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 @ 7:30 in Youth Room

Sun. 24: SNL 6-8pm 


Sun. 1:  SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 8: *Intergenerational Sunday School

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

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: *UNITE Youth event

  • 2-4:30pm @ Fishburn UMC
  • NO evening SNL


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: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

  • Parent Meeting @ 7:30 in Youth Room

Wed. 15: Youth Sunday Rehearsal

  • 6:30-8pm Sanctuary

Sun. 19: *Children+Youth Sunday

  • 8am + 11am services in Sanctuary

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

Sun. 26: Intergenerational Sunday School

  • S. students + adult S.S. classes
  • Kids Clubhouse 9:30am


*Sun. 3: Unified Service @ 10am

  • Potluck lunch to follow @ 11:30am
  • Caroling to follow potluck @ 12:30pm
  • NO evening SNL

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


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.

UNITE Youth – UNITE Youth has now grown to represent 8 different churches across 4 denominations. At this next event we'll have food, fun, faith, music, and a mission opportunity with UMCORP. It’ll be another awesome gathering with friends from school who go to different churches and a chance to see the Body of Christ united in Hershey/Hummelstown! We’ll be meeting at Fishburn UMC @ 2pm. Let me know if you need a ride.

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/

December 3rd – There will be a special, unified service @ 10am to kick off the Advent season and hang the Greens in the church. Following this service, there will be a potluck lunch in the Social Hall. A-L: Desserts  M-Z: Sides (by last name). Following the potluck, there we’ll be caroling in our church’s neighborhood. Join us for this special Sunday full of all-church, intergenerational activity! It promises to be a meaningful day as we enter the Christmas season.

Children+Youth Sunday - The youth will be planning, organizing, and leading the 8 + 11am services. There are many roles that will need to be filled as we plan, organize, and lead worship. 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 $60 before Oct. 8th. $65 after until registration closes Nov. 19 

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