Youth Ministry Fall 2021 Calendar

08.27.21 | Youth Ministry by Stephen Haverstick

September

Sat. 11: *Mobile Mission for HS students 5:30-9:30pm

Sun. 12: *Fall Kick Off 4-6:30pm @ Camp Catherine

  • Parent Meeting for returning families on Zoom 8pm
  • Parent Meeting for new families on Zoom 8:30pm

Sun. 19: Youth Group 4-6:30pm @ Camp Catherine

  • Parent Meeting Option #2 for returning families on Zoom 8pm
  • Parent Meeting Option #2 for new families on Zoom 8:30pm

Sun. 26: *Salt N’ Light Battleball Tournament and Worship Night

  • Meet @ 11:45am for lunch in Chocolatetown Park (next to church)
  • Return back to church @ 9pm

October

Fri. 1: Game+Movie Night 6-10pm @ Haverstick’s

  • Dinner provided! 1351 Edgewood Drive Hummelstown PA 17036

Sun. 3: Youth Group 4-6:30pm @ Camp Catherine

Sun. 10: Youth Group 4-6:30pm @ Camp Catherine

Wed. 13: *Trunk or Treat 4:30-7pm

Sun. 17: *Milk & Honey Farms

  • Meet @ 3pm in church parking lot; Return back to church @ 7pm

Sun. 24: Youth Group 4-6:30pm @ Camp Catherine

Dinner provided for ALL Youth Groups @ Camp Catherine!

This calendar will be updated mid-October to add November and December dates. We'll be moving back to the church building and likely changing the time to 6-8pm. 

ZETEO SAVE THE DATE: Feb. 4-6 @ Junction Center, Manheim PA

Fall Kick Off - First youth group of the school year!! Plenty of food, fun, and games to kick-off the year. A Squad Wars team competition and meal together are highlights of this event. We’ll also be starting new small groups - the most important thing we do - so don't miss this night! A perfect event to bring a friend and welcome them into our youth ministry community. There are Parent meetings afterwards on Zoom for new and returning families. A link will be emailed and sent on Remind that evening.

Mobile Mission - Bethesda Mission's street ministry is called "Mobile Mission." Our church team will follow the Bethesda van and make 3 stops at designated locations in Harrisburg city (where this organization has been stopping for years). The team will serve food and clothing to the people who are homeless. This has been a ministry our church has partnered with for many years, and so we had a lot of HS students go during the Local Mission Camp. As you can read on the website description, I can also testify that for volunteers it is often one of the most "transformative experiences of their lives." This opportunity is only open to HS age and older. Spots are limited! Please contact Jenny Greene ( ) to signup.

Battleball Tournament - 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). Salt N’ Light leads a Worship Night following the tournament, and this year it’s a recap of the Impact retreat with some of our favorite songs, dances, and dramas. Lunch at 11:45am in Chocolatetown Park by the church, leave around 12:15, and arrive back around 9pm. Cost is $10/player. Use this jotform link or the hard copy in the church lobby to signup. For the Worship Night only, meet @ 5:15pm in the parking lot. We’ll have transportation to Otterbein UMC in Carlisle. Learn more about Battleball here.

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. We’re encouraging students to do it with their small group or family! There’s a prize for the scariest, funniest, and most unique trunks! There are also opportunities to serve drinks, judge trunks, or help with kid’s activities. Use this jotform link or the hard copy in the church lobby to signup.

Milk & Honey Farms – Let’s spend an afternoon putting faith in action with a service outing to Milk & Honey Farms! We’ll meet in the parking lot @ 3pm, provide transportation for students, and arrive back @ 7pm. Over the past few years, our church has partnered with this small 5-acre farm in Lingelstown to support their mission of providing food for families and individuals in need (especially veterans). We may be weeding, harvesting, organizing seeds, or cleaning animal stalls. Be prepared to get a little dirty! We’ll finish the evening with a bonfire, hang out with the animals (goats, chickens, ducks, huskies), and return back to the church @ 7pm. Learn more about Milk & Honey Farms here.

Other General Details

  • FUMC Hershey Sunday worship: 8am and 10am. Live stream available online for 10am.
  • Contact Stephen Haverstick @ with any questions
  • Follow us on Instagram @ fumch_youth and join our Facebook group First UMC Hershey Youth