United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)
All youth group (UMYF) activities are open to youth in 6-12th grades.
A Sunday evening opportunity for youth fellowship, service, mission, and community. UMYF begins with a snack supper, followed by programming and games that allow the youth to build friendships, learn about their faith and serve others. Northaven’s youth group is a combination of junior and senior high students that allows for peer-mentorship.
The youth group participates in monthly service projects; sometimes at Northaven and sometimes in the community. An annual favorite is the Feed My Starving Children project. We also served dinner for Project Transformation, updated the membership pages in the church hymnal, worked on the renovations with Amigos Days and marched in the Alan Ross Freedom Parade!
The youth also help with the Advent Family Festival, Easter Eggstravaganza, Trunk or Treat and the Co-op Fall Carnival.
In the spring the youth lead the worship service at 11:00 a.m. The new confirmands are encouraged to join the youth in leading the congregation and we also recognize our graduating seniors on this special day. Youth Sunday is an annual tradition is a favorite of the youth group!
During the year the UMYF hosts the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner just before the beginning of Lent.
The Feast of Friendship talent show and dinner theater is the largest fundraiser the youth host. A theme is selected and members of the church are encouraged to decorate tables and join in the talent show. Fundraising comes from ticket sales, a baked goods sale, and a silent auction. The talent show is the best part of the night – you won’t want to miss out!
In the summer the youth attend summer camp at Bridgeport. We’ll be attending Jr. High 2 from July 17-21 and Sr. High from June 26-30. To register click here. Early bird registration is $325 until the end of January, so register soon for the best rate!
Our mission trip this summer will be to Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso. Our tentative dates are July 16-22. This trip is open to all youth who’ve completed 6-12th grades, as well as college students and parents who want to help.
Senior high youth are encouraged to participate in the adult mission trip to Guatemala. This year’s trip will be from June 17-25.
Do you like to sing?
The youth choir meets during the school year and performs in worship a few times a year, particularly on Youth Sunday.
Meeting times vary throughout the year
Youth Sunday School
A class for our Jr. and Sr. High students
A class for our Jr. and Sr. High students to gather in Bible study, education and discussion. We meet in the youth rooms from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. weekly.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. weekly