group leaving Sat morning, please just register under “Leaving Saturday Morning” so we can get a head count for travel!
Cost: $79 (Scholarships available for this event! Fill out our scholarship form and return to Janessa!)

Rush against other teams in order to find the cure for the Zombie Outbreak plaguing Platte Woods UMC without getting caught! Sign up, invite a friend, request your team and get ready for Zombie Night 2019! 

Scholarships: There are two scholarship programs available to PWUMC members pursuing post-secondary education. Go to our Scholarships page for more information.

Leading People to Follow Jesus.





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