Youth Group & Events
We welcome ALL junior and senior high youth to join in the fun!
There is always something going on for the youth at Epworth United Methodist Church! Between mission trips, fundraisers, youth group, and just hanging out—all youth can find an activity to join in and make new friends.
If you would like more information about our youth programs, contact us at email@example.com or by calling the church at (317) 251-1481.
The youth group are trying to raise $5000 to help cover the cost of youth activities (mission trips, lock-ins, rafting etc.). To make the Fundraiser interesting, our pastors and members of the church are willing to shave or cut their hair. Here are the levels:
- $1000 Dustin Grimm will shave his head
- $2000 Rick Alley will shave his beard
- $3000 Pastor Bill will shave his head
- $4000 Pat Engel will go down to 2" of hair
- $5000 Shauna Grimm will shave to a short buzz.
Donation jar is also located near the youth board. Join in on the fun!
Upcoming Youth Group EventsOctober
27th trunk or treat at crossing crown no youth group.
9th youth day out. Follow the North Star. Need to know by October 25th so can make reservations cost 20 dollars. Time around6:30 will know a time after I make reservations. Cost may go down depending on group size. Open to others in church to
10th NO Youth Group
24th and December 1st No youth Group due to thanksgiving break so families can be together
6th help decorate church youth also serve drinks and snacks time to be announced.
8th youth Christmas party. Will play Christmas games and Christmas movie
15th help clean up dishes for Christmas dinner
22nd NoYouth Group due to Music program that day
15th RSVP for mission trip July 14th thru 18th cost 50 dollars for deposit if you want to go please talk to me soon as possible. The faster we know the more secure a spot is they will fill up fast. If any questions please ask I have been there multiple times even lived there for awhile and worked with this organization one on one.
18th youth retreat
We welcome our new youth director, Shauna Grimm! She and her husband, Dustin, are excited to be spending time with Epworth youth! You can learn more about Shauna on our Staff page.
Our Youth Group ScheduleSunday nights - Fellowship Hall
Youth are welcome to join us on Sunday evenings for dinner at 6pm and meeting at 6:30pm! For more information, contact Shauna Grimm at firstname.lastname@example.org, talk to her on Sunday morning, or go through the church office.
We gather together to laugh, play games, talk about our relationship with God, school, and our families. Come join us! .
Check out these great resources for faith exploration and development!
- Devoted to Youth: youth can stay in touch with other youth around the world who are also trying to live a Christ-centered life
- Devozine by the Upper Room: online magazine for teens by teens with real life stories of faith
- Center for Parent/Youth Understanding: center for understanding culture to impact culture
Our amazing group of youth has traveled the globe to reach out to others, while taking the opportunity to get educated on other cultures and people throughout the world.
Appalachia; Salyersville, KY
A recent summer mission trip was to the South eastern Sandy Valley Region of Kentucky. In Salyersville, the group of 5 worked underneath a home on the side of a mountain down in a hollar of KY. They replaced rotted floor joists and beams and laid down sturdy flooring for the lady who lives in the home. She no longer has to tread the floors of her home in fear. She can walk confidently in her home.
- Mexico ("The Dump" in Puerto Vallarta)
- Lousiville, Kentucky (Urban Spirit trip)
- Mississippi (Katrina Recovery)
- Cayman Islands (hurricane relief)
- Gulf Coast (hurricane relief)
- Heifer International
- Liberia, Africa (building school facilities)
- Evansville, IN (tornado relief)
Ongoing Fundraiser: Ink Cartridges
Remember, we are still collecting ink cartridges for recycling. This helps both the environment and the treasury of the Youth Groups. Everyone, adults too, bring your ink cartridges (sorry, not laser cartridges yet) to the church and we'll get them where they need to go.
Food Bank Collections
Reminder, groceries are collected year-round for distribution to church neighbors at Brightwood, Fletcher Place, Vida Nueva, and other urban missions.
Ongoing Youth Mission
15 bags of food were delivered to East 10th Street UMC Food Bank for their needy neighbors. Several families came directly to Epworth for food bags. The Epworth Help Fund provides food to an average of 10 persons a month who come to directly to Epworth seeking food assistance. (Last year we provided 248 grocery bags of food to our inner-city pantries.)