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Grace Youth Ministry (G.Y.M)
God-Centered, Youth Oriented, Mission-Focused

At Grace UMC, we don't just consider our youth a part of the church of the future, we believe they are the church NOW. All youth, grades 6th-12th are welcome at Grace Youth Ministry (G.Y.M.) to explore what it means to be a follower of Christ. Through study, mission opportunities, serving opportunities, and fellowship gatherings, youth are introduced to a deeper meaning of a Christ-centered life and how a life of faith brings the promise of hope, help, and unconditional love for a lifetime. Friends and neighbors are welcome at all G.Y.M. events!

 

Contact Gaye Lynn Loufef, Youth Director, at gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org with questions or for more information.

"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." 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

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Our Weekly Schedule

Sunday Mornings

9:15AM to 10:15AM Junior High & Senior High Faith Formation


Sunday Evenings

6:00PM to 7:00PM Confirmation (7th and 8th grade) 


Wednesday Evenings 

7:00PM to 8:00PM G.Y.M. (Bible Study/Youth Fellowship)

Summer G.Y.M.

G.Y.M. will resume in July with Summer G.Y.M. Visit peopleofgrace.org/summergym to register for summer activities.

Upcoming Events

Side x Side Slide Show POSTPONED - Date to be determined soon!

All are invited and welcome to join the Side x Side team in Fellowship Hall for a reunion and viewing of a slideshow sharing memorable moments from our trip. Come see what we were up to and hear personal stories. Stay tuned for details of a rescheduled date. Questions? Contact Gaye Lynn at gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org.

 

July 21 - Hope @ Home Slide Show

All are invited and welcome to join the Hope @ Home team in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 21 at 7:00PM for a reunion and viewing of a slideshow sharing memorable moments from our homebound mission experience. Come see what we were up to in "our own backyard" and hear personal stories. Questions? Contact Gaye Lynn at gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org.

Confirmation
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Grace UMC is excited to offer our full Confirmation Program beginning in the fall of 2024. All 7th and 8th grade youth are invited and encouraged to consider traveling the journey of Confirmation.

 

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is our response to baptism. In baptism, we recognize and celebrate God’s gifts of grace, forgiveness, and love as we are welcomed into Christ’s universal Church. During Confirmation we respond to God’s gifts, learning more about God, Jesus, the Spirit, the Bible, and the Church but also exploring how to follow Jesus and how to actually be the church as God intends.
 
The Confirmation Program at Grace UMC provides our youth with an opportunity to build new relationships within the church, engage in mission opportunities, study the scriptures, and explore their beliefs and doubts. Confirmation is not the end of our faith journey but just the beginning; confirmands will be introduced to resources within the church and beyond that will assist them in the lifelong journey of discipleship.


Questions may be directed to Pastor Eric at eric.blachford@peopleofgrace.org and Gaye Lynn Loufek at gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org.  

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