Winter+Spring 2018 Youth Ministry Calendar

12.18.17 | by Stephen Haverstick


Sun. 7: *UMC Susquehanna area rally

  • 3-7pm @ Shepherdstown UMC
  • Meet @ 2:15pm; return by 7:30pm

Sun. 14: *SNL New Year Kick-Off 5:30-7:30pm

  • 5:30pm Dinner; Parent Meeting 6:15pm

Sun. 21: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 28: *SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal


Fri. 2-Sun. 4: Zeteo!!

  • Meet Fri. @ 3:30pm
  • Arrive home Sun. @ 3:00pm

Sun. 11: *Children+Youth Sunday Planning

  • 4:30-6pm Youth Room w/ meal

Sun. 11: SNL 6-8pm

Wed. 14: Children+Youth Sunday Planning

  • Dinner and meeting @ 6pm
  • Ash Wednesday service @ 7pm

Sun. 18: *UNITE Youth @ Gretna Glen

  • Meet @ 3:15pm in FUMC parking lot
  • Arrive back @ 6:30pm

Sun. 25: *Battleball Tournament + Praise Rally

  • Lunch @ 11:30am in Youth Room
  • Return from Messiah College @ 9pm

Feb. 28: Youth Sunday Rehearsal 6:30-7:30pm


Sun. 4: *Youth Sunday @ 9+11am services

Sun. 4: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 11: SNL 5:30-8pm w/meal

Sun. 18: SNL 6-8pm

Fri. 23-Sat. 24: *Lock-In!

  • Start ~ 5pm Friday; End ~ 1pm Saturday

Thurs. 29: Maundy Thursday service @ 7pm

Fri. 30: Good Friday service @ 12pm


Sun. 1: Easter! NO SNL

Sun. 8: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 15: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

Sun. 22: *Spring Clean-Up

  • Meet @ 1:30pm in FUMC parking lot
  • Dinner @ 5pm in Youth Room

Sun. 29: *UNITE Youth event @ TBD

  • Meet @ 1:30pm in FUMC parking lot
  • Return to FUMC from Get Air @ 5pm
  • Small group dinner 5-6pm @ FUMC


Sun. 6: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 13: Optional SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 20: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

Sun. 27: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal


Sun. 3: SNL Study+Game Night 6-8pm

Sun. 10: *E.O.Y. Picnic 4:30-7pm

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

Combined (6th-12th grades) Sunday School: 10am in Youth Room

*Event information and details on specific events below

UMC Susquehanna area rally – A bi-annual youth event for the area UMC churches where youth will be encouraged to think for themselves, use their creativity to explore the next steps in their faith journeys, and given tools to develop a reliable faith that can grow with them during the program. It’ll be a great night together with other UMC youth.

SNL New Year Kick-Off – This event is multi-faceted and designed to both introduce new families to our youth ministry and welcome back those who have been a part of our youth program for some time. We’ll begin with a meal together as an opportunity to connect with other families and our youth leaders. Then there’ll be a games and guest speaker for the youth while the parents meet to receive need-to-know information and discuss the upcoming curriculum. We hope you’ll join us for this important night in our youth ministry!

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: 1/14, 1/28, 3/11, 4/15, 5/20, 5/27

Children+Youth Sunday - The youth will be planning, organizing, and leading the 9 + 11am services on March 4th. Many roles will need to be filled as we plan, organize, and lead worship. Choose a planning meeting (Feb. 11 or 14) then come to the rehearsal on Feb. 28th!

UNITE Youth – UNITE Youth has now grown to represent 9 different churches across 5 denominations. At the first event this Spring, we’ll be heading to Gretna Glen for a youth night with games, music, snacks, and a program. We’ll be meeting at FUMC @ 3:15pm and arriving back 6:30pm. For the second event, our location is TBD, but we’ll return to FUMC @ 5pm for a dinner with your small group. If you don’t want to or are unable to come to the UNITE event, be sure to still come to the Youth Room @ 5pm for that dinner! Both of these UNITE events will be awesome gatherings with friends from school who go to different churches and a chance to see the Body of Christ united in Hershey/Hummelstown! They’re great events to invite a friend to—especially if they’re not used to church.

Battleball Tournament - A giant tournament (20 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 Spring to improve upon our 3 wins last time! Salt N’ Light puts on a praise rally following the tournament that we’ll provide transportation to if you don’t want to play in the tournament. For players, 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:

Lock-In - Have you ever stayed up all night at the church? Now’s your chance. Games, food, competitions, and some off-campus service activities. More details to come!

Spring Clean-Up - The 3rd annual Spring Clean-Up day! Together with BOND, we’ll go to various congregants’ homes and do yard/house work that they would not be able to do themselves. Event will begin at 1:30pm and conclude with dinner at 5pm back at the church.

End of Year Picnic – A celebration for the end of the school year with the Children’s and Youth Ministry families @ Shank Park. There will be grilling, gaming, good-eating, and hopefully beautiful weather starting at 4:30pm. Here is the breakdown for what we are asking families to bring to the picnic to supplement the hot dogs and burgers—

A-I: Drinks    J-R: Sides    S-Z: Desserts                                                                

Save the Date: Impact Festival July 25th-29th

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