Youth Group

Green Mountain United Methodist Church

With COVID-19, we are holding ALL Youth events and activities online through Zoom.  

We will return to regular programming once we can ensure the safety of our teens and sponsors.

We are committed to FUN, FAITH, and GROWTH.

We want you to come just as you are and feel comfortable and included.  Most Youth nights are all about fun, energetic games and meaningful conversations.  We build friendships and make a real difference in our community through acts of service.  We want to support you in your faith journey and allow you to explore what you believe without pressure or judgment.  We believe in putting our faith in action, connecting with others, and loving one another.  Together we create memories to last a lifetime.  If you have any questions or you need anything, feel free to connect with us.


WHAT WE DO

Come join us for:


  • Games
  • Snacks
  • Activities & Outings
  • Lock-Ins
  • Outreach Projects
  • Mission Trips
  • Creative Programs
  • Youth Sunday
  • And MORE!


We talk about topics teens like you really care about.  We explore faith while building friendships and having fun!  We usually meet on Sunday nights from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Youth in grades 6 through 12 are welcome.

 Click here to download Youth Registration and Permission Form

UPCOMING EVENTS

We always have adventures planned



Click, Grab, Go Hunt

June/July: Ongoing Game

We’ll have a photo scavenger hunt with bizarre activities and crazy requests.  From dinosaurs to singing in the rain, this hunt has it all.  Even though we can’t do it together, we can share our adventures with each other and compete for the ultimate prize!  With a whole summer to play, there is no way we will be bored! 


Mission Project 2020

Theme: Live In Color

After all the stress and challenges of quarantine, let’s have fun while serving others!  We will write cards for the congregation, challenge the church to do a photo scavenger hunt, play zoom games, and HAVE FUN!!!!  All activities will be set up so we can do them with social distancing.  Faith & fun meet again!


Roaming Gnomes

August: Ongoing Game

We will take lawn ornaments for the adventure of their lives!  Videos, photos, creativity, and pure hilarity are sure to follow.  Hanging with our “gnomies" has never been better!  Don't miss out on this ongoing EPIC game!!


Fall Kick Off

September:

 

Zoom Party

 

We will kick off the year with fun games over Zoom.  If COVID-19 concerns are no longer an issue, we will revisit this plan.  For now, we will plan on a virtual night of connection, laughter, and ridiculousness!!  Party Time is coming soon!

All The PAPERWORK You'll Need

Registration & Permission Slip
Outing Permission Slips
Newsletter & Archive
Mission Trip
Virtual Games
Registration & Permission Slip

This annual form is required for any Youth in Youth Group.

Outing Permission Slips
Newsletter & Archive
Mission Trip
Virtual Games

YOUTH SHENANIGANS


Youth Group in a Bag

While we have been in quarantine, we have been doing Youth Group in a Bag.  Alex has brought snacks, activities, and challenges to the youth as they shelter in place.  Check out the videos for the footage and for inspiring messages found in the community.

Lock-In at the Church

We lock ourselves in at the church to play games, eat together, and watch a movie before sleeping in sleeping bags in the Youth Room.  The next morning we go to church together for worship.

Boondocks Outing

Every year we take a night to go play at Boondocks Fun Center.  We ride go-karts, play putt-putt golf, spray each other with the bumper boats, bowl, team up for laser tag, and play arcade games.  The fun never ends!


Outreach Shopping

When the holiday season comes around, the Youth Group shops for those who cannot afford to.  In 2018, we went grocery shopping and created 11 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.  Last year we went shopping for 7 children on the Salvation Army Angel Tree.


Youth Sunday

The Youth Group produces a Youth Sunday service each year.  Complete with music, ushering, greeting, liturgy, and a message, the Youth run the service.  We value the voices of our youth and offer public speaking opportunities.

Mission Trip

In 2019, we went with Group Workcamps Week of Hope in Loveland, CO to serve the homeless community, adults who were disabled, and children with disabilities.  We had planned on going on a Mission Trip to Colorado Springs with Next Step Ministries in 2020.  COVID-19 delayed all trips, but we'll plan another Mission Trip for 2021.

Spotify Playlist

Here is a link to a free music playlist on Spotify the app.  The Have Faith playlist has uplifting and moving songs to get us through the pandemic.

YouTube Content

Check out some of our YouTube content.  These videos explore prayer through a past Youth Sunday message.  


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

Come as you are

We usually meet on Sunday nights from 6 - 7:30 pm at the church.  We have a teen-friendly Youth Room with foosball, couches, a pool table, and snacks.  For program nights, we usually start the night with a couple games and then explore discussion questions on teen topics such as: bullying, social media, stress management, self-esteem, and more.  Then we conclude the night with devotions as an opportunity to share our highs and lows and ask for prayers.  At times we change the day or time of Youth Group for outings and special events.  Join us for all kinds of safe shenanigans.

OUR AWESOME TEAM

Get to Know the Youth Sponsors

All of our volunteer Youth Sponsors are background checked and have been trained through Safeguarding God's Children.  We keep at least two adults with the Youth at all times to ensure the safety of our teens.

Alex Neve

Youth Director

Email Alex

Alex has been the Youth Director at GMUMC for over 3 years.  She has worked with youth in various settings for more than 10 years and she has been attending GMUMC for 3 decades.  She brings energy and compassion to everything she does.

Lisa

Lisa has a Masters in Social Work, a Bachelors in Developmental Child Psychology, and has served as Youth Director at GMUMC in the past.  She offers unconditional love and a heart of service to our Youth.

Jen

Jen is a Youth parent and she inspires us with her willingness to contribute and her reliable spirit.  Jen is truly patient and understanding.

Eric

Eric is a Youth parent and High School Cross Country coach.  He shares his love of running and his active listening with us.

Taylor

Taylor grew up in the GMUMC Youth Group and now he lends his unending energy and his generous heart as a Youth Sponsor.

Cara

Cara is a teacher and loves working with young people.  She supports us with her gentle guidance and eye for organization.