Youth & Family

Notice: Bailey will be out of the office from November 12th through 26th, 2019 on vacation. She will still be available to contact via email.

Youth Groups for All Ages

high school youth and mission trip information

Our high school youth participate in service, fellowship and worship throughout the year, whether through a lock-in, service project, retreat, or just an evening together. If you have any questions, or if you would like to become involved with the high school youth, please contact Bailey Green via email at youth@wmlchurch.org

Each year this group also selects a mission trip for that summer. They have traveled near and far in service to those in need. We prepare by covenanting, fundraising, and discussing the trip with those around us. All students who have completed grades 7-12 are welcome to participate. In June of 2018, we traveled to the Twin Cities. In July of 2019, we will be traveling to Nashville, Tennessee!

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday, October 21: WMLC Trivia Night! High school youth will have their own team. Watch for an email from Bailey with more information. Plan to arrive at 3:45 pm! 

  • Thursday, November 1st: Mission Trip Commitment Form and $150 deposit is due! We are will be going to Nashville, Tennessee next summer! We are planning this trip in conjunction with another church from central Wisconsin that we worked with in the Twin Cities last summer. Any youth who are enrolled in 7th to 12th grade are welcome to attend! Please drop off your form and deposit to either Rebecca or Bailey. Checks can be made payable to WMLC.

  • Sunday, November 4th: Scandinavian heritage event part one! Join us after worship during the fellowship hour as Bailey and other members of our congregation as they talk about their recent travels to Scandinavia!

  • Sunday, November 11th: Scandinavian heritage event part two! After worship, learn how speak basic Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian with Bailey and two language instructors from UW-Madison's Scandinavian Studies department! If you are more interested in baking, learn how to make lefse and krumkake as members of the congregation hold live demonstrations! If you like what you see, WMLC's youth will be holding a Scandinavian bake sale where you will be able to buy Scandinavian treats to take home with you. 

Confirmation- grades 7 and 8

Our middle school youth group is paired with confirmation class (grades 7 & 8) to provide opportunities for the students to bond through fun activities and serve their church and community. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Confirmation Schedule Fall 2018

Our confirmation youth who will be completing 7th grade in June of 2019 are invited to attend our annual summer mission trip to Nashville, Tennessee in July of 2019!

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday, October 21: WMLC Trivia Night! High school youth and confirmation youth will each have their own team. Watch for an email from Bailey with more information. Plan to arrive at 3:45 pm! 

  • Sunday, October 28: Confirmation Sunday at 9:00 am! Youth who are getting confirmed should plan to arrive at WMLC at least 20 minutes before the service. 

  • Thursday, November 1st: Mission Trip Commitment Form and $150 deposit is due! We are will be going to Nashville, Tennessee next summer! We are planning this trip in conjunction with another church from central Wisconsin that we worked with in the Twin Cities last summer. Any youth who are enrolled in 7th-12th grade are welcome to attend! Please drop off your form and deposit to either Rebecca or Bailey. Checks can be made payable to WMLC.

  • Sunday, November 4th: Scandinavian heritage event part one! Join us after worship during the fellowship hour as Bailey and other members of our congregation as they talk about their recent travels to Scandinavia!

  • Sunday, November 11th: Scandinavian heritage event part two! After worship, learn how speak basic Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian with Bailey and two language instructors from UW-Madison's Scandinavian Studies department! If you are more interested in baking, learn how to make lefse and krumkake as members of the congregation hold live demonstrations! If you like what you see, WMLC's youth will be holding a Scandinavian bake sale where you will be able to buy Scandinavian treats to take home with you. 

Grades pre-k to 6

Our youngest youth group encourages those in grades 4 through 6 to engage with others their age. This youth group usually does activities centered around the church, such as a movie night or pizza party. We also visit a pumpkin patch in the fall and the Henry Vilas Zoo in the spring. We hold Sunday School classes on Sundays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming events:

  • Sunday, November 4th: Scandinavian heritage event part one! Join us after worship during the fellowship hour as Bailey and other members of our congregation as they talk about their recent travels to Scandinavia!

  • Sunday, November 11th: Scandinavian heritage event part two! After worship, learn how speak basic Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian with Bailey and two language instructors from UW-Madison's Scandinavian Studies department! If you are more interested in baking, learn how to make lefse and krumkake as members of the congregation hold live demonstrations! If you like what you see, WMLC's youth will be holding a Scandinavian bake sale where you will be able to buy Scandinavian treats to take home with you. 

  • Saturday, December 8th: WMLC Christmas Program rehearsal. More information to come.

  • Sunday, December 9th: WMLC Christmas Program! We ask that Sunday school students please arrive no later than 8:30 am to make sure we can be dressed and ready to go before the service starts at 9:00 am.

Family Ministry

Supporting families of all ages both in their congregational life and at home is a high priority. Our vision as we move forward is to "Bring our Faith Home". We strive not only for our worship services be family friendly but to have opportunities for families to come together in fellowship and service and learning how to live out their faith beyond the church walls.

  • Sunday, November 4th: Scandinavian heritage event part one! Join us after worship during the fellowship hour as Bailey and other members of our congregation as they talk about their recent travels to Scandinavia!

  • Sunday, November 11th: Scandinavian heritage event part two! After worship, learn how speak basic Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian with Bailey and two language instructors from UW-Madison's Scandinavian Studies department! If you are more interested in baking, learn how to make lefse and krumkake as members of the congregation hold live demonstrations! If you like what you see, WMLC's youth will be holding a Scandinavian bake sale where you will be able to buy Scandinavian treats to take home with you. 

Ruth Circle Scholarship Fund

We are very thankful that the Ruth Circle has a scholarship fund to help youth on their faith journey. There are funds set aside from the Women of the Church for youth ministries. This fund will be replenished yearly so that it can be used by many members to enrich their faith. The scholarship will help youth go to camps, retreats, youth leadership school, and mission trips, all of which are vital to the faith growth in the lives of our youth at WMLC, as statistics show. 

This scholarship does not take the place of the fundraisers that happen throughout the year to offset the costs of the mission trips. This is for all ages of youth who are participating in the great ministries that are offered. This will be to encourage youth to take part in all ministry opportunities as they grow in their faith. 

How do you apply? Fill out the form and turn it in by the due date. You can only receive one Ruth Circle Scholarship per year. This is to offset some of the costs that are associated with ministries that take place outside of our church.