ALL Youth in grades 6-12 and their friends are invited to join us!
We are gearing up for another fun and exciting year with the MUM Youth Group. Of course, we will be participating in our yearly events: Cookie Walk, Souper Bowl, SPARK and Uth4Mission. But, we are going to adding some new and exciting things to our schedule: More service projects (first one is Rally Sunday, September 10 at Cruise for a Cause), a progressive dinner, and tackling the zip lines at North Park. And, of course, we will be having our monthly youth group meetings the second Sunday of the month in between services in the youth room.
Finally, if you have any ideas about youth group activities, please let us know. This is your group, so let us know what you want to see us do.
We hope everyone has a great year and we look forward to seeing you soon!
In July, six of our youth went on a mission to Johnstown, PA via Uth4Mission, which is organized by the conference. During our mission trip we performed various acts of service around the community. Some of us power-washed a house, some of us painted a pavilion, and some of us organized a food pantry. Every night after and sometimes before dinner we would go worship and hear the word of Jesus Christ. When we weren't performing community service or going to worship, we were having fun. We went bowling, played games (inside and outside) and even had a jam session with Pastor Ed.
In a way, this mission made all of us feel like we made a difference in the world and we all thought God was proud of us throughout the whole trip.
We want to thank the congregation for helping and supporting our youth group and sending us on this trip.
See our Mission Trip photos below!
The youth had a great time attending SPARK, January 20-22. Spark is an annual youth retreat that is coordinated by the Western PA Conference. This is the 2nd year that the Youth Group attended and they had even more fun than last year. The conference started Friday night and the youth were greeted by members of the conference Youth Ministry Team. After registration, we had the first worship session of the weekend and then free time. During free time, the youth could participate in various activities such as dodgeball, gaga ball, karaoke and making blankets for the Bethany House. Day 2 kicked off with another worship service and two break-out sessions where the youth had the opportunity to meet the new bishop. We then headed over to station square for dinner and some exploring. Saturday evening ended with another worship service and more free time. We ended the weekend with our final worship service and communion. All weekend services were led by the worship band Sanctus Real and guest speaker Bob Lentz. During the entire weekend, the youth met new friends, reconnected with God and most importantly had fun! We can’t wait to attend SPARK again next year. If you are interested in attending this fun-filled spiritual weekend, see Dave or Shannon for more information.
A big thank you to the congregation for supporting our fall fundraisers which allowed us to send 8 youth to SPARK at a very minimal cost.
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We hope to see all youth in 6-12 grades this year at any or all the events. And don’t forget to always bring a friend…
Shannon & Dave Williams are our Youth Leaders!
Dave, Shannon and daughter, Hannah.