Youth Knews: Faith, Emmanuel, Oregon Community andLong Memorial UMCs
The Youth are very active. We meet weekly and throughout the year enjoy a variety of fun activities: going to Gretna Glen camp every month, playing lots of Gaga Ball, sardines, and just goofing off. We are preparing to attend a powerful retreat in January 5-7, 2018 at Ocean City, MD with the Peninsula Delaware Conference--which has become an annual tradition.
The youth ministry is open to everyone in 5th -12th grade. We have about 25 students involved--and about a dozen students at each event. The youth come from Faith, Emmanuel and Long Memorial UMC, several other local churches, plus their friends and family. We have students from 5 or 6 different school districts and private schools. So, if it has been a while since you have been with us for youth activities, I encourage you to come and check out the new energy surrounding this ministry!
Sunday Mornings at 9am the youth meet for Sunday School at Faith UMC—which includes an engaging lesson by Julie Perkowski and Amy Boughter and a chance for discussion and fellowship. Long Memorial is also hosting their Youth Sunday School at 9:30am.
Sunday Nights Youth Group runs from 5-7pm at Faith UMC.
We have a large group game or sports, dinner, and then a lesson—and of course lots of fun and laughter. We also have a game room with foosball and a pool table. We are currently beginning a whirlwind tour of our faith from Genesis to Revelation. You won't want to miss a lesson, if you join us for the next 12 months you will have covered the highlights of the Jewish and Christian history and our core beliefs.
Free Youth Night at Gretna Glen: We go to Gretna Glen camp from 3:30-7 PM on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the school year (excluding December) and the next trip is January 20. We meet at Faith and then carpool to and from the camp. They provide camp activities and group games, a snack, worship and a lesson. Over 100 youth show up most months from a variety of churches.
January 20 we will carpool from Faith UMC at 3:30-7 PM to go to Gretna Glen Camp for a fun night of activities with youth from around the region. We do this on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
February 3 we will carpool from Faith UMC at 5:30pm to go to a SuperBowl Party at Ruhl's UMC in Manheim.
RSVP: SIGN UP SHEETS FOR THESE 2 EVENTS ARE HANGING IN THE HALLWAY OR YOU CAN TEXT PASTOR JASON TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST.
Permission Slips are needed for all off-site trips, include Gretna Glen--and can be downloaded from the Youth Section of our Website.
For More Info Contact:
Pastor Jason Perkowski: (717) 333-9238
or Ally Hayes, Youth Group President