youth ministry

Hinsdale UMC Youth Ministry provides many opportunities for young people to participate in the life of the Church. Youth serve as liturgists, greeters, ushers, nursery assistants, children’s Sunday school class assistants, AV ministry assistants, Praise Band members, Chancel Choir members, and instrumental & vocal soloists.

In addition, we host youth events at least once a month to facilitate growing together in faith, fellowship, and fun. Our youth groups participate in mission and service opportunities throughout the year, as well as summer mission work trips. Youth also enjoy serving as volunteers during our summer Vacation Bible School program.

At Hinsdale UMC, we are committed to providing a caring and secure environment for our children and youth during all activities. Our program follows the requirements set forth in Safe Sanctuaries Policy.

For questions regarding Youth Group or youth events at Hinsdale UMC, please contact the church office or Pastor Young-Mee Park


A new Confirmation class has started and will continue to meet on Sunday mornings via Zoom. The class move to in-person meetings once it is safe to do so. Confirmation is open to 6th graders and older. This year's class is made up of 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. We will be using the Confirm confirmation program which consists of short videos, lessons, activities, and lots of discussion. Click here to learn more.

The program is an 18-week program. For now, we can’t say when we will finish and when we will hold Confirmation Sunday, but the plan is for an anticipated completion in early 2021. Materials and a student Bible will be provided to all students. We hope to include a few field trips and mission activates as part of the program. Confirmation will be led by Loretta Reasor and Steve Landes. All youth in 6th grade and older are welcome to join us! Please contact Loretta or Steve with any questions or to join a Sunday ZOOM class.