BPUMC STUDENTS

ROOTED IN FAITH. GROWING IN GRACE.

Welcome to BPUMC Student Ministry! This is a place for middle schoolers and high schoolers to grow closer to God and to each other, and we would love to have you join us!

We have Sunday School every Sunday at 9:45AM-10:35AM, Activity Night every Sunday at 6:00PM-7:30PM, and Holy Ground Worship every Wednesday at 5:30PM-7:30PM during the school year. Check out our upcoming events or sign up for our newsletter for more information, and we'll see you soon!

BPUMC STUDENTS VBS VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Sign up for each day you can work. VBS is Monday through Friday July 15-19.
You need to arrive each day by 8:15AM and you should be able to leave by 12:30pm each day.
VBS Youth Training will be Sunday July 14th 6-7:30PM in the Fellowship Hall. 
If you have any special request as to the area you want to volunteer at email Melissa Hendon at mhendon@BPUMC.ORG. 

ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DISCOVERY WEEKEND!

Discovery Weekend is almost here and we need tons of folks to make sure everything runs smoothly and our kids stay safe! The high school students will be leading everything but we need adults to be there in supporting rolls! You will need to have been a regular attendee at the church for the last 6 months and have gone through Safe Sanctuaries training. If you need those courses just email Melissa at mhendon@bpumc.org to get it done. It is all online!
Click the link below to see what hours we need help and a brief run down on what will be going on during that time.

WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK?

MIDWEEK AND HOLY GROUND 2/21
5:30-6 Dinner- ($4) Popcorn chicken, chips, cookies, gushers
6-6:30 Open gym and hang out
6:30-7:30 Holy Ground

CONFIRMATION 2/25
5-6pm Parents of 6th graders have already been contacted regarding Confirmation. If you have not received any emails and you have a 6th grader or an older student that has not been through CONFIRMATION, just reply to this email and I will get you added to the group.

ACTIVITY NIGHT 2/25
Dinner ($4) Pizza! 6-6:30. 6:30-7:30 Games and other shenanigans!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!

BOTB 3/1-3/2
NERF NIGHT 3/6
SILENT AUCTION 3/15 (TICKETS ON SALE 2/1)
EASTER EGG HUNT 3/23 (not a BPUMC Students event But students can help!)
BPUMC TALENT NIGHT 4/24
LAST HOLY GROUND OF 2023/2024 YEAR 5/22
CAMP ON THE BLUFF 6/17-6/20 (not a BPUMC Students event)
VBS 7/15-7/19 (registration for youth help open soon)

Student Ministry Staff

Regan Sanders

Director of Student Ministries

Melissa Hendon

Family Ministry Coordinator

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Room 35226

Each day, we know that there are students in our community who go without their basic needs being met, which often affects their school performance and can have a lifelong impact. Room 35226 is part of our student ministry’s response to meeting these needs.

What is Room 35226?

Each day, we know that there are students in our community who go without their basic needs being met. This often affects their school performance. They may be skipping meals over the weekend because there is not enough food in the kitchen at home. They might not have the school supplies they need for class. Or, it could just be that a student forgot to put on deodorant before leaving home. Whatever the case, Hoover is too caring a community to leave these student’s needs unmet. Many of us strive to help on a case-by-case basis. But what if we could do even more?

Room 35226 is part of our student ministry’s response to meeting these needs. Our vision is to have a room at every school in the 35226 zip code stocked with school supplies, toiletries, and food. Students and guidance counselors will have access to them throughout the day, for any needs that may arise. Each time a student takes something that they need, they will have the opportunity to post a note on the wall, not of what they took, but of what they plan to give back – to another student or to the community. The first room was established at Simmons Middle School and we expanded to Bluff Park Elementary. We hope to extend the Room 35226 program to the Green Valley, Gwin, and Shades Mountain Elementary Schools very soon.

You can help make Room 35226 a reality by gifting items from the list found at the bottom of this page, provided to us by guidance counselors and administrators at the school.

How does Room 35226 work?

The resources supplied through the Room 35226 program are distributed at our community public schools. We have established resource rooms at Simmons Middle School and Bluff Park Elementary. If your child is a student at either of these schools, they can access the resource rooms during school hours. Contact the school counselor for more information. As this ministry grows we will establish resource rooms at the remaining schools in the 35226 zip code.

How can I help Room 35226?

Click HERE to make a monetary donation online. Donations by check should be made out to BPUMC with a note at the bottom indicating “for Room 35226.”

You can drop off donated items at the Bluff Park UMC church office Mon-Fri from 8:00am-4:00pm. There is a dedicated drop-off area on the 1st floor near the Faith classroom. A list of items you can donate is included below. NO Clothing – We are no longer able to accept clothing for Room 35226. Please DO NOT drop off any clothing to the church with the exception of new underwear for boys or girls ages 4-10.

If you have questions or need to make special arrangements for your donation, contact our student ministry via email youth@bpumc.org.

*This program would not have been made possible without an initial monetary gift by Beav’s Place (www.beavsplace.com), providing financial support to Christian churches and organizations in the Birmingham area to support youth outreach ministries.

What can I donate to Room 35226?

Guidance Counselors and Administrators Request These Items:

  • Composition Books (Wide-Ruled)
  • 2″ Binders
  • 24 Count Crayons
  • 8 Count Crayola Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Ear Buds
  • Post-it Notes
  • Glue Sticks (not BP)
  • Pens
  • Rulers
  • Pencils
  • Scissors (5″ Sharp)
  • Pocket Folders with Brads
  • Black Sharpies
  • Black Dry Erase Markers
  • Pencil Pouches (Clear with Grommets)
  • Plastic Pocket Folders with Brads
  • Quart Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Sandwich Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • 5 Tab Dividers
  • NO Clothing – We are no longer able to accept clothing for Room 35226. Please DO NOT drop off any clothing to the church with the exception of new underwear for boys or girls ages 4-10.

College Scholarships

All Bluff Park United Methodist college students who would like to apply scholarships must have their forms submitted to the church office by the deadline. Contact the church office for the submission deadlines.