Fall 2019 Calendar

08.19.19 | Youth Ministry by Stephen Haverstick


Sun. 8: *Fall Kick-off! 1st Sunday Night Life

  • 5:30-8pm @ FUMC Hershey w/ meal
  • Parent Meeting @ 7:30 in Youth Room

Sun. 15: SNL 5-8pm w/ meal

  • Cookout @ The Peters
  • 353 Clark Road, Hummelstown PA

Sun. 22: Kids+Youth Sunday Planning

  • 4:30-6pm Youth Room w/ meal

Sun. 22: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 29: *SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal


Sun. 6: Kids+Youth Sunday Planning

  • 4:30-6pm Youth Room w/ meal

Sun. 6:  SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 13: *Small Group Serve Night Out

Tues. 15: *Trunk or Treat

  • 4:30-7pm @ FUMC Parking lot

Sun. 20: SNL 6-8pm

Wed. 23: Kids+Youth Sunday Rehearsal

  • 6:30-8pm Sanctuary

Sun. 27: Kids+Youth Sunday

  • 8, 9 and 11am services in Sanctuary

Sun. 27: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal


Sun. 3: *Battleball Tourney + Worship Night

  • Lunch @ 11:45am in Youth Room (YR)
  • Return from Camp Hill UMC @ 9pm
  • Worship Night only, meet @ 5:30pm YR

Sun. 10: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 17: *UNITE Youth @ Gretna Glen

  • 3:30-6:45pm
  • Drop-off/Pick-up @ FUMC

Sun. 24: *Cross+Gen Meal-Sharing

  • 5:30-8pm in congregants’ homes


Sun. 1: *Combined Worship Service @ 10am

Sun. 8: SNL 6-8pm

Sun. 15: SNL 5:30-8pm w/ meal

Sun. 22: *Cookie Bake-Off

  • 6-8pm in Social Hall

Tues. 31: *New Year’s Eve Outreach

  • 7-10pm @ FUMC
  • Serving with Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Games

**ZETEO Save the Date: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2019

*See event details below

Sunday worship @ FUMC Hershey: 8am (Traditional); 9am (Contemporary); 11am (Traditional)

Sunday Morning Life (SML) grades 6th-12th: 10am in Youth Room during 2nd @ 1st hour

Contact  with any questions

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Fall Kick-Off – First SNL (Sunday Night Life) youth group of the school year!! We’ll have plenty of food, fun, games, and a crazy activity to kick-off the year. We’ll also be starting new small groups, so you can’t miss this night! A perfect event to bring a friend and welcome them into our youth ministry community for the new school year! Parents will meet at 7:30pm in the Youth Room for all your need-to-know info about our youth ministry and the upcoming year.

SNL w/ meal - For these select Sunday Night Life gatherings, we’ll have a home cooked meal prepared by one of the families from the church for all the youth. Dinner is at 5:30pm and the program begins at 6pm on these dates: 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 12/15

Small Group Serve Night Out - Something new this year! In September, each small group will pick where to serve together from a list of local non-profits (like Hope Springs Farm, Love INC, Food Bank, Milk&Honey Farms, Traditions of Hershey, Bethesda Mission, etc.). Then on 10/13, small groups will travel to their site to serve for the afternoon or evening! Pick-up and drop-off will be at the church. Times are TBD based on the small group’s destination. It may involve Sunday afternoon rather than evening, so plan accordingly.

Trunk or Treat - Join us for this annual church-wide outreach event! Decorate the trunk of a car with a fun theme and then hand out candy to kids gathered for the Halloween Parade. Do it with your family or your small group! There’s a prize for the scariest, funniest, and most original trunks! There are also opportunities to serve hot chocolate or help with kid’s activities. Registration slips will be available in the Youth Room come October.

UNITE Youth - UNITE Youth is an official non-profit organization representing 9 different churches across 5 denominations. Join us as UNITE heads to Gretna again for nine square in the air, gaga ball, sports, worship music, a speaker, and FOOD. We meet at the church at 3:30pm and arrive back at 6:45pm. It’s a chill gathering that combines youth group and school friends from different churches UNITED in Hershey/Hummelstown!

Battleball Tourney - A giant tournament (15+ teams) of church youth groups compete in a dodgeball tournament with mini-nerf soccer balls. It’s crazy fun! Our team M.L.B. (Major League Believers) will be trying to get back to the final four. Salt N’ Light leads a Worship Night following the tournament. Lunch at 11:45am in the Youth Room, leave from the church around 12:15pm, and arrive back around 9pm. For the Worship Night only, meet @ 5:30pm in the Youth Room. We’ll have transportation to Camp Hill UMC. Learn more about Battleball here: http://snlym.com/events-ministries/battleball/

Kids+Youth Sunday - Kids+Youth will be planning, organizing, and leading all 3 worship services on 11/24! There are many roles that will need to be filled like greeters, speakers, dancers, and readers. There are two planning meetings (9/22 and 10/09) during which we’ll brainstorm the theme, discuss elements to include, and determine roles. Rehearsal is on 11/23!

Cross+Gen Meal-Sharing - Cross+Gen Time is something new in our church. It stands for “Cross-Generational” ministry. It’s intentional intergenerational time together for building relationships and faith formation. On this night, we’ll visit with members of our church over a meal (that we prepare beforehand). Each small group be at a different home. Meet at 5:30pm in the Youth Room and arrive back around 8pm.

Combined Worship Service - A special combined service at 10am to kick off the Advent season and hang the greens in the church. This is a very unique and exciting worship service with all ages involved in different capacities.

Cookie Bake-Off - Join us with your family for our annual cookie bake-off in the social hall! We’ll be competing against Discovery Club and Bond to see who can make the most cookies for our New Year’s Eve Outreach. We must defend our The Rolling Pin! Event starts at 6pm.

**ZETEO 2019 – It’s the event we all look forward to--A weekend Salt N’ Light youth retreat in Altoona designed for students to draw closer and search deeper for Jesus. Through four sessions of moving worship, engaging teaching, compelling drama, and small group discussion, we’ll discover….Invite a friend! Don’t miss it!! Sign-up by email, text, or hard copy sign-up in YR

Cost: $55 until 9/8; $60 9/9-10/06; $65 10/07-11/17; $70 11/18-12/22

Registration closes Dec. 22. For more info:  https://snlym.com/events/zeteo