Welcome to Jamestown Youth Ministry or J.Y.M. for short. At Jamestown UMC, our goal is to lead students to encounter Jesus Christ and respond to God’s call for their lives. We hope as students participate in the life of JUMC, they will continue to build on the foundation laid in our children’s ministry and develop a deep faith in Christ. The more students gets plugged into discipleship groups, mission trips, retreats, camps, and other events and programs, the more opportunities they have to encounter Christ, to discern God’s voice, and to respond.
To collaborate with youth, parents/guardians, and ministry leaders to co-create a safe space for youth to explore their faith as part of a Christian community where they are loved, accepted, and can participate in God’s mission in the world through: Community, Mission, Bible Study, Worship, and Connecting with the Life of the Church.
Join other middle and high school students and some really fun adults each Sunday morning. This is an awesome time to connect with friends and God through fun games, a message, and thought-provoking discussions. We meet throughout the year with the exception of Easter, Christmas, and a few other church wide events.
We hope that your students will find friends on Sunday nights through sharing in a time of fellowship, Bible study, and small groups. We meet weekly throughout the school year (with exception to holidays and school breaks).
Join us on Wednesday nights (at various times) during the spring and fall for more in depth bible studies. Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner starts at 5 pm (JJ will pay for your meal if you also attend bible study) followed by bible study at 6:30 pm.
Throughout the month a small group of students meet together to start the day in prayer and build friendships that will last a lifetime. Students must provide their own transportation to and from breakfast. Please see Transportation Policy, in the youth ministry handbook, on page for guidelines for students transporting other students.
In addition to weekly activities, the youth participate in several retreats and mission trips throughout the year. All of our retreats are discipleship based and all youth have the opportunity to attend at least one mission trip during the summer and two retreats throughout the year.
Confirmation is a time of intentional preparation that gives youth the opportunity to reflect on the most basic elements of our faith. It is a special time to begin a journey of faith that nurtures and challenges youth to think about the nature of God, the life of Christ and learn about United Methodist beliefs.
Below you will find a number of forms we need on file for your student.
*If your student plans to participate in any of our youth activities, we must have the JUMC Liability form on file.
Our ministry leaders would like to know more about your student. The Family Form will help by letting us know about their school, sports and hobbies.