Sunday Night Youth Group


Sunday Night Youth Group is on Summer Break.
Please scroll down to find information about Kalamazoo Service Project, July 25-29!

On January 23, 2022, Pastor Barry and Pastor Jess spoke with the youth about what it means for Portage Chapel Hill to be an LGBTQIA+ affirming church.


What happens at Sunday Night Youth Group?

  • All youth in 6th - 12th grade will gather together in Fellowship Hall at 7 pm for some initial ice-breaker games.
  • After the ice breakers, middle schoolers and high schoolers split off into small groups for conversation and connecting. Each small group is accompanied by two Safe Place-Certified adults.
  • Sunday Night Youth Group wraps up with fun games for the whole group! 
  • Youth Group meets in Fellowship Hall, which is on the lower level of the church building. Please use the Romence Rd. parking lot and enter the building through the Southwest entry door.

Youth Group is led by Pastor Jess Davenport and Phil Hammond


Kalamazoo Service Project - July 25 - 29

The youth of Portage Chapel Hill and Kalamazoo 1st United Methodist Church are coming together this summer for a local service project, July 25-29! Youth in 7th-12th grades will partner with local organizations to do service projects in and around Kalamazoo -  build ramps for folks with mobility issues, park beautification, work at the Free Store, etc. When the day is done, kids can sleep in their own beds. It’s like a day camp service project! There's even an option for a mini-service project for incoming 6th graders. We'll have fun, devotionals and discipleship, and make new friendships. 

CLICK HERE to register, or contact Pastor Jess Davenport if you have questions.

Sunday Night Youth Group follows Portage Chapel Hill Church's "A Safe Place" policy for activities involving minors. This means that there are two non-related Safe Place-Certified adults present at all times. If you have any questions about the Safe Place policy, or if you are interested in becoming Safe Place-certified, please contact Director of Children's Ministries Andrea Trantham at And if you would like to know more about Sunday Night Youth Group please contact Pastor Jess Davenport at