Youth Ministries


We are a youth group: active in fun and faith dedicated to welcoming youth into a Christian lifestyle through age appropriate activities.  We encourage youth to apply faith principles in their everyday life for transformation of self as disciples of Jesus Christ in the context of community.



Youth Ministry offers purposeful opportunities for fellowship, mission outreach and spiritual growth.


Youth Council 
Youth Council meets on the the 3rd Sunday after the 10:30 service at 11:30 and is open to students of all ages.  This forum offers youth an opportunity to plan events, organize fundraisers, develop leadership skills and put their faith into action.  It is also open to adults who are interested in helping youth on their spiritual journey.




A group for inquiring young people (Grades 3-4-5) to have fun while talking about God and serving others.

Meeting Dates: We will meet on Wednesday’s from 6-7pm and Saturday’s from 12-2pm. Lunch will be provided.
Wednesday June 7 and Sunday June 25
Wednesday July 5 and Sunday July 23
Wednesday August 9 and Sunday August 20





“Connect” Junior High Fellowship
Junior High Fellowship is open to students in 6th thru 8th grade.  This group has weekly opportunities to meet for a fun activity and to do an outreach activity.  Students in this age group are focused on claiming the name of Christian and so activities are geared toward building relationships, experiencing the Christian community and maturing spiritually. Jr. High students are encouraged to assist with the fundraising events of the youth group.  Meetings are every week from 6:30-8PM in the Youth Room. Please use only the South Entrance doors for any meetings and events. For all youth events, click here to download and print a permission/medical release form for any youth and friends.



Senior High Fellowship
Senior High Fellowship is for students in 9th thru 12th grade.  Students have weekly opportunities to meet for activities and fellowship opportunities.  Sr. High events are organized so that students begin putting their faith into action in the church and community.  Sr. High students are invited to sit on church committees as lay leaders, coordinate fund raising and take ownership of the youth fellowship opportunities in the church. Meetings are every week from 6:30-8PM in the Youth Room. Please use only the South Entrance doors for any meetings and events. For all youth events,click here to download and print a permission/medical release form for any youth and friends.


Service Saturday
Held every other month on selected Saturday’s, Service Saturday is an opportunity for students of all ages to work in the community at large to see how God’s grace and love can transform the community and themselves while being in service to others.


Summer Work Missions
Summer Work Missions are a much anticipated experience among the youth of Cargill UMC.  Trips have taken the youth to many different parts of Wisconsin and the United States.  The congregation supports summer work missions with prayer, participating in fundraisers and adult leaders. Youth can also participate locally through YouthRock!, a ministry of the Rock County UMC to provide missional service to the people of Rock County.


Fundraisers are held to support youth work mission opportunities and fellowship programming.  The youth are charged with planning, executing and evaluating the fundraisers. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears posted for the next fundraisers so you can support our youth in their faith journey.


Leadership Development
Leadership Development comes with the confidence youth develop while participating in the fellowship opportunities and outreach activities at Cargill UMC.  Our hope is that youth will become equipped with life skills and knowledge of being a valued member of this faith family.  In additional to leadership in the local congregation, youth are encouraged to participate in Wisconsin Conference youth ministry outreach and faith based gatherings.


Adults Involvement
How can I get involved?  Anyone interested in helping with youth ministry activities is encouraged to see the Rev. Dan Verdegan.  The process is simple – schedule a quick interview, complete a program application, read the youth safety policy and join in the fun!  Every person who offers to give their time to youth helps them grow as a person of faith and keeps the covenant made at each child’s baptism.



Rev. Dan Verdegan
608 752 0548 x106
608 843 4707 Cell
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