Ages: 6th Grade to 12th Grade
Times: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Meetings: Meets most Sundays
UMYF is a ministry of and for youth designed to help young persons come into relationship with Jesus through fellowship, fun, service, study and worship. Dinner included.
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The youth of Aldersgate have had a great summer so far! It started with having over 30 youth help with Vacation Bible School. We had youth leading small groups, helping with stations, and leading songs and prayer. It was a fantastic experience and VBS raised over $1,000 to support our children in Rwanda through Zoe. I know Kim really appreciates the support of the youth during VBS and said many times that they did an incredible job during the week. I agree with her! Well done everyone!
Shortly after VBS ended, we sent two teams (one junior high and one senior high) to Sierra Service Project (SSP). Our junior high team (10 youth and 5 adults) served the community of Stockton by painting, working on a farm, and working on a playground. Our senior high team (25 youth and 5 adults) served the Paiute Reservation in Schurz Nevada. Teams there worked on painting, building a shed, and building stairs. The teams worked hard, grew closer to each other, and grew in their faith by being the hands of Christ to these communities. They were called to serve and did an incredible job! Thank you to the adult counselors who spent a week with our youth. We really appreciate your time, dedication, and love. We look forward to sending teams again next year.
We are just wrapping up the church camping season. The theme of the camps this year was "Living in the Spirit" and we sent 37 total campers from our church to three camps (elementary, junior high, and senior high). We also had youth and adults from our church on all of the camp staffs this summer. Camp provides another great way for our youth to continue to build and strengthen relationships with God and with others! We are so glad and grateful that our youth get to experience such wonders! Thank you so much for your constant love and support! Amen!
United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) Coordinator | Elisa Spencer and Scott Wilmoth