yE-Youth Experience

Youth Ministry at Chapel Hill
Everyone is welcome just as you are. Our mission statement is, "We youth of Portage Chapel Hill UMC will nurture our gifts and talents with study, prayer, fellowship, and worship. Through these we answer the call for Christ-centered mission, extending outward through expanding levels of community."  Please fill out our Permission Form for minors if your son or daughter will be part of the PCHUM youth events. Have more questions?  Ask Jorge Costales at, or Larry French at

News and Events

yE Mission Trip News
Unfortunately we have had to cancel our plans to participate in the poverty simulation at Urban Spirit in Louisville, KY this year.  We sincerely hope to provide our youth with this experience in the future.  We do have an alternative mission trip offering for this summer:

Where:           Cass Community Social Services - Detroit, MI
When:             Friday, July 21st thru Sunday, July 23rd
How much:     $90 per person ($45 with 50% scholarship)       
What:              When we have stayed at Cass Community Social Services in the past, youth have helped with their “Detroit Treads” program, worked with the various shelters they maintain and learned about the many programs and opportunities offered by their dedicated staff.  Check out their website to learn more at  For more information or to sign up, contact Larry at or call/text 616-551- 9280

Sunday Night Youth Group
Youth Group will continue to meet all through the summer.  Sundays @ 7-8:30pm.   Grades 5th grade-12th grade are invited for food, fellowship and fun!  Join us this (or any) Sunday downstairs in Fellowship Hall.  Contact with questions.

Thank YOU!
We want to say a big THANK YOU to all who have stepped up to help us make Sunday Night Youth Group a huge success!  We will continue to be in Fellowship Hall every Sunday Night from 7pm to 8:30pm.  Some ways you can support Youth Group:  snacks, fruit, and drinks are needed every week, crafty people are always needed to provide ideas,  materials and to help the youth.  We provide craft opportunities each week.  Chaperones needed.  Have a fun game you want to teach?  Bring it!  Contact to volunteer.  Have ideas for our Youth Program?  Larry wants to hear 'em!

Mission Trip 2016
Toronto Mission Trip, August 2016

Mission Statement
We youth of Portage Chapel Hill UMC nurture our gifts and talents with study, prayer, fellowship, and worship.  Through these we answer the call for Christ-centered mission, extending outward through expanding levels of community.

Partners on the Journey
Chapel Hill family - we have many opportunities to join with our youth! We are blessed by your gifts in biblical scholarship and understanding the language of teens. All we need to be complete is the love you have to share! Check out the Voice, Weekly Email, Facebook & Twitter for ways you can partner in youth ministry.

Pay it Forward
Your stewardship and continued gifts of service, talent, and monetary support allow our youth to concentrate on paying forward their talents instead of focusing on fundraising. Thanks for helping our youth learn to give without the need to have immediate, personal gain! Each youth who receives scholarship funding participates in diverse service opportunities. To pay it forward please go here.