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 chumyc@aol.com, or Larry French at  larryfrench@pchum.org.

News and Events
yE Youth Group Outing to SkyZone!
Come join us for this fun Sunday Night Youth Group Outing on Sunday, March 26th, Jump time is 7pm - 8pm.  Meet at Sky Zone, 5103 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002.  Show up early to fill out waiver, or fill out ahead of time at https://kalamazoostore.skyzone.com/waiver/WaiverInfo.aspx.  Open to grades 5 -12.  Jump fee is $12 + $1 for “SKYSOCKS”  (If purchased in the past, bring ‘em!).  Full scholarships are available for this Youth Group event!  Contact Larry at LarryFrench@pchum.org or 269-327-6643 x 105  to sign up for this event!

We Want to Help PCHUM Youth
...Get to camp this summer!  Want to learn more about “Pay-it-Forward”, Red Envelope Giving, Scholarships, or the many different Christian Camps in West MI https://umcamping.org/?   Have an interest in supporting our youth as they explore their faith through camping?  Come join us on March 26th immediately after New Life Worship for: Camp-style Spaghetti Dinner (provided), Dessert potluck (bring a dessert to share that serves 4 people), Live music in a fire bowl setting.  If you have a passion for Christian Camping and want to help us with this event, please contact Larry at  LarryFrench@pchum.org or 269-327-6643 x 105

Camp Registration is open!
It’s time to start planning your summer fun, and Camp Registration is open!   View the 2017 Michigan Area United Methodist Church camp brochure.  Register online at: https://umcamping.org/events/ or grab one of the brochures in the Narthex for a paper registration form.  We will also have computers available at Youth Group for the next few Sunday nights to assist you if you need help registering. Please contact Larry French, LarryFrench@pchum.org, if you have questions about summer camps or camping scholarships.

Sunday Night Youth Group
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 LarryFrench@pchum.org to volunteer.  Have ideas for our Youth Program?  Larry wants to hear 'em!

Sunday Night Youth Choir
Don’t forget to come early to Youth Group for some singing @ 6pm, room #211 in the main building.  Contact Andreatrantham@pchum.org with questions.

2017 Mission Trip - Save the Date!
This year our PCHUM Youth have the opportunity to experience the poverty simulation at Urban Spirit in Louisville, KY.  This is a weeklong trip scheduled for July 23rd - 29th, and is available to youth graduating from 8th through 12th grade.   For more details contact Larry.  Larry’s contact info:  LarryFrench@pchum.org or 269-327-6643 x 105

Mission Trip 2016
Toronto Mission Trip, August 2016

OUR BELIEFS:

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.