Youth Ministry

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” - Paul in 1 Timothy 4:12


Become a part of a movement that changes the world for Jesus Christ! Through discipleship, service, fun, and fellowship, youth in grades 6-12 have opportunities to grow in their faith, play together, and serve the community and world. Together we can grow closer as friends and share the love of Christ with our hurting world.



Contact JD Garris, Youth Director

301-881-1881, ext. 2007


Weekly Family Newsletter

Distributed via email on Wednesdays, this weekly newsletter highlights what will be happening in our Sunday classes and any special family announcements, plus links to articles that provide tips for your family’s spiritual growth.

Read this week’s newsletter (you can subscribe directly from the newsletter)

Youth Group

Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm

Join us for fun, fellowship, and growth. Bring your friends! We also have some special events planned too.

  • March 18th - Game Night. Please bring any games you want to share with the group.
  • March 25th - Spring Break, No Youth Group
  • April 1st - Easter, No Youth Group
  • April 8th - Youth Group
  • April 15th - Shelter Meal. More details to follow.
  • April 22nd - Youth Group
  • April 27th-28th - Lock-in. Sign up by April 1st.
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Summer Work Trip

June 24-30, 2018

We will be traveling to Lorain, Ohio from June 24th-30th. We will be partnering with Next Step Ministries to help serve the local community there. This trip is open to all students who will have finished 8th grade by June. The cost of the trip is $200. If you are interested in participating please contact JD by Sunday, March 4th.

teenagers having fun
Middle School Retreat

July 23-28, 2018

Our Middle School students have the opportunity to return to Johnston PA to participate in the Great Escape, a week long retreat packed full of worship, service and games! This trip will be open to all students who have completed 5th-8th grades! The cost of the trip is $425. If you are interested, please contact JD by April 1st.

group of middle school youth
Sunday Classes

Sundays, 10:00am

Crossroads: Middle School Bible Study – 6th to 8th graders meet in Room 205.

The Well: A Senior High Bible Study – 9th to 12th graders meet in Room 206.

Read more about what goes on

young man looking onto the horizon

One of the most important rites of passage for young people in the United Methodist Church is Confirmation - the opportunity for young people to take the next step on their faith journey, and make a commitment to God and to being a part of the Body of Christ.

Confirmation is open to youth in at least 7th grade.

Our next Confirmation Class will be in the 2018-19 school year.

headphones and smartphone

devozine for Youth: From the Upper Room, this online resources is for teens and by teens. Join the community, share your creative work, write on the prayer wall, read articles, learn about spiritual practices, and even write for the devo.

Check out devozine.

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