The Hills Youth Ministry exists to encourage youth to connect with God, to help them grow in their faith, and to challenge them to respond to God’s call in the community and the world.  Youth activities are for all youth ages 6th through 12th grade to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and in relationship with one another.  In addition to activities planned just for them, our youth are encouraged to be active participants in church life through committees, serving in worship, and helping with our children’s ministry programs.  Please contact Anne Horvath, Director of Youth Ministries, at at any time to learn more!

The google doc found in this link: Current Youth Ministry Schedule is always the most up to date source of information. Please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Anne Horvath, at if you have any questions.

Sunday School–Youth are divided into age groups for lessons and activities. Our youth SS classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays

  • 6th through 8th Grades meet in Youth Room C at 9:30am and 11:00AM
  • 9th through 12th Grades meet in Youth Room A at 11:00am only

Youth Group–This is our large group time for all youth to build a faith and fellowship community.  Our youth group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays most months. Click the following link to fill out the online youth group medical release and permission form that each youth who participates in our program must have on file.

Youth Mission Trip–for 2022 Youth and adult chaperones are combining with youth and adults from Painesville UMC and Chardon UMC to participate in Appalachia Service Project during the week of June 25-July 2. 

Sportscamp–For children who have completed kindergarten and up.  Youth beginning at age 14 are encouraged to be Jr. Counselors and to serve as role models for the campers.  The program includes running, devotion time, music, games, crafts, fellowship and fun.  We end each day of camp with swimming at the Willoughby pool (usually).  For a more detailed description of Sportscamp, please click on the following: What is WHUMC Sportscamp? Registration is online and can be found here.

Confirmation Class–We offer classes every other year for youth who are ready to learn about becoming members of the church.  The next class is planned for 2022/2023 for youth in 8th grade or older that have not been confirmed.

Local Mission Projects–Throughout the summer youth and adult chaperones have the opportunity to participate in a variety of local mission projects.  Projects in the past have included serving at the Cleveland Food Bank, sorting donations at Hannah’s Home (crisis pregnancy center), and beautification work at the church.  Exact dates and projects will be announced via email and on our google doc schedule linked above.