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 Michigan’s Adventure Day Trip - Save the Date
Saturday, August 26.  Gather at Chapel Hill @ 10am, Open to youth and friends in 6th - 12th grade, Adult chaperones needed; $30 per person for park entry, packed lunch, and parking, (scholarships available).  (Parking not covered if you want to drive yourself).  Transportation provided to and from the park from PCHUM.  Contact

yE Lake MI Beach Trip
September 9th, 1pm - Sunset, Van Buren Sate Park, Transportation provided to and from PCHUM, Open to Youth 6th - 12th grade, Dinner and drinks provided, snacks welcome!
Questions? Contact

yE Sunday School
Begins September 10
10 - 10:45am Drop in Youth Group:  ALL Youth in Grades 6-12 meet together in Room 108, Music, singing and snack, Free form hang-out time.  
10:45 - 11:45am Youth Sunday School Begins:  Sr. High (9-12) in Room 108. *Middle School (6-8) in Rooms 114/115  * Will watch sermon together via Facebook Live
* Discussion with lectionary-based curriculum.  1st Sunday of every month (Communion) * Both Sr. High and Middle School classes will attend 10:45am worship in Sanctuary as a class.

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.