Youth Ministry


Messiah UMC Youth Group

Messiah youth group strives to invite, include, and welcome all youth to learn to be disciples of Jesus while having fun in a safe and loving environment. We hope to foster relationships that allow youth to express themselves, their thoughts, and their faith while keeping an open mind.

UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) is an opportunity for 7th through 12th graders to come together for a meal, games, socializing, and discipleship. Each Sunday we gather to get to know one another, have fun, and grow in our faith. We cannot go on our faith journey alone so UMYF is just one way to journey with others on the path God leads us down.

UMYF: The New Normal

  • When: Sundays, 6pm-7pm, 9/13-10/18
  • Where: In the Parking Lot at Messiah UMC
  • What: Join us for a game and discussion each Sunday evening as we explore our New Normal in the Midst of COVID. Over the past 6 months we all have asked “When will things go back to ‘normal’?” and now we are learning how to accept this New Normal. Through our time together we will explore ways to adjust to the new realities of life right now.
  • Curriculum: Ministry to Youth, A New Normal Series, https://ministry-to-youth.com/  
  • Sign Up: Fall UMYF

UMYF Benediction

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Midweek Connect: Why Not Now?

  • Who: 7th through 8th Graders
  • When: Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm
  • Where: The Welsh/Harvey’s Deck
  • What: Join us for a discussion each Wednesday evening as we read stories about young people's lives in the Bible to see how and why they followed Jesus. By reading about Miriam, Joseph, David, Solomon, Daniel, and Mary we will see that they believed that God had a call on their lives that would impact the world.
  • Curriculum: Why Not Now?: You Don’t Have to “Grow Up” to Follow Jesus, Mark Matlock
  • Sign Up: Midweek Connect

Taste of Grace: Dream Big

  • Who: 9th through 12th Graders
  • When: Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm
  • Where: In the Holcombe's Carport
  • What: Join us for food and discussion each Tuesday evening to discover your dreams and make them reality. Even in the midst of COVID we all have dreams that we can still make come true. We will go on a journey that will help us to understand that God has a plan for our lives and to break through the barriers that are holding us back.
  • Curriculum: Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want It, and What You’re Going to Do About It, Bob Goff

12 Hour Retreat

  • Who: 7th through 12th Graders
  • When: Saturday, October 17th, 9am-9pm
  • Where: Camp Highroad
  • What: Youth families are invited to join us on a short day retreat to Camp Highroad. While we are there we will go on a hike, have a time of worship, do a high ropes course, and enjoy dinner around a camp fire. That day we will meet at the church at 9am and each family will have to  transport themselves to and from Camp Highroad. We will pack our own lunches and dinner will be provided, prepackaged for each person. More information will be provided when this event approaches.
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Fall Mission Movie Nights

End of the Spear is the remarkable journey of a savage Amazon tribesman who becomes family to the son of a North American man he kills. Mincayani (Louie Leonardo) is a Waodani warrior who leads the raid that kills Steve Saint’s father and four other missionaries. Through a suspenseful series of events Steve Saint (Chase Ellison) is able to visit Mincayani’s tribe. Steve tries to learn which warriors killed his father, but has to leave with his question unanswered. Steve returns to the Waodani as an adult (Chad Allen). Together Mincayani and Steve confront the true meaning of the life and death of Steve’s father, and the other men who were killed. All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. From director Phillip Noyce (Dead Calm, Patriot Games) and writer Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, War Horse), this uplifting HBO Films drama, Mary and Martha focuses on two very different women – an upscale American interior designer named Mary (Hilary Swank) and a middle-class Englishwoman named Martha (Brenda Blethyn) – who form an unlikely bond following the losses of their only children from malaria contracted in Africa. Battling their lingering grief and the strains on their marriages, the two work together to raise awareness of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease, while recovering their sense of purpose. The film offers an inspiring template for overcoming loss while showing how ordinary people can make a difference in influencing social policy and affecting positive change. In Not Today Caden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he’s living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world? Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden’s expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, Caden attempts to right his wrong–only to discover Kiran has been forced to sell his own daughter.
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