Youth Ministry

Welcome to The Gathering Youth Ministry!

Hebrews 10:19-25, “Provoke one another toward love and good deeds… not giving up meeting together…”

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Community UMC’s Youth Ministry is to encourage youth in cultivating authentic relationships with God, each other, and their global community.

VISION STATEMENT
The vision of Community UMC’s Youth Ministry is that all youth will be equipped to embark on a lifelong journey of faith in Jesus Christ.

AS A YOUTH MINISTRY, WE VALUE:
• Building Christ-like character
• Developing servant leaders
• Teaching Biblical competency
• Providing a safe space
• Encouraging passionate worship

OUR WEEKLY PROGRAMMING
The Gathering AM – Join us most Sunday mornings at 10:45am for a time of worship, fellowship, and discussion about topics related to loving God, loving others, and growing in our faith in Jesus.
The Gathering PM – Join us most Sunday evenings at 6:30pm for a time of worship, fellowship, small group discussion, games, and food!
Wednesdays @ Panera – Join us most Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm throughout the school year for an informal time of fellowship at Panera in Waugh Chapel. Bring homework, games, or just yourself!
*please check our Facebook page for weekly updates about date or time changes, cancellations, etc…

OUR ANNUAL EVENTS & TRIPS
Fall Camping Trip // 2019 dates TBD // a weekend of camping, fellowship, worship, hiking, and dang good food!
Zeteo Conference // January 31-February 2, 2019 // a weekend of moving worship, engaging teaching, compelling drama, and challenging break-out seminars Indiana, PA.  For more info, visit >>> https://snlym.com/events/zeteo/
Spring Camping Trip // 2020 dates TBd // a weekend of camping, fellowship, worship, hiking, and dang good food!
Harrisburg Mission Trip // June 21-26, 2020 (dates subject to change) // a weeklong service trip where we seek to connect with a number of community outreach organizations in an effort to support and assist the great work they are already doing. For more info, visit >>> https://snlym.com/missions/harrisburg-mission-trip/
Impact Festival // July 29-August 2, 2020 (dates subject to change) // an outdoor camping festival that combines powerful praise and worship sessions, challenging breakout seminars, ambitious athletic and outdoor activities, life changing lessons from God’s Word with seven main stage gatherings, and a relational emphasis through group building and campfire settings.  For more info, visit >>> https://snlym.com/events/impact/

GENERAL INFORMATION PACKETS & FORMS
• Community UMC Gathering Parent Packet 2018-2019 (new packet for 2019-2020 coming soon!)
• Community UMC Annual Gathering Permission Slip and Covenant 2018-2019 (new forms for 2019-2020 coming soon!)
Camping Retreat Individual Packing List

ZETEO CONFERENCE (FEBRUARY) INFORMATION PACKET & FORM
• Zeteo Conference Information Packet 2019
• Zeteo Conference Liability Form 2019

SUMMER MISSION (JUNE) INFORMATION PACKET & FORMS
• Harrisburg Mission Information Packet 2019
• Harrisburg Mission Liability Form 2019
• Harrisburg Mission Medical Form 2019

IMPACT FESTIVAL (JULY) INFORMATION PACKET & FORM
• Impact Festival Information Packet 2019
• Impact Festival Medical Form 2019

*please check back for updated forms!

SAFE SANCTUARY POLICY
• Our Youth Ministry follows our church’s Safe Sanctuary policy. To read our policy and access the Safe Sanctuary forms, please visit our Safe Sanctuary webpage.

CONTACT US
• Email our Director of Youth Ministries, Hilary Ann Golden
• Visit our Facebook Page
• Visit us on Instagram
• Join us on Realm