Junior High- 412

The Junior High youth group is for youth in 6th-8th grades. The 412 group meets September-May every Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 

We emphasize fun, fellowship and learning about Jesus and how to walk with him in faith. We do this through a mix of curriculum, videos and stories. We then process what we learn in a small group setting with an adult leader and other students. We also have lock-ins (slumber parties), movie nights and outside activities throughout the school year and summer.

Junior high WorkCamp- Summer 2016

What a wonderful group of junior high school youth and leaders from Christ UMC and Lancaster UMC in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Our combined youth partnership made such an impact in the Rockford community for their work during JR. WorkCamp!
Check out our Junior High WorkCamp news video from CHANNEL 13 NEWS! 

Hands of christ Puppet Ministry

Hands of Christ is a puppet ministry for 6th graders up to 12th grade who would like to learn more about puppets and professional staging.  We meet every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. at our Alpine Center in the Puppet Room from September-April.  The Hands of Christ puppet group performs at various worship services throughout the year or at events like Dinner Theater and Vacation Bible School.  

Hands of Christ Puppet Ministry will resume in September 2016. 

If interested in learning puppet skills and joining the Hands of Christ puppet team, please contact Sharon Mouri at mylittlehouse@juno.com

CLICK HERE for the Hands of Christ Puppet Ministry registration form.

Junior High- Special Events

There are many special events for the Junior High kids! Every year in August, we hold the Jr. High WorkCamp in Rockford. It's a two day long camp where the kids get to experience a taste of what WorkCamp is all about! They meet at the church and volunteer within the community doing maintenance, clean-up, painting and anything else that is needed. It's an awesome experience for the kids to get out and actually live out their faith through their actions and be of service to others. 

Every fall, the Junior High youth group heads to Lake Geneva for Lake Geneva Youth Camp. This is a weekend trip for our Junior High youth members to explore their faith more in-depth and build new friendships.  


It's time to register for Confirmation class! This class is open for 8th graders and up. Your student will learn what it means to be a United Methodist Christian. This  year's class will begin Sunday,  September 17, 2017 are held Sunday nights from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.at Christ UMC-Alpine Center's Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse. Class runs from September-April with a holiday break in December. 

If you're interested in participating in this year's Confirmation class, please have your completed registration forms turned in no later than Friday, September 15, 2017 to Jenny Thomas. You may email Jenny your completed forms at jthomas@christumc.cc

We use the reForm curriculum to dig deeper and ask all of the difficult questions so that students can get to know what it means to be a Christian. CLICK HERE for 2017-2018 Confirmation Class registration forms.


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Come Join us! 

If interested in the Junior High- 412 youth program, please contact our
Director of Youth Development, Jenny Thomas at (815) 399-5910.
We look forward to serving you and your children!

Christ United Methodist Church

Rockford, IL

(815) 399-5910