What: The SRVUMC Youth Ministry (aka, “Youth Group” or “YG”)  is an open and safe place for students to create new friendships, strengthen existing ones, network together, ask complex questions, and share insights on the issues that Middle and High School Students have swirling in their heads — all through the guidance and wisdom of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Who: Sixth through twelfth graders from any school, anywhere, are welcome.  After dinner, the Youth Group Leadership breaks everyone into small-groups that help maximize communication, develop openness, encourage sharing, and cement trust between peers.

Middle School Youth Group Meeting Details

  • Who: Sixth through Eighth Grade
  • When: Every Wednesday Night from 6 PM until 8 PM.
  • Where: Wesley Center — Great Hall or Youth Room
  • What: Dinner then Small Groups

High School Youth Group Meeting Details

  • Who: Sixth through Eight Grade
  • When: Every Sunday Night from 5 PM to 7P
  • Where: Wesley Center — Great Hall or Youth Room
  • What: Dinner then Small Groups

Contact Rebecca Bernstein to be added to the youth mailing list or for more information about Youth programming at SRVUMC.

Youth Ministry News and Events

Gleanings for the Hungry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAMYyW6wwFo&t=69s Who: Students are 13 or older by July What: A week of service working on their peach processing line, preparing the fruit to be sipped out to Gleaning’s partner ministries around the globe. When: July 7-13 Why: God calls us to use our time and talents to be servants to others. This trip is […]

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Disneyland Trip

*Cue Electrical Parade Music* (or Fantasia, or any other parade, really, pick your favorite) Who: middle school and high school students What: A weekend in Disneyland complete with fun, fireworks, and evening devotion time When: February 15-18 Where: We’ll be staying at a church down in Anaheim that will act as a home base Why: Well, why not? How Much: $330/student; […]

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Sierra Service Project 2019

Who: High School Students What: Students spend a week in Smith River working with homeowners and local organizations on construction or other community-building projects When: July 21-27 Where: Smith River, CA Registration: A deposit of $60 will reserve your spot and is due by January 27. Space is limited and spots are on a first-come, first-serve […]

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Service & Mission Opportunities

Being in service to others is a core component of who we are. Our youth have many opportunities to engage in service and transform the lives of those they serve, while transforming their own lives and gaining new perspective.

  • Sunday School Helpers (PALs) – Help each Sunday in Children’s Sunday School classrooms
  • Media Team – Help with AV at special events and worship services

Service at Fundraising Events, various times throughout the year – Youth have several opportunities throughout the year to raise money to fund their own Youth Accounts.  Proceeds from their Youth Account can be used to pay for trips or events they attend.  To earn this money, they may wait tables at the Crab feed, sell baked goods at the Harvest Faire or Christmas greenery, or help set up or clean up after the Rummage Sale.