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.


During the School Year (September – May)

Confirmation (October – April)

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 April and will include classes on Sunday morning and retreats.



Youth Sunday School (Starting September 9)

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.

September’s Theme: Beginnings 

There are many stories throughout the Bible of beginnings. 7-12thgrade will join together for team and relationship building throughout September as they explore some of these stories to kick off the school year.

Youth Group (Starting September 16)

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.

One of the ways people can support the youth ministry is to provide a meal for the Sunday evening gatherings. The meal could be homemade or catered. Pastor Kate will contact you to coordinate the meal details.

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.


Youth Fall Kick Off 
Sunday, September 16th

6:00p – 8:00p

Great things are planned for this school year! Parents and youth are encouraged to come and hear about what’s in store for Sunday mornings and evenings, retreats/trips, and the Mexico Mission trip in the summer of 2019! The evening will also include dinner, welcoming the 7th graders, and games.





Revive Night of Worship
Sunday, September 30th

4:30p – 9:00p

Join with other youth in Cincinnati for a night of worship featuring speaker Emma Mae Jenkins at Cornerstone UMC in West Chester. The night will also include dinner and group games! Youth will meet at HPCUMC at 4:30p to leave for Cornerstone UMC and will return by 9:00p.

If you leave closer to Cornerstone UMC than HPCUMC than there is the option to meet at Cornerstone at 5:00p and plan to be picked up by 8:30p. Cornerstone is located at 7600 Princeton Glendale Rd. 

This event is FREE thanks to a district grant – please register by Wednesday, September 26 to go!

Register Here