Youth Ministry

The mission for the Youth Ministry at Hyde Park Community is to provide a safe, welcoming place where young people can experience God in amazing ways. Every person matters in God’s plan for this world and we hope to lead and empower the next generation of church leaders and Jesus followers. We are on a journey to love God and love others.

The Youth Ministry at Hyde Park Community seeks to partner with parents to help youth develop in all aspects of life while preparing for college and careers. Youth are given opportunities to explore their gifts and talents through worship, discipleship, and leadership while focusing on becoming life-long disciples of Jesus.

We’d love to talk with you more about the Youth Ministry and find ways for you to connect. And, by the way, our staff and adult leaders are bilingual, we speak both parent and teenager!

Contact Pastor Kate Smith at with any questions and to get connected.


Summer Schedule (June – August)

Breakfast and Worship at Over-the-Rhine Community Church

Sundays 9:00a – 12:00p

Meet in the Welcome Center at Hyde Park Community UMC to go as a group to our other campus, Over-the-Rhine Community Church (OTRCC) for the breakfast ministry and worship. OTRCC strives to be a multi-cultural/multi-ethnc group, seeking to dismantle the social, racial and economic barriers that exists. There is a deep desire towards a transformative community that is possible through the power and grace of Jesus.

Upcoming date: August 12 (let us know you are coming by clicking on the date to register)

Breakfast Club 

Sundays 9:15a – 10:45a at First Watch in Rookwood Pavillion (2692 Madison Rd.)

Once a month, bring your Bible and $10 in cash to help cover the cost of breakfast to First Watch. Friends are always welcome (and we will buy their breakfast).

Upcoming date:  August 26 (let us know you are coming by clicking on the date to register)


During the School Year (September – May)


Confirmation is one of the most exciting and rewarding times for the young people at Hyde Park Community to explore their faith with their peers, family, and mentors friends. The goal of Confirmation is to learn, wrestle, and grow in their Christian faith in order to prepare students to take the confirmation vows and commit to a lifelong journey as a disciple of Jesus. Students who are at least in 7th grade are eligible for Confirmation.  Confirmation will begin in October and will end in May and will include classes on Sunday morning and retreats.

Youth Sunday School

At the 9:30a worship hour during the school year, students in grades 7-12th are encouraged to gather together for Youth Sunday School on the 3rd floor. The time will be focused on topics and issues relevant to teens in order to see and reflect on where God fits in and what the Bible teaches us. Always great conversations and lots of laughs. Open to students in 7-12th grade who are not in Confirmation.

Youth Group

During the school year, join us Sunday evenings in the Little Theater (2nd Floor) from
5:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. for Youth Group!

All 7th-12th graders are welcome as we gather together for a time of sharing a meal, worship, teaching, discussion, and games.


Retreats, Trips, and Events

Teens get enough classroom learning during the school week. We want to teach, show, and encourage an active life with God at the center and that’s exactly what our retreat, trips, and events do! Our goal is that all of these experiences are times that students can connect with God and each other in ways that make it easy to invite their friends.


FC Cincinnati Soccer Game 
Sunday, August 12

5:30p – 8:00p

Cheer on FC Cincinnati as they take on Penn FC on Sunday, August 12.

We will meet at Hyde Park Community at 5:30p and travel to the game together. We will return to church for pick up at 8:00p.


The cost of the event is $12 for the ticket – please bring money for food and drink at the game.

Register by Thursday, August 9th to go!

Register here