Youth Groups

Countryside Youth's purpose is to be a community of Jesus followers, leading each other and the community in creating beauty, justice, peace, praise and love in the world at all times of our lives. Youth participate in UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship), God Squad, mission trips, bell choirs, puppetry and so much more. Contact Rebecca Bowles, Youth Ministry Coordinator for more information - rebecca@countrysideumc.org


Please take a look at the wonderful opportunities for youth & join us!

Youth Ministries

Sundays are fun days!

8:15am: Hands in Praise award winning puppet ministry

9:00am: Youth Sunday Social

9:30am: Countryside Ringers Too bell choir for grades 7-8.

9:45am: Celebration Worship

5:00pm: Chupper(church supper)

5:30pm: UMYF (Youth Group)

5:30pm: Confirmation Class (seasonal)

7:00pm: Countryside Ringers bell choir for grades 9-12.


Many of these activities are seasonal - so check the calendar for details!




Music & arts

Puppet Ministry:

Hands in Praise is our award winning puppet ministry open to all youth grades 7-12. They meet on stage in the Celebration Center at 8:15am Sundays. They schedule performances throughout the year as well as compete nationally once a year.


Bell Choirs:

Countryside Ringers is our experienced group of 9-12 graders. They rehearse on Sundays at 7pm.

Countryside Ringers Too is open to grades 7-8 and rehearse on Sundays at 9:30am

summer-time

God Squad:

This is our ongoing youth service group that provides hands-on service in the community through a variety of means and places.


Community Garden:

Every spring our youth prepare and plant a garden in the church south lot. They water and care for the plants, and invite the community to enjoy the harvest!


Bibles & BBQ: During the summer, youth group meets at member homes to enjoy a casual Bible study and BBQ.


Mission in motion

Youth Mission Trips:

Countryside youth are committed to making this world a more beautiful and just place for God's creation to exist in. We are committed to mission at the local, national and international levels, and to developing leadership in our youth as they learn the importance of mission and service.

Our mission trips spend a week of hard work helping others in need. The final day of our trips are spent sight-seeing and doing other fun activities. Junior High and Senior High youth take separate mission trips.

  • Hands in praise puppet ministry

    Hands in Praise is our award winning puppet ministry open to all youth grades 7-12. They meet on stage in the Celebration Center at 8:15am Sundays. They schedule performances throughout the year as well as compete nationally once a year. Please join in the fun!


    Dr. Bill Anderson will be happy to help get you involved!

  • Youth bell choirs

    Countryside Ringers, directed by Jane Anderson, is Countrryside's advanced group of youth who enjoy the experience of ringing in a handbell ensemble. Playing handbells regularly throughout the year, our youth handbell ensemble brings excitement and drive to Sunday morning worship services. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings, 7-7:30pm in the music room.


    Countryside Ringers Too is for Jr. High Youth who also enjoy ringing. This gropu plays bells during our worship services at different times of the year. Directed by Jane Anderson, rehearsals are Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:00am in the music room.


    Contact Jane for more information.

  • Youth mission trips

    Youth looking for an adventure will get that and more! Countryside Youth take missions trips at least once a year in the summer. This summer, Youth will travel to Chicago, Ill. to help communities in need. Youth 2019 is also coming up this summer and offers ways to challenge and build faith, network with other Youth from around the country, and gain confidence in their ideas & actions!


    Contact Rebecca Bowles, Youth Ministries Coordinator for details!