Fall 2017 Youth Ministry Calendar

08.22.17 | by Stephen Haverstick


Sat. 9: *How to WIN at Parenting

  • Orange Specialist parenting seminar
  • 9am-3pm in Social Hall

Sun. 10: *Why Church Matters

  • Combined Worship Service @ 10am
  • Potluck Lunch and Prayer Walk follow

Sun. 17: *Fall Kick-off! 1st Sunday Night Life

  • 5:30-8pm @ First UMC Hershey
  • Parent Meeting @ 7:30pm in Youth

Sun. 24: *Intergenerational Sunday School

  • S. students + adult S.S. classes
  • Youth Room 9:30am

Sun. 24: SNL 6-8pm 


Sun. 1:  SNL 6-8pm

Wed. 4: Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

  • 4:30-8pm @ FUMC Parking lot

Sun. 8: *SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

Sun. 15: SNL 6-8pm

Tues. 17: *Trunk or Treat

  • 4:30-7pm @ FUMC Parking lot

Sun. 22: Youth Sunday Planning Meeting

  • 4:30-6pm Youth Room w/ meal

Sun. 22: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 29: *Intergenerational Meal and Event

  • 5-8pm—Event TBD


Thurs. 2: Youth Sunday Planning Meeting

  • 6:30-8pm Youth Room

Sun. 5: *Salt N’ Light Battleball + Praise Rally

  • Meet @ 11:30am in Youth Room
  • Return from Camp Hill UMC @ 9pm

Sun. 12: Intergenerational Sunday School

  • S. students + adult S.S. classes
  • Upper Overflow 9:30am

Sun. 12: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

Wed. 15: Youth Sunday Rehearsal

  • 6:30-8pm Sanctuary

Sun. 19: *Youth Sunday

  • 8am + 11am services in Sanctuary

Sun. 19: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal


Sun. 3: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

Sat. 9: Church-wide Caroling

  • Time + Location TBD

Sun. 10: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 17: *Cookie Bake-Off

  • 5:30-8pm

Sun. 31: *New Year’s Eve Outreach

  • 6-10pm
  • Serving @ Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Games

**ZETEO Save the Date: Feb. 2-4, 2018

*See descriptions below for details on these specific events

*Orange WeekendOrange is all about joining two separate influences, the church (yellow) and the home (red) into 1 more powerful influence. This weekend will be dedicated to the re-launching of the Orange vision and strategy within our church. An Orange specialist will be leading an all-day seminar on Saturday and guest-speaking on Sunday. We hope you will prioritize this weekend to learn more about Orange and help us integrate this vision into our ministries. Learn more about what Orange is here: http://www.whatisorange.org/

SNL Fall Kick-Off – First SNL (Sunday Night Life) youth group of the new school year!! We’ll have plenty of food, fun, games, and a crazy, surprise activity. Come prepared to get wet! This is a great event to bring a friend and welcome them into our youth ministry family for the new school year!

Intergenerational Sunday School – Something new we’re trying this year! On these select Sunday mornings at 9:30am, middle school students (6-8th grade) and adults from the Sunday school classes will join together for a light breakfast, conversation, a game, and bible study.

SNL w/ meal - For select Sunday Night Life gatherings, we will we have a home cooked meal prepared by one of the families from the church for all the youth. Dinner is at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm on these select Sundays: 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3

Trunk or Treat - Join us for this annual outreach church-wide event! Decorate the trunk of your family’s car with a fun theme and then hand out candy to kids gathered for the Parade. There’s a prize for the scariest, funniest, and most original trunks! There will also be opportunities to serve hot chocolate or with kid’s activities. Registration slips will be available in the Youth Room come October.

Intergenerational Meal+Event - Join us for our annual fall church-wide intergenerational meal and event! Stay tuned for details on what we’ll be doing this year.

Battleball Tournament - A giant tournament (15+ teams) of church youth groups compete in a dodgeball tournament with mini-nerf soccer balls. M.L.B. (Major League Believers) will be back at it this year! Salt N’ Light puts on a praise rally following the tournament. We’ll have lunch at 11:30am in the Youth Room, leave from the church around 12:15pm, and arrive back around 9pm. Learn more about Battleball here: http://snlym.com/events-ministries/battleball/

Youth Sunday - The youth will be planning, organizing, and leading the 8 + 11am services. There are a number of roles that will need to be filled as we plan, organize, and lead the worship service. Choose a planning meeting (Oct. 22 or Nov. 2) then come to the rehearsal on Nov. 15th!

Cookie Bake-Off - Join us with your family for our annual cookie bake-off in the social hall! We’ll be competing against Discovery Club and Bond to see who can make the most cookies for our New Year’s Eve Outreach. We won’t let them beat us again! The event starts at 5:30pm.

**ZETEO – A weekend Salt N’ Light youth conference in Altoona designed for students to draw closer and search deeper for Jesus. Through four sessions of moving worship, engaging teaching, compelling drama, and challenging break-out seminars, we’ll explore what it means to be Lost and Found as God’s children. It’s the event we all look forward to. Invite a friend! Don’t miss it!! Early-Bird cost $70 before Oct. 8th. $75 after until registration closes Dec  28th.

Sunday worship @ FUMC Hershey: 8am (Traditional); 9:30am (Contemporary); 11am (Traditional)

M.S. School (6th-8th grades) Sunday School: 9:30am in Youth Room

Contact Stephen Haverstick @ with any questions