Every student will have a chance to ask the big questions about God, life, and how to live in a complex world.  Students are youth grades 6-12. 
Our youth group for grades 6-12 is about helping connect youth to each other, their community and learn about this radical guy we know as Jesus.
Our ultimate hope is that our youth take the lead in creating their experience together.  Each night we gather we will pray, have fun, seek ways to share love in our community through service, provides space to ask tough questions, and provide our youth with a positive experience of Christian Community.



Middle School – Grades 6-8

(We are including some 5th graders, please talk to your pastor about any 5th grader who is interested.) Middle schoolers meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 4-5pm at Shiloh UMC
All meetings unless noted otherwise are at Shiloh UMC from 4-5pm, 1810 Shiloh Road, North of Grand Avenue.
  • January 4 – Kickoff Event at Grace UMC 1935 Avenue B
    • 6:30-9:30pm – Scavenger hunt, games, and getting to know each other.
  • January 12 – Banned Game Night at First UMC
    • 4-6pmm 2800 4th Avenue N(Alley Entrance)Come play games we won’t let you play any other time of the year.
  • January 26 – Echo the Story Bible Experience – Creation
    • Join us as we explore what God shares with us.
  • February 9 -Art and Faith
    • Join us as we do an art project to make our space welcoming and invite people into our group.
  • February 23 – Echo the Story Bible Experience – Disruption
    • Join us as we explore what God shares with us.

High School – Grades 9-12

High School will meet each Sunday from 7-8:30 at Mazevo Coffee, 819 Grand Unless otherwise noted by the event.
  • Lock in for High School – D​ecember 30-31, 2019 at Evangelical UMC 6:30pm-10am, 345 Broadwater Avenue
    • Join us for a church sleepover, games, mission, and fun. Parents we will need some help with food, please ask your pastor who to contact to help out.
  • January 5 – Coffee and Conversation
  • OPTIONAL ALL AGES EVENT -January 12 – Banned Game Night at First UMC
    • 4-6pmm 2800 4th Avenue N(Alley Entrance)Come play games we won’t let you play any other time of the year.
  • January 12 – Bible, Coffee, and God
  • January 19 – Coffee and Conversation
  • January 26 – Bible, Coffee, and God

Chrysalis Feb 7-9 – Billings, First UMC, ages 15-18
A Chrysalis weekend is an experience of Christian spiritual connection. It is with a three-day experience in being supported by God’s love. Youth interested should contact their Pastor by January 31st.

Convo Feb 14-17 – Helena, St. Paul’s UMC
This High School retreat is designed to connect students to other Methodist youth across Montana. Speakers, small groups, games and good food are all part of the weekend.
Through 406 Youth United, we hope to help raise our youth to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Our youth group encourages spiritual and emotional growth through a variety of Bible lessons, discussions, music, art, drama, and recreation. We also realize the importance of supporting parents. Parents are the most important role model in the guidance and development of our youth.
We hope to nurture a positive parent/child relationship based on Christian principles. Therefore, our parents are invited to participate in all areas of our Children’s and Youth ministries. Of course, the children’s safety is always our first priority and we are a Safe Sanctuaries* congregation.
We believe that we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus; to love our world recklessly in all that we do. We believe in each other, and through our fellowship, we desire to grow closer to our Creator. We are a loving and inclusive community of faith. We are learning to live our lives as a reflection of Jesus and God’s grace.
Youth Group is open for anyone in sixth through twelfth grade and you are always welcome to bring a friend (or more!) to join in while we learn, serve, and have fun.

Registration form:

If kids plan to particpate in our programs we ask that parents fill out a registration form to help us with allergies, any special needs, and more.  Please fill out the form below for each child to be involved.

Safe Sanctuaries

 We implement safe sanctuaries as more than guidelines, policies and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth and the adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression of a congregation in making a congregation a safe place where children and youth may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. As a part of Shiloh UMC’s Safe Sanctuaries practices, all adults that work with our children and youth are required to undergo background screenings.