Our Mission

To create a place un-churched students love to attend.

Our Vision

To lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

When We Meet

  • We offer a Sunday morning bible study for Middle school students at 9:45am
  • Our weekly student program meets every Sunday evening:      Middle School BLITZ  5 – 6:45 pm;     High School IMPACT   7 – 9 pm
  • On Friday mornings during the school year we offer breakfast: High School @ 6 am       Middle School @ 8 am.
Please visit the CONNECT tab to find out more about our student programs.

Trips and Events

There is an on-going list of trips taken by our Student Ministry. They include:

  • Local, national, and international mission work
  • Service events
  • Student summer camps
  • Weekend Christian concerts
  • Retreats
  • Theme parks
  • Bowling
  • Outlet shopping
  • and more….

Each student is provided lots of opportunities to get away with other students their age to grow in their faith and experience many new things!

Most trips involve the use of our Church bus, van and/or parent drivers. Registration information for activities is always available in the Lighthouse Office, and a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit for trips is necessary to sign-up. Certain larger trips require a commitment at the time of registration guaranteeing full trip payment even upon student cancellation. Occasionally, scholarships are available to help students with the cost of activities. And always, for safety purposes, a notarized, up-to-date Lighthouse Health Form is also required of every student.

We encourage our students to actively participate in community service projects throughout the entire year.



April 20:                     Easter Sunrise Service; 7:00 am; Philippe Park

April 20:                     Easter; NO BLITZ/IMPACT

April 20:                     Easter; NO Sunday Morning MS Bible Study

April 26:                     Confirmation Rehearsal 9 am;  Confirmation Parent Meeting 9:30 am;  Confirmation Class 9:30 am – Noon

April 27:                     Confirmation Service  9:45 am


May 11:                      Mother’s Day; NO BLITZ/IMPACT

May 17:                      HUMC Ladies High Tea; 10:00 am & 2:30 pm

May 18:                      Graduation Breakfast; 8:30 am

May 26:                      Memorial Day; NO BLITZ/IMPACT


June 1:                        the BIG Party!; 5-7:30 pm

June 14-21:                HS International Costa Rica Mission Trip

June 15:                      Father’s Day; NO BLITZ/IMPACT


July 5-12:                   MS/HS Mission Serve Mission Trip; Walterboro, SC

July 21-25:                 BigStuf Camp; Panama City Beach, FL


August 7-9:                LIFT-OFF Retreat; 5:30 pm

August 17:                  Fall Kick-Off; 4:30 pm-7:30 pm  (tentative time)


September 1:              Labor Day Weekend; NO BLITZ/IMPACT

September 5-7:          Rock the Universe; NO BLITZ/IMPACT


October 11:                Pumpkins Arrive!; 9 am

October 20:                More Pumpkins Arrive!; 5 pm

Sunday Morning

On Sunday mornings at 9:45 am Middle School students attend Bible Studies at the Lighthouse.

  • 6th Grade in Room D209
  • 7th / 8th Grade in Room D206

Sunday Evening

Our weekly program for Middle and High School students is a high-energy night of crazy and wacky games, dramas, music videos, relevant teachings, and praise and worship with our student-led worship band.  After our group worship time, students meet with a small group of their peers.  Each group is led by a caring adult who facilitates pertinent biblical discussions, allowing students to interact and grow in a relationship with God. It is a great time for students to build positive and encouraging relationships with other students and adults.


Middle School BLITZ: Sunday Evenings  5 – 6:45 pm
High School IMPACT: Sunday Evenings 7 – 9 pm

Friday Breakfast

Every Friday that school is in session, volunteers cook breakfast for the students.  Each week is something different… omelets, pancakes (regular and Chocolate Chip!) French toast, bacon, sausage.  There is always milk, juice and cereal offered.  Once in a while there are even fresh donuts.

  • 6 am High School
  • 8 am Middle School

After breakfast, we drive Safety Harbor Middle School students to school on our bus and try to recruit parents willing to drive students to Carwise and Palm Harbor Middle Schools.

Lighthouse Student Ministry at
Heritage United Methodist Church

2680 Landmark Dr.
Clearwater, FL 33761       (map)
Phone: 727.797.0703
Fax: 727.796.0115

Director of Student Ministry
Rev. Tim DuBois
727.797.0703 ext. 126

Admin. Asst. for Student Ministry
Virginia Wilson
727.797.0703 ext. 126

Office Asst. for Student Ministry
Mary Fitzpatrick
727.797.0703 ext. 114

Office Hours:
Mon/Tue/Wed 9 am – 5 pm
Thurs 9 am – 12 pm
Fri 9 am – 4 pm

Adult Opportunities to Serve

In order to fund our activities and subsidize trip costs, we host three major fundraisers.  They are:

  • the annual STRIVE community service day in February.
  • the annual month-long October Pumpkin Patch.
  • the Dinner and Auction held every two years in March.

These events are staffed entirely by students and their parents as volunteers.

Our students were honored to be named the Service Group of the Quarter by the City of Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department.

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